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Old 09-29-2011, 12:13 AM   #1 
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is conditioning for 2wks necessary?

or i could just present the female once i got them?
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:11 AM   #2 
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You need to condition both your male and female. Spawning is a tiresome and draining thing for your bettas, all that chasing and such. Also, your fish will be more apt to spawn of they feel they are in good health. I mean, do you feel up to running 5k when you haven't eaten all day? Also, getting back to basic animal needs, bettas are more apt to spawn if they feel there is enough food around to support offspring. It's natural instinct. Personally for the best chance of sucess, I'd condition my bettas. Also you want your betta to be stressfree and healthy, 2 weeks should be used for quarantine time as well as conditioning.
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:44 AM   #3 
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yes it is neccessary
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Old 09-29-2011, 02:02 PM   #4 
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i have my female being conditioned just for 3 days now, and when i was researching i learned they are ready when they have a white granule like under their belly. so, is she ready to be presented to the male or should i keep going for 2 weeks?


i haven't let them see each other yet.
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:15 PM   #5 
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Yes it is.
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:42 PM   #6 
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All the girls have that white granule. That's where the eggs come from. That, is decieving.

The reason for conditioning is mainly so that they have enough food, energy... This is basically having them in their own environment without other fish (no stress factor), and being fed a variety of good foods (live, frozen, freeze dried, flake/pellet). It really is tiresome for the fish to breed. The male especially, usually is not fed when caring for a nest, so he definitely needs to have the nutrition beforehand!
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Old 09-30-2011, 01:16 AM   #7 
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The 2 week conditioning time gets the pair in shape to spawn and helps the femakle build up her eggs. During this time they need to be fed good quality, healthy food.
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Old 09-30-2011, 01:37 AM   #8 
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It depend...
Where u get your fish from...
Most breeder keep there fish in good condiction....
U can get some that ready when u get them....
But lfs...
U need to put in extra work...
If u want a decent amount of offspring....
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:50 AM   #9 
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Umm i don't know where you heard about the egg spot meaning they're ready to breed...that is ALWAYS present in females(and sometimes males).

You need to condition her with high quality foods often people use live foods full of protein. They say two weeks but depending on the pair,method of conditioning, quality of food, and experience some only take a week, other always keep their fish in condition so they can be bred whenever(or buy pre conditioned pairs).

As you are new, take the two weeks to condition and learn more and ask questions, because some of your information is clearly wrong.


best ofluck in your future spawn.
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As Bambi said, the ovipositor is always there but becomes more prominent when she's full of ripe eggs.
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