I bought a male Betta, think it is a HM, for my wife. She already had two females with a few guppies in a tank. When I added the male I knew he would attack the females so I removed the one female as he got hold of her and left the other one as there is more than enough hiding places. I also removed all the guppies as he didnt got along with them.
The next morning I was watching the tank and saw that he was busy killing the female by wrapping his body around her and then suddenly left her alone, whereafter she was floating on top (I now know that he wasnt trying to kill her) . Thats when I knew he had to go to another tank cause if my wife sees that he has killed the female, I will be sleeping with the dogs cause I didnt remove her the previous day.
Then she started moving again, and I just saw eggs falling all over the place and the male was collecting all of them. Only then did I saw the bubble nest that was build. He collected all of them and stacked them in the nest.
That was amazing, but then I realized that I know nothing about breeding Bettas. That brings me to my challenge, the eggs have little fry hanging out after one day. Though I might have more time to read up on breeding bettas.
Do they hatch that soon?
What is the time line for betta fry?
But what do I feed them?
Do I continue with normal water changes?
Do they have special needs?
Any advice will help.
If that wasnt enough, they laid more eggs this morning. I now have two bubble nests in the tank. Suppose I have to remove the female to rest or they will just keep on breeding like hamsters.