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Old 10-29-2012, 11:32 AM   #1 
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Don't want to quit

I'm really having a bad time trying to get my bettas to breed. My first male I tried two different females with. He ate the eggs. Tried a differant male, no eggs.
I've tried all my males (except one) with my various females, and haven't had any sucess with any of them. One of my males even acted as if he had eggs in his nest when there weren't any!
I'm going to try with the male I haven't tried yet, but I don't know. I'm feeling pretty bad right now...
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:33 PM   #2 
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Are you conditioning them long enough? Feeding them high protein foods often enough?

Have you tried several different methods? Have you tried live plants in the tank? Are your fish at the right age. Many pet store fish are already too old to breed by the time you get them.

Most of all. Never ever ever ever give up.

You only fail if you quit.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:14 PM   #3 
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I have heard of a method were the female jumps to the male when she is ready.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:44 PM   #4 
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You might need to artificial hatch the eggs with the successful spawns-you would at least get some offspring from the pairing....

What methods have you tried, conditioning methods, type of foods...etc....

They can make you want to pull your hair out sometimes....lol.....And as SMB posted....never give up...
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:52 PM   #5 
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I would try the one were you fill a 10 gallon tank 2 or three inches up and place the male in then put a bowl in and put the female in.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:30 PM   #6 
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I use a 6.6 gal tank with java moss and duck weed. I feed my adults live black worms, Attison's betta pro, Repashy grow to condition my bettas.
Since most of them are from my spawns, I can verify they aren't too old. I'm just having a very hard time getting them to cooperate this time around.
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When I breed Bettas I plan on using live plants too.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:54 PM   #8 
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dont give up tpocicat. keep trying. good luck.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:55 PM   #9 
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Yes keep trying just read up more.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:37 PM   #10 
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Having the same problems. Males eat eggs, females eat eggs... finally got fry this weekend and the male eats the fry.

Not a conditioning issue or an age issue or a water quality issue. Just terrible luck. Trying an artificial spawn right now but my heater goofed up so it may have overheated those i separated, then a sudden cold snap may have made the ones i left in the tank too cold. :X

Not giving up either, just got a new pair in plus the shows are done for the season so my champion male will be back here to breed.
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