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Old 10-06-2010, 06:21 PM   #1 
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Question Umm... Help me please??

im new to the website. i need help on ways to breed my bettas.

1. how do you know if they've mated or not.(i put them in a tank together and left them there over night. when i woke up my female was injured and there was a bubble nest.)

2. does speicies of betta matter??

3. wat do i feed baby bettas?

please help me. i really need it!!
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:35 PM   #2 
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Um you shouldn't be breeding unless you know what your doing. First things first:

Whats the tank size?

If you shine a light into the nest are there little white dots?

What research have you done?
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:48 PM   #3 
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Research is very important before breeding bettas. There is a lot more to it than just throwing them together.
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:59 PM   #4 
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ive done lots of research. i cant tell if there are white dots or not.
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:00 PM   #5 
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If you don't know the answers to the questions in your first post, you haven't done nearly enough to safely breed your fish. Bettas have to be conditioned with high quality high protein food prior to breeding--they need time to interact with each other through the safety of a barrier before they're introduced to prevent them from injuring one another. Furthermore, if you don't know what to feed the fry, STOP!! You need a culture of live food to keep the babies alive.

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Old 10-06-2010, 07:06 PM   #6 
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I personally like infusoria and baby brine shrimp. Live plants will give you infusoria and BBS eggs can be hatched and fed within a few hours (depending on the temp).
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:15 PM   #7 
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thanks.
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:44 PM   #8 
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At the risk of sounding "rude" again...

If you had researched before breeding you would know all the answers to your questions. You should have had fry foods ready before ever putting your pair together. BBS and Infusoria are easy to culture but you have to have them ready by the time the fry are free swimming and it takes a while to order BBS and have it mailed. Usually you cannot find it online.

What are your reasons for breeding? Where are your fry going to go once they are old enough to find new homes? Do you have the time for daily water changes and feeding? Are you going to be able to cull the fry with genetic defects? These are all questions that you should have answers to prior to breeding.

At this point your best bet is to either destroy the nest or try to find some food somewhere. Even if you have to resort to using hikari first bites. Use a flashlight and look for white dots in the nest, they're not that hard to see if you look hard enough.

If nothing else remove your female right away and get her treated! You should observe the behavior of the fish before leaving them alone. If you provide enough live plants the female would have been able to escape without being injured.
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:38 PM   #9 
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Agreed with 1fish2fish.
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Old 10-15-2010, 10:10 AM   #10 
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:/ I think Adastra and 1f2f and Mr vamp have said all that needs to be said here.
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