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Old 11-14-2012, 01:29 AM   #1 
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Bubble nest?

Why do Bettas build Bubble nests? I have a crowntail betta, he's ALWAYS building a bubble nest. And I have a halfmoon betta who currently just started building a bubble nest. Im curious as to why they really build bubble nests? Mating? Being content?
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:44 AM   #2 
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Their practical purpose is for storing the eggs after they've been fertilized. We aren't 100% sure why bettas blow nests in the absence of any females. It might be out of boredom, or contentment, or as a way to mark territory. Most do it when they're in good water conditions and well fed. Some still do it when they're sick. None of my recent fish have been avid bubble blowers, although Sushi will sometimes do it when he's left alone for long periods.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:46 AM   #3 
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It is for breeding. Males put the female's eggs into the nest and tend to them for a while. Find out more in the breeding section!

While some people think that bettas build them because they are happy or content, it is simply a natural behavior made by healthy fish. My current rescue used to make a ton of nests in his .5 gallon tank that only had water changed once a month. Now he is older and in 2 gallons and doesn't make them as much despite much better conditions and overall seeming to be happier.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:58 AM   #4 
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This is my crowntail's Ackbar's current bubble nest.

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Old 11-14-2012, 03:39 AM   #5 
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I wouldn't know, I've never seen one. I've had 5 bettas in my life, none ever made bubble nests. *shrug*
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:30 AM   #6 
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I wouldn't know, I've never seen one. I've had 5 bettas in my life, none ever made bubble nests. *shrug*
some betta's dont do bubble nests, but it doesn't mean they are unhappy :)
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:29 AM   #7 
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Bubble nest just show your bettas is mature enought to mate. I've read the betta just makes lines of bubbles along the tank walls to mark its territory. Idk if its true but the continuing of making nest imo is its natural instict to always want to reproduce, so basically just in case a female comes along he's ready?? Idk if anyone agrees with that theory or can disprove it.
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