i got a male betta that built a bubble nest when he saw my female,so i put them in a breeding tank and the female in a hurricane glass. now a few weeks later he just stopped building a bubble nest and stopped flarring at her. idk why, anyone have any ideas?
Bettas have an optimum breeding age. Usually between 3 months to a year if I remember correctly. When they get around 12+ months they loose interest in breeding. This is on average. There are exceptions to this.
it has only been a few days since he built his last bubble nest (which i accidentaly ruined) so im not sure if thats the problem. i also have another question, the female i am trying to breed with him dosent have any vertical lines on her, but her stomach is big, is she ready to mate?
Maybe he just needs a rest. Give him a week or so to recover and then try again.
i have them in a 5 g tank with a floating peice of wax paper for the nest and a plant. there are no rocks. is that a good betta breeding tank? also what am i supposed to do with all the babies do i just sell them? and how do you take care of them?
Here is a great page for setting up a breeding tank.
The Indian almond leaf isn't necessary. You can just use a styrofoam cup cut in half or a styrofoam plate cut into a 1/4 and tape it to the front corner of the tank for the bubble nest cover. The babies can be sold on aquabid.com if they're breeding quality. Other options are craigslist, local classifieds or even a pet store if they'll take them.
You could try a tank light but I'm not sure if the tank would get warm enough. A heater would be best. They're fairly inexpensive at walmart.
hi again! i just got another male betta and one of my other females was visible to him and he built a huge bubble nest. i waited for a few days to see if my other male would build a bubble nest again. he did not, so i put the male that did build a bubble nest in the breeding tank and he flared at the female and built a nest. she dosent have any vertical bars, but she is fat, can i let her out of the hurricane glass even though they just met? please answer fast
You can let her out now cuzz this was 2 day ago but watch them make sure one doesn't get too hert or killed so be ready , I would get a heater be cuzz the baby's can freeze to death , I have have a pair of bettas that just breed yestureday and I only had he in her glass for 1 day I put my heater in right after that now I can see there lil heads . Ok to feed them u can use brine shrimp ,or microworms , I plan on keepin the best from that spawn and sell the others at one of my pet shops that sells them for you and gives you the mummy for them and Arizona is a meager betta place where I live cuzz pets mart will have a new ship ment one day and the next day they are all gone cuzz we have a lot of breeds here. I hope this helps you
thanks! do you know how much heaters generally cost?
You can buy a small submersible heater for around ten dollars in most parts of the USA.
but what stores?
You know that keeping the female in any container for any amount of time is pointless right? In the wild, they are not contained! I breed bettas, and they breed WAY FASTER WITHOUT BEING HELD CAPTIVE IN A CONTAINER TO SEPARATE THEM! and, a lot of times if the female likes what she sees, she will help with the nest if she is free. Next time, just put them both freely into the tank at the same time and you will see how fast it is!
also, i dono if my female is reading to mate because she dosent have any vetical lines. how big are there stomachs supposed to get? a picture would be nice.
well my tank is is only five gal so i don't think that would work. in the wild, the have alot more room to run away from eachother.
Here is a pic of my female. She gets pregnant AGAIN even a few hours after spawning which is kinda strange. This is only as big as she ever gets though. Sorry if its hard to see. She is camera shy. Thats why shes hiding her face behind the thermometer.
also, have used this free-swim method before in a 2.5 gallon! It works in tanks of all sizes!
ok. ill try it. when they first are put together, will they nip? i just let the female out a few minits ago and the male is chasing and nipping her. how long will it take for them to mate. do i take them out if they don't mate?
its normal if it gets to severe then take the female away if u get another male or print a picture it might make the betta breed because the male wants to breed
the is a breeding age or whatever you would like to call it
the fish must be over 6 months to breed
So you mean the female and the male can actually be in the same betta tank? I got told that they couldn't be together for so long answer fast its been 2 days since my male made the bubble nest
My male betta built a nest but it seems like he never finishes building and its been a couple days since i put the male and female together and all he does is try and kill her they dont dance or mate but he does keep up with his nest?? I dont know what to do at this point so I took the female out to protect her from him.
Does he chase her around for a couple of hours?Because that is normal.Also he is supposes to tend to the nest the whole time.
he does but they never breed this has been going on for a couple days
Have you conditioned them by feeding them blood worms.
I really did not. I gave them brine shrimp but it was not for only a day before I put them together. did not realize I had to do that
also does the female suppose to have lines
I also ordered some almond leafs from asia. I have not received them yet but it said that they get the bettas in the mood to mate
You need to condition them for a month at least.
My female betta has vertical lines but my male is paying no attention to her what does that mean.he also will not build a bubble nest.