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Old 05-27-2012, 03:20 AM   #1 
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yeah:P betta finally spawned

Finally escaped from exams at school, which means that it is time for my first attempt at betta breeding .

So today morning my betta finally did the embrace, the spawn lasted for around 1hour.

so excited :P

I removed the female beta and placed her back into her tank.

The male has been guarding the nest ever since , and doing repairs here and there.

The problem is that I have no idea if there is eggs in the nest or not, can't see anything in the bubbles.

Should I feed the male betta? some say yes, while other say no.


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Old 05-27-2012, 08:05 AM   #2 
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I dont feed my male while he caring for the egg or nest
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:07 AM   #3 
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Don't feed him while he's caring for eggs. If you think you can trust him go ahead and give him a pellet or two when they hatch, but he may decide that the babies look tasty after that. The eggs will look like little white dots in the bubbles. Almost like filled bubbles. If you don't start seeing tails 48-72 hours after they finished breeding then you didn't get any
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:10 AM   #4 
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Feeding the male should not be done, it's the whole point of the conditioning before breeding your fish. It's so they are healthy and strong enough to go through however many days it takes for them to embrace and the eggs to hatch. Also after hatching they're going t have to chase the fry to help bring them back up. This is all taking energy from him and after all of this he will be very tired and lethargic. So it just takes a bit of spoiling to get him back to his old self.

What tail types and colors are you breeding? Do you have pictures of the parents?
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:05 PM   #5 
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Congrats......

Lots of different ways and opinion to successfully tend to a male with a nest....

Since I use a more natural method...I feed before, during and after-spawning, egg/fry tending...etc.....and have never had any problems with the male eating the eggs/fry....

I also turn the light off like I normally do at night-this can vary from breeder to breeder as well....some leave the light on 24h/day and other use a night light-while other turn light off....IMO...they are all correct methods...same with feeding....

Usually if you have eggs in the nest-the male can be seen tending and mouthing in the nest area-leaving the nest area on occasion but will return quickly...

I generally get hatch within 24-28h at 80F....
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:32 PM   #6 
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My dad borrowed my camera for his fishing trip. (--')
So I can't take any photos

the female is greenish blue.

while the male is dark blue and got this sort of tail.

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Old 05-27-2012, 10:13 PM   #7 
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Could be a fin nipper.Maybe?
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:19 PM   #8 
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Could be a fin nipper.Maybe?
it's fin has been like that ever since I had it.

..though it could have been from a fin nipping when he was young.
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:21 PM   #9 
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and yeah.....the eggs hatched


so funny when the male betta tried to find the fry that landed on his head.
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:30 PM   #10 
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The tiny dot above the betta's dorsal fin is the fry :P

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