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This topic contains 9 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Malti 9 years, 7 months ago.

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  • #299819

    Amy
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    ok my betta splendens laid eggs, they hatched, I moved the male and female away from the babies which are now growing in a new tank.

    I put the female back with the male.. he made bubbles earlier, I destroyed them, came back 2/3 hours later to see more bubbles and the female and male curled round each other and her dropping eggs.

    They are in the tank I borrowed off dunc to keep the parents away from the new babie… what do i do with these eggs i’ll have nowhere to put them!!!!!

    Can i put them with the other babies now 4/6 days old or will i have to just get rid of them? I want to keep the male and female ideally.. or will they continue to breed like this? If I have nowhere to seperate them when the babies are almost hatched, the male kicks the s**t out of the female

    #310603

    keith565
    Participant

    keeping a pair of bettas together is often not a good idea as one of two things will happen,firstly, exactly what you have at the moment, continuous spawning, or secondly one will eventually kill the other, most likely the male will eventually kill the female as males always want to spawn and the females are often not ready.
    the new eggs will probably not survive being added to the existing fry and even if some do, there is always some canabalism between different sized fry. you may well end up with hundreds of bettas, the males will eventually need seperating into small containers or they will start to fight at some point. many people keep them all together for a long time, but this does not always works.
    ther is always an outlet for short finned bettas (plakats), so yo should have no problem passing them on.

    #310606

    Malti
    Participant

    well you could try to put them with the others, but there’s cannibalism :S or bum another tank and seperate the mum and dad

    and for the plakats I’ll take some

    #310609

    dunc
    Keymaster

    She doesn’t have room for any more tanks /biggrin.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:D” border=”0″ alt=”biggrin.gif” />

    #310618

    Amy
    Participant

    I got rid of the new eggs before uni this morning and made a current on the top of the water, no more eggs now, both fishies are eating and not kicking the s**t out of each other. and as i wrote that sentence hes flaring a little at her but not badly chasing.

    as for my babies their still swimming about and getting bigger

    #310623

    Malti
    Participant

    well they’re regarded as juvie adults at 3-4months, depends on what you feed. btw finely minced raw chicken liver is very good for them, helps very much with the growth.

    #310665

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Really Malti?! Who the bloody hell found that out?

    #310673

    Malti
    Participant

    some betta nutter

    #310676

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I suppose you’d have to be careful about how much of that you give them because of the protein content?

    #310695

    Malti
    Participant

    obviously you can’t give too much, according to the number of fry in the batch

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