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Old 07-10-2011, 11:04 PM   #1 
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Lightbulb HELP me with breeding bettas

so i am breeding a blue/red vt with a blue mix green/red ct female
i jus wanna breed n raise fry cuz i am jus a begginer rite now
so i need help on breeding them
i used bubblewrap for the males bubble nest n he built alot of bubbles underneath it
so i released the female n the male chases the female n trys to lure her to the nest
but she won't go n its been 2 days n today i saw tat sometimes by a corner her head
sticks out of the water n she sticks to the glass until i use a net to touch her n she will go back down to the water y does she do tat?
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:13 AM   #2 
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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.
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:33 PM   #3 
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well today at 11 my bettas spawned
the male wrapped himself around the female n then i saaw eggs falling
but the problem is idn't noe if he's eating the eggs
cuz i see him collecting them but he doesn't spit them into the nest
he takes a gulp of air then blows bubble into the nest
so is he eating the eggs or not??? help!!!
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:48 PM   #4 
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If he visits the nest, or blows bubbles soon after taking in the eggs, he is more than likely putting then in the nest. I had an egg eater male and he would pick them up, eat them and totally ignore the nest several embraces in a row.
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:55 PM   #5 
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oh ok
cuz mine after embracing he will ether go blow bubble in the nest of open his mouth really wide like yawning
but like in the middle of the water under the nest n after spawning he stays mostly under the nest
but i don't see any eggs in the nest
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They can be hard to see, if you look parallel to the water you should see a few hanging down or if you look under the nest they look like a lump of white rice.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:10 AM   #7 
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oh okk thanks
but uhmmm i cant really see anything under the bubble nest which is under the bubblewrap
i can't see white dots i don't think it hatched yet too cuz they only spawned yesterday at 11
but how long will it take to hatch
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:41 AM   #8 
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oh okk thanks
but uhmmm i cant really see anything under the bubble nest which is under the bubblewrap
i can't see white dots i don't think it hatched yet too cuz they only spawned yesterday at 11
but how long will it take to hatch
At 82 degrees F, it takes about a day. That's how long mine usually take, but they can take up to 3 days to hatch. You'll see little tails hanging down from the nest and some probably zipping up and down under the nest as well. Did you take the female out? What are your plans for fry food? How big is the spawning/ grow-out tank?
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:06 AM   #9 
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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
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:41 AM   #10 
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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!
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