Betta fish breeding and fry raising

A small look into the reproductive habits of Siamese Fighting Fish (Betta splendens) and how to raise their offspring (called fry). If you're going into the hobby of breeding fish, bettas are an easy and entertaining choice for first timers. Just make sure to have plenty of dividers or alternate tanks. The song used is "Ashitaka to San Jazz Ver. (Mononoke Hime)" = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIAIiryWBvM The video quality is pretty low because it was recorded with a regular camera, I didn't have a higher quality video camera at the time.

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A small look into the reproductive habits of Siamese Fighting Fish (Betta splendens) and how to raise their offspring (called fry). If you're going into the hobby of breeding fish, bettas are an easy and entertaining choice for first timers. Just make sure to have plenty of dividers or alternate tanks. The song used is "Ashitaka to San Jazz Ver. (Mononoke Hime)" = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIAIiryWBvM The video quality is pretty low because it was recorded with a regular camera, I didn't have a higher quality video camera at the time.

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JR GAMER
JR GAMER - 3 years ago
Hi nice fish
Foxy Fox
Foxy Fox - 3 years ago
Another STUPID video
That Guy
That Guy - 3 years ago
Can you tell me your tank setup you have there and where I could buy it if it's possible.
Akashsingh patil
Akashsingh patil - 3 years ago
Will u plizz suggest food for Betta fish bebbys ( Fry )
Pet Craz
Pet Craz - 3 years ago
Baby brine shrimp, viniger eels, microw worms.
Lai Tran
Lai Tran - 3 years ago
Gửi về cho tui một con cá mái ở trên núi cấm
DaWhiteWolffie
DaWhiteWolffie - 3 years ago
Love is in the aiirrrrrrr, everywhere I look arounddddd....great love music you added to the video too. xD
Deeps Rob
Deeps Rob - 4 years ago
How to know female is ready
jaymorpheus11
jaymorpheus11 - 4 years ago
My half moon Betta died before getting to do this, I’ll never buy a pet fish again
Azhar Rustom
Azhar Rustom - 4 years ago
more romantic than me and my gf

10. comment for Betta fish breeding and fry raising

Erik Indalecio
Erik Indalecio - 4 years ago
My betta fish was a male that was lonely
Erik Indalecio
Erik Indalecio - 4 years ago
My betta is lonely that I got a female in 24 hr she died
James David Ho
James David Ho - 4 years ago
Erik Indalecio don't put the female directly into the male's tank.. Put the female in the bottle n put the bottle inside the male's tank.. After the male make a lot of bubbles, at least 24 hours, you may let the female joining the male, so he won't hit the female
dan21 reteo
dan21 reteo - 4 years ago
After introducing them together by how many days should I let them stay in one tank?(after when the female has eggs?)
Funny Cece
Funny Cece - 3 years ago
You should keep the female in a breeding container for 2-3 days before putting them together and the breeding process will only take hours not days
• Fantasy Wølf•
• Fantasy Wølf• - 4 years ago
You should get some Bettafix it helps ur fish with fin rot. I see some fin rot on the female.
kaaka karupu channel
kaaka karupu channel - 3 years ago
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Kenzie Kenzie
Kenzie Kenzie - 4 years ago
We have no female but our male built a nest any way he is in a 0.7 gallon tank can we breed bettas in a 0.7 gallon tank or can we transport the nest some how please reply with any suggestions
A. Cama
A. Cama - 4 years ago
Please get a minimum 2.5 gallon tank for him. It is cruel to keep them in anything less and though he will survive, he will not live his full life span.
InitialVox
InitialVox - 4 years ago
It is possible to breed them in such a small tank, however when they aren't mating I suggest keeping them in separate tanks as that one would be kinda crowded for 2 adult sized fish. You can transport the empty unused bubble nest if you want to move him to a different tank, and even if you don't or some is lost he'll happily make more.
vipin chandran
vipin chandran - 4 years ago
when should we separate male and female
alice Gibson
alice Gibson - 4 years ago
I just got a Betts fish like a month ago and I want to get another one but I don't know if the size tank I have is big enough it is 2.2 gallon tank so I don't know
Charlotte is my daddy
Charlotte is my daddy - 3 years ago
Candy pops# LPS How dumb are you?
Ashley Washington
Ashley Washington - 4 years ago
Ok question after the fry have hatched would it be a good idea to take both the parents out and put them into another tank while the fry grow to avoid them getting eaten?
Ashley Washington
Ashley Washington - 4 years ago
o ok I see
InitialVox
InitialVox - 4 years ago
Absolutely, infact removing the egg filled bubble nest after they're all done mating will prevent him from eating the eggs early
Maddie Green
Maddie Green - 4 years ago
the female looks as though she has fin rot??? it looks awful :(
Samu Zumah
Samu Zumah - 4 years ago
Maddie Green the male always is gonna hit her a bit bwfore d mating
InitialVox
InitialVox - 4 years ago
Nah, he was just nipping on her a bit beforehand, after she had healed up post mating she was right as rain again :D

20. comment for Betta fish breeding and fry raising

AquariumLife
AquariumLife - 4 years ago
I want to Breed to but i don't know what to do with the Fry. i googled en i Know that the female drop around 100 babies. what do i do with the Fry i can't buy 100 filters and heaters
InitialVox
InitialVox - 4 years ago
Not all of those eggs will grow into fry, many will simply not be fertilized or will be eaten by the parents during breeding. Out of the ones that live you can keep a few for selective breeding for certain traits, or give them all away.
While raising them you can keep them all together in a decently sized tank until they're about 2-3 months, then you can separate them by sex if you want, though not everyone does. When the fry are raised together they are more likely to get along with each other and other fish than if they are raised alone, so keeping them in one big tank or three can work well with proper cleaning and filters.
It's pretty easy to find new homes for bettas both by flyers/online ads, and sometimes local petstores will accept healthy fish for adoption.
Scarlett
Scarlett - 4 years ago
I bought a pregnant betta and do I have to put it with my male? I am totally not sure
InitialVox
InitialVox - 4 years ago
Females do not get pregnant, rather they are full of unfertilized eggs, ready to drop for the male to handle.
I would suggest quarantining the fish for 2-4 weeks to give them time to display any illnesses that they may have come with before exposing them to any other fish you have.
After that you can separate the female and male by a some separation setup (netted box, plastic dividers) within his tank that allows them to see each other but not actually be together to encourage him to make his bubble nest and get her interested in mating without any unnecessary harm.
When you put her in with him depends on the nest progress and her displaying for him.
Make sure to gently take her out once they're done dropping eggs so there's no unneeded bites
Aritheul
Aritheul - 4 years ago
That bubble nest is rediculous
Eva Patterson
Eva Patterson - 3 years ago
Aritheul and also completely necessary for the fry to survive
Funny Cece
Funny Cece - 4 years ago
my male is not good at breeding but my female is
Quills is best
Quills is best - 4 years ago
my male has built a nest and my female has stripes but they are not embracing, any ideas on why?
JR GAMER
JR GAMER - 3 years ago
InitialVox u
Jonathan Hernandez
Jonathan Hernandez - 3 years ago
At the beginning the male will be aggressive to the female when she gets close to the nest but give it a day or hours and they will eventually accept each other and the whole hugging process begins
jaymorpheus11
jaymorpheus11 - 4 years ago
Maybe the male fish just isn’t a stud if you know what I mean (just kidding)
Samu Zumah
Samu Zumah - 4 years ago
Quills is best need to feed her alot before d mate so she build d eggs inside by stimulation
InitialVox
InitialVox - 4 years ago
In some cases where the pair isn't actively embracing, there may be some condition distracting them, or they could still be getting ready. If the females egg supply isn't ready, or the pair don't feel comfortable in their tank they won't start until that changes.
Check the waters parameters, have the water be about 80°F/26.5°C, and be wary of distractions like other fish and bright lights near the tank that could make them feel threatened (though this isn't always the case, mine didn't care). If they appear healthy, the nest is big, and she's full of eggs but they aren't starting any action, try separating the female out for a day then putting them back together the next. Good luck!
That’s a bunch of hooey
That’s a bunch of hooey - 4 years ago
I love how you comment to each comment with care and information, I have no fish sadly but I do have a hamster. I don't understand why people don't want to buy a female because she could possibly be 'ugly', I'm not saying they are or anything but I don't understand. Also, why do people want to breed them so much, are they going extinct or do they just want little fish babies?

Best regards, Kenzie :)
Shelley McCrae
Shelley McCrae - 4 years ago
umm.. because they have a passion for this breed of fish and it's a hobby!
InitialVox
InitialVox - 4 years ago
Hamsters are so cute and fluffy, very nice!
Females aren't as good for showing off in a single fish container sadly, and many
people think that male and females are equally aggressive and have to be kept
alone, so since they have to get just one, they pick the flashier one. Really
the females can be good community tank members if there's plenty of cover and
they're introduced right. In my opinion more females should be kept as desk
pets because they're just as curious and sweet as the males, and some are as
shiny and colorful too.
Bettas breed easily and often, so they're the perfect choice for anyone from
the beginner aquarist to a hardcore hobbyist. Many people try to create custom
color patterns/tail shapes too, though often it's just to see the circle of
life in miniature or to get extra fish for cheap (which is why guppies are
fantastic for long term aquariums on a budget).
Andy's Channel
Andy's Channel - 4 years ago
Does the egg fall threw the breeding box
InitialVox
InitialVox - 4 years ago
The holes in the net are small enough where the eggs don't fall through but plenty of water flow still happens. The kind shown is the Penn Plax net breeder, although I did some modifications to it to sit right in the tank.
madi kent
madi kent - 4 years ago
What kind of tank did you use, and when do you have to take the babies out?
madi kent
madi kent - 4 years ago
thank you
InitialVox
InitialVox - 4 years ago
They were raised in a Tetra 1.5 gallon aquarium cube kit separate from the adult fish. After the adults mate and produce the eggs, move the eggs into the separate tank. As the fry grow you can keep them together (in a larger tank of course following the gallon=inch of fish rule) or separate them at about 2-3 months if some become too aggressive.
I kept them together as they grew older and they didn't display aggression towards each other due to being raised together, but that isn't always the case. If they're being too aggressive during this age they can be separated by netted tank segments/jarring. Eventually they were given away to other aquarium owners in the area and are doing well.
lps jypserina
lps jypserina - 4 years ago
I love how they hug to mate. like my comment if you do to
Eugene Barthmallow
Eugene Barthmallow - 4 years ago
lps magic night no likes rat
iAM Gelo
iAM Gelo - 4 years ago
we have the same male and female mine lay eggs today the process of mating is almost half day . when i saw na male chasing the female and fighting i seperate the female to a clean and slighty warm water . and put methalyn blue. to be able for a female to recover im going to wait again 3, to 4 months to breed again

30. comment for Betta fish breeding and fry raising

Savage Tv95
Savage Tv95 - 4 years ago
Can you breed two different kinds or they have to be the same kind ?
InitialVox
InitialVox - 4 years ago
You can safely breed different styles of common bettas together as long as both parents are free of noticeable defects, are in good health, and are of the same species (though that term is loose and there's alot of debate on betta species)
Essentially any bettas you get from the pet store are going to be able to breed, because local stores are unlikely to hold the more exotic but less heard of relatives that might not be breedable with the common Siamese fighting fish.
HorseGirlb
HorseGirlb - 4 years ago
Why is the female so bloated?
iAM Gelo
iAM Gelo - 4 years ago
HorseGirlb blank thats egg
InitialVox
InitialVox - 4 years ago
However most females are somewhat slimmer, so be aware of any sudden size changes. She fattened with eggs slowly and behaved in a healthy active manner throughout. If the size growth is fast or the female changes behavior for the worse, it could be a sign of something bad.
HorseGirlb
HorseGirlb - 4 years ago
+InitialVox Thank you, still new to breeding
InitialVox
InitialVox - 4 years ago
She had quite a few eggs in her at the time, that was shortly after starting the mating sessions so she hadn't released many yet. Not to worry, she was fine afterwards
inoushiyo
inoushiyo - 4 years ago
They're so cute. But it seems like the female has dropsy. Doesn't she ? :\
inoushiyo
inoushiyo - 4 years ago
Oh yeah I also thought that her "pregnancy" is the reason she's swollen. I wasn't sure lol
InitialVox
InitialVox - 4 years ago
I don't believe she had dropsy, maybe she just had a lot of eggs in her at the time. They mated for several days (with breaks) and afterwards her stomach shrunk considerably.
the boy
the boy - 5 years ago
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the boy
the boy - 5 years ago
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ahmed mohamed
ahmed mohamed - 5 years ago
Ok thanks :D
ahmed mohamed
ahmed mohamed - 5 years ago
Hi just wondering where you can buy the food 'First Bites' for the fry
Would be great if there is a place to buy it online
InitialVox
InitialVox - 5 years ago
Hikari First Bites can be purchased online at many sites, including Petco which is where I got mine. The kind shown in the video are the Tropical variety.

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