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Breeding Betta Fish | Learn when to release them and what to expect
Breeding Betta Fish is exciting and rewarding. Additionally breeding Siamese Fighting Fish has become quiet lucrative with all of the gorgeous color varieties and fins available to choose from. There are a number of ways to spawn Betta fish and we have curated four different approaches below including a good video on Betta fish breeding which you need to check. You learn so much from watching videos. Essentially you’re going to keep the fish apart until their ready to spawn in terms of size and age. Make sure the female is gravid or is fat with eggs. Eventually you will introduce her to the male in a way she is protected in the same tank. Some people swear by using Betta dividers to breed fish. Once the fish are acclimated to each other you can release them. Another approach is to put the female in a chamber within the males tanks achieving the same affect, keep her away until their acquainted and release them when its time. Please review the curated content below and watch the video at the end of this page. Also for your convenience check out some pretty Female Betta Fish for Sale on this page.
Breeding Betta Fish
Once they are both aware of each other and appear ready to spawn, place the female in the same tank as the male. There can be some aggressive gestures, including some mutual fin nipping. If it approaches a dangerous level for either the male or female, remove the female and wait a few days to let the fish recover. Place her in the adjacent tank with the glass partition and begin the process again waiting for signs that she is willing. When they are both ready to spawn they will enter into an “embrace” and she will produce eggs under the bubble nest. He will fertilize them and begin to care for the eggs. At this point in time, remove the female and place her back in her own tank.
Betta Breeding At Home - The Basics
First you have to make that your Betta fishes are at least 5 months old and that they are fully acclimated to their tanks. Remember that proper Betta fish care can safe you a lot of trouble. You have to put the male in one tank and female in another very close to so that they can get used to one another before your bring them together to mate. You male Betta fish will tell you when he is ready mate as he will make a bubble nest at the top of his tank where he will eventually place the eggs. The female can also give signs by developing colorful stripes.
After you have put them together the female will release her eggs, she can release hundreds of eggs and some have even been know to release close to a thousand. When she is done she will hide and the male will take over and take care of the young. At this time it is best to take the female out of thank as the male might fight her.
Step By Step Guide To Breeding Bettas
You will start with filling your tank/tub up with treated water..I fill my spawn tanks up with 3-4 inches of water NO more than that! I place the heater at an angle and set it on 80 degrees....I place the Indian almond leaf at both corners of the tank....This softens the water and also provides a place foe the male to bubble nest as they float on top....If you can't get the Almond leaf use a Styrofoam cup cut in 1/2 taped to the side of the tank...Taping it to the front is the best place if you want to view the breeding....Add your moss and let the heater run all night before placing your pair in the tub......You want to make sure the heater is running steady at 80 degrees...
Step by step guide to breeding betta fish Video