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Old 02-01-2011, 07:21 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Very Lathergic Female

I got this pair of bettas about 1 month ago from a breeder nearby and every since I brought them home the female has been very lathergic. All she seems to want to do is sleep all the time. She will eat and she will swim around every so often but most of the time she will just stick to the surface of the water and i guess sleep.

I finally just decided to breed her to the male that I bought her with and she doesn't seem interested at all. The male will dance and flare at her and has made a very large bubble nest but she just floats at the opposite end of the container and ignores him.

The temperate in the breeding container (I'm using the shallow method) fluctuates between 82-84F, both were fed and given proper care before being place together, and there are hiding places in the container.

Should I be concerned? Is there anything I can do to help her become more active and interested?
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:32 PM   #2 
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Nobody has any advice?
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:02 PM   #3 
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My females are the same way, well kinda. They are lazy and rather eat all day then breed with any of my ready males.
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That the problem though, my male has built a large, thick bubble nest and keeps flirting with her but she doesn't respond she just continues to float there.
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:32 AM   #5 
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She must not be ready. Did you condition her for 2 weeks? Is she showing boom-o-rang shape bars on her side? Is she swimming with her head down?

If she is not doing any of these then she is not ready to breed.
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:37 AM   #6 
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My last spawn went like this too. The female actually displayed all the signs of being ready and they came so close the first day... then she went in to the same mode as your female. She just chilled on the other end. So I scrapped the spawn and will try again later. You'll prob have to do the same....
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:45 AM   #7 
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thanks monroe. I'll probably seperate the pair for a few days, set up a container the thai way, and then try spawning them again. I'm more familiar with this method anyways so hopefully all will go well. I hope things work out for your pair too monroe.
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