Originally Posted by turtle10
You should never, ever put males and females together, even if it is for only 20 seconds. They should only be together for breeding purposes, and even then it is a difficult process to get them to not kill each other. Also, I don't suggest keeping two fish in a divided tank any less than five gallons, especially with no filter. What is your water change schedule?
I suggest you do a bit more research before you decide to breed, it doesn't some like you have all your betta facts straight, considering you put them in the same glass.
There are tons of good sites out there with betta info and betta breeding info out there, like bettysplendens.com or bettatalk.com :)
I agree. You should only divide a minimum of 5 gallons IMO. In a divided 3 gallon, that's like... you have to do probably around 4 100% water changes a week (might get away with 2 50% and 2 100%) Just double the normal amount of water changes.
Also, you really should do months of research before you breed. Live food cultures take weeks to setup (Fry NEED to eat live food for their first weeks), fry containers can cost you hundreds of dollars (most likely 100% daily water changes), growout tank/tub needed of at least 20 gallons, IAL's, lots of cover, breeding tank, ability to stand constantly patiently checking through clear buckets of water for a really long time for fry during water changes, and more.