i went to petco for a sponge filter and couldn't find them anywhere. So I ask the lady who was talking to the fish while cleaning it. She said "oh, you are breeding". I'm like "yup" because I really did not want any advice from her or any other employee there. She tells me if I have any question to ask as she is a breeder herself. Long story short, she tells me the reason the pair haven't spawned yet is this:
I need to put 3 females in my breeding tank and let the male decide which one he wants to spawn with and he will usually end up spawning with all 3 females. She then tells me it's almost impossible to get them to spawn and she "knows" because she is a breeder. I told her, well they DID spawn a few weeks ago but the male ate the eggs. She said males DO NOT eat the eggs, he was just blah blah blah..I told her NO, I am 100% positive he ATE them ALL. She still insists males will never do that.
I was like If you are so good with fish then why are all the bettas clamped and look diseased??
Nothing I have read had ever mentioned putting 3 loose
females in a breeding tank with a male. I did hear that you can put two males, one in a jar and the breeding one loose in the tank to help stimulate the breeding instincts of the female and vice versa for the male...