Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Breeding Betta Fish
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-25-2011, 05:59 AM   #1 
reaper0325
New Member
 
reaper0325's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Exclamation Eggs scattered everywhere on aquarium surface

I arrived from work and found out that my bettas that i placed together last night have spawned.

The problem is, the eggs are not collected in a single bubble nest but instead, spread everywhere in the 12 x 24 aquarium which i have filled with 5" water. There are eggs along the sides, around leaves, in very small bubble groups, and few in the big bubble nest which is slowly tearing apart.

The daddy betta seems to be exerting no effort to bring the eggs together and rebuild his bubble nest.

Will the eggs hatch? Will the daddy take care of the fry?

Has anyone experienced this before?


Thanks to all who respond to my posts!
reaper0325 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 09:05 AM   #2 
1fish2fish
Member
 
1fish2fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Savannah, GA
You'll just have to wait and see. I wouldn't hold my breath on the fry hatching but you never know. Sometimes first time breeders just don't seem to be able to get their act together the way they should.
1fish2fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 09:40 AM   #3 
Maryrox247
Member
 
Maryrox247's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Henderson, Nevada
I'm going with 1fish2fish on this one.I myself could be considered a first timer but what she said sounds about right, just hope for the best and good luck!
Maryrox247 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 09:47 AM   #4 
windfire
New Member
 
windfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
you could try putting a piece of hollowed out polystyrene in the tank to help him keep the nest together. i did it with mine and his nests are alot more stable and longer lasting now.
windfire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 07:10 PM   #5 
reaper0325
New Member
 
reaper0325's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1fish2fish View Post
You'll just have to wait and see. I wouldn't hold my breath on the fry hatching but you never know. Sometimes first time breeders just don't seem to be able to get their act together the way they should.
y first spawn (with a different male) went perfect, so i am really puzzled by this. I hope they hatch and the daddy fish wouldn't eat them all!

If they hatch and the daddy fish starts eating them, can i take him out even the fry are not free swimming yet?
reaper0325 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 07:13 PM   #6 
reaper0325
New Member
 
reaper0325's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by windfire View Post
you could try putting a piece of hollowed out polystyrene in the tank to help him keep the nest together. i did it with mine and his nests are alot more stable and longer lasting now.
The problem is there are only very few eggs in the major bubble nest. And he doesn't show interest in blowing any bubbles after the spawn.
reaper0325 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 07:15 PM   #7 
ChicagoPete
Member
 
ChicagoPete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Northern Chicago Suburbs.
I heard someware that to low of a temp can cause bubbles to pop after he makes them I think perfict bubble nest temps are in the 80 ish degree range and not lower.
ChicagoPete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 07:26 PM   #8 
reaper0325
New Member
 
reaper0325's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChicagoPete View Post
I heard someware that to low of a temp can cause bubbles to pop after he makes them I think perfict bubble nest temps are in the 80 ish degree range and not lower.
I have no trouble with temperature as i live in south east asia. Its that instead of collecting his eggs in the bubble nest, he just placed them everywhere.
reaper0325 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2011, 08:47 AM   #9 
reaper0325
New Member
 
reaper0325's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
update:

The eggs didn't hatch.
reaper0325 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2011, 09:35 AM   #10 
Maryrox247
Member
 
Maryrox247's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Henderson, Nevada
i'm sorry. I hope your next spawn goes well, don't be discouraged!
Maryrox247 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Scattered Bubble Nest? MrWynO14 Breeding Betta Fish 30 02-25-2013 05:39 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.