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Old 12-26-2011, 08:53 PM   #1 
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Strange...

So I put my female and male together 2 days ago, and the male has built a bubble nest under an Indian Leaf, and the female has been swimming around the tank like they've been tanks mates forever. I see the male chasing her but I don't know if they have spawned yet? Sometimes I can see the male just looking up at the nest, but I can't see anything. So my question is.. do I take the female out, or leave her in for another day. They are not fighting, she looks fine and not stressed.
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:20 AM   #2 
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Does she look less eggy? you can shine alight up at the nest to see the eggs if they're there. if there are eggs take her out, if they haven't spawned yet then leave her in.
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:34 AM   #3 
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She still looks eggy in the pictures.
If the male is just blowing bubble in the nest it means there are no eggs. When there are eggs you will see him gathering eggs with his mouth and blowing them back into the nest. This is something that's very noticeable so if you don't see the eggs, then there's none.
Males also get very possessive over their nests so if he had any he would be chasing the female away very aggressively.
You can leave her in for another day but after that you might want to separate them and try again in a week.
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:02 AM   #4 
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does the female look thinner then before.
if so then my guess they bred
some male are very mellow and even after breeding the male will let the female swim up to the nest without chasing her away.
like what vilmarisv say.
just let them be for a day or so.
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:12 AM   #5 
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Well I took her out for a day, put her back in and still ...nothing. They just seemed not too interested. Can that happen,should I keep her in there, she has plenty of hidding spaces. Suggestions? Thanks again for all the help!

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Old 12-30-2011, 08:43 AM   #6 
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Yes, it can happen.
Most breeders will have a spare female as a backup in case their first choice fails.
You can either recondition them for another week and try again or look into getting a different pair.
A successful breeding depends on many factors and everything needs to be right for it to happen.
Do you have any fish in the other side of that partition??
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:09 AM   #7 
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Yes, I have another HM betta on the other side. From reading all these boards I think I might have to start over again. Thanks again!
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