Hi everyone, I have owned betta on and off for a while and just started trying to breed. I am currently trying to breed a couple of nice fish I found at the local pet store, however would love to find a nice breeding pair soon. I am breeding for a science project in school, because I am planning on going into horse breeding and genetice. I know a few girls that work at a local vet office in that field that did a betta breeding study in high school and it helped them greatly. My first attempt was a fail. I bought the fish conditioned them and set up my breeding tank. Then I introduced him to it, and about two days later I put her in her area. He built a huge nest in a sterilized egg carton peice. Then I released the female and they cased each other for about a day. Then they did their thing while I was at work and when I got home he was guarding his nest and she was hiding behind her plant. I took her out and left him alone, checking on him very little. He was a great daddy, he moved the eggs and kept the nest going, but after four days and no fry I decided to remove him and let him eat and recoup. I then inspected that nest and found that all the eggs and been taken over by mold (that was my bad for not thinking about adding or checking to see if I should add and anti-fungal). I am currently working on just looking for nicer fish or letting these to have a long break and trying again. Any thougts or such are very welcome and good luck to all out there breeding I understand how hard it is even though I don't have a betta spawn yet I have had mollies spawn and that is crazy. Here is a picture of each of my fish, the female hates the camera.