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Old 05-10-2011, 06:37 PM   #1 
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How Long to Build Bubblenest?

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I am new to betta breeding so please excuse me if my questions are dumb. I have a crowntail female and a crowntail male who I both conditioned for two weeks. I put them in my ten gallon breeder tank (6 inches of water, a half of a styrofoam cup, a glass vial for the female to reside in, and a sponge filter). The two fish have been in the breeder tank for about 4 days now. They are both showing interest in each other and then female now has the vertical stripes. However, the male has not built a bubble nest. Once both fish are in the breeder tank does it usually take more than four days to build a bubble nest? What are the average time periods for the ale to begin building the bubble nest? Thanks in advance!

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Old 05-10-2011, 07:54 PM   #2 
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Did the male ever build a nest in the past in your care? Personally, I usually don't attempt to breed males that are not making bubblenests. I have had males that did not build a nest until after spawning, but they were already building bubblenests in their own private quarters for weeks even before being introduced to a female. If this helps, most male bettas that want to breed will build a nest within 24-48 hours of being within view of a female betta.
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