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Old 05-09-2013, 09:15 PM   #1 
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bubbles on water surface? why did this happen?

So, a few hours ago I turned the filter off to my tank, and about 3 hours later I see like... Bubbles floating near a Lilly leaf, and they were not there earlier, and it concerned me because they're all in the same area. What does this kean, should I be concerned?
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:18 PM   #2 
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Haha, this is your Betta making a bubble nest! He's telling you he's willing to breed, it usually makes for a happy betta but they will do it regardless because it's just natural for them :D So don't worry, just your Betta wanting to be a good little daddy :)
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:18 PM   #3 
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That is a bubble nest. It is a perfectly normal thing that bettas make. Males will make them to hold the eggs, so it means that your betta is sexually mature.

Don't worry!
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:23 PM   #4 
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That is awesome, and I was just doing some research on that now, and that's good! I've never raised a fish before in my life I put so much time and effort to keep him and the tank in good condition!
So I guess that's good.
So.... Does this kean I have to put a female in there? My brother has a female betta?
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That's great you're doing your research!! :D

And no, they don't need females and it is possible that he could kill her during mating. Breeding can be a very difficult thing and you would have to be ready for about 200+ betta fry.

But no, you don't need to put a female in there for him to be happy, he'll just keep making nests now and then, sometimes they do them for amusement.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:36 PM   #6 
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Yeah, don't worry. He'll be perfectly happy and healthy even without a mate. Breeding is surprisingly complicated (and expensive!) and should be left to more experienced keepers. And when you destroy it when you're cleaning don't worry about it either. They'll usually just go back to work on another one in a day or two.

My EE beta has issues and will leap through his bubble nest and then look disgusted because there's a hole in it. So he just goes back and works on it again. LOL
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Lol that's so cute Rosewynn! None of my boys have made a nest in a while :( I guess they're just too preoccupied with other things to think about mates lol
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Hahaha! Yeah I figured, but na... I'm in no position to do that lol! Thanks guys for the info! :D
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:49 PM   #9 
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Oh and my bettas tail fins were recently like... Damaged.... They are getting better... But how long do yall think it would be until his tail fin gets back to it's round clean smooth shape?
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It depends on how damaged and whether or not he got fin rot in that span of time or if it was just a little tear. It could be a week or a month, keeping the water warm and clean will help lots with that. Also if you get StressCoat conditioner it will help, it's got aloe in it to help with the healing process. :)

But each betta has a different heal time, much like humans. On of my boys will heal nicely in a week will another will take a month and sometimes over, it's hard to keep his fins nice ><
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