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Old 09-30-2012, 05:04 PM   #1 
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Never a bubble nest?

It's been 3 months or so (maybe longer) since I got my betta, and I haven't seen him make a bubble nest for a long time, any reason why? Or do you think he isn't ready to make one yet?
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:07 PM   #2 
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It doesn't mean they're happy or healthy. Just instinct. There's nothing wrong with no nesting. Just let him be. :) Some Bettas make them, some don't.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:17 PM   #3 
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Yeah I know it doesn't mean he's happy or healthy, but he maybe only made one nest once, maybe twice but that's it.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:39 PM   #4 
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And...? Why do you want more?? LOL. Bubblenests don't really mean anything other than ready to breed or protecting territory. You can't just expect nests every now and then. Just let them be. :) Nothing to it.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:46 PM   #5 
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do you have an airstone in your tank? we had LED bubblers in two of our betta tanks, and those were the only two fish we never saw nests from. then last week i turned the air flow to the bubblers off and the next morning, lo and behold, there were their nests. turns out they'd been trying to make them all alone, but the surface disturbance from the bubbles had been ruining them.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:15 AM   #6 
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Bettas will make bubble nests for many reasons, even a storm system going through your area can set them off. But not for all bettas.. I have one that never builds a nest, and I have another that will only build if I have a leaf (used for tannin - oak or IAL) floating in which he will build a nest under it. Also depends on the water- some water if too soft/hard/etc will make it very difficult for them to build a nest as the saliva bubbles won't hold and instead pop.

Is he in view of another betta? If not, exercise him with a mirror daily for a few minutes and see if his natural instincts of protecting his territory kicks in and he makes one. Otherwise.. not much you can do. Just enjoy him :) He may just be lazy :P
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:01 AM   #7 
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It rally depends on the fish. Goblin has only ever made like 2, and Golem makes one on every water change. *eyeroll*
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:11 PM   #8 
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Actually, a breeder just told me that bubblenests CAN be a sign of contentment.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:35 PM   #9 
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Actually, a breeder just told me that bubblenests CAN be a sign of contentment.
I agree. After I baffled my filters bubble nests were quickly made by all my boys. It left the filter able to run on high without disturbing them. It cost about 5 cents total and I used the the lowest quality bottles possible because they bend ( conform to shape needed) very easily.
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