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Old 08-18-2010, 04:56 PM   #11 
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Try covering the tank with plastic wrap. This will make the tank humid and the bubbles will hold better. Whats the temp of the tank?

IME when a male is ready to his business he'll make a nest. If he's not ready he might slack. Is he flaring and displaying for the female?
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Old 08-18-2010, 05:19 PM   #12 
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yea the younger the better
Yeah, that's what I learned while doing my continuing research but doesn't seem to be the case for me.
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Yeah, that's what I learned while doing my continuing research but doesn't seem to be the case for me.
YUPP WELL MY FEMALE CT THAT I WAS GOING TO BREED JUST DIED:( ABOUT 10 MINS AGO=( I WASNT EVEN ABLE TO GIVE HER A NAME YET
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:40 PM   #14 
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IAL tea will keep your bubblenests together like glue!
He won't even nee to make them, just by breathing the bubbles will form!
I recently started using IAL and was AMAZED at how many bubbles they made in one night
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:47 PM   #15 
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Every breeder is diffrent... He may be one of those bettas who won't start building a big bubblenest unlil the eggs are released!

IOL, I highly suggest... also the plastic will help too.
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:41 PM   #16 
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Try covering the tank with plastic wrap. This will make the tank humid and the bubbles will hold better. Whats the temp of the tank?

IME when a male is ready to his business he'll make a nest. If he's not ready he might slack. Is he flaring and displaying for the female?
Yes he was but she just didn't want to cooperate so I put him back in his 5 and her back in the sorority tank. Both are doing well. I have 2 spawning tanks going right now, a top and bottom, I'm still on the same pair in the bottom tank, everything is going as it should. I'm on my 3rd pair in the top tank. The female is already starting to show her vertical bars and the male is adjusting to the tank. He displayed a little to her but is still kinda curious. I think it will be fine but I'm gonna keep an eye on them. I changed out the styrofoam to a styrofoam block, it seems to be going much better than the cups and is holding more bubbles without them turning into 1 big giant one.
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:45 PM   #17 
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IAL tea will keep your bubblenests together like glue!
He won't even nee to make them, just by breathing the bubbles will form!
I recently started using IAL and was AMAZED at how many bubbles they made in one night
I just ordered a bottle of Wild IAL extract called Ocean Nutrition Atison's Betta Spa. Gonna try that and see if it helps but since I changed the styrofoam media the bubblenests are doing much better already.
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:01 PM   #18 
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Every breeder is diffrent... He may be one of those bettas who won't start building a big bubblenest unlil the eggs are released!
No nest until eggs released??? Urf? There is no way I'm gonna put a female in unless she's ready for sure. The biggest problem other than the giant single bubble nest he had going was she wasn't too interested. I don't see how she wouldn't like him, he's gorgeous but still...maybe next time I try him.
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:57 AM   #19 
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I've had a male who really didn't get started with the nest 'til I released his girl friend. :P lazy boys..
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Yeah, luckily when those eggs are dropping, they blow those nests PRETTY fast... Guys, thats called procrastinating :)
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