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Old 08-19-2011, 09:06 AM   #1 
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Oh gosh-Female TOO Agrressive?

So I have my outdoor spawn set up, and did what was advised: Place female in for a night and then release male next day. So I did that, and at first they were doing their own thing, but later in the day male was S dancing and bubblenesting. Left him there for the night.

Woke up- checked on them- bubblenests everywhere, male head poked out. No eggs I could see. Male swam out, his tail is absolutely tattered. There is less than 2/3 left, and it completely is torn up as if it was in a grinder D:<. MY female swims out, super barred, but slightly flares at the male with the S-dance. she then swims toward him. I'm guessing its the female that did the damage, because theres nothing else that could do that. Their acting fine, but he looks really bad -.-

Should I take him out? Or let him be to see if they do indeed spawn? He's still in there, bubblenesting at the moment.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:12 AM   #2 
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Leave them be. Unless you can see that the female is indeed the one attacking, then I say leave it. It they are both flirting and the female is still barred, just wait it out. As long as they aren't trying to kill each other, it's fine. :)
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:21 AM   #3 
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I guess I'm just overprotective of my fish I yell at my sister for a good ten minutes when she insults them...

I guess its nothing aquarium salt and stress coat can't fish, but being me I worry. I still don't get how she couldve done that to him! Their still flaring. When will she learn to be submissive>:P
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:31 AM   #4 
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If she's still barred and flirting, it's a good sign. :)
Just let them be fish for a while and do their fishy groove thang!~ lol.
But yeah, as long as you don't see them trying to kill each other then you should be ok. ^^
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:51 AM   #5 
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They've stopped flirting. The male flared at her and chased her. I think they changed their minds? D; This is a no-go, I think I'm going to take them out.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:56 AM   #6 
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Yeah, take them out then. You don't want them doing harm to each other. o0o;

Did you condition them before you put them in the outdoor tank?
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:04 AM   #7 
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Yup; mosquito larvae, bloodworms, and pellets...
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:06 AM   #8 
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Hmm, are they first-timers?
Usually bettas that have never spawned before take a while to get it right. :) Mine did, lol. I had to try three different times just to get them to embrace! Now spawning is cake!
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:26 AM   #9 
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Yes, they are first timers, but for their safety, and to save me from worrying, I've taken them out and I'm going to recondition them. Charlie's in QT, aquarium salt and stress coat. But, here's Charlie's tail, before and after:
I still don't understand how she did that...
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:30 AM   #10 
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O__O oh jeezuz! That's crazy! Have him heal up before you try again. And maybe condition them for longer? IDK how long you did before but it won't hurt :)

I also suggest having the spawn tank inside where you can keep a closer eye on them ;)
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