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  1. What are these?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello I have a 5 gallon planted aquarium with a betta and 2 mystery snails, I think that's what there called.One is yellow or orange in color and the other is White or grayish. When I got home tonight I realized that there where these little white things in my tank. I'm not sure what they are...
  2. Female Bloated or "Eggy"?

    Breeding Betta Fish
    My female betta has an awfully large stomach. It is not Dropsy, because I lost my last betta to Dropsy and she acts nothing like he did. She eats eagerly, is active, and her scales are not pineconing. However, she still is very big. I at first thought she was bloated/constipated, and fasted her...
  3. HELP! Female Betta dropping and eating eggs!!

    Breeding Betta Fish
    Hey! I'm new to Betta breeding and this forum! Sooo, I decided to take my love for Bettas a step further and breed them for the first time! I conditioned the pair for two weeks with Palembus Dermestoides (also known as Cancer Beatles) larvae. I also set up a ten gallon tank with an almond leaf...
  4. Water changes for fry ?

    Breeding Betta Fish
    Just wondering how I go about changing water when there are eggs in the bubble nest (and of course when the fry are swimming about!) Cheers
  5. Female ate the eggs!??

    Breeding Betta Fish
    Hi Everyone, I'm completely new at this. I only have experience in breeding guppies. (Not much to do there. ;) I'm really not aiming to be an official Betta breeder. I thought it would be fun to see what would happen. Obviously with the fishes safety #1. Anyway, everything was going well I...
  6. Swollen Tummy Female Beta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, my female betta has a swollen belly area her tail is skinny but the very front of her is swollen. She eats normally, she swims fine she is all over the tank, she stays close to the bottom, but she doesn't "lay" on the bottom she just swims and hovers near the bottom sometimes but she...
  7. Button Quail Hatch-Along

    With my first hatch of button quail (Chinese Blue-Breasted Quail/King Quail/C. chinensis), I had only one chick hatch out of fifteen eggs that I set. At day ten I candled, and found four infertile eggs. On day 16 (hatch day), there was nothing. I chekced the thermostat and the dial had been...
  8. eggy female betta- worrying behavioral changes

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My fairly-new female betta startled me today by starting to produce and eat eggs with no males around, which I did not realize was a possibility previously. She didn't act any differently for a couple hours, but within the past few she has become sluggish and is just swimming around slowly at...
  9. Help! Is my female betta bloated or full of eggs?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    She acts healthy and is very active. Eats normally. I try not to over feed her. Her belly became bloated I think over a week ago.. I did a water change and added epsom salt yesterday. She is in a 5 gallon tank with heater/filter. Temp stays on 80. Is she bloated or does she have eggs in her...
  10. Betta male protecting cory eggs?

    Betta Chat
    Today I got home from class to find two of my peppered corys had been spawning. They've been doing it ALL DAY, I got home at 2 and they're still going at it and its 8 here. The female has preferentially been laying her eggs in one corner, on the glass wall perpendicular to the heater and filter...
  11. New To Breeding Betta - Already have eggs

    Breeding Betta Fish
    I currently have a ten gallon tank filled with a batch of Betta eggs with their daddy diligently taking care of them. They were just laid earlier today. The mother is now back in her own ten gallon tank and I have another tank for the father to go into when the times comes. Atm I have just a...
  12. What are these things in my tank?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello. Just got a betta fish and 1 mystery snail. A 1.25 gallon bowl just noticed these (see pic attachment) on the pebbles in bottom of bowl. I was warned that the snail could still breed if it was a female and was still carrying eggs and sperm even after separation from other snails but the...
  13. Male eating eggs???

    Breeding Betta Fish
    My pair had a spawn yesterday (around 50-70 eggs??) and after taking the female out the male moved the eggs into one spot. This morning the eggs were in a pile but every time I check it seems to be getting less and less eggs. I'm not sure if the male is eating the eggs or if he's been spreading...
  14. Controlling Number of Eggs Released?

    Breeding Betta Fish
    My boyfriend and I are thinking of mating our betta fish, the female is a crowntail and the male is a double tail (labeled a double tail, half-moon from the pet store, but after looking up info, I'm not sure if this is possible as I have scoured so many betta sites and don't see this type...
  15. Can someone tell me why I have regular size babies, and hundreds of tiny swimmers?

    Breeding Betta Fish
    Hey- I have a new batch of babies, about 20 regular size- then I have hundreds of tiny "nat" like creatures/babies swarming/swimming about, that are a fraction of the size of the 20 regular babies, that are hanging from the nest like normal. The hundreds of tiny swimmers, just swarm about like...
  16. Plakat or Cichlid? Never seen this before!

    Breeding Betta Fish
    Friday I put my conditioned plakat pair in the spawn tank. I was surprised the next morning to already find eggs in the nest. :D I promptly (and easily) removed the female. I have never bred with this male before, so I watched him carefully for egg-eating tendencies. For the first few hours he...
  17. My betta takes care of HER eggs...?

    Breeding Betta Fish
    Sorry, I wasn't really sure where to post this, since there was no "strange, unbettalike behavior" section. I suppose my dear Ella has reached full maturity now, because she lays eggs a little less than once a week. Usually about 100-200 eggs around 1mm. They look healthy enough, white...
  18. Sick Female Betta with eggs?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    About a month or almost two ago, my females suddenly spawned eggs, I do not have a male betta. But they spawned their eggs suddenly after I introduced the new fish into the tank they stayed in {A few had died and so I replaced them} Their not bettas but they were male. But I figured without a...
  19. Eggs?

    Breeding Betta Fish
    Hi so a month ago I bought a male betta fish. A few minutes ago I observed a shape (circular) with small clear either bubbles or eggs. He is guarding it very closely. The problem is its only my Betta which is a male and the only tankmate was a algae eater. So is my betta fish talented at making...
  20. Can you breed bettas so the eggs dont hatch?

    Breeding Betta Fish
    I have bettas, and my male just sits there all depressed and lonely and bored. He hs the same routine all day, and I wanna give him something to do. Can u breed them so the eggs dont hatch? i dont wanna be inhumane and kill the fish once theyre concious things.. :/