Selecting the best Breeding tanks for Betta fish guide
Breeding tanks for Betta fish
You've probably heard that bettas' bright colors are the result of generations of breeding and spreading. But no matter how you get your information, you will always need to do some kind of prep work to make sure you get the best colors that breeding has to offer. Here are some things you need to know.
You need to make sure that, weeks before breeding, you already know the things that will cause you stress during the process. In addition to feeding your betta a high-protein diet, you need to set up a breeding tank that is just right for him.
There is evidence that male bettas like to breed in a small space. This doesn't mean, though, that you should keep your freshwater betta fish in a 3-gallon tank. You should think about what comes next. Imagine that the number could be multiplied by 100. So, if you want to breed bettas, you should plan ahead and buy a bigger tank, or some of the new babies will die soon.
You should know that your tropical betta fish spends most of its time at the water's surface. When your male betta is trying to breed, he will have to move eggs from the bottom of the tank to the surface, where the bubble nest is. Make sure that the water is no deeper than 10 inches from the substrate (the gravel at the bottom) to the surface. This will keep the fish from getting too stressed.