I want to start this thread regarding various experiments that you have tried to get your bettas to breed and raising betta fry.
I have tried various experiments so far.
Raising water temp then cooling down with ice and fresh clean water to simulate rain fall and PH temp changes should occur with this process. Normal conditions would be hot then rain would cool down water and dilute anything that is in concentration in the water.
I had no success with this. I need to build a device that drips water in like rain.
In addition to this I have also tried using a variable rate strobe light to simulate lightning. I need to try banging some pans or getting some sheet metal to vibrate to simulate thunder. lol
Current experiment, I have a male and female outside in a 10 gallon tank with a bunch of oak leaves. Water is very dark. Been removing and adding water daily to simulate rain changes. The weather in the last week has ranged from hot to cold. Current outside temps are 55* F. The fish are doing fine. Female has a fat belly from all the bug larva she has been eating. They both refuse to eat pellet food atm.
They chase each other around but no real damage has occurred to either fish. Lots of dead leaves to hide under but they refuse to hide.
I just built a device to keep micro worms from falling to bottom of tank. My hope is that the worms will slowly wiggle out of it and the fry will gobble them up as they become available. No more bottom feeding and missing ventral fins if this works.