Hey guys , so earlier my time (4pm) my pair Orchid HMPK male x Royal Blue HMPK female
were in an embrace for about 20-40mins.
While I was busy doing something else , I notice my female was hiding in a corner and as I looked into the nest, I see ALOT of eggs dangling and falling so the male constantly brings them back up like a regular male betta father. I looked at the female and she still looks full of eggs with verti stripes . NOT stress stripes hori. So I thought to myself "maybe I should leave her in there incase they go at it again"
. I left to my friends house for a Potluck and came back home around 9pm. Came home, went strait to my breeding tank, looked in the nest, and found NO eggs except probably 3 or 4 . I looked everywhere on the surface and see nothing . I looked at my female and she still looks full of eggs
. Do you guys think she ate them ?
I conditioned them with blood worms for 2 weeks
before breeding with water changes and IAL as water conditioner and Stress Coat+ . My breeding setup, 10gallons, sponge filter, some aquatic plants, aged water@ 3 inches with IAL, IAL itself in the water, small plastic bowl for nest,dimmed lights for a more natural way since in the wild bettas normally spawn in shallow low sunlight areas, and a heater set to 84degrees. My tank is also covered in towel on the sides and back/front, I also used a garbage bag to wrap the top of my tank to keep the moist in
. Everyone has their own way of breeding and this is mines, works for me PERFECTLY
. Should I recondtion them AGAIN ?
She isn't really beat up , probably just small torns from here to there . I also remember her actually helping the male picking up eggs and spitting them out into the bubble nest . So now I'm quite lost and stressed on what to do . This is my 4th
batch on betta breeding, and my FIRST time of this happening . help ? Thanks guys .