Hello, so I have a HM male betta in my 10 gallon tank with a HM female betta. I am trying to breed them. The female is plumped with eggs and she seems ready. However, my male betta doesn't seem quite ready. he has a bubble nest under a Styrofoam cup that I placed. At first when she would get near him he would chase her away but now when she approaches the "cave" he doesn't even care to chase her away he would just continue building his nest. She, on the other hand seems very persistent. At times he will give in and embrace her but no eggs would fall. Seeing that no eggs fell out my male betta continues to build his bubble nest. While his doing that my female betta will just hang out right next to him watching him build a nest. I was wondering if that's normal or is there something wrong?
Extra things you might want to know:
10 gallon tank
Whisper 10i filter (though i turned it off for a bit so they can mate)
internal heater (79-81 degrees)