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Old 08-21-2013, 08:43 PM   #1 
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New to betta breeding help!

I have four males and four females hoping to get one breeding pair out of it. My one female Has dark lines down her body and acts like she wants to mate but when the male gets close she runs.. Why is she doing this and why is my male not making a bubble best yet?
My male is white and the female is a dark black
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:16 PM   #2 
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horizontal lines indicate stress, vertical lines are what you want; those are breeding stripes or submission stripes. You only release her when she starts acting like he's acting towards her so, flaring and dancing; those types of things.

Did you condition them for at least two weeks completely?
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:13 AM   #3 
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No I didn't condition then properly I'm not sure how to
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Are you ready to care for hundreds of fry? You cant just throw a male and female together and expect a few babies, you can end up with upwards of 500 fry! If you are ready for that and know how to care for the fry then I can help explain how to condition them.
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Yes I've been looking up stuff for the fry I have food for them and a tank that has floating vegetation that doesn't cover the water surface.
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:47 AM   #6 
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And the tank has a small filter on it a sponge one
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okay, as long as you'll be responsible with it then it's fine

But for two weeks you keep the two separate of any other fish contact so in their own little 2.5's or whatever is great! And basically you feed them high quality foods like Omega One and frozen foods; bloodworms, daphnia and brine shrimp. You can allow them I believe it's 10 minutes a day of sight of each other but otherwise they should be cut off of all contact. It's either 10 minutes or an hour, I can't remember sorry.

But you can look on the internet for how to condition as there are other way's too, but it's a really good idea to do that before they breed so not only will they be healthy but your fry will be healthy as well.
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:56 AM   #8 
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I have a sorority tank tho with four females in it should I seprate one or what do I do? And I'm not even sure which breeds my bettas are I bought them at moby dicks pet store
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So it's just experimental breeding then? You should probably figure out what they are anyway lol. With breeding you want to have a goal of some sort whether it's a certain tail type or a coloration but all breeders should breed healthy fish without deformities and such. So keep that in mind.

And a sorority of four? That's not going to work well :-/ you should really have about 5 or more. If you remove that female you'll be at 3 which is not a good number at all, one of your females will get severely picked on while they other two spar constantly.
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What do you suggest I do then I'm so new to this I have no idea! But thank you sofar for the help!
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