anyone bred bettas?

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  1. N3MATOCYST

    N3MATOCYST Spaghetti Worm

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    i have 2 half moon bettas im trying to breed. they have been together now for 3 days no eggs yet but my male blows his nest frequently. any ideas on how long this usually takes?
     
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  3. fishboyt

    fishboyt Bristle Worm

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    Is the female ready? They usually don't breed unless a low comes through.
     
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    N3MATOCYST Spaghetti Worm

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    she has her egg stripes and she is fat as heck. she almost killed the first male i put with her lol a purple halfmoon
     
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    fishboyt Bristle Worm

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    Did you float her in the cup? If you put her directly into the tank, the male will think she's too easy, and not want to breed with her. Kinda like people. lol
     
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    N3MATOCYST Spaghetti Worm

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    i really have to float in a cup? i thought was just to introduce them slowly lol not to make her hard to get lol
     
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    I think its a little bit of both. ;) But yeah, floating her in the cup should do the trick. That or your male is not into females.
     
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    I used to bread bettas back in junior high/ high school.

    Whats size aquarium are you breeding them in and whats your set-up like? ie floating materials, next material, temp, water height, filtration if any, lighting.

    If they're not engaging, then I would strongly suggest doing the following:

    1: either have her in a bowl near the side or preferably float her in a cup right next where you made the males nook.

    2: after 1-2 days, do a couple small water changes 2-3 timers per day for 1-2 days. and then introduce the female to the breeding tank.

    btw, have you started your infusoria culture yet?
     
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    I used to separate them with a glass divider for a few days. Remove it and they breed that day or the next. Feed well.

    Jeff


    Text mangled by iPhone spell check...
     
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    N3MATOCYST Spaghetti Worm

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    it worked obviously lol
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    Congrats on the younguns.