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Old 08-15-2012, 12:22 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Accedentally put male plakat in sorority and now have soon to be betta fry!?

Okay, i thought a young male plakat was a female and added him into my sorority tank. I came back a few hours later and saw the plakat male tending to a bubble nest with eggs in it already. I am not ready to breed bettas. What should i do? I'm freaking out! I removed the females from the tank but idk if i should have done that. Please help me....thanks.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:27 PM   #2 
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Remove the male and return him or you would want to set up another tank for him. I'm sure that they didn't breed. It takes a while to get them to be ready. Put the girls back to its tank as you remove the male.

But females can make bubble nest but sometimes they do for boredom or happy. A picture of that plakat would be helpful.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:31 PM   #3 
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Phew! Ok thanks. I will try to get a pic soon. He was in the female section in the petstore.
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Welcome! C:
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:45 PM   #5 
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If something like this had actually occurred, I would have suggested removing the male - the females would most likely have eaten the eggs. This might sound barbaric, but bettas normally eat eggs that are unfertilized or that they know are defective, and some make no distinction between healthy and unhealthy and will eat them all. Especially for someone unexperienced with breeding, even doing everything the best one can, the likelihood of many fry surviving is pretty low in a situation where the breeding was accidental and the tank is not set up with babies in mind - they need special food, special temperatures and the correct amount of water (too much means they have to swim more to get to the surface). You could put time, money and effort into trying to help them survive and end up with no live babies.
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