Originally Posted by FishingMouse
Hi I've never bred before, and I was just looking for starter tips and reliable websites to check out. My male hm has been blowing increasingly bigger bubble nests every week and a half or so, and while I don't currently have space for females/ breeding tanks, I would like to breed one or all of my males at some point after I move into my own space.
I'd suggest you read through the many threads on here about breeding bettas. #1 thing you need is a lot of tanks to do this. The spawning tank is best as a separate tank from where you keep your fish normally. Also, as Betta spawns can yield 100s of fry, you will need some decent sized tanks to raise them in. Add to that if your spawn yields many males, you will need to have enough space to separate them all or else you will have fish with ripped fins. Also, Betta fry are very fragile so they are not really the best fish to be your first spawning experience (IMO
) There are much easier fish to "cut your teeth" with before tackling Bettas.
Hope this helps