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Old 04-02-2013, 08:43 AM   #1 
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When are bettas ready to breed again after spawning?

Hello everyone!

I have searched everywhere for the answer to this question and I haven't found it.

When are bettas ready to breed again after spawning?

I assume males are ready faster than females (I heard many breeders usually have a couple of males and many females). But I haven't found any information on when they would be ready to breed again after they already bred.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:11 AM   #2 
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Well IMO it depends on how rough the breeding was... if it was a gentle spawn with very little to no damage to the Bettas then 2-3 weeks (thats if dad is not depressed after being taken away from fry). Its basically just reconditioning time.


If it was a violent spawn with lost of damage to the Bettas I wait until most the fin nips are grown back so about a month, (4-6weeks) depending on how the Bettas are bouncing back.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:34 AM   #3 
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Wow, really? Will the female have eggs ready so quickly? I thought that females usually took longer to be ready again (since in my thread about making a Betta pond, people said to have a couple of males and many females).
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:40 AM   #4 
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It only takes a female 2-3 weeks to fill with eggs if properly conditioned, But I dont think its best to do back to back to back breeding, give them a brake and breed another pair. Not all bettas bounce back at the same time frame your Bettas will tell you when they are ready if you watch them closely!
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:02 AM   #5 
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Thanks for the info =)
Well, I wasn't planning on breeding them back to back, I was just curious cause I couldn't find this information anywhere =P
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:01 PM   #6 
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I have wild bubblenesters and they share a tank year round. They will spawn once week like clockwork, although their spawns are usually smaller than splendens with between only 20-50 individuals.

However, I feed my bettas almost exclusively on live blackworms and live white worms and so they are kept constantly conditioned for breeding.

I would expect that two weeks would be plenty of time to attempt a re-spawn as long as you conditioned properly and it hadn't been particularly brutal previously.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:15 PM   #7 
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They would re-spawn as soon as 3-5 days (not advised). I often spawn weekly (not advised) when working on certain traits. But it is safer to give them 4-5 week interval. The males need to rest because breeding demands a lot out of them. And females need to recover from her wounds.
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