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Old 07-10-2012, 10:42 AM   #1 
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Not sure if spawn was successful?

To be honest I have no idea if this wasa successful spawn. It's only my third time trying to breed (second time with this pair ). I just don't want to leave the female in there any longer than she has to be.

They've been together for over a day now. From what I could tell flirting was involved beforehand, and the Missy was almost a textbook "yes please!" so I am hopeful.



In the photo there are thicker, whiter parts. But in real life I was having trouble telling one spot from the other. Just wondered what you learned people think!

Eggs or no, he seems very proud of his nest :)

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Old 07-10-2012, 10:56 AM   #2 
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Is the male staying under the nest tending/mouthing the nest.....
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:09 AM   #3 
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Yes! But then again, he was also doing that just yesterday and I'm pretty sure then he was just adding onto his nest...
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:18 AM   #4 
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Usually you can see him mouthing the nest/eggs-sometimes you will see eggs fall too....is he going to and fro bottom to nest etc....is he leaving the nest site for extended periods of time...You will know for sure in about 24-28 hours at 80F....

If the female is still in the tank...is he still flirting with her....
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:38 AM   #5 
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I haven't noticed flirting, he seems more protective.

I just witnessed a wrap though! :) That was really cool.

Didn't see any eggs, but the male is still fussing over his nest...
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:40 PM   #6 
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Before and after spawning, the male is protective and will chase the female away from the nest (specially after). It takes several embraces for the female to release all of her eggs. Sometimes it could take hours of embracing.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:29 PM   #7 
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When they are done and have been successful, he will chase her away from the nest and not let her back near it. My pair were together for only 48 hours before my male chased her off. Just keep an eye on them. ^_^
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:04 PM   #8 
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Cool

A small flashlight is a must for spotting eggs in the nest. Just shine a flashlight in the nest and the eggs will stand out.

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Old 07-11-2012, 12:23 AM   #9 
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I had a look with the flashlight and there are certainly brighter, whiter parts of the nest. Are those eggs?

In any case I felt it was time to separate the pair, half of the male's tail is now missing!
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:28 AM   #10 
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Yes, the brighter parts are where the eggs are. Yay! Your Bettas are officially parents! :D Sorry about your male, hope he recovers soon! :)
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