Selecting the best Spawning tanks for Betta fish guide
Spawning tanks for Betta fish hobbyists
You might be interested to know that there is some disagreement among "betta parents" about the size of the tank that will be used for spawning. Before spawning, you must separate your male and female pet betta fish. This will give them something to look forward to while they're waiting for the exact time of their breeding session. Let them rest, eat a lot of protein, and get stronger before that BIG ENCOUNTER.
Usually, you would need to buy a 5-gallon tank to spawn fish, but you might be surprised at how well smaller tanks work. I suggest this because buying a smaller tank is cheaper. A close quarter will also make it easier for your bettas to make friends. With a smaller tank, they won't waste as much energy running around while the female teases the male who she wants to mate with.
During spawning, you might want to think about buying an aquarium heater. Make sure that the temperature is set to 80 degrees. Once the temperature has been stable at 80 degrees for 3 days, your fish are ready to start the game.
When setting up your spawning tank, there is one important thing you need to know. One big difference between a spawning tank and other tanks is that you shouldn't put gravel at the bottom. The reason for this is pretty obvious: if a fry falls to the bottom, your male betta won't have any trouble bringing it back to the bubbles nest if it can't hide in the gravel.
As a final tip, don't let your spawning tank go through the "cycling" process because you might not know that you could lose some fry when you change the water. As a bonus, I'll show you a cheap way to get good bacteria into your tank that works. Buy a small sea sponge and put it in your main betta tank at least a week before the fish are due to spawn. After the time is up, move it to the spawning tank. This way, good bacteria will be living with your bride and groom, so you won't have to worry about water cycling.