I've had betta fish in the past, but they were always male.
This year, my friend gave me a female betta fish, and this is the first time I've ever had a female one.
So she's about 5-7 months old or so... and the past month I've noticed she's been making bubble nests, so I was a bit confused about her gender since I always heard that only males make the bubble nests.
Then this week I've noticed her belly was getting swollen and a white dot was under her belly, so I thought I was overfeeding her (I feed her 3-5 pellets a day). Today her belly looked REALLY swollen so I only gave her one pellet. I also noticed that white dot under her belly was much more apparent.
Im gone from my room for a few hours, then I come back, look in her tank, and I see eggs in her bubble nest! I was surprised.
But now, hours after she laid those eggs, she seems to be picking at the eggs, or perhaps even eating them? Or maybe just placing the eggs elsewhere in the nest, I cant tell. (shes also still adding bubbles to her bubble nest as I type)
What should I do during this time? Should I remove the eggs from the tank or let her eat them (I hear that female bettas ''re-absorb'' eggs)? Also, do I need to change the water, feed her more/less, add something to the water, etc? Help would be appreciated.
EDIT: There is no male betta around, she is the only fish in the tank. I am also not interested in breeding her, hehe.