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Old 12-10-2009, 07:26 PM   #1 
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Question Trying to breed my bettas

Im new to this site but Ive been trying to breed my bettas for a year now. Every time i think its going to work out my male loses interest in keeping the buble nest up and nothing happens.

Recently Ive tired to breed a male veil tail(Ares)and a female(Athena). I conditioned them,Introduced them,let Athena go with Ares 4 days ago. He lost intrest in keeping up the bubble nest and nothing happend, just like all my other attemps.

Today I seperated them,cleaned the tank out,put fresh water in,and rearanged it. Im thinking of reintroducing them in a couple of days.(sound good or should i wait longer?) Should I put in some attison betta spa or keep it clean this time?

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Old 12-11-2009, 03:06 PM   #2 
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Still thinking of reintroducing Athena tomorrow or the next day.
Still any little advice would help ;) or coments :)
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:16 PM   #3 
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About an hour ago i decided that the little heater for 5-10gals wasnt working very well. So i got the heater out of my 55gal and used it instead.(since i saw that 82 degrees or above was very convenient in breeding, and the little heater was only keeping the temp at 76 degrees) It has a lever so i can controle the heat but it is already working lots better than the little one.

Just kindof wondering if anyone has been reading my latest attemp at trying to breed these awsome fish. And if anyone wants to add to anything please do. Ive been trying for almost a year,gone over lots of sites and even gone over the same sites again and again, and ive almost given up several times but take it as a sign that i need to be REALY PATIENT and keep trying.
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:30 PM   #4 
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It looks like you have a nice set up and it sounds like you've done your research. It takes a lot of patience. It doesn't always work the first time. If your female is still full of eggs then you can reintroduce them in another day or two. If she doesn't have eggs then they'll probably need to be reconditioned. Good luck!
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:43 PM   #5 
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if your male is being stubborn (this includes losing intrest, not making bubble nests, or eating the eggs of the fry), perhaps get a new one. I beleve several members have had to try new males. Hope this helps! ;)
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:14 PM   #6 
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Thanks, and actually the first time i tried(more than a year ago) i got my first female and male to spawn(sadly i didnt think the ornament under the buble nest would cause a problem, and i didnt get anything from it) but my male(saphire) died shortly after of no aparent cause. and my female(Ruby)died only a couple months ago of no aparent reason either. And havent had any betta ive tried spawn since.
But i have came a long way since then also so hopefully itll work out this time.
And thanks for the support, i didnt know if anyone was gonna help me out lol ;)
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:19 PM   #7 
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Here is a sticky on breeding bettas if you haven't already read it. http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/b...-bettas-30005/
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:31 PM   #8 
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yep read it and stuff very similar to it. It is a lot more detailed than some things ive read too.
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You're welcome! :)
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:32 PM   #10 
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Quick question-when i have them in the same tank but they are still seperated, do i still feed them till i release the female? Or just dont feed them at all from the time i introduce them to the time i have to take the female out?(never quite got if you do or not lol)

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