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Old 03-29-2011, 11:06 PM   #1 
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Female with male too early?

I have 2 bettas right now in a tank. My female i have had in another tank inside a 10g tank where the male lives so that they could see each other. They've been in there for a couple weeks and finally my male built a bubble nest. My female got vertical stripes on her tonight and her stomach started to get bigger (just a little bit, looks like she ate too much) but i hadnt fed them since this morning. I let her out, and now that i've taken a second look, im kind of wondering if maybe i let her out too early. should i have waited until she got more plump? I've been trying for a month or so now, this is the first time my female had gotten the vertical stripes. I just didnt want to miss the opportunity. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:59 PM   #2 
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I never judge a female by their vertical stripes. I judge them on how plump they are. That might just be because my females are all light colored bodys.
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Old 03-31-2011, 02:03 PM   #3 
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i keep waiting and waiting...ive been condition 2 females for over two weeks, and they just wont get any eggs. i've tried to keep them out of site of the male for 2 weeks, and i also tried keeping them in site of the male. i've checked the water, and all my levels are good. i've been feeding them blood worms. This use to be a piece of cake for me to do a looong time ago...lol. now its just so difficult.
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its a hassle. do you have any other males. try showing him to her. post pics too
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Old 03-31-2011, 02:27 PM   #5 
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no, i dont have any other males. I thought this one was a good one. He was building huge bubble nests. but maybe i'll try to buy another. its just so hard to choose these days. ive been to a few stores and none of the males blow nests in the cups like they use to...they all look like theyre dying.
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sorry, they came out bad
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Old 03-31-2011, 02:34 PM   #7 
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Its fine but
1. take out the gravel
2. add some IALs or blackwater extract to get them in the mood.
3. and take her out and see what happens. If he starts getting aggresive then that is not the right pair. If not he will build a nest and there you go.
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ok, i will deffinately try this...thank you!
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tell me how it works out!!!! keep me updated and hey if you get fry I would be more than happy to take a pair.
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:36 PM   #10 
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Cool!, i'll keep that in mind. By the way, is your avatar your betta?
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