Betta Fish Laying Eggs

I caught my Bettas on video laying eggs!

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I caught my Bettas on video laying eggs!

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Kristen S.
Kristen S. - 4 years ago
how come their betta look different than the pet store onea:(
Dree Meymey
Dree Meymey - 5 years ago
i have a preg betta fish also and i have also a male betta in different tanks but i separate them in another tanks, and my male betta also making bubbles but not so many. do i need to mate them?
galaxy star
galaxy star - 5 years ago
omg my male betta made a nest and I have no female!!! is this emergency female???
Saburi Rane
Saburi Rane - 5 years ago
do we have to saprat the female
Emad Ashraf
Emad Ashraf - 5 years ago
Hey Linda
Mayra Gaspar
Mayra Gaspar - 6 years ago
I have a pregnant betta fish and my sister has a male betta and they have a tank with a line in the middle and he is making bubbles.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 6 years ago
He's courting the female.
baby e
baby e - 7 years ago
OMG MY BETTA FISH GAVE BIRTH TODAY ITS TEN EGGS
Sam Naim
Sam Naim - 7 years ago
Your not supposed to put two beta fishes together
Alyssa Ng
Alyssa Ng - 5 years ago
then how do you get a betta fish without putting both together...?
Tú Nguyễn Hoàng
Tú Nguyễn Hoàng - 7 years ago
Why male and female damaged fin ? 
Linda Mermaid
Linda Mermaid - 7 years ago
The fins are damaged because their courtship is very physical.  They tear up each other's fins before they mate. 

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Isurindu Minsara
Isurindu Minsara - 8 years ago
my betta female lay eggs noting male betta
leanne Dang
leanne Dang - 8 years ago
Did the girl die?
Ugly Jerk
Ugly Jerk - 8 years ago
He ate some!
Crystal Walraven
Crystal Walraven - 8 years ago
It looked like the male was eating the eggs.. But how many eggs can they lay and how big of a tank do i need?
Crystal Walraven
Crystal Walraven - 8 years ago
It seems,Males have longer fins. Thats how Im able to tell.
seth goldenburg
seth goldenburg - 8 years ago
thats a lot of eggs
Angelo Delgado
Angelo Delgado - 8 years ago
Is it really necessary to let the male take the eggs to the bubble nest?
yasmin zavala
yasmin zavala - 8 years ago
how do you kno if i a mal or girl
Gogies777
Gogies777 - 8 years ago
and you're supposed to be the genius who never experienced being a newbie at something.at least if my enquiry was a form of retardation(which i believe was an honest question) you sir by far are the living example of a retardation process that came into fruition with a bang.never go full retard man.never.
Roblox and Minecraft Gameplay
Roblox and Minecraft Gameplay - 8 years ago
Male is not eating eggs he is taking them to the buble nest

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Joel
Joel - 8 years ago
Uh oh, retard alert
Viri Gastelum
Viri Gastelum - 8 years ago
how do you know when its breeding time?
Pinklot Reiz
Pinklot Reiz - 8 years ago
my betta ate the his wife :(:(:(
Sugar Coco
Sugar Coco - 8 years ago
lol fish sex
lindsey rickard
lindsey rickard - 8 years ago
If you watch closly the mom betta isn't dead
Daniela Monteforte
Daniela Monteforte - 8 years ago
I thought you can't have them together they will kill eachother
Carl Br
Carl Br - 8 years ago
The male is trying to eat the eggs..
Quanerick Milton
Quanerick Milton - 8 years ago
Hope u have room for like 50,000,000 Bettas
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 8 years ago
Yes it's a nest. Do you have a female betta nearby? If you do, is she paying attention to him? Does she have vertical stripes on her body? If the answer is yes, they are ready to mate. You could put her in with him but be aware that they will tear each others fins up during their mating ritual. One may actually kill the other. No guarantees. If you don't have a female, you could leave the nest in place, he'll just build another and another until he realizes he's alone.
Gogies777
Gogies777 - 8 years ago
2nd day having the betta with and after i got rid of those bubbles in my tank,the betta fish seemed upset.is it its nest or just something i should just ignore?

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Kevin Wase
Kevin Wase - 8 years ago
American pie betta house!!
Roberto Rossi
Roberto Rossi - 8 years ago
Ugly betta fucktard shits! Hope they'll get ill, suffer and die soon. What ugly parasites. Hopefully one day a piranha will chew their shit heads and gay tales and kill them
itsjen516
itsjen516 - 9 years ago
It's so cute how they know what to do :)
lpsgirl smith
lpsgirl smith - 9 years ago
0:42
lpsgirl smith
lpsgirl smith - 9 years ago
42:00
lpsgirl smith
lpsgirl smith - 9 years ago
hollyship!!42
Grayson Pratt
Grayson Pratt - 9 years ago
Damn those betas are horny
peppermintkisses2001
peppermintkisses2001 - 9 years ago
ok! thank you for the advise!!!
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 9 years ago
They might do either. But it will be hard to tell until they either lay eggs or die. I would keep them in the same aquarium separated by a glass partition until the female displays 'tiger stripes'. This means she is interested in mating.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 9 years ago
The tank is only 10 gallons with no gravel on the bottom. It's easier to see the eggs that way.
Minh Nguyenvuong
Minh Nguyenvuong - 9 years ago
How big is your tank?
Lui O'connor
Lui O'connor - 9 years ago
The bubbles are nesting grounds for fighter fish... Fighter fish are the only fish in the world that can breath in and out of water... Fighter fish can survive up to six hours out of water and it protects the eggs from the things that will eat them in the wild so as instinct they will do it in a tank these cunning instincts make these the perfect fry nest
peppermintkisses2001
peppermintkisses2001 - 9 years ago
So...if i bought a female and a male and put them together will the mate or will they kill each other???
rabbit run
rabbit run - 9 years ago
заебись
Fishing Is Life
Fishing Is Life - 9 years ago
Wow uploaded in 2007 and still the owner still reply...
Ali
Ali - 9 years ago
yep shes a gonner
Gigan
Gigan - 9 years ago
Betta sex!
Jane Doe
Jane Doe - 9 years ago
aw bettas
TropicalKIng1990
TropicalKIng1990 - 9 years ago
realy cool :)
Emma Mauro
Emma Mauro - 9 years ago
dont ave to be so pushy!

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rhy64
rhy64 - 9 years ago
now that people is a healthy strong and good male betta, you can tell because although they arent the most even bubbles they are the quantative and he was able to squeeze out so many eggs at one time. he was well kept and raised.
Andy Yang
Andy Yang - 9 years ago
WOW! That is A LOT of EGGS! How come my female only laid like 1-8 a time? Need a new female huh? Email me at adyzyang@yahoo.com if you have the answer. thanks!
courtgo2000
courtgo2000 - 9 years ago
Again, not eating the eggs.
courtgo2000
courtgo2000 - 9 years ago
He's not eating the eggs. He's gathering them then putting them into the bubble nest. Just like the uploader said.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 9 years ago
He's not eating the eggs, he's gathering them up and spitting them into the bubble nest. The female is simply stunned - probably overjoyed at having gotten rid of all those eggs!
SadlyGody
SadlyGody - 9 years ago
Dude the dad is eating the eggs.Also is the mom dead
PedramPay
PedramPay - 9 years ago
did any one notice the dad eating the eggs?
kent francis Cameros
kent francis Cameros - 9 years ago
wow
Emma Mauro
Emma Mauro - 9 years ago
i think the dad is eating the eggs!!
darkly28
darkly28 - 9 years ago
this video was beautiful i felt bad i though she died after i have a lovely all pink female i want to breed with a crown tail only problem is i dont want ethier of them to get hurt any suggestions
kody deane
kody deane - 9 years ago
the females to big thats why they were fighting to dominace the eventually won
Dax Marshall
Dax Marshall - 9 years ago
uhm i thinck its cause she had one hell of a orgasom
israel moreno
israel moreno - 9 years ago
She just got wasted
Clonearc9
Clonearc9 - 9 years ago
The male picks up falling eggs. He doesn't eat them. The female sometimes eats the falling eggs
Alexandra Larson
Alexandra Larson - 9 years ago
um is the betta fish trying to eat the eggs when they come out ?
Ana R
Ana R - 9 years ago
I have a half-moon from Thailand, I would like to mate him in the future with another halfmoon. would a pet store want the babys? is it even worth it? I just know he is special and would like him to have babies.
Hang Truong
Hang Truong - 9 years ago
Can anyone help me? I have a very aggressive male betta, but I want to breed him with my female one. Can anyone tell me if it will work because I'm scared he'll kill her because he bit off part of her tail and ate it like all the others. I want to know if I can breed them.
ambrosiaaaaaa
ambrosiaaaaaa - 9 years ago
At first I was watching Star Wars clips, and how the fuck did I end up watching this.
Wesley Taylor
Wesley Taylor - 9 years ago
He's not eating them he is putting them in the bubble nest
SrgtBarney
SrgtBarney - 9 years ago
did it just....eat some of its babies?
Paige Bautista
Paige Bautista - 9 years ago
she passed out caus it was "that good"
Eric P
Eric P - 9 years ago
yuh
Lightning12R
Lightning12R - 9 years ago
Did I just see the male betta eat the eggs?
No World Concerto
No World Concerto - 9 years ago
@TheShadowsilver123 She didn't die?
Eric P
Eric P - 9 years ago
why did she die :(
Adachi
Adachi - 9 years ago
Mine recently died.It got a stroke.
WereWolfChick1111
WereWolfChick1111 - 10 years ago
Why is the male eating the eggs? Lol
tyra3601
tyra3601 - 10 years ago
What kind of male is that? I've never seen one like that I've had three and their crown tails it looks like they have feathers!?
BornNBreadAlabama63
BornNBreadAlabama63 - 10 years ago
I have a female that is full of eggs & the male doesn't have a bubble nest. Can I put her with him without the male trying to kill her?
William Henzler
William Henzler - 10 years ago
@lindamermaid That's a good idea, I guess. I would think that the Styrofoam looks bad though.. I'm guessing it's curved underneath?
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 10 years ago
@subtleserveyor The male made that bubble nest. They like to hang out under something that floats (possibly an instinct to hide from predators in the wild) so I put a small piece of a styrofoam plate in the tank. The male was always under it. It provides a good place for the male to create his bubble nest.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 10 years ago
@orchidstar98 their fins are ragged from their mating. They are very aggressive and tear each other up.
William Henzler
William Henzler - 10 years ago
@lindamermaid What are they under? Did they make that bubble bed? Is it like a nesting place??
xxdiscolemonade7xx
xxdiscolemonade7xx - 10 years ago
kewl!! my fish is doing that right now!!!
Stephen Mendoza
Stephen Mendoza - 10 years ago
@orchidstar98 I'm pretty sure that their fins are like that because my betta has ragged fins and he's isolated from other beggar
orchidstar98
orchidstar98 - 10 years ago
are the fish's fins naturally that ragged or were they biting during mating?
m8cool
m8cool - 10 years ago
THAT.IS.A.LOT.OF.EGGS!
blackbriar246
blackbriar246 - 10 years ago
I would love to breed some bettas, just so that I could raise some babies from birth. But I would never be able to find homes for all of those fry.
Yasuhiro nakashioya
Yasuhiro nakashioya - 10 years ago
my betta fish are already have a egg on her belly. i wonder how many days or weeks she lay her eggs?? pls reply..
Carlo Flores
Carlo Flores - 10 years ago
@mikeradjin soooo wat would be the best option??
mikeradjin
mikeradjin - 10 years ago
@sharksharkbiotch maybe.. its a risky situation.. if you really WANT baby bettas.. than just let it like it is cause your never shoure if they make a new nest. sorry for my bad english :P
Carlo Flores
Carlo Flores - 10 years ago
@mikeradjin so wat if u need to clean the tank do they build the bubble nest again??
mikeradjin
mikeradjin - 10 years ago
@sharksharkbiotch so they dont drown. and its the role of the male to do that i dont know why :P its bin yeaaars ago i had betta fishes
Carlo Flores
Carlo Flores - 10 years ago
@mikeradjin ooooooooohhhhhhhhh ok um but why do male bettas make bubble nests?
mikeradjin
mikeradjin - 10 years ago
@sharksharkbiotch no the male is not eating his young silly ;) he put them in his mouth and then spit them out in the bubles as you can see here : 2:05
Carlo Flores
Carlo Flores - 10 years ago
is the female betta dead??!! and why is the male betta eating his young???!!!!
JohnHardThomasMisterGame FourthEarlOfTheSandwich
JohnHardThomasMisterGame FourthEarlOfTheSandwich - 10 years ago
Mmmmmm tasty
Andrew Dinh
Andrew Dinh - 10 years ago
The male Batta hate the eggs.....
Boby Bobby
Boby Bobby - 10 years ago
wait do u need the bubble nest
zhong xiang sun
zhong xiang sun - 10 years ago
was the male eating the eggs?

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lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 10 years ago
@Watermelooon Yes I'm all for the male taking over 100% once the little buggers are born.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 10 years ago
@John20Kevin I have no idea what that could be. Was it white spots? Flakes? Slimy or fuzzy looking? Are the fish alive? What kind of fish?
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 10 years ago
@MsBieberLuver100 This disease is called 'pop eye', of course, & I'm sure it killed your fish by now. It's nearly always fatal, so there is not much you could have done. Before you get another fish, wash your aquarium & all furniture THOROUGHLY & rinse it with a bleach solution (a cup of bleach in a gallon of water) & rinse it well. Let the aquarium dry completely so the bleach evaporates before you put fish back in. Sometimes they're already sick when you buy them (like walmart fish).
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 10 years ago
@Allenyx It would be highly unusual to have a female lay eggs with no bubble nest present. Part of the courtship is for the female to 'accept' the male's bubble nest as adequate for her eggs. Did your pair do what mine in the video did? Were you able to see the eggs being laid or on the aquarium floor?
stephanie
stephanie - 10 years ago
@Watermelooon omg lol haha ;D :)
Evelyn Cheung
Evelyn Cheung - 10 years ago
i wish human childbirth was this easy
forgivenbyhim2001
forgivenbyhim2001 - 10 years ago
I just wanted to comment on the Petco bettas. My two from Petco just had guppies, so it's not that it's not possible. I had 3 females and 1 male. I eventually ended up with 2 females and they both got pregnant at the same time. Maximux (male) did not squeeze the babies out of the one female and she died. But he did squeeze them out of the other (Emerald). But he made his next in a little hut I made out of plastic. is that okay?
andrea gonzalez
andrea gonzalez - 10 years ago
welll the female just got knocked out. a lot of strength! not dead!
Cindy Chung
Cindy Chung - 10 years ago
@MrFishbuddie You should remove the female right away. The male will take care of the guppies.
Cindy Chung
Cindy Chung - 10 years ago
Please Help me. I have a female betta and a Male betta, and I got a the male one week ago and a female today. The male made a Bubble nest, and i bought the female, thinking it was ready to mate. The male is flashing its gills at her, and it looks like he chasing her. The female is swimming away and hiding between rocks. What it this? Are they trying to mate? What should i do?
hairmonster12
hairmonster12 - 10 years ago
He geschmoygety'd her geflavety with his googus
Hong Ly
Hong Ly - 10 years ago
wait... if they lay eggs and the eggs drop to the bottom, how do they get into the bubble nest? O.o
Pixidust06
Pixidust06 - 10 years ago
@jobow233 he isnt eating them, hes bringing them to the bubble nest
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 10 years ago
@rac94 She probably has Ick which is a short name for a long disease. The spots itch and she's trying to scrape them off. Go to your pet store and get her a wide-spectrum disease treatment. It's not very expensive. Good luck.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 10 years ago
@hannahbananza44 She can have eggs whether there is a male present or not. She can't lay the eggs on her own. She needs a boyfriend to help her.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 10 years ago
@herbabyygirl Answer these questions: Does the fish have long or lacy fins? If yes, it's a male. Does the fish have strong colors red/blue/etc? If yes, it's a male What do the eggs look like? Bubbles on the water? If yes, it's still a male, that's his bubble nest, not the actual eggs. Females have drab colors and short fins.
Moody Moo Moo
Moody Moo Moo - 10 years ago
Wow looked like she died then came back when he's was eating the eggs bless I hope you did get some babies :D
rac94
rac94 - 10 years ago
I have a male and a female betta. The male always wants at the female but I keep them separate because I don't want the female to get injured. Now i just got home and I noticed a little white thing on the female and I don't know if its an egg or if is pooping. It looks like she keeps trying to scrap it off on one of the plants, can anyone help me?
Hannah Davis
Hannah Davis - 10 years ago
ok ok ok ok wait, my best friends girl betta stevie, has this bulge growing on her. and when i googled pregnant betta fish the pictures that came up looked just like it. but people are saying that the dont get pregnant with the bulge they just lay the eggs, if thats true then what the hell is wrong with stevie?!?
desi g
desi g - 10 years ago
I bought a betta fish and they said it was a male but now there's eggs in my fish bowl..what happened???
Joseph Bentley
Joseph Bentley - 10 years ago
The guy is eating the eggs!!!!!!q:(
unknown
unknown - 10 years ago
Beautiful fish :)
boldziga
boldziga - 10 years ago
69 :P
LOLO TRAN
LOLO TRAN - 10 years ago
hey were do you live can i buy one 4 13 buck
Brendan Wu
Brendan Wu - 10 years ago
@NatashaG1987 hes not eating it hes putting in his mouth to put in bubble nest
Brendan Wu
Brendan Wu - 10 years ago
@NatashaG1987 he didn't eat it he was cathing it to put in the nest.
Brendan Wu
Brendan Wu - 10 years ago
@katelynh168 why?
Brendan Wu
Brendan Wu - 10 years ago
@chardnj never mind on that info cause... MY BETTAS JUST SPAWNED TODAY WHEN I CAME HOME I WAS LIKE HOLY %$@%$. check my vids. i don't think i got as much in an embrace but the eggs filled like the entire bubble nest.
Brendan Wu
Brendan Wu - 10 years ago
@chardnj thanks look at my vids on my betta fish. he already made like 10 but they diaapered and i am going to subscribe to u and ask more questions
Brendan Wu
Brendan Wu - 10 years ago
hey my male won't flare at my femlae what do i do and how did u condition her?
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
@katelynh168 Most pet stores carry both male and female bettas. The females have shorter fins and aren't as colorful as the males. I think my female passed out from either the exertion of laying eggs or the ecstacy of laying eggs. She got over it quickly though.
Natasha G
Natasha G - 11 years ago
LOL! he TOTALLY ate some of those eggs!
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
@urwack123 Go through some of the posts for this video. People asked a lot of question and people offered good advice.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
@nakiaguppy23highway 37 hatched, I gave them away to good homes.
Mariah Haley
Mariah Haley - 11 years ago
My betta started to make bubbles for a nest even though he doesn't have a female. I disturbed his nest twice cause I need to replace his water lol. He didn't like me too much
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
@marciolopesmg Yup, it is porno.....with full scale nudity....'full scale'..... get it? Scale? Fish? Fish Scales? Okay not so funny, sorry.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
@Morroku3 You don't need to float anything for them to build a nest, he will build it in a corner of the tank for stability. Bettas just like to have a roof over their heads. They like still water so if you have a pump or filter that churns the water, turn it off. It will tear up a bubble nest.
Morroku3
Morroku3 - 11 years ago
@lindamermaid is it uncommon or will it hurt the nest if i dont use anything? My male just built his nest in the corner of the tank.
marciolopesmg
marciolopesmg - 11 years ago
this is pornography!!!!!!!!
Brendan Wu
Brendan Wu - 11 years ago
Ok thanks and how many eggs orvfrys we're there and were u successful
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
@fighter4111 No conditioning. I just kept her out of his tank until her stripes were really vivid and her tummy was really fat.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
@fighter4111 Got him at the local pet store. He's just a normal non-crowntail, non-moontail. His fins are just torn up from mating. This female was pretty aggressive.
Brendan Wu
Brendan Wu - 11 years ago
he looks like a shark. where did u get him?
Brendan Wu
Brendan Wu - 11 years ago
damn thats alot of eggs man. how did u condition her?
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
@brendenxayavongsa You can use anything that floats and doesn't get waterlogged and sink.
brendenxayavongsa
brendenxayavongsa - 11 years ago
@lindamermaid is it a plastic plate or styrofoam plate?
Sino
Sino - 11 years ago
@HbDark petsmart and walmart always have some :)
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
@HbDark I got my bettas from the local pet store. They usually have a lot of both genders. Most people don't buy the females unless they intend to breed them - the females are much less colorful.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
@flynironworker No special equipment needed. I used a 10 gallon tank with a clear plastic divider and no filter. They need to see each other to start courtship. No filter needed, they like still water for their bubble nest. The white thing in my video is a piece of a styrofoam plate. They like to build under something that floats.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
@Kikyo361 The eggs are very tiny but if you look closely, you can see a white dot hanging at the bottom of the bubble. That dot is an egg. It should hatch in 2 to 3 days into a tiny fish. Make sure the babies have some aquarium grass to hide in, even the plastic stuff is good - better in fact because it doesn't die. Feed the babies small amounts of cooked egg yolk. Good luck.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
@candy02710 No he's not eating the eggs. He gathers them in his mouth and spits them into the bubble nest where they stick to the bubbles until they hatch.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
@Kikyo361 Your female might be too immature to produce a lot of eggs. As long as she is still swimming around, I wouldn't worry about it. I would keep them separated between breedings.
Candy Seah
Candy Seah - 11 years ago
the boy eats the eggs???
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
@101hermitcrab Cook an egg and crumble the yolk for the babies. It doesn't take much so don't overfeed!
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
@101hermitcrabCook an egg and crumble the yolk for the babies. It doesn't take much so don't overfeed!
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
@TheEkamuhs I put them in the same aquarium with a piece of clear plastic (like the stuff you would put in a picture frame) between them until he made a bubble nest and she developed stripes.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
@ParalizedWithTaco You could get either one, or a mixture. Could be a new hybrid!
emmanuel teodoro
emmanuel teodoro - 11 years ago
the male eat the egg and put his egg into the bobblse
101hermitcrab
101hermitcrab - 11 years ago
what to feed the baby betta fish?reply back plzzzzzzzzzz
101hermitcrab
101hermitcrab - 11 years ago
what to feed the baby betta fish?reply back plzzzzzzzzzz
Bloodypeach78
Bloodypeach78 - 11 years ago
Dude it looks like the female was trying to help with the eggs..pretty cool
Moua Vang
Moua Vang - 11 years ago
@LilMiszGabi That means the other one's not ready to mate yet. Or its either a girl.
Moua Vang
Moua Vang - 11 years ago
How does the eggs get fertalized?
tropic0sweetie
tropic0sweetie - 11 years ago
@wsmkthtksh yeah. The guys are supposed to be more attractive to attract the female. Just like how male peacocks are the ones with the long pretty feathers to get the female and the girls look like crap. haha
tropic0sweetie
tropic0sweetie - 11 years ago
@nanashi655 they can be any color
wsmkthtksh
wsmkthtksh - 11 years ago
@nanashi655 no i have a blue male. The males have the pretty fins, the females oddly enough are unattractive lol
Eloy Rubio
Eloy Rubio - 11 years ago
wow thats so amazing but she laid a large amount of eggs i hope that you knew how to take care of them
summerawaits
summerawaits - 11 years ago
You have an amazing set up here. I really like it. I hope all those fry did okay! Good luck to your future spawns if you have any more
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
@maggotofhell2020 I think she's going the equivalent of having a cigarette after mating. Either that or she's totally stunned after laying so many eggs. The male sucks up the eggs off the bottom and spits them into the bubbles where they stick until they hatch.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
@liannacat Yes they will. Earlier posts answer a lot of your questions. Don't put them in the same tank until he blows a bubblenest and she has vertical strips on her body. When you put them together, they will tear each other's fins - that's their courtship. After they mate, take the female out or they will keep fighting. After the eggs hatch, take the male out too or he'll eat the babies.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
@PocketRocketista Earlier posts answer a lot of your questions. Don't put them in the same tank until he blows a bubblenest and she has vertical strips on her body. When you put them together, they will tear each other's fins - that's their courtship. After they mate, take the female out or they will keep fighting. After the eggs hatch, take the male out too or he'll eat the babies.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
@MegaPlanelover He didn't eat them, he gathered them in his mouth and spit them into the bubblenest.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
@cooltess37 No, he doesn't have fin rot. He has an amorous female who ate his fins off. They grew back.
cooltess37
cooltess37 - 11 years ago
tHE male looks like its sick i thimk it has fin rot
justin huynh
justin huynh - 11 years ago
lol female got rhaped unhappily
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
@maggotofhell2020 Maybe you could look at it another way: He's doing the fatherly duty of gathering up his children for safekeeping (spitting the eggs into the bubblenest) while his lady enjoys the ecstacy of mating. Did you notice that when she finally comes around, she goes and helps him? ; )
dArK_NiNjA
dArK_NiNjA - 11 years ago
what is the male doing? is he sucking them into his mouth? man, that's messed up...he leaves his female hanging after giving birth.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
@liannacat No she doesnt die
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
They aren't eating them, they are gathering them with their mouth (no hands) and spitting them into the bubble nest.
apamfs!
apamfs! - 11 years ago
omg its so cute but why is the betta eating the eggs :(
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
DJSmoke is right. I think I would clean out his aquarium if I accidentally ruined his nest. Clean out all the old bubbles if there are any left and change out at least 25% of the water. After that, you'll just have to give him time to rebuild. He might not be in the mood to mate for a while. The waxed paper is a good idea but it might get soggy and sink. I use a small piece of a styrofoam plate. Anything that floats will work.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
I think I would clean out his aquarium if I accidentally ruined his nest. Clean out all the old bubbles if there are any left and change out 25% of the water. After that, you'll just have to give him time to rebuild. He might not be in the mood to mate for a while.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
These are just average bettas, not moon tails or crown tails. It's hard to tell after they have chewed each other's tails off.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
DO NOT move the bubble nest. Take the male fish out of the tank until the babies hatch and are big enough to not be eaten! The eggs hang on the bubbles and will fall off if you try to move them!
riceninja428
riceninja428 - 11 years ago
o ok thx. he made some bubbles and it goes on the sides of the tank. it's a small tank thogh i dont have a big one. there's a female betta with him in the tank and they get along fine
riceninja428
riceninja428 - 11 years ago
haha ok thx for the tip. cuz mine makes pretty a decent size then stops. thx ^^
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
If he built a nest of any size, he's ready to mate. Some bettas like mansions, some are happy with apartments.
riceninja428
riceninja428 - 11 years ago
my fish made bubbles nests. how do i know how big the nest have to be for him to start to mate?
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
he might kill her - or she might kill him. you could put her in the tank with him and watch them for 15 minutes to see how they get along - although I've had fish who seemed to get along kill each other overnight. if they fight, you could put a divider in the tank to keep them apart instead of having them in separate containers. I have clear plastic squares that I use as dividers in my aquarium. that way they can still see each other.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
leave them next to each other until he makes a bubble nest. if you have a filter or air stone making the water swirl around, the bubble nest will come apart. they need still water for laying eggs. when the female has vertical stripes on her body, she's ready to mate so put her in the tank with the male. they will fight & tear each others fins but that's normal. when she's ready to lay eggs she'll hang out under the bubble nest until they 'do the dance'. good luck.
Eyun Lee
Eyun Lee - 11 years ago
what camera did you use to take this?
pokenei
pokenei - 11 years ago
because the female is still not ready or willing to mate. Make sure her belly is white and full of eggs before attempting to mate them. If the female is ready and willing, she will exhibit dark vertical bans on her body as in this video and actually approach the nest or the male to signal her intention.
pokenei
pokenei - 11 years ago
The female will likely try to eat, so remove the female as soon as she's finished laying eggs. The male will likely chase and kill the female if not removed. The male however is a caring father and will help care for the young fries until they're all free swimming.
pokenei
pokenei - 11 years ago
have you succeeded in breeding bettas? From your advise, I doubt you have.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
yes they will try to eat the babies. babies need a lot of plants (real or plastic) to hide in or the parents will eat them. Or put the parents in another tank until the babies grow up
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
get the female of your choice but don't put her in the tank right away. keep her near the male so they can see each other. when he makes a bubble nest & she has vertical stripes on her body, they are ready to mate. they will still fight & tear up each other's fins but that's their courtship (weird but true). look at how ragged my fish's fins are. after she lays eggs, put her back in her own tank so she won't eat them. take the male out after they hatch & feed the babies cooked egg yolk.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
they always fight until the bubble nest is accepted by the female. keep the female in a separate container until she shows stripes on her body like tiger stripes. that means she's ready to mate. make sure they can see each other from their separate containers so she can see the bubble nest and he can see her stripes. they will still fight but that's what they do. look at my fish - their fins are all torn up also.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
I had 10 at one time but now I only have 2.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
No, she's not dead, the female is stunned from laying eggs. She helped gather up the eggs and put them in the nest after a bit.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 11 years ago
If he has not made a bubble nest, he might not be interested in her yet. I would keep them in separate bowls until he starts making the bubble nest. Even after he makes a nest, they will still rip each other's fins a bit. That's betta courtship.
Katie Stuart
Katie Stuart - 11 years ago
holy amount of babies gahh
Youthz Soulz
Youthz Soulz - 11 years ago
to get the mating... It need same colour n type of fish??
TechNStuff
TechNStuff - 11 years ago
amzing
Mu3ath 123
Mu3ath 123 - 11 years ago
man how do u feed them?
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 12 years ago
Yes females can be aggressive towards each other, but for several years now I have had only one female that was like that. There's always one girl who just doesn't like having other girls around! : ) Thanks for the comments.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 12 years ago
CONGRATULATIONS, you're a fish-grandmama!
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 12 years ago
By over-amorous I mean they are ripping into each other's fins, tearing bits off and eating them. No, Betta's don't usually bother other fish but one of mine just started using my tetras as living snacks. Females can usually live together peacefully but not males. Two males will try to kill each other and occasionally the females will kill the males they don't like. You just have to watch your fishes personality to see how aggressive he/she is.
Miamisportsfan
Miamisportsfan - 12 years ago
What do you mean over-amorous? I have my betta with about 6 other fish, one of which is a female, he has yet to do anything. The other fish don't seem to bother him.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 12 years ago
That was called green myrio but now i have only plastic lants. live plants just disintegrated and caused lots of algae to grow in the tank. Its much easier to keep the tanks clean now.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 12 years ago
The babies won' t fight until they start getting big enough to tell the boys from the girls. give them plenty of places to hide (plants, rocks, etc)
Shawn
Shawn - 12 years ago
and what plant is that you put in the fish bowl?
Shawn
Shawn - 12 years ago
what do you do after the eggs are hatched? do the small fishes get into a fight?
Shawn
Shawn - 12 years ago
good my fish bowl is 8 gallons and thanks for the tips
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 12 years ago
How big is the fishbowl? I would not put them in anything less than 5 gallons and make sure you can get the female out easily after she lays eggs. Also make sure she has hiding places to protect her from the male in case he's over-amorous.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 12 years ago
The eggs should hatch within 3 days of being laid. If they haven't hatched by now, they are probably not going to. If it were me, I would probably replace half the water in the tank, but not clean the entire tank (unless the water smells bad).
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 12 years ago
separate them for a week so the female can recover, but make sure they can still see each other. When she is showing stripes again, put them together. The male will blow another bubble nest if he's ready to mate.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 12 years ago
how do you know she's pregnant?
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 12 years ago
put their tanks close together so they can see each other. if she's interested, she will watch the male and her body will get vertical stripes on it like a tiger.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 12 years ago
If she has tiger stripes and he has a bubble nest, leave them together until she lays eggs. They may fight a bit and tear each other's fins but that's normal. Watch them closely and as soon as she lays eggs, take her out. Eggs should hatch in 2 or 3 days. When they hatch, take him out too and leave the babies by themselves. Feed them boiled egg yolks until they are big enough to eat betta food.
Harry Hance
Harry Hance - 12 years ago
yay! my betta fish is pregnant! But i dont know how to do it its so comfusing.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 12 years ago
she's stunned from laying all those eggs!
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 12 years ago
yes he's looking for a ladyfish friend. Don't put them together in the same tank until the ladyfish shows 'tiger stripes' that mean she is interested. If she doesn't, that means she has not accepted him as a daddyfish for her eggs. They will fight and one will probably kill the other. Read the previous posts - other people have asked and offered some good advice.
rainbowmagicness
rainbowmagicness - 12 years ago
Wow!!!! That is amazing!!! I just bought a red and purple crown tail betta fish a week or so ago, and today I bought a female one. They are currently in different tanks but I am going to breed them soon!! I'm nervous but excited. Seems so interesting!
Robert Betts
Robert Betts - 12 years ago
Interesting vid, good post.
Shawn
Shawn - 12 years ago
do you need a 10 gallon tank while they're mating or is it fine with a big fish bowl?
KwlAngelXD
KwlAngelXD - 12 years ago
after spawning, how come the female betta is just lying there?
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 12 years ago
boil a chicken egg and crumble the yolk for the babies.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 12 years ago
Yes they had a very physical courtship. The female would tear off a piece of the male's fin and wave it in his face before eating it.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 12 years ago
no, he's gathering the eggs as they fall and spitting them into the bubble nest.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 12 years ago
The eggs are extremely hard to see in the bubble nest. Usually only one egg per bubble can be seen. The egg is a tiny speck hanging on the bottom of the bubble. The size of the bubble doesn't matter.
Hexisu
Hexisu - 12 years ago
So if she doesnt have those vertical lines that means she wont mate with the male right? Is their aanyway so that she will mate with the male, cause I have a female thats kinda old and I think shes ready to mate but she like scared of my male
Cherry_420
Cherry_420 - 12 years ago
Thanks so much for posting this. I have bettas but have never seen them spawn. I always wondered what the eggs looked like.
Shereen Tee
Shereen Tee - 12 years ago
the male betta fish doing this is to squeeze the eggs from female betta
Tony Woods
Tony Woods - 12 years ago
sound like he in a class room is this high school hahahaha
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 12 years ago
no, she's still quite alive
mapl3wei
mapl3wei - 12 years ago
pls dun ask stupid questions
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 12 years ago
Yes put the tanks side by side to see how they react to each other. When the female displays 'tiger stripes' and hangs in the water with her head down, it's time to put her in with him. The male should have a bubble nest ready. They will probably fight a bit and tear each other's fins. That's normal. When they are ready to mate, she will stay under the bubble nest while the male continues his courtship.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 12 years ago
Remove the male as soon as the eggs hatch.
wawanco1964
wawanco1964 - 12 years ago
when I remove the male to not eat the fry?
psycholicious01
psycholicious01 - 12 years ago
Actually the male carries the eggs to the bubblenest & cares for them till they hatch. But the male will kill the babies.
MM LANDSCAPING
MM LANDSCAPING - 12 years ago
but the male is eating the eggs ??
kabtshoobkevkos vang
kabtshoobkevkos vang - 12 years ago
how old were thy fish?
neodorkiss
neodorkiss - 12 years ago
so can any person just mate their bettas and have them lay eggs or what?
neodorkiss
neodorkiss - 12 years ago
haha why?
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 12 years ago
they often are. they have to protect themselves from over-amorous guys. he he!
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 12 years ago
yeah she looked pretty stunned for a while. they guy in the background is a co-worker in the next cubicle. my aquarium is in my office at work.
Jayson Yu
Jayson Yu - 12 years ago
what an actress i thought she was dead hehehe shes not moving ^_^ but nice couple out there!! who was that guy talking?? (^_^)V
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 12 years ago
It would be better to have the bubble nest in the 10 gallon tank. Be sure there are plants for the babies to hide in after hatching or they will be eaten. You can leave the male in the tank with the eggs until they hatch - usually within 2 days. Then put him in a separate tank and leave the babies in the big tank.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 12 years ago
No after they collected the eggs and put them in the bubble nest, I took her out and put her in her own apartment to recover.
Jemulov
Jemulov - 12 years ago
Betta males take the eggs into their mouths to place them in those bubbles you see there. They do not eat them.
Danzio X
Danzio X - 12 years ago
if ur wife give birth she also will b drained.same reason
Linda Mermaid
Linda Mermaid - 12 years ago
He will be aggressive towards the female and try to keep her away from the eggs, but he is a very caring father - until the eggs hatch and the babies get big enough to look like lunch. Once they hatch, you need to either put the daddy in a separate tank or have a lot of grass for the babies to hide in.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 12 years ago
It only took the time you saw in the video, just a few seconds. Courtship, however, took place over aout 2 weeks.
Valerie M
Valerie M - 12 years ago
for a minute i thought the female betta died.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 12 years ago
He isn't eating them! He's picking them up the only way he can - with his mouth. Then he spits them out into the bubble nest where they stick until they hatch.
GK
GK - 13 years ago
faint only..
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
does your pair of fish "hang out" under the bubble nest? where do you see the eggs? there should be a bubble nest and one or two eggs "stick" to each bubble. they can lay anywhere between 20and 150 eggs depending on their maturity.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
phrmrms is right, this is normal, but if she ALWAYS hides, she is not ready to mate or does not like this male. when she is interested in the male, she will display vertical bars on her body - and she will fight back. my female ripped off bits of fin and ate them right in front of the male - as if to say "take that, buster". as you can see in my video, their fins are pretty short and torn up - by each other during the courtship.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
Unfortunately, yes it is true. Even the male will sometimes eat the eggs. You are supposed to remove the female from the tank that has the eggs in it right after she lays them, but if you look at my video you can also see the female spitting eggs out at the 2:14 mark so she does not ALWAYS eat them. I just make sure mine are well fed all the time.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
Males have REALLY long, colorful, frilly fins. Females have short fins and less color. It only takes 3 days for the eggs to hatch.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
It could be a kill fight. Does she fight back or does she hide? If she fights back, that's good. If she hides, take her out of his tank. He will kill her eventually.
Claudinei Santana
Claudinei Santana - 13 years ago
my betta bash his female. it looks like a kill fight. what do I have to do?
Karla Penney
Karla Penney - 13 years ago
idk if it was te male or the female but... it was eating the eggs??
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
if the female hides from or ignores the male, don't put them together. watch her to make sure she is paying attention to him.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
put the male & female in a divided aquarium but make sure they can see each other. watch their behavior, he will flare his gills at her, she will color herself with vertical stripes. when he builds a bubble nest, watch to see if she is hanging head-down in her tank. if she is, put her in with him. they will chase each other & tear each other's fins. when she is ready to lay eggs, she will stay under the bubble nest. after she lays eggs, take her out, put her back in her bowl.
JoeyJoker1
JoeyJoker1 - 13 years ago
as soon as the male squeezes the babies out take out the female she eats them -_-. the male looks out for the babies. i put my finger in the tank testing the male and it bit me lol
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
hecter is right. she will ignore him (from her own bowl) if she is not interested.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
put them in separate bowls beside each other & watch their behavior. the male will flare his gills & spread his fins to impress her. he'll build a bubble nest in his bowl. if she's interested, she'll color herself with vertical light and dark bars. when she's ready to mate, she will hang in the water with her head down while watching him display. then put her in with him. she'll hide at first & they might rip each other's fins - that's normal. when she accepts the nest, she'll stay under it.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
The eggs come out of a tiny opening on the bottom of the fishes belly just in front of the large lower fin.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
If no male is present, the eggs are infertile and won't hatch. If there is no bubble nest, the eggs won't float on their own. The male picks up the eggs off the bottom of the aquarium and spits them into the bubbles, which the eggs stick to. The eggs are always white.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
no, he's not eating them, he suckes them up and spits them into the bubble nest where they cling to the bubble until they hatch. you can also see the female spitting eggs out at the 2:14 mark. I had never seen this before, usually the female simply eats them.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
what are you referring to? bubble nests or tearing each other's fins off?
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
I have a cheap 10 gallon aquarium and I divided it with pieces of clear plastic like the kind you can get in picture frames. You could also use nylon window screen as long as the fish can't get around it. My fish could get through even a tiny gap in the acrylic so it had to fit pretty tight.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
the only thing you can do to HELP hold the bubbles together is to not have a filter or air stone causing turbulence in the water. the bubbles are stuck together with fish spit (eeeuuuugghhh!) and if the water is being churned up by a filter, the nest will fall apart. bettas like still water.
Lam Nguyen
Lam Nguyen - 13 years ago
do you have to do something to hold the bubbles togehter?
Haris A.
Haris A. - 13 years ago
Posted this comment** haha typing dumb today
Haris A.
Haris A. - 13 years ago
You actually don't need to, ironically they started mating after I posted this vidoe, lol The other female just watched xD
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
I don't know about stunning her. After watching them for a while, it looked like he was trying to nudge her into an upside-down position so he can "hug" her, squeezing out her eggs. It kind of looked like two inexperienced beginners trying to figure out how to "do it". It took them several days to quit tearing each other's tails, and several hours to get to the action in this video. Although she certainly looks stunned after laying eggs!
Linda Mermaid
Linda Mermaid - 13 years ago
Not enough info to comment. Is the male in with her? Does she hide from him or chase him around? Is she eating enough? She may simply not like the male. Could be lots of reasons.
Linda Mermaid
Linda Mermaid - 13 years ago
the bubble nest in my video is typical of most bubble nests. the fish blows the bubbles - yes with fish spit - and they don't pop right away. I've seen other bubble nests that cover the entire top of their tank.
acosta155150
acosta155150 - 13 years ago
damn i need those plantsssssssssssssssssssss
Haris A.
Haris A. - 13 years ago
Hey, I have 2 tanks (1.5 gallon I think) each having 1 male and 2 females Do I have to take out 1 of the females for just the Male and female to breed? please reply!
Christina K
Christina K - 13 years ago
just wondering.. how do they make a bubble nest and what does it look like?
Rohan4basu
Rohan4basu - 13 years ago
please read i need help can anyone tell me what petstore i can buy a halfmoon betta at?I live in canada(GTA)
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
If they aren't roughly the same size, the small one might not be mature enough to breed. Plus the smaller one might not be able to defend him/her self from the rough courtship.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
I have 3 females in a tank together and they seem to be doing all right. I've seen them do a little posturing and mild chasing but nobody has torn fins - yet.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
That's not fighting, that's courtship - sort of. I think it's nature's way of making sure only the strongest fish reproduce. In the wild, these fish live in murky, predator infested waters. They gotta be tough to survive. A fish that can't defend itself is lunch.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
you can't leave the males together. They are very territorial and will kill each other eventually.
Sursion
Sursion - 13 years ago
I read that you should remove the female once she lays the eggs because she destroys them. Then once they hatch, you remove the father because he might eat them.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
Interesting. I've never seen females fight at all. They seem to get along pretty well. I'd love to see a training video!
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
She's just stunned by the rapture of egg laying.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
Pet shops sell screened enclosures for babies. They hang on the side of the aquarium. The babies can stay there until they get bigger, then put them in a separate tank or make sure they have enough hiding places so daddy can't eat them. Before I raised babies, I would scope out the pet shops to see if they wanted them. I hate seeing bettas in tiny, dirty bowls, dying one by one because nobody gives them clean water or food.
Christian Taveras
Christian Taveras - 13 years ago
im actually thinking of breeding bettas, but i was wwondering what i should do with the babies? i heard i could sell them to a pet shop, but what would i do with the babies in the mean time until their mature, seperate them?
Christian Taveras
Christian Taveras - 13 years ago
why does the female look dead?
calvin546
calvin546 - 13 years ago
For Makrillol No they didnt eat there own eggs the male puts all the eggs in his mouth then spits them into the bubbles (bubble nest) to grow
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
If you get a male and put it in with your female, they will tear each other's fins apart and maybe THEN they will breed (if they don't kill each other first). If you don't want eggs, you could get some more colorful females and put them all together. The girls don't fight each other - must be a guy thing.
Kimberly Nguyen
Kimberly Nguyen - 13 years ago
my female fish has no color, and im scared to buy another male fish than make them bread cause i dont no wat to do with the eggs and i dont no if i should put the bettas in a different tank
mayfly4000
mayfly4000 - 13 years ago
How???????????!!!!!!!!!!!
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
No he's gathering them up in his mouth. He'll spit them out into the bubble nest where they stick to the bubbles until they hatch.
noahnoah3
noahnoah3 - 13 years ago
is the male eating the eggs?????
farley pants
farley pants - 13 years ago
it feels so good, they faint! the boy AND girl went numb in this one! evolutionarily speaking, the anciant females probably ate thier eggs when they saw them. so, the only children that survied where of the females who eather HELPED the male, or went numb. Aligators and Sea-turtle mothers go into a trance wile laying eggs. you can come right up to them, and they will not EVEN know you're there! so it's probably an even older tacktict than the speices of betta. i've thought about this alot.
Turok4458
Turok4458 - 13 years ago
That's sooo sad!
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
No they are not eating them, they gather them in their mouth (look ma, no hands!) and spit them into the bubble nest. You can see my female doing that at the end of the video. The male is also spitting eggs into the bubble nest but it's harder to see the eggs.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
Unless the male is present, the eggs won't be fertilized. The male makes the nest and fertilizes the eggs when the female lays them. So unless you get a male in with her quickly the eggs won't hatch in any case. If you put a male in with her now, watch them closely to see if they get along. You may have to put them in a divided tank until you see her showing vertical stripes which indicates that she is ready to mate.
Makrillol
Makrillol - 13 years ago
the fish ate her own eggs?!? WTF!
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
The females have much shorter fins. Only the males grow the long flowing fins. The females usually aren't as brightly colored either.
cleankid2
cleankid2 - 13 years ago
its like she was rapped to death!!!! lol mine do that to
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
sounds like you are doing all the right things. just keep doing them.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
Wow, that's the oldest I've heard of a betta living. Congrats!
auzziman911
auzziman911 - 13 years ago
the male beta will care for the fry (babies) after they mate remove the female once the babys start to grow divide them into jars untill you find a new home for them never leave the female with the male only place male and female to gether when both are ready the female will form stripes down her back when she is ready
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
You take the female out immediately after laying eggs. When the babies hatch, take the male out too. Once they hatch, they don't need any parental care. The adults will eat them if they get a chance. You CAN put two or more females in the same tank. Only the males fight - typical guys : )
farley pants
farley pants - 13 years ago
i think it's like sea-turtles and she goes into a trance to lay eggs. Aligators do that, too.
farley pants
farley pants - 13 years ago
the Male takes care of the eggs and fry and won't hurt them till they get near-full grown and every fish has a differnt personality so he might NEVER hurt his kids or might freak and not know how to take care of them. most people tkae the fe-male out. it just REALLLLY all depends on each fish. the young siblings are suposed to sometimes not fight because, you, they were eggs together! so but yeah. individuals.
parrotfishko
parrotfishko - 13 years ago
betta fish are beatiful but they're a crazy fish...they fight each other to death, even male and female stays together.
jamal doggha
jamal doggha - 13 years ago
thanx bentusitheunbound youve been very helpful ...but i have another Q.where i live there is no wide variety of fish food only the dry one is there a way i can make beta babys food at home with avalible material THANK YOU SO MUTCH....JAMAL
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
I don't know how I can help you. You must be living in a very remove place if you can't find another tank at a local store like Target or KMart. An alternative would be to put a divider in the tank you have to separate your fish. I used squares of clear plastic to keep them apart in the same tank.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
Betta courtship is very physical. They will tear each other up (literally) if left together in a small tank. Obviously they will get around to laying eggs together but the female is more likely to eat the eggs than the male. The male will eat the hatchlings later if you don't keep him away from them. The key is to make sure there are plants & aquarium furniture for each fish to "hide" behind.
Elysian
Elysian - 13 years ago
i thouaght it was ded lol
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
It sounds like you are doing all the right things. You may just have to accept the fact that your betta likes YOU best! : )
MonokuroBooHokKan
MonokuroBooHokKan - 13 years ago
Yes I have tried frozen brine shrimp, he didn't eat it that much. I feed him flakes specially for Betta, it also comes with some dried worms and larvae.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
Sounds like enough - I assume she is eating it all. Is this food specifically for bettas or for generic aquarium fish? Some flake food may not have enough protein for bettas. Some fish are vegetarian and the flakes are fine for them, but bettas are carnivores. Have you tried frozen brine shrimp?
MonokuroBooHokKan
MonokuroBooHokKan - 13 years ago
2-3 times a day, 1-2 flakes each time, depending on the size of the flake.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
She probably associates you with food - thinks she is going to be fed when you show up. How often do you feed and how much?
MonokuroBooHokKan
MonokuroBooHokKan - 13 years ago
What if my female is always hyper when she sees me. It's hard to observe her because whenever she sees me, she gets excited and moves around a lot. I have to peek around the wall to spy at them, but I can't get a clear view.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
If the female has turned darker with vertical stripes and is hanging in the water with her head slightly down, she is ready to mate. Especially if she looks a little fatter than usual. Be preapared however, they will shred each other's fins during their "mating dance" which is normal. Be sure she has a place to hide from him occasionally.
MonokuroBooHokKan
MonokuroBooHokKan - 13 years ago
I have a question. I got a male betta and a female one, the male made a big nest and always flares at female. Should I put female in tank with male? Ty.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
As the babies got older, they need to be segregated from the adults or they will get eaten, male or female. When they are grown, the males certainly need to be separated or they will kill each other. You can only have one male betta in an aquarium.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
I don't know if the eggs were fertile or not. They just disappeared by the next day so I assume the male ate them. I had removed the female shortly after mating.
calvin546
calvin546 - 13 years ago
how did none of the eggs hatch they dont hatch rite away
calvin546
calvin546 - 13 years ago
no just paralyzez the female the female moves soon after
Caitlyn D
Caitlyn D - 13 years ago
so basicly after she lays the eggs the male kills her?
Caitlyn D
Caitlyn D - 13 years ago
usually when you buy the betta in the little contaner it would either say male or female
panhead88
panhead88 - 13 years ago
try using Indian almond leaf, works wonders.
yemsentral
yemsentral - 13 years ago
Selamat memadu asmara...
MonokuroBooHokKan
MonokuroBooHokKan - 13 years ago
CUZ IM SO SMART @_@
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
Yes she is, I was surprised to see that, too. You're the first person to comment on that.
MonokuroBooHokKan
MonokuroBooHokKan - 13 years ago
In this video it looked like the female is helping him bring the eggs up instead of eating them around 2:16.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
Yes he will. If he doesn't, the female will eat the eggs and babies.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 13 years ago
He's not eating them, he's collecting in his mouth them to spit them into the bubble nest.
MonokuroBooHokKan
MonokuroBooHokKan - 13 years ago
Will the male attack the female after laying the eggs?
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 14 years ago
She's either having the equivalent of a cigarette after love making, or thinking "Jeez that hurt!"
calvin546
calvin546 - 14 years ago
no the female is just paralyzzed from all the sqeezing by the male it regains mobility after awhil
calvin546
calvin546 - 14 years ago
holy crap that had alot of eggs
sushimagushi2
sushimagushi2 - 14 years ago
is the female dead
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 14 years ago
He's not eating them, he's collecting them to put in the bubble nest. One egg sticks to each bubble.
Sam L
Sam L - 14 years ago
i think i just saw the male eating the eggs or am i wrong?
Suzan terry
Suzan terry - 14 years ago
wow!! i want my bubbles to mate too!! dam a man has its needs.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 14 years ago
I don't really know why none hatched. I fed Ralph his normal amount of food after egg laying but other breeders recommend not feeding or only feeding them a small amount. I'm still learning Ralph's habits. That's a good idea about the female's territory - well worth investigating.
Nick Zielinski
Nick Zielinski - 14 years ago
Those fish are torn up!
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 14 years ago
Sadly, none hatched even though I removed the female after mating. The male might have eaten them even though he was well fed.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 14 years ago
It only took a day for him to build the nest - once he decided to build it; deciding took about a month. No heater, the tank is in my office and it's pretty comfortable. No gravel, just a few large glass stones on the bottom for decoration. I didn't want the eggs to fall into gravel where he couldn't retrieve them.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 14 years ago
Sounds like the eggs were ready - partner or not. Her tummy was probably just too full. After her first mating, Alice leaked eggs for a few hours. It was wierd. Is Ringo showing any interest in her? Can he see her from his house?
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 14 years ago
As angelbaby found out, you might want to shut off the filter or block the moving water from the bubble nest. Bettas like still water.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 14 years ago
You may not see the mating at all, it happens fast. He wraps himself around her and hugs the eggs out of her. The eggs are hard to see after he puts them in the nest. One egg will cling to each bubble. You might want to take all the gravel out so the bottom of the aquarium is smooth for retrieving eggs. You'll see a few eggs on the bottom that he missed.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 14 years ago
Yeah, I have a divider in my aquarium that keeps the filter from blowing the nest apart. It creates pretty rough water. Don't feel guilty. They can try again.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 14 years ago
When she hangs kinda "head down" under the nest, it means she has accepted his romantic intentions. They can take HOURS to get into position.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 14 years ago
As long as he's happy, that's all that matters. Some fish don't want a "house" at all and simply anchor the bubble nest in the corner of the aquarium.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 14 years ago
When the nest is built, put her in the tank with him. They will shred each other's fins but this is normal. Don't leave them together overnight, they may kill each other.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 14 years ago
First of all, keep them separated until the female shows vertical bars on her sides and the male blows a bubble nest. Give him a "home" like a floating sytrofoam plate or floating plants to anchor the nest under.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 14 years ago
Oh NO! My condolences to you and Juliet.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 14 years ago
I did remove her as soon as I saw the eggs hanging in the bubblenest. Alas, it was a futile effort. Well, I didn't know what I would actually DO with all those babies. Did you see Alice spitting eggs at the very end of the video? That surprised me.
Robynn Fried
Robynn Fried - 14 years ago
Daddy was trying to catch the eggs to put them in the bubble nest. He takes care of the babies....mom will eat the eggs and has to be taken out of the tank as soon as breeding is over.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 14 years ago
No babyfishes. Either the eggs were not fertile or daddy ate them before they hatched. Ralph and Alice are now in separate apartments while their fins grow back. They watch each other constantly and Alice is bloating up again so maybe it will work this time.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 14 years ago
She wasn't that big when I got her. When I put her in a divided tank next to him, she ballooned out - obviously with eggs.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 14 years ago
Mine or angelbaby's? Mine - no, I think he ate them. Angelbaby - we'll see. Romeo'll get it right eventually.
CtrlFormula
CtrlFormula - 14 years ago
Did Any Of Them Hatch?
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 14 years ago
If they were my fish I would separate them while I was gone. They will literally shred each other given the chance. I have mine separated now so he can recuperate from being nearly eaten by her.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 14 years ago
For the bubble nest, I cut a piece off the edge of a styrofoam plate (the curved part) and put it in the aquarium upside down so there's a small space under it. Boyfish built his bubble nest under it. The female will display vertical bars-not horizontal-& hang in the water under the bubble nest with her head slightly downward. Horizontal bars might mean something else-aggression, maybe fear. It took mine weeks to "get to know each other", she alternately displayed horizontal & vertical bars.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 14 years ago
I don't know how to tell if a female is a crowntail or not. Do any other viewers have some advise?
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 14 years ago
A 2 gal tank should be big enough for mating, if you have any babies you'll want to remove R & J or they might gobble them up!
Susan Ly
Susan Ly - 14 years ago
Does the female die after laying eggs?
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 14 years ago
The eggs didn't hatch, I suspect they ate them for a snack even though I removed the female from the tank after spawning. It's possible that the eggs were not fertile.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 14 years ago
The male will always have brighter colors and larger fins than the female. The male makes the bubble nest; he will more readily make one under something floating on the surface, like a piece of a styrofoam cup or plate (that's what I used). When the female is ready to lay eggs, she will display vertical bars and hang out under the bubble nest with her head down a bit. It took mine several weeks to get to that point and they tore each others fins up a lot in the process.
beatlesfreak100
beatlesfreak100 - 14 years ago
wow.
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 14 years ago
A female can lay about 500 eggs. This looks like about 150-200.
beatlesfreak100
beatlesfreak100 - 14 years ago
thats alot of eggs. how many?
beatlesfreak100
beatlesfreak100 - 14 years ago
sweet!!!
lindamermaid
lindamermaid - 14 years ago
The male gathers up the eggs as they fall to the bottom and spits them out into the bubble nest where they hang in the bubbles until they hatch 2 days later. Usually the female will eat the eggs, but this female can be seen spitting out some eggs (which float to the top) in the last few seconds of the video.
Lauren Collins
Lauren Collins - 14 years ago
Wow! So cool!!

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