Ok so I have been hesitating on posting a thread to ask this question since I didn't want to spam with noob questions but I'm desperate! I have read the stickies over 20 times each, and not to mention stalked everyone on this forum. But my problem is My little girl doesn't show her bars due to her color.
I condition them a month before trying, feeding 3 times a day Morning is 2 pebbles of the TopFin Betta bits, lunch would be blood worms and dinner would be another 2 betta bits. I also cleaned their water everyday. 100%
I've tried spawning them twice in the past three months, the first time she flared at him a bit until finally calming down, which I have read is a bit normal. Afterwards she would try to follow him in the tank so I let her out of the jar (this was maybe 10 hours after first introducing them)
After he nipped her for the first time she ran off stayed in the farthest corner of the tank and stayed there. It was like that for three days so I figured she lost interest. I conditioned them for another month, this time her head was down when he approached her in the jar but fins didn't clamp. She still flared a little but not as much as the first time and occasionally tried to follow him. Since she was less active I was thinking she wasn't interested..
Although since my mother said to give it a try but to watch them like a hawk I did. It was better than the first time, It started out good she would go to the nest once in a while head down, but fins weren't clamped and even after he chased her a few times she still occasionally went back. But the next day it was back to the farthest corner.
My male has been going nuts over this as well! He goes crazy over her! He will build this giant nest, show off with his dance and try to impress her and sadly both times went to a waste.
So I am wondering if maybe I am missing signs? Conditioning them wrong?
The spawning tank had a couple live plants in it, along with fake plants to help give her hiding spaces I also added two Indian almond leaves. Plus the temperature is between 82-84 degrees. I have the lid on as tight as possible (except for one corner due to the heaters cord) and half a foam cup even though I didn't expect my male to use it (he hates them). Any suggestions or advice would be much appreciated. And sorry for such a long post
- The nervous beginner breeder