Had another great livestream with Joep today! We discussed "treat" (trait) selection in selective breeding. We covered our thought processes for selecting fish to breed and also quite a lot of betta genetics!
Had a great meeting yesterday with SFBAKA! Had a great time with my favorite killifish people. I picked up a pair of A. bitaeniatum Ijebu-Ode, as well as some java ferns. Thuan also gave us a lovely demonstration on how to collect Lampeye killifish and Rivulus xiphidius eggs!
It's been several weeks now since I learned of the death of my dear female bearded dragon while she was in a boarding facility during our travels. I still miss her every day and I am sure Weldon misses her too...there is far less head bobbing happening now than there once was. RIP dear Waldo.
Joep and I are teaming up to start a new YouTube livestream series on Selective Betta Breeding! Our first livestream focused on "How to Make a Line". Subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don't miss our next one! We love getting questions from our audience :)
Also don't forget to check out Joep's website at www.bettaterritory.nl!
Jackie and I started a new livestream series based on the best possible topic - hanging out and talking bettas! Check out our first livestream below :)
Also don't forget to check out Jackie's Youtube channel, Moon River Bettas! I'm trying to get her to post more content ;) The YouTube fish community is great!
I was very lucky and managed to film every step of the spawning process with my most recent spawn. One of the most beautiful events you can watch in the fish keeping world!
Had a wonderful time livestreaming again tonight! Here I analyze the previous practice video that I made and give my opinions on the fish. Also had a ton of great questions from the audience. There were a lot of technical difficulties that almost made me want to throw out the towel, but in general it was a good time. I will definitely be looking into different software for livestreaming!
My friend Joep wants to push our FaceBook group discussions towards genetics, which I am 100% all for! Since I am contemplating which pair to spawn next, I decided to turn it into an exercise :) This short video is for practicing - watch the video, decide which male you would spawn to the female, and, most importantly, WRITE DOWN WHY you would! Remember that I spawn to both the IBC and the B4A standards :)
The reason I did a video instead of photographs, and also why I was super lazy and didn't take them out of their home jars, is because you need to develop the judging eye to be fast and accurate - even while the fish is in motion, the water is stained with IAL, and the lighting is bad. Practice makes perfect!
I had SO much fun livestreaming that I decided to do it again the next day. I really can't make this a habit! It's just too addicting!
Anyways, I do want to start "Q&A Demonstrations" - that is, in the livestream I will be doing something, and then people in the chat can ask questions and I will answer them as I get to them. I again had technical issues (skip to 12:00 minutes in lol) but otherwise I thought it went well. It was really fun to share some of my fish room doodling with other fish addicts on a Saturday afternoon :)