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Old 06-16-2009, 09:41 PM   #1 
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Not building a nest

It's happened again my male won't build a nest :(

I already put bubbles from another males nest in the tank and he let them dissolve. What should I do?
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:41 PM   #2 
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whih betta is it the king?
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:48 PM   #3 
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No this is a black delta tail
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:57 AM   #4 
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I have NO experience with breeding, but is it possible he just isn't the "breeding type?"
Or maybe he just isn't interested at this time?
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:59 PM   #5 
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I have NO experience with breeding, but is it possible he just isn't the "breeding type?"
Or maybe he just isn't interested at this time?

He is one of my MAJOR nest builders. He is always building new ones. He lives in a half gallon jar and is very happy. I'm thinking that being transfered from a half gallon to a half-filled ten gallon is weird for him.

The female is light bodied and dosen't show verticle bars and that is an important part of showing the male she is ready. She is swimming with her head down and her egg spot is farther out but it's him.

I've been having so many problems lately :(
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:33 PM   #6 
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So he has made nest in the past???
What are you feeding him, and you do have a heater??
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:58 PM   #7 
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So he has made nest in the past???
What are you feeding him, and you do have a heater??
He is eating Hikari Bio-Gold and Freeze Dried Bloodworms

He's in the breeding tank. The setup is:

10 gallon half filled
corner filter
25 watt heater (80 degrees right now)
plenty of plants
the female in a jar inside the tank
half a styrofoam cup
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:02 PM   #8 
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i turned up the heat in jacks tank and he started to build a nest and when i just put omega red near his tank (my girl) and he noticed her he went insane building his nest. maybe he just needs to see your female for in couragement
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i turned up the heat in jacks tank and he started to build a nest and when i just put omega red near his tank (my girl) and he noticed her he went insane building his nest. maybe he just needs to see your female for in couragement

The female is in the tank (well in a jar) with him. I'll raise the temp to 82 and see how that works.
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:44 PM   #10 
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ahhh i see.
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