Originally Posted by jschristian44
sigh thats not what i read and what people told me. here we go again with the mixed info. guys, i cant do this if your gonna give me mixed info all the time, please stop! so frustrating!
This is why I tell everyone, If you want the facts, Go to a respected betta breeding site and get your info. There is multiple ways to breed, You have to pick what works for you. The message boards and forums are for asking some small questions here or there, or asking or getting answered a small question. If you ask how to breed on here, a lot of the people are going to say, well I do this and I do that. This is what works for me.! Or in my opinion this is bla bla bla. This gets all kinds of confused people.
Some people would even go as far to say, don't have him in the tank he is going to breed in, until your ready for him to blow a nest.
Plain and simple, they are betta fish not a saltwater fish. It's not rocket science, there's some black and white guidelines, follow them and then tweak them to suit your breeding style and method.
As for the male going all out on the female.!! I have actually had to put another male in the tank, with the female removed at this point, anyway I have had to put another male in the tank and let them flare and nip and fight a little, then he is not aggressive towards the female when I put her back.
And then also when conditioning them, you will be able to tell when she is ready, the ways you stated above and also, my favorite one.! When he is blowing his nest and swims over to flare at her, and she flares back at him, Like bring it.!!! Then I let them together and in a day there going at it..