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Old 02-03-2012, 05:43 PM   #1 
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My two bettas are spawning as I write this but there is a problem aside from the male eating some of the eggs he won't pick the up off the bottom either so there is a whole bunch of eggs just sitting there. If I take the male an female out after they are done so he stops eating them will they still hatch and be ok? Any ideas will be helpful thanks.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:17 PM   #2 
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Egg that at the bottom don't hatch.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:20 PM   #3 
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Some people have sucess with hatching the eggs themselves. But notalways.

I've heard of using a petri dish because it's VERY shallow.

The issue is mainly that they tend to grow fungus without themale cleaning them.
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:08 AM   #4 
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If you take the make and female out, there is a way to artificially hatch them and sometimes the fry are strong enough to survive. With new breeders, it can be more difficult.

I would suggest trying them again in about a week or so of conditioning and then float the female in the tank for another day without feeding and let him build another nest (if he doesn't it is okay). Then release the female and see if he wont eat the eggs.

Good luck!
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:39 AM   #5 
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IMO good healthy eggs will hatch IF it isn't over run by fungus. Therefore neglected healthy eggs will hatch. But due to fungus (and other critters - like snails, etc.), the percentage is quite low.

You can take out the parents and reduce the water level to about 2-3" then hope for the best. Some of the healthy eggs should hatch.
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