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Old 05-26-2011, 04:55 PM   #1 
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Question Female and male

the male trys so hard to get the female to look at him. she has flared at him 2 times that i have seen. He hits the glass vase so hard some times i fell bad for him. Should i take the female out and put her in the tank with him ?
or give it more time
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:17 PM   #2 
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I would give them more time. Maybe they aren't compatible.
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:52 PM   #3 
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What is your breeding set up? Did you condition the female (and the male) for at least 2 weeks beforehand? Does she have breeding bares or stress bars?
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:13 PM   #4 
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My tank set up is a 20 gal tank with java moss in it and fake plants with a hide away for the female and it is heated to about 84.
She does not have stress bares or breeding bars.
And i did condition them
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:36 PM   #5 
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hmm, the heat shouldn't be that high, it should be ranged from 72-82
maybe they arn't that compatible! but, keep them together for awhile, one time i had a female NOT flare the WHOLE time she was in the vase, and spawned 1 week later.....
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:01 PM   #6 
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hmm, the heat shouldn't be that high, it should be ranged from 72-82
maybe they arn't that compatible! but, keep them together for awhile, one time i had a female NOT flare the WHOLE time she was in the vase, and spawned 1 week later.....
Actually it should never go below 76. For breeding 84 is fine. Higher temperatures are better for breeding, although I wouldn't go any higher. If you lower it, lower it to just about 80-82.
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:19 PM   #7 
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I agree with turtle10, for one you should never let your bettas temp go below 72 so breeding them under those conditions would be bad. 84 might be a bit high though so you could try lowering it to 80-82. If the female is light colored then she will not show breeding bars. What color is she?
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:27 PM   #8 
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For breeding I'd say don't go any lower than 80 degrees.
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:00 PM   #9 
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I always breed at 84* and keep the spawn at that temperature until at least 2 months old, once they're growing at a good rate and are decent sized I'll lower the temp slowly. All my fish are kept at at least 80*.
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