This is in reference to thread http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=100351
. Hope it's OK I started a new thread to ask a question.
About 4:30 PM last night my fish started to embrace. They did it many times with no eggs being dropped. They were good solid embraces. i figured by morning I would have a nest full of eggs. This morning nothing. Came home from work this evening and still nothing. The female still looks full of eggs. She looks really tired and he acts frustrated. The only positive is the nest itself is bigger. Any idea why she will not drop eggs?
Should i give it another 24 hours? Should I break down the tank and start over with 2 new fish? Should I take her out and introduce a new female? They are still embracing i just saw it as I'm typing this. When I first tried my hand at breeding my first 2 attempts yielded a ton of eggs/babies. I learned a lot but lost most of those fry in the learning process. Now I have much more knowledge and confidence but i just can't seem to get anything to work the last several times. It's really hard to put so much effort into getting everthing ready then to have to tear it all back down and wait another couple months to try again. I'm following all the rules and then some. This fremale has laid eggs before only to have the male eat them all (different male). Is it possible she does not produce fertile eggs? lots of questions. Appreciate any thoughts or suggestions. My previous successful attempts were done using the shock method where I just introduced both fish at the same time. Anyone think this might be a better method or did i just have beginners luck?
P.S. I'm pasteing this post in my other thread so i can keep track of my own log better.