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Old 11-01-2011, 12:18 AM   #1 
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Breeding Betta Question- nothing happening

Hi Everyone!

I'm in the process of breeding some CT Bettas, both male and female are CT. I placed the male in the breeding tank, with the female in a jar. Once a nest was made I released the female. Lots of gill flaring and male chasing the female. That was 6 days ago and no egg laying yet. The female has swelled with eggs and both are eating well. The male tends to the nest and chases the female when he sees her. He tires to show off but when she gets closes he scares her off. The last 2 days she has been hiding behind the heater in fear. When he gets close she releases a few eggs out of fear.

So to the questions. What is going on? If it sounds like the pairing isn't going to work and I remove the female, will it hurt the female to have a belly of eggs to not release them?

Thank you for the help!
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:33 AM   #2 
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Welcome to the forum. hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

It sounds like a failed spawn. Take the female out before she gets hurt. She may release unfertilized eggs and eat them, that's ok.

Let the female heal then recondition them to try again later.
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:39 AM   #3 
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Thank you so much!

I was thinking it failed. I will take her out right away! I'm very new to this and researched as much as I could before even starting. It's very exciting and fun!

Thank you
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