I've been searching google endlessly and cannot definatively come to a conclusion as to why my male is not blowing a bubble nest, so maybe someone here can help me.
I have a double tail halfmoon male betta and a light colored veil tale female. I have the male in a 10 gallon tank filled about halfway and the female is in a 1/2 gallon tank floating (securely) in his tank. I have taped some bubble wrap to the top corner of the tank. I have a live plant and a moss ball as well. He has a heater and the thermometer says the temperature is about 74 degrees. I've been feeding them 2-3 times a day alternating between tubiflex worms and Omega One high protein flakes.
"Hank" my male betta is VERY attentive to "Penny", my female. He flares at her, swims backwards, does a sort of wiggly dance, and overall looks like he is trying very hard to impress her with his beautiful fins.
Penny, acknowledges him. She puts her mouth to the glass when he flares and last night I caught her flipping upside down trying to catch his attention while he was swimming under her tank. I can definately see her oviposter (I don't know if that's relivant.) She has a mostly cellophane body and I read that it's hard to tell if she has verticle strips with light colored females.
I don't know what he's waiting for. Any suggestions at all would be helpful.