I have two bettas, Dragon my CT male and China my wild-type female. I bought them not too long ago (maybe 2 months ago) for the purpose of breeding them.
everything was going well, I have a 40litre tank which I used to have a slab of glass to separate them (but they were still able to see eachother) but that didnt go on for too long as China would go very pale and have EXTREME stress stripes!
I then moved her in with my guppies (which I am breeding also) and her colours have brightend up significantly and she is doing very well there. I then waited about another week and tried moving her into Dragons 40L tank (this time I used one of those 'volcao vases' to separate them) but her colours IMMEDIATELY turned to a muddy blue/red and her head (which is usually a navy blue - dark brown) turned tan-brown and her stress stripes came back :( She is now living with the guppies again until I can figure out what to do.
btw, my male was showing every sign of wanting to breed. At the sight of China he wuld build a bubble nest and would flare at her. He isnt an aggressive fish AT ALL so its not that he was wanting to kill her or anything :S
Is there anything I could be doing wrong?? or is it just a case of her not being a good 'breeding fish'??
plz, any help whatsoever would be much appreciated :)