I've been having a lot of trouble trying to get my bettas to breed. I feel as I'm doing everything possible but still have failure after failure. I first tried breeding last summer and had tons of eggs and babies. Only problem was I was still learning and was only able to have a few reach adulthood. I've had a female refuse to drop eggs and males who ate the eggs. Just cannot get fry. I'm trying to figure out what is so different from a year ago. Last summer it seemed like it had to be the easiest thing in the world and now I'm stumped.
I keep my females in a 10 gallon sorority. The other day i noticed some plant die off and tested the water. Nitrates were quite high. So I removed the dead plant matter and did 50% water change. Last year the sorority tank was fairly new. I'm wondering are sorority females less likely to produce than females kept individually in there own bowls/tanks because they will get fresh water changes much more often? Should all my females be housed seperately so they get that extra special care?
Only other change I can think of is I put the breeding tank in a different room so I could monitor it more closely. Maybe there is too much traffic in this room?