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Old 03-24-2011, 12:59 AM   #1
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my first time breeding bettas can anyone tell me if my set up is right?????

I have driftwood with java moss drifting over it some rocks of to the side not near the bubble nest indian almond leaves in the back just waiting for my betta to blow a bubble nest again because I cleaned the tank as well as moved the plants and rocks to the side thanks!!
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:51 AM   #2
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looks good. you may want to add a couple of rocks on the floor
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:13 PM   #3
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I read that your not supposed to because it makes it harder for them to find the eggs
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:16 PM   #4
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I read that your not supposed to because it makes it harder for them to find the eggs
what do u mean by that. also if u have rocks the adult betta's will not be able to eat the eggs because if they are not hidden they will be eaten and no baby fish.
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Because when he squeezes the eggs out of her they fall to the bottom and I've read that they can actually lose the eggs because of the rocks or substrate or gravel
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Because when he squeezes the eggs out of her they fall to the bottom and I've read that they can actually lose the eggs because of the rocks or substrate or gravel
never heard of that happening
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:23 PM   #7
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Have you breed bettas before?
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:24 PM   #8
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[QUOTE=caj52;1266659]Have you breed bettas before

ya but it was like last year.
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How did you go about your set up if you don't mind me asking
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:30 PM   #10
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How did you go about your set up if you don't mind me asking
i had a few big rocks on the bottom and a lot of plants near one corner. also don't forget to buy powder fish food
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:31 PM   #11
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what do u mean by that. also if u have rocks the adult betta's will not be able to eat the eggs because if they are not hidden they will be eaten and no baby fish.
The adult male Betta needs to find the eggs to put them in his bubble nest. He will not eat all his eggs.

Bettatalk.com is a very informative site that I have turned to many times for my bettas. It has a lot of info specifically about breeding. I hope this helps.

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Why powdered fish food?
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Why powdered fish food?
you can also crush up flakes but that is a good way to kill them, because they eat to much. powdered fish food is so fine grain and is really easy to feed them. also feed them about 3 times a day
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On Betta talk it has great suggestions about food.

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Oh for the babies I bought microworms for them and I have baby brine shrimp
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Oh for the babies I bought microworms for them and I have baby brine shrimp
Oh even better u r going to be a good fish parent
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Have you started conditioning the fish yet?
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What do you mean by that?
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I have bred bettas last year but ended up closing down. Setup looks great except that container the females in. It should be see-through. I went to a hardware store and bought a $2 oil glass chimney cover. From the picture it looks like there is a net or something.
What he means by conditioning is optional. But usually required for the female after breeding. (it's just keeping them in a nice tank warm water, being fed nice foods, etc.) Conditioning before breeding is optional but what I suggest is just feeding them some nice foods, (bloodworms, etc) Also how old is that male? Most males tend to lose their mating drive at about a year and over. And believe me it's true, had this problem with one of my older bettas. Also instead of that styrofoam cup I suggest using a small section of bubble wrap. Tends to stay in place more but they work all the same in the end. And I assume you know when to add the female to the male? Hope this helps.
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