I'm about to set up my 10-gal spawning tank!:
I have an adjustable, submersible heater, a sponge filter designed for raising fry/shrimp (a Fluval); a clear "betta tube" (it's cool!) for the female; a pvc cave + a decoration that has a cave, duckweed + other live & plastic plants. I have a brine shrimp egg supply & microworm culture. I have "betta spa", IAL, and oak leaves. Whew!!! (&$$$$!!!)
One thing I can't find on the million web articles I've read: how should the water in the spawning tank be treated before adding the pair???
One video has the breeder pop in the filter, heater, then just dump in water and add the Betta Spa. Then she dumps in the pair & it's off to the races! I can't believe it's that easy. Are there common additives that may hurt the fry? I use Prime, but I have Stress Zyme & Quickstart (as well as the Betta Spa).
Should the spawning tank be cycled? For how long?