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Old 07-12-2011, 12:59 PM   #11 
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would it be hard to see the eggs through the bubblewrap? cuz i'm jus kinda nervous
if it'll will hatch cuz this is my first time breeding bettas
and i'm only 14
n yes i took the female out, fry food are infusoria and egg yolk for now, spawning is like 5 gallon n grow out is a ten gallon
can't afford much since i'm only 14
Mmmm yeah it might be hard to see through the bubble wrap. I'd just look under the nest if possible. Was it your bettas first time? Sometimes 1st timers don't really get a handle on what they're doing very well and eat most of the eggs because they are unfertilized. I had to artificially hatch my 4 kids cuz my male was eating all of his eggs.
If your eggs don't hatch within a couple days, I'd condition your bettas again for a week feeding them frozen or live foods, and then try spawning .

If you do get eggs, I'd also buy some frozen Baby Brine Shrimp. My 4 weeks-olds LOVE them! omnomnom.
Other than that, it seems like you have a good setup!
If you have any more questions feel free to ask! Good luck!
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:26 PM   #12 
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Are you sure the female is willing/ready to breed?

To be safe, I'd suggest you take her out for now and recondition them in separate tanks. This will give the female time to recover.

Next time, make sure all the right breeding signs are shown. If you're sure they're ready to breed, leaving them together until they spawn (up to 4 days) would be safer..... as long as the female has a safe hide out where the male can't easily get to.


Id do just like he said.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:29 PM   #13 
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Mmmm yeah it might be hard to see through the bubble wrap. I'd just look under the nest if possible. Was it your bettas first time? Sometimes 1st timers don't really get a handle on what they're doing very well and eat most of the eggs because they are unfertilized. I had to artificially hatch my 4 kids cuz my male was eating all of his eggs.
If your eggs don't hatch within a couple days, I'd condition your bettas again for a week feeding them frozen or live foods, and then try spawning .

If you do get eggs, I'd also buy some frozen Baby Brine Shrimp. My 4 weeks-olds LOVE them! omnomnom.
Other than that, it seems like you have a good setup!
If you have any more questions feel free to ask! Good luck!
ok n ive tried looking under neath but i still can't really see any eggs all i see is bubbles.
n yes it was my bettas first time, how do u hatch them? n okk will wait n see
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:37 PM   #14 
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When it comes to breeding hun, just because you can't afford something doesn't mean it's ok to go ahead and breed anyways, just because of your age. I have two 10gals, a 5 gal, and a ton of fry food. BUT, I am not prepared to breed so I won't. Not picking at you, just you should really be prepared before you bring more fish into the world :) Do you have plans for all the males? They will need their own space eventually, and you can only fir about 5-6 females in a 10gal. You're going to need lots more room!

Good luck! Keep us posted!
well i got alot of jars in my basement
n like 6-10 of those 10 gallon buckets or something
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:39 PM   #15 
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ok n ive tried looking under neath but i still can't really see any eggs all i see is bubbles.
n yes it was my bettas first time, how do u hatch them? n okk will wait n see
I had to get the eggs from my female as the spawned so my male didn't eat them. I put the eggs into a small container inside the spawning tank- which kept the water warm. Less than half of the 30 eggs I saved hatched and about 10 survived the first week. I now have 4 sweet little babies now~ :)

Eggs are sometimes hard to see if you don't know what you're looking at :)
This picture http://bettas.atlasweb.cz/betta/betta21.jpg is a good example of what they look like.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:50 PM   #16 
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oh wat did u use to get the eggs? a net?
i jus looked since the nest isn't that big n its really hard to see
since its really hot and the bubblewrap like has more bubbles on it
like theres mists on it dn't really noe how to explain it
n i can' really look from the bottom too since the bubbles are kinda big
n from the top i'm not sure if its eggs but by one bubble i see too white dots
tats like tis big .
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*sigh* jus looked carefully again n it was a bubble
I think he did eat all the eggs since i don't see anything:(
n it was his first time so mabe tats y
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Yup! Those white dots would be eggs! Congrats! I hope they hatch!
I used a turkey baster to get them out. :) A net might damage the eggs.
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Oh, never mind then. Yeah since it was his first time, he might have eaten them all. :/ You can try again later if you want.
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:02 PM   #20 
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yea i'll try later
jus gnna wait acouple more days
hope it works this time
i have another male i want to try but the females abit bigger
n the only male tats bigger then the female is my blue one
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