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  1. reaper0325
    01-31-2011 10:01 PM - permalink
    reaper0325
    Need help again!
    The plastic tub where I placed one of my bettas has traces of rat poison.
    He is now very pale, but still eating. He is very nervous and jumpy.
    He is still strong.

    What should I do??

    Thanks
  2. reaper0325
    01-30-2011 10:44 PM - permalink
    reaper0325
    The breeder lives in a province far from where I am, and he rarely comes for a visit. He has a petshop here which a family member of his looks after. If they still don't breed they'll have to share a tank with my red eared slider turtle. lol
  3. Oldfishlady
    01-30-2011 10:16 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Spawning and rearing your own Bettas can be fun and rewarding.....it will get easier as you go....good that you are getting young fish they are much easier to spawn..she may need more time-you should contact the breeder and see if you can find out her age....
  4. reaper0325
    01-30-2011 10:07 PM - permalink
    reaper0325
    I don't know how old she is. I think she is less than a year old. I didn't ask the breeder i bought her from.

    I am hooked to betta breeding! Even though there are more disappointments that success, I really want to have bettas i bred myself. I am at work right now and I'm checking bettafish.com.. :D
  5. Oldfishlady
    01-30-2011 09:48 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    How old is she and sometimes some females will never spawn for you for whatever reason...who knows...lol...same with some males...they may never spawn or they are egg and/or fry eaters.....
  6. reaper0325
    01-30-2011 09:39 PM - permalink
    reaper0325
    Thanks for the info! I will buy a new female today. The one i've got just always runs away and hides from the male. I've already paired her with 4 males and she just avoids them totally, even after a week being with them.

    Thanks again! :)
  7. Oldfishlady
    01-30-2011 11:12 AM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    I don't always wait on a bubble nest when I spawn but I also use a more natural method with heavy planted soil based 10g tanks full to the top with water-I do the shock method by putting both in the tank at the same time and usually have a spawn within an hour or so
    I have spawned males and females as old as 3 without problems
    Increase the live food and separate them for a few days so they can't see each other and re introduce from 76F holding container to 80F spawning tank...don't worry about the nest...he will make one once he has eggs or when he is courting her
  8. reaper0325
    01-30-2011 07:09 AM - permalink
    reaper0325
    Hi, its me again! I have three pairs simultaneously introduced for spawning. Now the problem is that the males are not building bubble nests. Just a couple of weeks before they were making big impressive bubble nests even without females in view. I feed them ant and mosquito larva for conditioning, as there are plenty of those here. I also place IAL (also lots here) in the water. I use 10g aquariums and plastic containers filled with 4" water.

    Have the males gotten too old for breeding in less than a month?!

    One of the males I am trying to spawn now has successfully bred just five weeks ago, and he is great at caring for the spawn. Now it seems he has lost his touch.

    I don't know what is happening to my male bettas. What do you think about this?

    thanks for your very helpful answers! :)
  9. TheKingsFish
    01-27-2011 12:31 PM - permalink
    TheKingsFish
    Sorry to bug you again OFL...need help. Please see most recent thread.
  10. reaper0325
    01-27-2011 08:52 AM - permalink
    reaper0325
    Thank you so much! :)

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