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Old 05-29-2012, 10:46 PM   #1 
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how can u tell if a betta is pregnant

hey im really curious about this what would be signs that a betta is pregnant
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:15 PM   #2 
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Bettas are egg layers, some species are mouth brooding, but none that I know of give birth to live young.

If this is your basic pet store female betta then she may be full of eggs, and may eventually drop those eggs, but they would (should) be infertile since she shouldn't be kept with a male unless you're intentionally breeding.
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:37 PM   #3 
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Female bettas always have eggs. They don't have to be bred just because they get Peggy. They will either drop them and eat them which is perfectly normal or they will reabsorb the eggs.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:45 PM   #4 
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She storms around the tank, gives you dirty looks, cries at the drop of a pin and says she's fat. Oops sorry that was my wife :)

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Old 06-03-2012, 07:10 PM   #5 
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she storms around the tank, gives you dirty looks, cries at the drop of a pin and says she's fat. Oops sorry that was my wife :)

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Old 06-04-2012, 01:07 AM   #6 
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Like most egg layers, bettas have 2 egg sacks that are always filled with eggs. A fat betta doesn't always mean she's eggy and vise versa. Their eggs will "ripen" when they go into breeding mode together with a male. Those that never spawn will either reabsorb or drop and eat them. In other words, a healthy and active female is always "pregnant" and can be bred any time.
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