Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Breeding Betta Fish
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-09-2011, 06:14 PM   #1 
GhostFeather
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Thumbs down 3 Females and 1 Male

Hi,
I have not been on for awhile.
I have 3 Females(given to me),they are about 1&1/2 inches long.
My male is about 2 inches long,these are body measurements,not including the tails.
If I add the tails in,he looks like a monster compared to the females!!!!
My question is:
Is he to big to breed with the females?
I could probably post some pics.,kind of hard to measure them inn the tank!
Those are close measurements though.
They are healthy and robost,the females are fat!
Bettas are cool,they are like Puppies with fins!!!
Thanks in advance!
GhostFeather is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 07:19 PM   #2 
bettalover2033
Member
 
bettalover2033's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New York
Okay well to answer your question, it is more of the body measurements that will matter most because if the female is bigger than the male or vice versa, then the breeding will only result in catastrophe. I feel that I need to ask. Have you done research on any betta breeding? This is a pretty common question answered on many sites.

If you would really like a huge insight on betta breeding go to: www.Bettysplendens.com and go to the betta breeding section of the sight and it will give you a numerous amount of info on a lot of other things.
bettalover2033 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 08:17 PM   #3 
GhostFeather
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Hi,
Yes,I have done tons of research over the last year.
I am a great believer in doing your homework!!
Back in the day I would have made many trips to the library to read up on Bettas,now-we have the internet!!!
I have been into Tropical Fish for 46 years and have breed most livebearers,Angels,Killis(my favorite),some Dwarf Chiclids,so I am not entirely new to the game(except for Bettas,so I do have some questions)!!
Don't get me wrong-I do not know it all,just have some experience.
I had read where the Male should be a little bigger than the Female due to him having to get a good wrap around her body,was just wondering how much larger.
By the way,the Females were given to me by an old friend who decided at this time she did not want to get into breeding them.
Thanks for the answer,and any other tips would be appreciated.
I have been reading alot of posts on this forum-it is a very good forum with knowledgeable and helpful people!!!!
GhostFeather is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 09:45 PM   #4 
bettalover2033
Member
 
bettalover2033's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New York
I agree with you because many other forums that I've been on do not respond fast enough.

Anyway, If I were to give a tip, I would definitely watch their body language (the male and female's body will be swerving back and forth like a snake when they really want to spawn. They will be doing the "Betta Dance." It's quite cute.

This is an example of the "betta dance" where the betta is moving in a slithering like motion.

Though this is a very wrong way to breed. There should be only one female in the tank. I'm sure you know this though.

http://youtu.be/sSQTjzsxJi8
bettalover2033 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 08:29 AM   #5 
indjo
TFK Moderator
 
indjo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Slight difference in size of breeding pair is OK.
- Male bigger is OK.
- Female slightly bigger (if she's not too fat) is also OK.

If the female is much bigger, she might fight instead of spawn. If she does want to breed, they might have difficulty getting into the right position during embrace thus eggs might not be fertilized properly. This also happens when the female is very fat/thick ... Usually they get it right once she has released some eggs and become thinner.

Good luck on your breeding .... don't forget pictures. lol
indjo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 08:46 PM   #6 
bettalover2033
Member
 
bettalover2033's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New York
Yes I agree. Male has to be bigger than the female at all times for the best results, but when I tried to have the female just a bit bigger than the male it worked, but I had a very low number of fry because the male got very irritated and "gave up."
bettalover2033 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Another Male? Or a few females? Devotion Betta Chat 3 07-26-2011 11:15 AM
1 male 3 females germanchick09 Betta Fish Compatibility 40 05-17-2011 08:11 PM
1 male = 2 females? baylee767 Breeding Betta Fish 9 05-15-2011 12:03 AM
male + females? weluvbettas Betta Fish Compatibility 7 06-14-2010 02:36 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.