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Old 11-23-2010, 08:27 PM   #11 
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well i almost gave up on a pair i was breeding and this was on youtube but this is what i learned: condition the female, introduce, bubble nest and then let the male betta beat the heck outta the female and then they spawn. this is really weird. thats what my betta pair did.
Imo, if your female recieves any visual damage from the mating process, you didnt take the correct steps in fully conditioning the pair, or you misgauged the aggression of the individual fish. Either case, you should of took your time, and realized no matter how quickly you try to get your bettas to spawn, its a 4+Month ordeal of watching them grow, whats the rush? i never did get why breeders set up specific breeding methods to induce breeding quicker, its not like a whole 2 weeks earlier of a spawn will affect their growth that much. why not just take the extra step in conditioning them to make sure their ready for each other, instead of assuming, and having to remove one of the 2 because of aggression.

But i myself, am Barely a novice breeder at best, so what do i know? xD
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:39 PM   #12 
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Breeders like to move on and continue their line quick. I give mine a good 1 week conditioning and I usually take 3 months to raise em.
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:46 PM   #13 
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I think you can do that with healthy, young fish.
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:59 PM   #14 
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Bloodeath, even if you condition properly sometimes the fish get a bit beat up... it also depends on the aggression of the fish. I've tried to breed a male PK to a female HM, I conditioned them for around 1 and a half weeks to 2 weeks w/ frozen blood worms and brine shrimp, yet the male was still terribly aggressive. The two spawned, and his bubblenest was absolutely ginormous, but he ate all the eggs in the end.
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:13 AM   #15 
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Some aggression is part of the process, although I've read about pairs spawning peacefully, without so much as a little nip.
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:15 AM   #16 
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Oh, wow. I know all of my boys sure wouldn't be like that.
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:37 PM   #17 
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Yeah sometimes they're peaceful sometimes you're like "GAAAHH!!!"
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:38 PM   #18 
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Haha, my fish are always too peaceful, I can never get them to spawn! They swim around like best friends!
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