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Old 09-02-2010, 02:41 AM   #1 
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No nest ! What should I do?

Its been over 8 hours since I put my pair in to my breeding tank. The female is still in the barrel, but there is no nest to found. The male just keeps circling around and flaring, not making any nest at all. How am I supposed to release the female when there's no nest!?
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:56 AM   #2 
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I'm wondering the same thing now that I have my female in the jar inside the tank. I won't see them again until tomorrow but I was wondering what to do if I didn't find a nest tomorrow.
My male is very good with making nests when he's in his tank and I always place a square of bubblewrap to encourage him into making nests.
My plan in case he doesn't have a nest by the time I see them again tomorrow is to get the female out. That way he won't have any distractions and place the female back in when he does.
Also, sometimes males won't make a nest until there are eggs released.
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:04 AM   #3 
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From the day I got him, he hasnt made a single nest at all
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:11 PM   #4 
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Try adding a water conditioner with Almond leaf. And sometimes bettas are smart...he knows she's not really in the tank so he refuses to build a nest. Give it a couple of days and he should.
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