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Old 03-02-2011, 12:47 AM   #11 
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How exciting! I would LOVE one of their spawns! Good luck, I have a good feeling about this one!

YAY!
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:07 AM   #12 
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Well this morning the bubble nest was no where to be seen... he never has blown solid bubble nests :/ I noticed they lost some interest cuz they knew they couldn't get to each other, so I decided to utilize that release and jar again method suggested by vilmarisv. Once released they were instantly attracted to each other. The male enticingly flared ;) and the female was following him around. I could tell she was searching for a bubble nest in the tank (looking under the IAL and the styrofoam cup).. hopefully this will spur some nest creation. I'll jar her back up in a hour or so!

Since he has built before when housed next to another male, could I set up a tank right next to them and see if another male presence will help him out?? Or would that be too stressing?
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:26 AM   #13 
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I would give him at least another day and then if he hasn't started nesting then put another male near the tank.

Is the top covered securely so the air is really humid? I've found LOTs of IAL (like dark tea colored) and a really tight lid (I use saran wrap for 10 gallon tanks) helps the bubblenest stay together better and stronger.
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:46 AM   #14 
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Yes it's all covered up and you can see the humidity on the sides of the tank :) He's just such a timid betta... lol he needs to step up his manliness!

Edit!: I just went down to jar the female back up, but this method is working great for them, so I left her out! He doesn't nip at her which is good :) But he is aggressively flaring and wiggling at her. He has started on a bubble nest under the IAL this time :D the bubbles are fantastically sized! The female keeps coming out and watching him, then he chases her away ("No, I'm not done yet!") LOL.

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Old 03-02-2011, 11:06 AM   #15 
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LOL...sounds like everything is going well :)

Tallahassee (the male in my avatar) is/was the same way..he won't start building a nest until the female is released so I never jarred the female when I spawned him because he didn't pay attention unless she was there to keep him in line LOL....silly boys and their ADD
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:24 PM   #16 
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Ooo i want one when they spawn :) Id love to house a betta from on of the many breeders here :)
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:22 PM   #17 
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Picture updates lol :)

Monet finally getting a bubble nest together!



Xanthe is peeking out of her hidies:



Looking on while Monet keeps building



Not under the nest, but I love to see them interact!



More later! Hopefully! :)
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:31 PM   #18 
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They're looking really good :) I'm thinking maybe tomorrow morning? Its harder to predict over the interwebz but I've always been right with my own spawns.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:06 PM   #19 
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Wow Monroe, they are a stunning pair! And I love your avvie, it's adorable~
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:06 PM   #20 
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Wonderful pictures! I'm so excited to see how this goes.
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