Both Bettafish and Mr. Vamp have a point.
You said a few times that your fish were being "beat up" or something to that effect. They do get nips, but being "beat up?" And the male "beat the heck" out of the female? If you cared about your bettas and their health you would have removed them.
And I believe it was either a 1/2 gal or 2 gal tank you were breeding in? The breeding tank needs to 5 gallons or larger.
Either way, it seems you haven't done your research, or researched enough.
And yes, it happens. I spawned once, but the male ate the eggs.
Last edited by Betta Slave; 11-24-2010 at 08:11 PM.