Help me with pregnant Betta fish - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-24-2011, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
New Member
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2
Question Help me with pregnant Betta fish

Both my boys each got a betta fish and were told that both fish were male. We kept both in seperate tanks because of this. I now notice that one of the fish is a female and is pregnant. The male began bubble nesting. Here is the thing.....I don't want a lot of fish. My question is if I leave them seperated what will happen to her full of eggs. Do I have to let them spawn? I hope not. I tried and he kept ripping her fins off and eating them and she kept biting his sides. I just want to make sure this wont hurt her if i leave them as they are. Please any help would be great. I have googled anything I can get my hands on and even the local fish stores dont know what to do.
rrayne is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-24-2011, 12:28 PM
PitGurl's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,164
All female bettas have eggs. She will drop them or reabsorb them. She is fine. Do not put the male and female together. One or both could end up dead. Bubblenesting is an instinct, it does not mean you have to breed your male.

I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
~Ettiene De Grellet ~

IBC member
PitGurl is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-24-2011, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
New Member
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2
Cool re pergnant fish

Thank you so much for your help. Nova will be happy to know she does not have to visit Silver anytime soon phew.
rrayne is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-24-2011, 05:18 PM
Pataflafla's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lake Havasu, Arizona
Posts: 1,938
If she gets really bad and has trouble swimming, you can try 1tsp/gal epsom salt to try and help her out too. You'll just want to change all of her water every day and redose the salt too.
Pataflafla is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-24-2011, 07:16 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 27,605
It won't hurt the fish if you don't breed them. She will drop the eggs and eat them or reabsorb them. If she eats them it's ok. Lots of protein. lol
dramaqueen is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-24-2011, 09:19 PM
New Member
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 5
Out of curiosity, can you post pictures of the fish? If one is looking big there could be underlying issues we could help you with.
GlassHaven is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome