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Old 12-17-2011, 10:15 PM   #1
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EDIT: They have had several embraces now over the last hour, but I haven't seen the female drop any eggs yet!
My water is very hard tapwater, I use prime. PH is usually 7.6-7.8. Nitrate levels usually around 5 with all the plants.

***UPDATE**** EGGS ARE FALLING!!!!!!! Video being uploaded
http://youtu.be/HWNXnGKUtk8




I've read several articles... And I have a beautiful solid red male and a white female with red fins. I am interested in trying to get them to spawn but want to see how anyone here does it.


Ive had them for a few months.. I feed a good diet if frozen brine shrimp, frozen bloodworms, and omega one betta pellets. My male always has a bubble nest, and I put the female in a breeding box to introduce them, she had her head down and he was flaring and tending his nest. She is white so I can't see her bars.

When I released her I was afraid the male was a little too aggressive so I put her back in the breeder box for the night. I know they chase a lot, but he would only leave her alone for a few seconds before going after her again.
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:18 PM   #2
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Another picture. I know a bare bottom tank is reccomended, but ive read several approaches and some say a heavily planted tank with sand is fine if you aren't too concerned with losing a few eggs. Also I've read to lower the water level and ive also read its not necessary to lower the water level. This is only a 5 gallon tank so its not that deep anyway.

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Old 12-17-2011, 10:26 PM   #3
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Pretty Bettas!
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:55 PM   #4
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Thanks holly

So can anyone tell me how you've been succesful with spawning bettas?

Any other ideas or suggestions?
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:39 AM   #5
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Nobody on here has had bettas spawn successfully? I'm sure someone on here can tell me how you've done it?

She is still in the breeder box this morning. I will take her out again tonight if he has rebuilt his bubble nest. I accidently disrupted it last night because I added the floating plants and a piece of bubble wrap to help hold the nest together.
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Omg they just embraced! Amazing! I don't see any eggs yet though
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I'm uploading a video to you tube right now.. so amazing
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Grats, I've never bred bettas but I have bred paradisefish which seems pretty similar.
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Oh wow! That's amazing! Congratulations on the spawning! That takes a bunch of effort to breed bettas! I hope everything turns out good for you! Please continue to post pictures! I'm extremely curious to see how everything turns out. Congrats on the spawning
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Here is the video! No eggs have dropped yet, anyone know how many embraces are needed before the eggs are released?
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