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Old 06-23-2010, 01:50 AM   #1 
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First time Breeder Questions

I figure I will ask a few more questions in the future so I would like to allocate all of them in this thread when I have new ones.

My first thread goes here: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=45710

The current stage is that I have located the female in a plastic breeding barrier (it's a small plastic case where the water can flow through), it is an introduction stage and has been going on for over two days.

I am waiting for the male to create a bubble nest before the release of the female, to help it, I have placed a half cutted plastic cup.

However, I see what I "think" it's a bubble nest that is currently located underneath a very small area of plants. The plants are not the floating ones but the leafs are positioning themselves on the water surface. The suspected nest is about2 inches long and about half an inch wide, with layers of bubbles under. You can see from the top of the leafs there are tiny bubbles surrounding the edge of the leafs, but just one outline of them.

Is that a bubble nest? Or is it just his natural spit that he produce that has been collected under that area?

I ask because the area of it it's so small while I see images of bubble nest online, they were all massive and look very certain the male really meant to make it.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:55 AM   #2 
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With additional images:

Is that a bubble nest?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...s/P1000716.jpg

Plastic cup, not sure if its just bubble or nest:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...s/P1000717.jpg

My Male Betta:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...s/P1000718.jpg

My Female Betta is she too small for him?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...s/P1000719.jpg
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:22 AM   #3 
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you need them to be able to embrace so if they cant do that then shes two small whats the female ik the male is a hm
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:00 PM   #4 
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The female has jumped out from her case into the main tank together with the male. The bubble nest is not ready I don't think, however it is getting bigger under the plastic cup.

Here is a video of them dating: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho7qHNJo_rw
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:02 PM   #5 
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OMG the female has bursted out with eggs on her own and the male is just sleeping in the plant! Should I take the female away and start again later or introduce another female to the male?
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:46 PM   #6 
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Yes, you should remove the female and recondition her for at least two weeks. BTW I think your female is too small. So you need to either get a larger female or a smaller male. OR, if you're patient enough, wait until the female is larger.
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Yes, you should remove the female and recondition her for at least two weeks. BTW I think your female is too small. So you need to either get a larger female or a smaller male. OR, if you're patient enough, wait until the female is larger.

Thanks for the reply, I wonder how long would it take to grow the female big enough to match the male.
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umm i would just get another female
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:26 PM   #9 
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Thanks for the reply, I wonder how long would it take to grow the female big enough to match the male.
It all depends on ..... many things, food, water condition etc. But I'ld say about one month or so. Btw I love your breeders.
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