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Old 02-06-2011, 04:52 PM   #1 
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Betta Age

So I have heard that betta's age plays a factor in breeding. The male I have, I think he is over a year old. By looking at his scales and stuff you can tell they are faded, his fins are very long, etc. I just think the male is too old to breed with the very young female I just got. I can tell the female is very young because her blue is so vivid. Is it possible that my betta's didn't breed because my male is too old? She definately wants to breed because whenever they are in contact, she gets her vertical lines.
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Old 02-06-2011, 04:59 PM   #2 
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NO. Like we have told you at least a thousand times already, IT IS BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T GO ABOUT SPAWNING THEM THE RIGHT WAY.
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:00 PM   #3 
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Um, you said she gets horizontal lines in a different thread...
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:05 PM   #4 
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Although age is a factor, I'd have to agree that the reason they didnt work out is because there was no conditioning. It is an extremely important step.
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She definately wants to breed because whenever they are in contact, she gets her vertical lines.
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:07 PM   #6 
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conditioning i thought is just getting them energetic and plump. they are already that way.
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:09 PM   #7 
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Um, no they aren't. Conditioning is a one to two week long process. You tried to spawn them like two days ago… Also you didn't introduce them properly.


If you don't know what conditioning is, DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT BREEDING.
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:10 PM   #8 
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http://siamese-fighting-fish.com/betta-conditioning/ This talks about the importance of betta conditioning. READ IT.
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:16 PM   #9 
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i get it, im not going to breed them.
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:17 PM   #10 
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all i can say is, i just put the male in with the female tonight just to see if things got better. things definately got better. the female kept staying near the bubblenest and when the male was swimming all around, she kept right behind him. i really thought they were going to spawn. but then the male nipped the female kind of and i took him out. but i definately saw an improvement tonight for some odd reason. she had the vertical bars the entire time. just wonder why she didnt breed. im guessing because of conditioning?
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