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Old 08-23-2011, 12:25 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Spawn log and questions

This is my first time breeding bettas. I have been a Guppy breeder for a while until my heater malfunktioned and killed all be two of my fish ( don't worry no longer have the heater). I have spent a lot of time resurching about betta breeding. I thought I would try it. I now it is a lot of responsibillity. Well I have a CT red male betta and some sort of female don't know what kind. I am in the process of conditioning them at the moment. Will post pics when I can find my camera. Also when do males start there bubble nests about. I have him in my breeding tank so he can claim it as his own. All he does is flare at his reflection, does a wierd dance, blows two bubbles (which pop under the cup I have in there) and does the same thing over and over. Is this normal??
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:32 PM   #2 
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Hello animalfreak :)

Once you put the female in with the male, he should start building his nest. Sometimes the male needs a push in the right direction. Once you have finished conditioning, you can add the female into the spawn tank inside some sort of clear container. A lot of people use a chimney (a candle lantern).

May I ask what you are feeding them with and what their temps. are at?
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:38 PM   #3 
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I have been feeding them freeze dried bloodworms in the morning, two small betta pellets for lunch, more fdb or mosqutos larvae for diner. She is in a container that is about room temp.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:56 PM   #4 
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Stop feedign the freeze-dried, they don't have much protein in them. I'd start just feeding massive amounts of mosquito larvae and a couple pellets. Try feeding just twice a day instead of three.

Also, the temp. needs to be at the 80F rang as much as possible.
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How can I get the temp to 80. And Also in my breeder set up I have a heater but it stays around 70. The water is only 5 or 6 inches deep.
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:03 PM   #6 
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You need to get a heater.

The water needs to be at 80-82F the entire time during spawning, or the fry will most likely all die off.

I think you should do some more research before you spawn.
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I have a heater now that you can set the temp to.
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Is there a heater for the spawn tank as well?
Bettas are tropical fish and need warm temps. to thrive.
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