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Old 12-11-2010, 04:57 AM   #1 
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betta male can't properly squeeze?

my female betta has been swimming head down, has vertical stripes and is very plump with eggs. My male betta has squeezed her so many times this afternoon, but there are no released eggs. They've been doing it for about 7 hours now, and the female has "passed out" so many times. Why won't the eggs get released? help pls
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Old 12-11-2010, 12:44 PM   #2 
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It's not unusal if it's their first time.
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Old 12-11-2010, 04:54 PM   #3 
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Did you condition the female? Is the female much larger or much smaller than the male? If the pair is compatible, patience is the key.
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Did you condition the female? Is the female much larger or much smaller than the male? If the pair is compatible, patience is the key.
Yes, they were conditioned with live mosquito larvae. They are of approximately the same size. Just this morning i had to remove the female as the male became very aggressive again after the failed attempts. She now as frayed fins and wounded belly. :C
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Old 12-11-2010, 06:08 PM   #5 
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It's not unusal if it's their first time.
Yes it is their first time. But i had to stop the attempt to breed them. The male has become aggressive again, while the female seems to be badly hurt.
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:38 PM   #6 
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In my experience it should not take longer than 1 hour to get a female to release.......I'm glad you removed her.....
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In my experience it should not take longer than 1 hour to get a female to release.......I'm glad you removed her.....
How many times have you bred bettas? Does it take always take less than 1 hour? I'll try breeding the same couple when the female heals.
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:30 PM   #9 
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:32 PM   #10 
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^ this is the male. He has made this impressive bubble nest, but he just can't squeeze the eggs out of her.
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