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 02-25-2011, 04:19 PM   #1 
kathstew
Member
 
kathstew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Canada
Exclamation I'm worried...

Ok. I got two "female" betta's about three days ago. Long story short, I was very misinformed, and told that two females could be housed together. Despite my research I decided to listen to the sales woman. Big, stupid mistake. I have two, a pink and a blue. The pink betta was flaring and chased the blue betta around a lot. Then they seemed to chill out. But the flaring and chasing started up again. I've now separated them into separate bowl. They were together for about two days, one night, before I separated them.

I posted pictures of them in the general betta chat, and have now been informed the pink female may actually be male. The pink betta did have a ovidepositer, or what appeared to be one, so i was confident it was female. Then I found out developing males may show signs of them. The pink betta is larger and has bigger fins than the female.

The pink betta has not tried to build a bubble nest as of yet.

Is there any chance they could have mated in the two days they were together? I am very worried, as there is no way I would be able to handle a "pregnant" fish.

Last edited by kathstew; 02-25-2011 at 04:20 PM. Reason: added detail
kathstew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2011, 04:21 PM   #2 
Abby
Member
 
Abby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lismore, NSW
Quote:
Originally Posted by kathstew View Post
Ok. I got two "female" betta's about three days ago. Long story short, I was very misinformed, and told that two females could be housed together. Despite my research I decided to listen to the sales woman. Big, stupid mistake. I have two, a pink and a blue. The pink betta was flaring and chased the blue betta around a lot. Then they seemed to chill out. But the flaring and chasing started up again. I've now separated them into separate bowl. They were together for about two days, one night, before I separated them.

I posted pictures of them in the general betta chat, and have now been informed the pink female may actually be male. The pink betta did have a ovidepositer, or what appeared to be one, so i was confident it was female. Then I found out developing males may show signs of them. The pink betta is larger and has bigger fins than the female.

The pink betta has not tried to build a bubble nest as of yet.

Is there any chance they could have mated in the two days they were together? I am very worried, as there is no way I would be able to handle a "pregnant" fish.


no he would build a nest of bubbles and she and he embrace he squueezes her eggs out and fertilzes them and then puts them in the bubbles.
Abby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2011, 04:23 PM   #3 
kathstew
Member
 
kathstew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Canada
Ok. Thank you so much! I knew about the embracing, I was worried they might have done that while I was sleeping. Thank you.
kathstew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2011, 04:27 PM   #4 
Abby
Member
 
Abby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lismore, NSW
nah he'd have a nest and be running her off it lol
Abby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2011, 04:30 PM   #5 
Oldfishlady
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
Your safe....females don't get pregnant...they are egg layers with external fertilization.......parental care by the male.....
Oldfishlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2011, 04:32 PM   #6 
kathstew
Member
 
kathstew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Canada
Ok. Thanks. I know I sound like an idiot, and I apologize for that. I was just never expecting something like this. I was told I had two females, and now I am scrambling for information.

I appreciate all of this. And I will get better, I promise. :)
kathstew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2011, 04:35 PM   #7 
Abby
Member
 
Abby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lismore, NSW
its a learning curve :)
Abby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2011, 05:05 PM   #8 
Here Fishy Fishy Fishy
Member
 
Here Fishy Fishy Fishy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New England, USA
Abby,

"its a learning curve :)"

It sure is! I learn something new every day here...
Here Fishy Fishy Fishy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2011, 05:11 PM   #9 
Abby
Member
 
Abby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lismore, NSW
Quote:
Originally Posted by here fishy fishy fishy View Post
abby,

"its a learning curve :)"

it sure is! I learn something new every day here...

lmao
Abby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2011, 05:12 PM   #10 
Oldfishlady
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by kathstew View Post
Ok. Thanks. I know I sound like an idiot, and I apologize for that. I was just never expecting something like this. I was told I had two females, and now I am scrambling for information.

I appreciate all of this. And I will get better, I promise. :)
No...you don't sound like an idiot and no need to apologize....we don't know things unless we ask.....but kinda cool now that you get to watch a young male develop into a beautiful creature......
Oldfishlady 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
Should I be worried? PeiMai Betta Fish Care 42 08-21-2010 06:33 AM
Really worried!! Alexanderismylife Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 11 06-24-2010 03:43 PM
Should I be worried? xswornxoffxjello Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 3 03-20-2010 03:04 PM
Should I be worried? lookame Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 2 09-19-2009 03:17 PM
Just a little worried... abigwhale Betta Fish Care 8 09-03-2009 12:19 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:33 PM.


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