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Old 02-20-2012, 09:25 PM   #1 
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They are breeding!!!!

So yesterday in the picture section, I posted pictures trying to identify if 3 betas i had were male or females

the 2nd 2 pictures were identified as males. I separated them and put one of the males in a 10 gallon tank. He started making a bubble nest so I threw the female in, they are breeding!!!

This is the first time I am experiencing this, and it seems like the female is helping him pick up the eggs and put them on the nest.

All of this has happened in a matter of less than 24 hours after introducing them to each other / tank (nest built and eggs laid)

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Any tips on how to proceed would be helpful
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:28 PM   #2 
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This is my thread trying to have ID'd as male / female

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=93801
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:40 PM   #3 
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This is going to sound harsh...

So, you didn't even know how to properly identify male from female yesterday but you decided to breed bettas.
What are you going to feed the fry? Are you the least bit informed about breeding?

There's no such thing as a crash course in betta breeding. Breeding is expensive and it takes a lot of preparation in order to properly raise the fry.

Good luck with your fish.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:00 PM   #4 
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bbs culture. My intentions were not to breed now, it just happened by mistake, I did not think that having a male/female together for less than 24 hours would result in what is happening.
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:47 PM   #5 
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Yeah they can spawn within hours of being put together...
You should've had microworms as well, and infusoria, because most newborn fry can't eat bbs, it's too big for them
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:20 AM   #6 
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I have to agree with vilmarisv and BeautifulBetta. As the others stated, breeding takes a lot of planning and preparation.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:59 AM   #7 
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Y suger coat it.


Nothing happen by mistake.
Cause Every action have a reaction to it


Bottom line B4 u do anything u must think of the cause and effect.

If you didn't plan on breeding, then y put them together.

Animal with short life span will try to reperduce as soon as the environment seem right.
Bet you just got you fish in a few day on a new shipment at the lfs.

Will since u got them to breed.
You better prepare yourself
It's not going to be cheap n u have to devote a huge chunk of your time in caring.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:05 AM   #8 
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Y suger coat it.


Nothing happen by mistake.
Cause Every action have a reaction to it


Bottom line B4 u do anything u must think of the cause and effect.

If you didn't plan on breeding, then y put them together.

Animal with short life span will try to reperduce as soon as the environment seem right.
Bet you just got you fish in a few day on a new shipment at the lfs.

Will since u got them to breed.
You better prepare yourself
It's not going to be cheap n u have to devote a huge chunk of your time in caring.

wow... you got me!!!

i put them together because i prefered to put male / female together instead of male / male. could I have stopped it, yeah, did I no. but were my intentions to breed?

I work fulltime and am on my last semester of my masters does it sound like I have the time for this right now?

all this did was give my girlfriend a toni of work and research to do and shes been doing an excellent job at it.. we took male betta out yesterday, we have about 200+ fry, multiple cultures for feeding, aged water is in place for the coming days.

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Old 02-25-2012, 10:11 AM   #9 
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If your intentions were not to breed, then you would not have just casually tossed them together to see what happens. It's not a mistake, it was intentional putting them together, and it is silly to not expect them to follow their instincts and attempt to breed when given the chance.

I have fish I want to breed. Sometimes I float a female to give the boys exercise and stimulation. I don't have the equipment yet to really focus on getting them to breed, though, I need more conditioning foods, fry food, another heater, etc.

Good luck.
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:40 AM   #10 
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It takes a lot of planning to have a sucessful spawn. Extra tanks, proper fry food, etc. If you don't have food that is small enough for the fry, they will starve to death. Not a very good end.
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