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Old 02-04-2011, 11:28 PM   #11 
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The horizontal bars are stress bars. She's now uncomfortable w her situation. Soon she'll get too exhausted to swim away from the male and he could kill her... I always take my females out waaaay before this point to avoid injury. You can always try again later (if there's still a female alive). I don't see the rush? I've had an unsuccessful spawn w two very ready bettas. Inexperienced and young fish may not know what to do even of their body is good go.

Do you want to risk your fish over something that can be put off a week? Heck I'm not throwing in my DT male yet even though he's been conditioning for 2+ weeks and looks active... It's cuz his fins are torn still and the stress of breeding could lead to infection.
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:29 PM   #12 
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Lol posted a little late! But yes, waiting is good. I'd suggest letting her fins regrow cuz that'll indicate that she's healthy.
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:32 PM   #13 
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well it is my first time breeding, so i am going to make mistakes, etc. im sure the first time you guys bred, you made just as many mistakes. but may not have been as hard headed as me about advice...
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:36 PM   #14 
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I'm quite sure not many first-breeders who have properly conditioned their bettas have not come across a problem like this. My first time breeding went fine. I did not make many mistakes. Of course, mistakes help us learn :)

But thank you for taking the female out... she'll be happier now.
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:37 PM   #15 
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It isn't about making mistakes. We told you not to do something because it could hurt the fish, yet you do it any way. That isn't a mistake, that is being stupid.

And yes, maybe they did make mistakes, BUT when they asked for advice they took it instead of doing what they thought was right.

This whole time you always say "I think she is ready" or "I think she is ready to breed", unless you know for sure you should NOT be breeding.
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:38 PM   #16 
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He is planning on putting her back in tomorrow :(
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:38 PM   #17 
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alright guys
this is almost exactly what my female looked like today before i put her in the tank. she looked like this and was wanting out of the hurricane glass.

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1297020343

but i just think she is just too young and inexperienced, and my male was too aggressive. but that looks like she is ready to breed right?
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:39 PM   #18 
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im planning on putting her in just in the morning to see what she is like. i wont leave her in long, dont worry. if she spends a lot more time near the nest and not hiding, hopefully, fingers crossed, i will wait to see what happens.
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:40 PM   #19 
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alright guys
this is almost exactly what my female looked like today before i put her in the tank. she looked like this and was wanting out of the hurricane glass.

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1297020343

but i just think she is just too young and inexperienced, and my male was too aggressive. but that looks like she is ready to breed right?
You keep saying this, but it is not true. The reason it didn't work out is because YOU DIDN'T CONDITION THEM OR EVEN LET HER HEAL!
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:40 PM   #20 
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No.

I got a fish from the same breeder recently, from a spawn that happened around the same time, if not from the same spawn. The fish I have hasn't even grown into adult fins yet, guys.

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