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Old 11-15-2011, 09:47 AM   #11 
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Today I gave my male a look-see at my female! I know there's debate on whether or not to let them see each other, but... I was curious.
My guy is an odd one... I just wanted to see how he would behave. I floated her cup in his tank for about 5 mins. Both did ok! He was zipping around his tank, wiggling, flaring a bit, tryin to look all seksi :3 My girl seemed interested. She's very docile, so no flaring on her part. I suppose that's good.

I'm not sure how long/often I should let them 'get used' to each other (since that's the approach I want to take)... ?

Everything else is coming along otherwise. The ich is clearing up, fins are looking better.
I'm still waiting on a few things to arrive (IAL, bs eggs) in the mail, but they should be here soon. I'm going to set up a practice BBS hatchery once the eggs come.
Can adults eat the BBS? I don't wanna waste 'em

Hmm. I'll update again laters
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:05 AM   #12 
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Adults will love BBS! My bettas love any live food I offer them. Good luck with your spawn.
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:49 AM   #13 
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What do you mean by "no flaring on her part"? She should flare too and swim all crazy like the male. If she's too docile, it probably means she's not ready to spawn.

Basically you can show males the female. But
1. If you do it too often (show - remove), sometimes the male changes mood and becomes aggressive (fight) specially if the female doesn't respond.
2. The female might "respond" too quickly and release her eggs. This often happens to veteran breeders.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:33 AM   #14 
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I hate when that happen, floating the female to come back to see that she made her own nest with eggs in it...
A major set back...
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:48 PM   #15 
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Yea, I know she's not ready. I've haven't been conditioning for long yet. Just got overly excited and curious. I'm just gonna play it safe and only let them see each other sparingly. Maybe a few more times before the real thing.

I'm so nervous and I don't wanna mess this up in any way! Yikes!!
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:00 PM   #16 
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Will let us know when u actually breed.
I want to known the outcome.
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Old 12-03-2011, 03:58 PM   #17 
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Update: I am going to be setting up my spawn tank tonight, woooo!!
My female is looking good, nice n eggy. My male is building his nest like a crazy man!

I need to make a schedule on water changes for the fry/growout tank...... anyone want to help me out? Heheh

Oh, and I hope everyone out there had a nice Thanksgiving!!

I'll update again (with pics) as soon as more progress is made
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Old 12-03-2011, 04:05 PM   #18 
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will you should have set up your tank like a week or two ago.
i usually set up the tank at the same time i start conditioning my breeding pair.
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Old 12-03-2011, 04:12 PM   #19 
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I've had the tank set up for about a month actually... just gotta lower the water level n such. :]
Bad wording on my part, I s'pose.

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Old 12-04-2011, 06:50 AM   #20 
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Soooo, fast forward to right now!
My female has been released from her jar in the spawn tank (had her there overnight) for about 2hrs now. There's some chasing/nipping and she hides. He will work on the nest for a few seconds, then he snoops around to find her and chase some more. He is wagging and showing off, tryin to look studly, lol...
My fem is just a little spooked now, hanging around the top (when not hiding). Should I give her a break? I feel like she needs to chill and also he can focus on growing the nest. I worry bc I don't want to have to start over with the courtship process. Does any of this make sense? Lol...
Any advice?
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