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  1. 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! :)
  2. TheKingsFish
    01-27-2011 12:31 PM - permalink
    TheKingsFish
    Sorry to bug you again OFL...need help. Please see most recent thread.
  3. reaper0325
    01-27-2011 08:52 AM - permalink
    reaper0325
    Thank you so much! :)
  4. Oldfishlady
    01-26-2011 11:20 AM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    No worries....
    You have all kinds of critters in green water and one of them is daphnia-depending on how big the fry are at two weeks and how big the mosquito larva-they may or may not be able to eat them-I have some pretty tiny mosquito larva that I dip out of my buckets with brine shrimp nets that my fry as young as 1 week-10day old can eat without problems
    Lots of micro-critters develop naturally outside in buckets of rainwater- especially with lots of organic material added like oak leaf or IAL and some natural sunlight-some added live aquatic and floating plants to help maintain water quality-you can create a tiny ecosystem that can almost support itself-still needs a little help from us though.....it has its limitations.....
  5. reaper0325
    01-26-2011 10:54 AM - permalink
    reaper0325
    Thanks! I thought you didn't feed them daphnia, just the critters that would grow in the green water. Can 2 week old fry eat the newly hatched mosquito larvae in the bucket that they are in? I hope im not bothering you with so many questions.
  6. Oldfishlady
    01-26-2011 09:22 AM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    I let my outside buckets mature a bit too before I spawned and filled them with rainwater and organic matter(oak leaf)...I have other buckets in full sun-to grow green water- I add a cup or so of that a couple of times a week-it also had daphnia and other micro critters....
  7. reaper0325
    01-26-2011 12:05 AM - permalink
    reaper0325
    Hi!

    I have read your thread on spawning outdoors with a bucket. Did you feed the fry with daphnia? I am going to try it. I live is south east asia and the weather here is perfect for that technique.

    Hoping for you response. Thanks!
  8. BettaHeart
    01-23-2011 12:14 PM - permalink
    BettaHeart
    The best person to go to for help and the only person i can trust to get the best advice in the care of my little brood of bettas. Have a great day!
  9. Oldfishlady
    01-18-2011 06:47 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Lots of different ways to spawn this species----you should make a new thread on the main board and get lots of different input....include the age of the breeders, spawning tank size and how it is set up, how you conditioned the breeders, the method you have used etc....
  10. rayray2
    01-18-2011 05:52 PM - permalink
    rayray2
    how do you breed bettas i cant get mine to breed and i have even tryed a diffrent pair

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