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Old 06-08-2010, 12:48 AM   #1 
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Is there something wrong with my females!!!???

Hey everyone well i have a tank with 7 female bettas and some flake plants.
As i got home today, saw females are in the corner pretty close and are laying next to a load of bubbles with there mouth somewhat expose on top of the water. Is this normal? I know they jump on occasions but im just curious
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:23 AM   #2 
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Just some basic questions...what size tank are they in? What's the temperature of the water? Females do make bubblenests so it sounds like that's what they're doing.
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:59 PM   #3 
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They are in a 10 gallon tank very roomy, the temp is at 72. They seem fine now swimming more actively
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:05 PM   #4 
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Whether they're sick or not, the temperature is way too low. It should be up about 78-80F. Oh, and check for ammonia and nitrite. Both will make fish gasp at the surface. If you don't have tests, your LFS should be able to test for you for little to no cost.

I didn't know females made bubble nests... Hm, you learn something new every day.
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:11 PM   #5 
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Since they are warm water fish, they need to be in water that's 76-80*F. I got my Tetra heaters at Walmart for $14 and it shuts off when it heats the water up to 78*F.

Yeah, females also builds bubble nests, but IMO not that often as males. I've never owned a female that constantly built them, just occasionally. I guess it all depends on the fish though.
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:18 PM   #6 
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cool thank you very much i will bump up the heat in my tank!
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