Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Breeding Betta Fish
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-10-2010, 06:34 AM   #1 
damo2904
New Member
 
damo2904's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: London - United Kingdom
Exclamation Information on what to do with the male????

Yesterday I put my blue veil tail & his missus back together for there second date lol, they've spawned & the eggs are cooking nicely in the nest with the female removed & the male standing guard.

Now last time i did this, once they hatch, this particular male one the fry were hatched & fell from the nest, the male ate them ALL!!!

I don't know what to do this time....do i remove him once there hatched or leave him & pray to good he doesn't do it again?

I know your suppose to keep the male in there until they can free swim but i dont wanna lose another batch when ive worked so hard again trying to get this time right.

Help & suggestions would be fab.
damo2904 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 09:55 AM   #2 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
I would go ahead and remove him if he starts eating them. Also, make sure he's well fed before breeding. Maybe that will help.
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 10:17 AM   #3 
doggyhog
Member
 
doggyhog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: In the middle of no where (PA)
If he didn't eat the eggs before they hatched, I'd leave him in there until they hatch. Then take him out. That way he can eat any fungus-y ones and keep them clean.
doggyhog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2010, 09:41 AM   #4 
damo2904
New Member
 
damo2904's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: London - United Kingdom
well the eggs hatched yesterday, i managed to see one wriggling around so i presumed the fry was hatching.

Now today i can't find or see anything.....

Are the fry really that small? the male is still protecting the nest but I can't see nothing, no tails hanging down? r they really that small?

I guess will have to wait until they can free swim to know if theres actually any in there?
damo2904 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2010, 09:45 AM   #5 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
Yes, they are VERY tiny. Thats why their food has to be almost microscopic.
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2010, 11:21 AM   #6 
damo2904
New Member
 
damo2904's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: London - United Kingdom
Didn't realise they would be this small, my partner saw them last time before they were eaten, i was at work. Now am here this time i have no idea what am looking for....?

Well as the male is still guarding it, im going to take it there is something there so will keep everything as it is.

I've got some liquifry, but i dont feed them until they are free swimming, thats right isnt it?

how exciting, i hope i do have some babies, mostly i want them as my male whose they are, is getting old & i want to do a couple generations of him because he's my favourite boy, & my first ever betta of my 12 boys!!!!

I love Grumpy ................god I'm sad aint i, declaring my love to a fish. LOL!!! God they do silly things to us don't they! hehee!
damo2904 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2010, 01:51 PM   #7 
damo2904
New Member
 
damo2904's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: London - United Kingdom
Right well......so this is whats happened.....

Tuesday - Spawning, eggs cooked for the rest of the day, female removed & male standing guard.

Wednesday (Day 1) - Male stands guard most of the day, then late afternoon, early evening, i can see the eggs moving, and presumed they were hatching. Male is fed so he wont eat any fry.

Thursday (Day 2) - Male still guarding bubblenest. Nothing visible, no eggs, no tails. Fed male to keep him happy.

Friday (Day 3 TODAY) - Male still watching. Nothing still visible. I'm shining a torch around the nest, & can honestly see absolutely nothing! No tails.

....what to do? do i just give up & let male recover, wash tank & presume it didnt work?? should they be free swimming by now, its 3 days after they should've hatched.
damo2904 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Male Betta harrassing Male Balloon Molly... Austin Betta Fish Compatibility 7 03-22-2010 05:53 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.