Originally Posted by BettaTestta
I just got a female betta today and I don't know what type she is. I do know that she is either a CT or VT. She is blackish/brownish with blue finnage. I have my male VT in a 5.5 gal tank at the moment and was curious about some things. My female has like some light or beige looking vertical stripes. I am assuming that those are breeding stripes, because fears run horizontal. Well anyway the question is: If I put her in with my male and him without a bubble nest will he kill her or what? What would happen? Would he create the nest with her in there or what?
BettaTestta, it looks like (from your posts) you've really only had your FIRST betta for a few days... Don't you think it would be better to wait before trying to breed them? Just having betta fish can be enough of job, especially between learning about various foods, treats, keeping them exercised, tank upkeep, cycling, and more. Fry, as far as I know, are a lot more work than a single betta and the breeding process can be tricky. There's nothing wrong with aspiring to breed eventually, but maybe you should get to know your fish a little better before diving in head-first!
After a few months and a few fish (minimum), maybe consider joining and investing in the IBC to learn more about breeding from them.