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well yeah, i got the eggs. I asked if i need to get the female away from the male. I got answers which is yes. I took Crest, the girl out and left for tuition, leaving Blaze alone, i saw him swim to where Crest was, so I left crest tank inside the breeding tank and left for tuition, after 4hours, i went back to check, but SOMEHOW, BLAZE ATE MOST OF THE EGGS! :cry: i think he love Crest and having him and her torn away have caused him to feel uneasy and ate most of the eggs, THE NEST WAS SO HUGE TOO :( i could tell that there will be more than 60++ frys before he ate the eggs... could you guys tell me wdf happened ;( (crest and blaze is currently together now, i felt it was safe for them to be together, Blaze didnt hurt crest while breeding, and the breed when they met, 1day to get eggs, so yeah.)
 

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Many first parents have issues, egg eating is just one of them and most likely it's not really because he "loved" the female because they aren't capable of feeling that sort of emotion like we do. From reading it seems like most egg eating fathers won't stop this tendency but if you want to try again make sure you recondition them at least a week so they can build up strength again. Even if he didn't physically hurt her he could still be threatening her which you would't see, it would cause stress and potential death even.
 

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Many first parents have issues, egg eating is just one of them and most likely it's not really because he "loved" the female because they aren't capable of feeling that sort of emotion like we do. From reading it seems like most egg eating fathers won't stop this tendency but if you want to try again make sure you recondition them at least a week so they can build up strength again. Even if he didn't physically hurt her he could still be threatening her which you would't see, it would cause stress and potential death even.
+1. Bettas are not capable of feeling "love." They are highly territorial and should only be together to mate. By humanizing these fish, you could be putting one or both of them in danger. Separate them immediately. The egg eating has nothing to do with the female being in the tank.
 

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What size tank are you using?
When removing female, make sure she is at the opposite end of the tank or far enough to not disturb the nest/eggs.
Leaving the female in sight is distraction/disturbance - male may eat his eggs. Try him once more if he eats eggs though there are no disturbance, retire him or artificially hatch the eggs.
 

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Yeah she was opposite to the tank and when I got Crest out, he got one glimpse.. OOPS. And I'm using a pretty big tank, uh like 60cm large? (wut) still 11 and haven't learn this kinda stuff .-. like the gallons or watever .-.
 

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well the frys have hatched and some have begun free swimming. I'm just happy Blaze left 15+ eggs for them to hatch at least... -phew- (got a mini heartattack as soon as i saw the nest)
 

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Yeah she was opposite to the tank and when I got Crest out, he got one glimpse.. OOPS. And I'm using a pretty big tank, uh like 60cm large? (wut) still 11 and haven't learn this kinda stuff .-. like the gallons or watever .-.
60x30x30cm is about 13g. 50x25x25cm is about 10g

well the frys have hatched and some have begun free swimming. I'm just happy Blaze left 15+ eggs for them to hatch at least... -phew- (got a mini heartattack as soon as i saw the nest)
A good manageable number as a first experience. Congrats.
 

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Thanks :)
Few problems though. I'm choosing this to feed my fishes
video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpNzMnmboiM
should i choose this a fish fry food? .-.
From what I have seen, some fry will eat egg yolk, some won't. However, regardless of whether it is successful or not, the leftovers will foul the water quickly. You will need to keep up on water quality for the fry to survive. Make sure you know how to do this on a young fry tank, it isn't the same as adult fish tanks.

Some more experienced breeders will probably chime in with more specific suggestions, but that is what I know.
 

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Feeding the fry

My first spawn was February of this year and I had microworms and aged java moss in the tank. From what I had read, the main reason to use a worm or parasite is to trigger the fry's eating with the movement that the worms make. The other thing that I have read is to make sure to change the foods around, too much of one seems to have negative affects so you want to feed different things if possible.
 

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my male betta all eggs eating

please help me
im a bit new but ill tell you some reasons why.
If you dont want him to continue eating, remove the male, make sure the eggs are fertilized, thats what i did.
First parents usually eat eggs, thats normal. it happened to me alot of times before.
Dont worry too much though, just remove the male, make sure the eggs are fertilized then you should be able to get some frys outta it.
Too much frys might be troublesome...ithink...
Good Luck!
 

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im a bit new but ill tell you some reasons why.
If you dont want him to continue eating, remove the male, make sure the eggs are fertilized, thats what i did.
First parents usually eat eggs, thats normal. it happened to me alot of times before.
Dont worry too much though, just remove the male, make sure the eggs are fertilized then you should be able to get some frys outta it.
Too much frys might be troublesome...ithink...
Good Luck!



Ok I will try
 
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