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
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....
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.
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
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?