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Old 07-23-2011, 10:57 PM   #1 
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Age my fish please!

I bought a half moon betta fish two days ago in hopes of breeding him with my female. However, he does not appear to be making a bubble nest. Is this because he is getting used to his surroundings or is it because he is too young? I see videos of half moons having around 3 inch tails where his are about half that. Im assuming he isnt full grown but ill let you guys decide that. Can you tell me if he is still growing or if he is full grown? He also has a white spot under his belly which makes me assume he is still a baby.

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Old 07-23-2011, 10:58 PM   #2 
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Old 07-24-2011, 05:32 PM   #3 
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Its hard to assume what his age is but I'm guessing that he is just a baby, If he was old he would slouch his back. And not all male betta fish make bubble nests when they are even full grown.
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Old 07-24-2011, 05:54 PM   #4 
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is he in sight of the female?

SOME times (and i am NOT suggesting that you do this) the males wont make a nest until you have the female in his tank (contained so they cant get to each other) in his sight when your doing the introductions some males will not nest till then then he would spend his time between flirting with her and making a nest
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:53 PM   #5 
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He looks old enough for mating. Is the tank decorated? Bettas especially like live plants to build bubble nests in. And seeing another betta will help stimulate nest building.
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:37 PM   #6 
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Well i would say that hes probably both gettingused to his surroundings and a bit young. UsuAlly if u see him still have an egg spot ( that spot u said was there on his belly) then they could still be juvies. I would hold off on breeding him, since u need to condition him with live foods and such until hes in breeding condition.
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