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Old 03-29-2011, 03:51 PM   #1 
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Help!!

Help! My female betta slipped under the divider yesterday into my male's side! I'm not sure if they bred or not. I don't even know how long my female was in my male's side. I found her lying on the bottom around 8:00PM. She is alive and fine, but her fins are tattered on the back and she is eggy. There are some eggs the the bottom of the tank. My male made a bubble nest that was half the size of the top of the tank. (5 gallons). Like it was really thick and wide. Is there any way of telling if they bred? My male P.J. keeps going up to the nest and looking at it. I am really scared that they bred! Help! Oh ya, and I made sure to fully cover the hole under the divider with lots of rocks!
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:59 PM   #2 
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To tell if they spawn you can check the bubblenest to see if there are any white specks that look like little white rice in it. You said that you saw some eggs on the bottom of the tanks that probably means they already spawn or she is just dropping eggs.
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:00 PM   #3 
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Ok, like when you said already spawned, what do you exactly mean? Sorry...

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Old 03-29-2011, 04:07 PM   #4 
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They both done the dirty dirty already. Those eggs on the bottom are probably the one that the male miss or like I said before the female is probably ready to spawn and is just dropping her eggs like crazy. But make sure to check if there is any eggs in the nest. I would remove the female out of the tank if you see any eggs in the tank because the fry will be hatching soon if your tank is at 80+.
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:08 PM   #5 
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My tank is around 78. IF there was any, would they hatch? I'm kinda doubting that there is any though. :( I was kind of looking forward to some fry. Ah well, it was a fluke and I will make sure it doesnt happen again!
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:10 PM   #6 
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Yes, they will but try raising the temperature a little higher to 80 to make sure they will hatch. I once had my tank around 75 and all my frys hatch but they die days later.
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:11 PM   #7 
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Ya I don't think that there is any eggs. :(
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:15 PM   #8 
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Good luck with you fish.
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:16 PM   #9 
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Thanks for all the help! I am going to go check on them to make sure there are no eggs in his nest.
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:17 PM   #10 
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If you check in/ under the nest you can see white speck (the eggs). If they didn't spawn, then the female probably just released her eggs and ate them.
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