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Old 06-21-2010, 06:04 AM   #21 
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Your breeders look great!

Give Nancy time. From the pictures I'm sure they're ready to spawn. Some females take a longer time for her eggs to be ready. So just be patient.

About Rio and Ada, don't rely on the bubble nest. You have seen the way Sid and Nancy swims. If Rio and Ada is swimming the same way, then they are ready to spawn. If not, then separate and isolate them.
Lets assume that they're ready. The question is, when to release the female. Less vicious males, like Sid, wouldn't harm the female. But some males will literally beat the life out of females. So what's Rio like? To be safe, give Ada at least 3 days in the jar.

If I haven't misinterpreted, do your bettas spawn at night? I have never had a betta spawn at night. I never use lights, so they become inactive after dark. My breeders begin to spawn between 7 - 10 Am and finish ..... when they're done.

I'm looking forward to pictures of the results. Good luck.
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:52 AM   #22 
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Nothing happened last night. I watched Nancy this morning, she'd go under the nest but Sid flares and chases her away. Sometimes he just flares, other times he just gives chase but never nips. Nancy seems to be getting braver and is hiding for shorter amounts of time before going back under the nest. I checked the nest just in case but as far as I can tell there are no eggs in it and Nancy is still fat and barred up.

I decided to release Ada today. After I released her Rio chased her a little but then went back to working on his nest more vigorously. Ada is much less timid than Nancy and isn't chased away so easily.
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:57 AM   #23 
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Sid and Nancy spawned!!!!! It was awesome! I couldn't picture a more perfect first spawn. No nipping at all. Nancy is in perfect condition! I'm not sure how many eggs I have. I had to go pick up my brother from summer school right in the middle >:(

When I got back Nancy was hiding in the java moss and Sid was chasing her away so I went ahead and removed her. I'm giving her a week in a small tank with aquarium salt and continuing to feed her frozen foods and next week I'm going to set up my sorority.

So far nothing has happened between Rio and Ada. He's continued his bubblenest but its still not very big (when compared with Sid). Ada is swimming around. There doesn't seem to be any damage on either of them.

I can't wait to see babies!!!
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:16 PM   #24 
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mmkay... I think I figured out Rio and Ada's problem. Its too cold! I think the heater might be defective. I put in in yesterday and the light came on and all but when I checked the temp just now (after I finally realized I should probably check the temp.. duh!) and the temp was 77*F.. way too cold. I jacked the knob up as high as it will go and if it doesn't start heating up I'm going and putting out $30 for a stealth instead of the topfin heater. I've never had a problem with the topfins before.

I'm uploading pictures now. I was so excited about Sid and Nancy actually spawning that I forgot to take pictures. A part of me was doubtful that I could successfully spawn them.
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:44 PM   #25 
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Congratulations!
Can't wait for pics.
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:45 PM   #26 
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Congrats can't wait for pics
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:51 PM   #27 
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:06 PM   #28 
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Here are some pictures.









If you look REALLY close you can see some of the eggs in the nest.


This is Rio and Ada's set up..










Rio's wittle nestie.. I'm hoping once he warms up he'll get to work






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Old 06-21-2010, 02:14 PM   #29 
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Nice pics!
So I see Rio has been marbling again haha
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:17 PM   #30 
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Haha.. yeah, he's continued to turn completely blue. Without flash he still has a little white on his fins. His head is black.
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