Uh, I'm kinda new to the forum but I've been heavily researching Bettas and breeding them, but I still need some advice.
Okies, male breeding pair, Ashford & Simpson are house in a partitioned tank and have been for about a week now. They seem to be quite happy in their tanks because Simpson has been happily blowing bubbles on the top of his tank for about 3 days now and Ashford has been making her own little bubbles and sporting some very vivid vertical zebra stripes on her sides. Plus she's getting a little pudgy around her middle. From what I've been reading, they say that they're ready to mate but I'm not too sure about putting them together cause Simpson still flares when he sees her in addition to swimming up and down frantically and Ashford simply floats away.
I would like to breed them but I don't want them to kill each other because they were an early christmas gift from my mother. So, how do I know when to put them together in their honeymoon suite?
Oh yeah, during their condition for the past week and a half, I have been feeding them Beta pellets, the Tetra freeze dried blood worms, the Tetra Freeze dried shrimp, and some of the Tetra flakes. (Simpson like everything except for the pellets and would rather starve than eat them, and Ashford likes everything except for the shrimp.) I feed them about 4 flakes, 4 worms and 3 shrimp for Simpson and 4 pellets for Ashford about twice a day, may increase to three times a day.
I have them living in a 1.5 gallon tank which I clean religiously every 5 days and their honeymoon suite is about 2 gallons with some aquatic plants and no gravel.
Any suggestions for what i should do?