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Spawning Scissortails?

Postby Tetracanthus » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:00 am

Has anybody here had any luck with Scissor tails?
I'm fairly certain the larger one in my shoal are female and the smaller are males.
I've recently separated 2 fish in a 10 gallon tank, no luck yet.
I've got a sizable piece of java moss and a java fern in the tank, also I'm running a DIY sponge filter.
My water is ph 7.8, temp is 26 C and there is only 8" of water in the tank.
I feed them a combo of sinking pellets and frozen bloodworms.
All this and no eggs, mind you they've been in there for three days.
Suggestions?

Lloyd.
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Re: Spawning Scissortails?

Postby ying » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:45 pm

Hi Lloyd,

How big are they? I don't have any experience with them but according to the rasbora book by Dr. Martin R. Brittan, they "easily bred in the pools in Florida where it is merely thrown into the ponds with lots of vegetation." Good luck and let us know how it goes :) .
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Re: Spawning Scissortails?

Postby Tetracanthus » Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:23 am

As for size, I've posted a pic in the gallery(this one you should be able to see).
I've noticed the male was nipping the ventral portion of the female, I think that the male is sending a message but the female isn't ready yet.
I'll have to condition her for awhile longer then.

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Re: Spawning Scissortails?

Postby ying » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:50 pm

Thanks, I can see the pictures now. It looks like they are about 2 inches. Since they can grow up to around 5 inches, maybe they are a bit young for breeding?
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Re: Spawning Scissortails?

Postby Tetracanthus » Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:06 am

Ha, I thought that they were fully grown.
I should research more carefully in the future, I'd have saved a little time.
No real harm done I'd guess.
I think I'll leave the 10 gallon up and running for now, just to see if something has happened.
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Re: Spawning Scissortails?

Postby Tetracanthus » Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:24 am

Nothing did happen as far as fry go.
I did place a pair of bettas in the same aquarium about 2 weeks ago and they spawned! :mrgreen:
The divider failed to keep them apart and the fry got eaten by the female!(good old fashioned human error. :oops: )
I know better for next time.
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Re: Spawning Scissortails?

Postby ying » Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:33 am

Sorry to hear that. Better luck next time. I used to breed bettas many many years ago. I put them in a small tank with a small piece of plastic sheet 3"x3" (cut from a plastic bag) on the surface for them to bubble nest. Then I remove the female after the male got all the eggs and remove the male when the babies started swimming around after a few days. That was over 10 years ago and I bet there are much better techniques to breed them now.
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Re: Spawning Scissortails?

Postby Tetracanthus » Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:22 am

Probably so, yet I'm just using a film canister for my nest.
All the same as far as I care.
Thanks for the idea though. :mrgreen:
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