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Old 03-25-2011, 10:39 PM   #1 
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Have they spawned?

well i setup my spawn and i went to practice but when i got back the male had a huge bubble nest and is always tending it. the female was let out because i read that sometimes males dont build bubblenests and need the female to be out. well the female is hiding but ocasionally comes out and goes underneath the nest and flares and bites the male. the male sometimes chases her away but is always underneath the nest. i breed them in a tub so you cant really tell if there are eggs. she is still barred up though? do you think they have spawned or not?
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:42 PM   #2 
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Does she look like she's still full of eggs?
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:42 PM   #3 
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I don't think they have yet. This sounds like the beginning of spawning when the female comes out every so often to inspect the nest. Soon the male will try to woo her out if he's ready to spawn. He'd be a lot more defensive of the nest if it had eggs.
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:47 PM   #4 
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oh okay thanks!! and yeah she still looks about the same size as when i last saw her
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:00 PM   #5 
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Now the male is just chasing her around and nibbiling hard on her tail.....
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:22 AM   #6 
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Does she have places to hide? Chasing is normal but don't let him hurt her. If he's constantly chasing and not taking a break to work on his nest than that's an indication you need to separate them
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:13 AM   #7 
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there is a lot of spaces and yeah he is taking breaks now to keep building his nest. he often comes underneath the nest and starts swaying side to side but the male does nothing...
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Old 03-26-2011, 11:07 AM   #8 
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they embraced but no eggs came out. is this something wrong?
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Old 03-26-2011, 11:29 AM   #9 
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If it's their first time spawning they probably haven't gotten a hang of the embrace yet. It took my bettas nearly 4 hours of "practice" embraces before the female dropped any eggs. They may even take a break in between attempts! Soon they should work it out :)
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Old 03-26-2011, 11:54 AM   #10 
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they just embraced!!!!!!!and eggs fell out!!
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