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Old 04-01-2011, 09:25 PM   #1 
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Male Betta Feeding?

I have been conditioning my Betta for a couple of weeks now and today was their lucky day ! The Male is guarding "his" eggs whilst the female is relaxing in her own tank. I have read numerous sites before breeding them but nothing says about feeding the Male. Can i feed him now or should i wait until i take the male out of the fry tank in the next day or 2 ?
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:32 PM   #2 
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Its up to you. Some people don't fee until they take him out and some feed the entire time.

As long as the male will take food I will feed him. Some males will not eat while tending the nest.

Congrats on your spawn.
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Thank you, are there pro's and con's to feeding him and not ?
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The only con I can think of is that feeding him will obviously lead to waste in the tank which can raise ammonia levels. IME that's not really an issue though if you start adding fresh water around day 7 or so.
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Ok thanks. I just fed him a few pellets and he rushed to them and ate them in 2 seconds. I was a little worried that he would get so hungry he would eat the fry.

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