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Old 11-27-2013, 10:27 AM   #1 
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Can't Seem to get it Right

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?

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10 gallon tank
Whisper 10i filter (though i turned it off for a bit so they can mate)
heavily planted
substrate
internal heater (79-81 degrees)
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:23 PM   #2 
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The breeding between any animal is all in all strange. Breeding is done with patience. You can't force them. When they are ready the deed will get done. Until then relax.
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:37 PM   #3 
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Having limited info and history on your spawning project.....I will say....Patience is the key and the hardest part...lol....

Not uncommon to not see egg with the first several embraces-If it has only been a day or less than 24h that they have been together-they need more time-turn off the light tonight after a big feeding with some live food and I bet you will have a nest full of eggs at first light tomorrow....

You can try adding another male Betta in the tank in a cup so they can spar with each other for a minute or two-5min at most-Be sure the cup has a lid so the other male doesn't jump out-you don't want a real fight...lol......


If not and the spar with another male doesn't work-I would remove both from the spawning tank and re-condition.

Good luck

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Old 11-27-2013, 05:02 PM   #4 
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Oh! Thank you for your replies. I waited and sure enough they spawned.
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:36 PM   #5 
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Glad to hear that they spawned.
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:19 PM   #6 
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The breeding between any animal is all in all strange. Breeding is done with patience. You can't force them. When they are ready the deed will get done. Until then relax.
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Glad they spawned. Congrats. Yeah, bettas can be really weird when it comes to breeding.
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:05 AM   #7 
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Congrats. I hope to see a spawn log with pics soon :)
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