Breeding beta

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  1. sick -lid man

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    Hello guys ..so I got back into trying to breed beta fish ....my male hasnt built a nest first try ...so I scraped that and reconditioned him ...put him in the breeding tank 1 day now and still hasnt built a nest ....my female beta has even released some of her eggs not sure why ...any tips
    Breeding tank temp is at 24 .with slot of floating plants and indian almond leaves
     
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    Have you tried conditioning with live food?

    Sometimes these things take a while. One needs patience o_O
     
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    Yes ...blood worms n red plankton.Will try n add female in a seperate container in tanks and see if he will be encouraged
     
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    I find betta males older than an year dont do well with breeding.
     
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    How would I know how old the betta is ?
    And pointer or things to look for ?
     
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    If you succeed you need to have a plan for the fry. Nothing worse than getting stuck with a tank load full of fry that no one else wants
     
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    This is one of the reasons I stopped breeding fish.
    The lfs in my area were prepared to take just so many youngsters from me.
    And then I had the issuee of what to do with the rest.

    With Bettas, you have the additional hassle of what to do with the males, as they all can't be housed together.
     
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    I have always found breeding bettas quite easy, as long as the temperature of your water is around 26/27.
     

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