Well here goes yet another spawn attempt; hopefully this will be my last...and I may end up with some fry. I've tried spawning bettas since February with little to no success. The closest I got was in Mid-April, when my Black Dragon HMPK Zankou and my Black Dragon HM Sprinx actually embraced once, and there were about 30 eggs in the nest. Well needless to say he ate the 100 eggs she released onto the floor. I should have taken that as a sign, because when I woke up the next morning, all the eggs in the nest were gone :(
Now that I've gotten a job, I have more money to spend on my addictio....hobby, so I've really tried to make the spawn tank the best it can be. Its a 5 gallon full to about 5" of water, an IAL, some Wisteria, and a Lava Rock in the middle with a Java Fern attached to it. The male I'm using I picked up about 2 weeks ago at Petco, (I know not the best stock, but he really is amazing, and to be honest I don't care if he's a Petco Fish.) The Female I purchased around a month and a half ago, with 2 of her sisters off of Aquabid.
I added him to the spawn tank about 3 days ago, and he instantly started building a nest without even seeing her. Once it got huge, (Little did I know that it was going to get bigger....), I added her into the tank inside a cup. I released her last night, and things seem to be going well; he's chasing her but mostly just bubble nesting, she has no damage whatsoever though and still has her breeding bars. Anyway, enough babbling, here are some videos and some pics that I've taken. I hope you enjoy! Any insight would be appreciated :D
Sprinx, meet Cerberus
Well I hope you guys liked the vids/pics, I couldn't get any good pics of Sprinx though...she hates the camera :/ Anyway I'm gonna stop typing now since I don't want to make you guys stop reading due to boredom. Still nothing going on in the spawn tank, he just chases her really fast whenever she gets near the nest, she has gone towards it a few times though, so I think thats a good sign. Bye for now :P