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Washy
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PostPosted: 2010.10.31(Sun)1:47    Post subject: Betta breeding Reply with quote

Three days ago, my bettas spawned and the babies are starting to free swim, but I never see the male try to spit them back into the bubble nest and now the bubble nest is pretty much gone. Is this normal because I thought he would fix the bubble nest if it got damaged and I never see him spitting the babbies back into the nest. Also should I remove him now?
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Dusko
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PostPosted: 2010.10.31(Sun)6:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

The mail could have been under stress the first time. Try again or change the male for a new one.
I tried both one tank with and one tank without the father. I raised a few fry from both tanks. Actualy the ones from the tank with the father left in grew much faster.

I got all the tips from an excelent breeder who wrote many helpful articles;
http://bettysplendens.com/articles/page.imp?articleid=809
http://bettysplendens.com/articles/catview.imp?catid=855

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Washy
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PostPosted: 2010.11.04(Thu)21:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dusko wrote:
The mail could have been under stress the first time. Try again or change the male for a new one.
I tried both one tank with and one tank without the father. I raised a few fry from both tanks. Actualy the ones from the tank with the father left in grew much faster.

I got all the tips from an excelent breeder who wrote many helpful articles;
http://bettysplendens.com/articles/page.imp?articleid=809
http://bettysplendens.com/articles/catview.imp?catid=855

Regards
Thanks for the links they were really helpfull. Turns out he moved his fry to the side of the algae covered wall and built a new bubble nest for them. I removed him from the tank on the fifth day because I didn't want to take any chances. I also wanted to note that yesterday a week after they spawned, I have the female in the same tank as the fry only separated by a barrier, some of the fry slipped past it but when the female found them, she gulped them then spit them back at the top like the male would. I thought that was interesting that she was still caring for the young after a week.
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