You should never put a male and femal together unless they are breeding at the time. Even with a divider, the spawning hormones can cause them to go nuts and try to jump over the barrier. Also, that bowl is too small to divide. I would suggest ordering another bowl and 2 heaters.
2.5 divided by two is 1.25 g per fish, right? Just make sure you do a lot of water changes, because your ammonia will build up fast.
Why is it that you want to breed?
Also, I think you would be very wise to heed the advice of people here. They are very knowledgeable and have been taking care of bettas for years. They have the knowledge to give advice and breed because they have experience.
yeah i guess it was a bad idea i guess. im gonna get a 10g tank. i dont know what im gonna put it in yet but i think it will be the spawning tank. i just gotta figure out what i can do with the 2 breeding pair.
That bowl is too small to divide. And males and females will fight. possibly till one dies, if left together to long while not ready to spawn. Please, save up and buy another bowl/tank and heater for your fish.
the heaters are only like 10 bucks so i guess i can do that. one quick question, once the fry are raised, can i keep them in the same tank, or will they fight as well? whens the ideal time to sell them all? im gonna be getting a 10 gallon tank soon, does anyone know of a good lid i can put on it?
jschristian44, I would really, really suggest you not start breeding until you have a better idea of what you are doing, ie: have successfully kept bettas happy and healthy for years. You have not given any good reason for why you want to breed bettas, and I suggest that you work on giving the one/s you have a great life first before bringing news bettas into the world. It's a great hobby! Take your time, start slow. You will be much more successful than if you jump into something half-cocked.
I'm a newbie, I don't understand everything about bettas, which is why I take the advice of the experts here. If you want happy healthy bettas, I would suggest you do the same.
Why are you breeding? For fun or for money? If you are breeding for fun, good luck. If you are breeding for money, you probably wont make much (if any) profit. We have several breeders on this site. Ask them. Anyways, for the fry, all the males will have to be seperated when they start fighting. Females can be kept together.