Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Breeding Betta Fish
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-03-2011, 02:29 AM   #21 
indjo
TFK Moderator
 
indjo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
I'd place the cup opposite to the plants - to avoid scattered eggs falling into them.
indjo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 01:18 PM   #22 
BettaLover101
Member
 
BettaLover101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ontario
thanks indjo. I normally do that, i don't know why i didn't notice this time. XP silly me
BettaLover101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2011, 03:49 PM   #23 
BettaLover101
Member
 
BettaLover101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ontario
I have been conditioning the pair for a few weeks now since they were ready before but that last bucket broke so I think tomorrow I will put the female in a plastic cylinder in the bucket and put the male into the bucket so that he can start building his bubble nest.
I also fixed the java moss so that it isn't under the cup anymore.
BettaLover101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 03:17 PM   #24 
BettaLover101
Member
 
BettaLover101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ontario
Talking Bucket Breeding Journal 2

I fed my pair as soon as I got home which was almost 2 hours ago and now I have put them together in the bucket.

The female is in a plastic cylinder inside the bucket and the male is placed directly into the bucket.
So far all I have seen is the female flaring but not raming herself against the sides or anything, just flaring. The male has been flaring back at her a little bit but seems more intent with exploring his new space.

So without further a do. Here are some pictures of the two together.
http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/a...g?t=1296854105
http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/a...g?t=1296854105
http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/a...g?t=1296854105
BettaLover101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 03:46 PM   #25 
Fawnleaf
Member
 
Fawnleaf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: USA
Nice!! The female looks adorable!!
Fawnleaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 03:49 PM   #26 
BettaLover101
Member
 
BettaLover101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ontario
Thanks! :D I'm so excited for this spawn so I really hope that it works out. I'm not sure if I should just leave them alone or let myself be a worry wort and check on them every hour. XP
BettaLover101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 11:27 PM   #27 
turtle10
Member
 
turtle10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Austin, Texas
Quote:
Originally Posted by BettaLover101 View Post
Thanks! :D I'm so excited for this spawn so I really hope that it works out. I'm not sure if I should just leave them alone or let myself be a worry wort and check on them every hour. XP
I am such a worrier, it would be SO hard for me to leave them alone. Anyways good luck and have fun! You should post some pics if you can get any :)
turtle10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 11:48 PM   #28 
indjo
TFK Moderator
 
indjo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Quote:
Originally Posted by BettaLover101 View Post
So far all I have seen is the female flaring but not raming herself against the sides or anything, just flaring. The male has been flaring back at her a little bit but seems more intent with exploring his new space.
I don't think they're ready/want to spawn just yet. They should be flirting so don't release the female until they do. And you don't need to hawk eye them before you release.

If the male doesn't flirt after a day or two, try placing an aggressive male (in a jar) and let them flare it out for a while. On the following day, reintroduce the female. She will usually flirt if she sees a flirting male.

Good luck.
indjo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 06:05 AM   #29 
BettaLover101
Member
 
BettaLover101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ontario
Alright indjo I'll try that tomorrow if there is no action today. I checked on them last night before going to bed and the male seems kind of lethargic, he was just laying at the bottom of the bucket and would occasionally come up either to breath or swim around a bit. The female seems interested though and she is quite active in the cylinger, always looking around.
BettaLover101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 08:04 AM   #30 
indjo
TFK Moderator
 
indjo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Quote:
Originally Posted by BettaLover101 View Post
Alright indjo I'll try that tomorrow if there is no action today. I checked on them last night before going to bed and the male seems kind of lethargic, he was just laying at the bottom of the bucket and would occasionally come up either to breath or swim around a bit. The female seems interested though and she is quite active in the cylinger, always looking around.
Bad sign, take out the female. Give him some time alone. If he isn't lethargic in a day or two, show him another betta - preferably a female but not the one you want to breed. See if he flares actively. If not change the male/ don't breed him just yet.

Make sure the water is not contaminated by anything or the bucket is safe for the fish. I hope it's only due to "shock" and not poisoning.
indjo is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
breeding, bucket, different method, not see through, pair

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tin Bucket jessiepbg Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 3 12-26-2010 11:34 PM
Jumped out of bucket Wolf1989 Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 7 12-14-2010 07:30 PM
Bucket the Crowntail JWilliams Betta Pictures 11 08-19-2010 06:04 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.