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Old 12-24-2012, 01:49 AM   #11 
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Originally Posted by jessp118 View Post
I don't know if I'm 100% correct but I think the eggs will not survive. They need oxygen from the surface to develop. They will suffocate when not in a bubble nest.
This is actually not true. Breeders usually think that if an egg falls out of the nest and doesn't hatch, It is because it fell out of the nest, but in reality, that egg never would have hatched anyway. As long as an egg is fertilized and wasn't damaged in any way after it fell to the bottom, That egg will almost ALWAYS hatch.

(Alot of the stuff you find on the internet isnt true at all, I know this information due to the fact that my aunt had been a Betta breeder for almost 25 years.)
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:33 PM   #12 
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That has been my experience as well...I artificial hatch a lot of Betta and many of these eggs will be on the bottom of the container and hatch without problems.

So true about info on the internet...a lot is wrong IMO/E....Many myths that keep being told over and over....Posted so much that soon it is viewed as fact when its still only a myth....
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:16 PM   #13 
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Yeah, It is actually also a myth that you need to leave the male in until the fry are free-swimming. ALL male bettas WILL snack on some eggs if not all. The male being with the nest longer than thirty minutes after the last egg is dropped is actually only necessary in the wild so the male can protect the nest from predators.(The thirty minutes is so he can build more bubbles under the nest so the eggs won't fall out.) No eggs should fall from the nest if you don't disturb the water. Longer then thirty minutes will probably decrease half your spawn size. And it is a myth that you should fast him for all of conditioning and spawning. That will just make him eat more eggs.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:51 AM   #14 
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Originally Posted by Sena Hansler View Post
I dunno, my DT male is oddly very aggressive. I may have to approach breeding him as I would with a fighter o_O a lot more time for it.
Should introduce him to two of my females.. very bold and easily aggressive. Hides for all of 1 minute before they come out and mess with the male under the nest.. lol even had a couple males give up and hide from them. One male would run and hide as soon as the female looked at him. Poor fella.. he just could not go near either of the females from fear of them. He's currently sharing a 10g with a young male to gain some confidence back (hopefully) lol. Had to get a couple large experienced males who wouldn't put up with their actions to breed with them.. any non aggressive males with them tended to get a beat down.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:25 PM   #15 
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Sorry for the loss. If her eggs were released in the container you moved her to, they were unfertilized and dead. Next time I would monitor your pair more closely especially with that male!
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