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Old 06-24-2014, 08:34 AM   #1 
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Exclamation Some breeding problems!!!

well yeah, i got the eggs. I asked if i need to get the female away from the male. I got answers which is yes. I took Crest, the girl out and left for tuition, leaving Blaze alone, i saw him swim to where Crest was, so I left crest tank inside the breeding tank and left for tuition, after 4hours, i went back to check, but SOMEHOW, BLAZE ATE MOST OF THE EGGS! i think he love Crest and having him and her torn away have caused him to feel uneasy and ate most of the eggs, THE NEST WAS SO HUGE TOO :( i could tell that there will be more than 60++ frys before he ate the eggs... could you guys tell me wdf happened ;( (crest and blaze is currently together now, i felt it was safe for them to be together, Blaze didnt hurt crest while breeding, and the breed when they met, 1day to get eggs, so yeah.)
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:26 AM   #2 
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Many first parents have issues, egg eating is just one of them and most likely it's not really because he "loved" the female because they aren't capable of feeling that sort of emotion like we do. From reading it seems like most egg eating fathers won't stop this tendency but if you want to try again make sure you recondition them at least a week so they can build up strength again. Even if he didn't physically hurt her he could still be threatening her which you would't see, it would cause stress and potential death even.
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:49 AM   #3 
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Many first parents have issues, egg eating is just one of them and most likely it's not really because he "loved" the female because they aren't capable of feeling that sort of emotion like we do. From reading it seems like most egg eating fathers won't stop this tendency but if you want to try again make sure you recondition them at least a week so they can build up strength again. Even if he didn't physically hurt her he could still be threatening her which you would't see, it would cause stress and potential death even.
+1. Bettas are not capable of feeling "love." They are highly territorial and should only be together to mate. By humanizing these fish, you could be putting one or both of them in danger. Separate them immediately. The egg eating has nothing to do with the female being in the tank.
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:50 AM   #4 
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ah.. okay thanks :D
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:58 AM   #5 
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thanks for telling me when i got took crest away from blaze, he got all confused, "?????" but soon got all normal and went back to the nest, even though theres barely no egg.
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Old 06-24-2014, 02:40 PM   #6 
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What size tank are you using?
When removing female, make sure she is at the opposite end of the tank or far enough to not disturb the nest/eggs.
Leaving the female in sight is distraction/disturbance - male may eat his eggs. Try him once more if he eats eggs though there are no disturbance, retire him or artificially hatch the eggs.
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Yeah she was opposite to the tank and when I got Crest out, he got one glimpse.. OOPS. And I'm using a pretty big tank, uh like 60cm large? (wut) still 11 and haven't learn this kinda stuff .-. like the gallons or watever .-.
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Old 06-26-2014, 01:51 PM   #8 
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well the frys have hatched and some have begun free swimming. I'm just happy Blaze left 15+ eggs for them to hatch at least... -phew- (got a mini heartattack as soon as i saw the nest)
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Old 06-26-2014, 10:55 PM   #9 
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Yeah she was opposite to the tank and when I got Crest out, he got one glimpse.. OOPS. And I'm using a pretty big tank, uh like 60cm large? (wut) still 11 and haven't learn this kinda stuff .-. like the gallons or watever .-.
60x30x30cm is about 13g. 50x25x25cm is about 10g

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well the frys have hatched and some have begun free swimming. I'm just happy Blaze left 15+ eggs for them to hatch at least... -phew- (got a mini heartattack as soon as i saw the nest)
A good manageable number as a first experience. Congrats.
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Old 06-26-2014, 11:06 PM   #10 
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Thanks :)
Few problems though. I'm choosing this to feed my fishes
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpNzMnmboiM
should i choose this a fish fry food? .-.
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