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Betta fish Breeding make to feel comfortable

First I want to explain how you play the betta esplendens, and then discuss the conditions that must meet to obtain representation.

First, you say that the betta make a nest of bubbles with his saliva on the surface, about 5 inches long and about 3 or 4 thick bubbles when the nest is completed is a sign that men are ready, and then the wedding can begin. Nowadays men are placed under the nest and encourage women to accompany him. If a woman is ready, after much encouragement from the male, is to accompany him to stand under the bubble nest.


When the couple is below the nest, the male embraces the female, his body pressing the abdomen of the female, which will leave a few yellowish eggs that are fertilized by the male.

The eggs fall to the bottom, where they are collected by the male that enters the bubble nest. Sometimes the female also collects and deposits eggs in the nest. This act was repeated several times, and some females can lay about 400 eggs, this will depend on female age, type of food that we provide …

When you finish putting the male in charge of city spawn, collecting eggs that fall from the nest and fall fry once born.

At 30 hour or meno (influences of temperature and other factors) the fry are born, and you can see below the nest a myriad of tiny tails. This is the worst time for the male, it does not stop trying to collect the fry to fall and put them back in the nest. During these days, the male almost stopped eating, and their only concern will be to look after spawning. Needless to say that if the male is itself aggressive when spawning is taking care becomes even more aggressive, so it is very important that the breeding is done in separate aquariums, where we can leave the male alone with their young.


The fry remain in the nest for two or three days, during which they will be able to swim only vertically, but from the second or third day, can swim horizontally, and this will be a nuisance to the male, it will go crazy picking fry and putting it in the nest. It is a good time to separate the male and leave the fry alone.

Finish the work of the male, but ours starts, which is the most difficult stage, we need to conserve water and provide appropriate food for the fry.


1. We must choose a couple who enjoy life, because our success will largely depend on the chosen parents.

If we choose good parents, the number of eggs from the spawn will be higher, and when the fry are born, a larger number of this will survive.

It is also important that we look at the characteristics of the breeders, because the children will normally be a replica or a mixture of parents as to the fins, colors, shapes are concerned.

For the couple to enjoy a perfect health, we will have to feed a good diet previously, in which we include live food (mosquito larvae, water fleas.

2. The size of the aquarium has to be about 20 liters, but the water level should not exceed 15 centimeters, then the task for the male to collect the eggs or fry would become even harder. temperature should be around 26 degrees, on the ground there should be nothing, since the male will have to collect the eggs, and if the floor is clean, the male’s feeling better.

The height of water has to be about four inches, to facilitate the male’s job to lose by the female expels eggs and eggs that fall from the nest.

Aeration and filtering to be very soft or zero. If you see streams that are created, it is preferable not to filter or air, otherwise you might destroy the nest.



We know how to reproduce the betta, and we know the conditions of the aquarium to get playing, now we will explain step by step what to do to succeed.

First thing we do is to choose a male in good health. we will introduce it in an aquarium of about 10 liters (is advisable, but I’ve managed to bring in smaller aquariums, I leave to your taste), with a temperature to be around 26 degrees, there is no current and the fund is clean of Chinese and other elements.

It is important that individuals that choose to play, must have been previously prepared with an injection of vitamins, giving live food rich in proteins.

Some recommend that you enter floating plants to help the male in building the nest, but I think it is not necessary.

We will place two or three females that are prepared by the Aquarium of the male, or at farrowing or some type of container within the male’s aquarium, but the male can not have contact with any female.

To find out if a female is ready, we must observe their abdomen, as this will be a little swollen, and the end of this we can see a bubble or lump yellow sign that is prepared.

Once we have the male with the females around, it’s a matter of waiting for the male choose one of them and put to build the nest. If for any reason, the male does not make the nest, we encourage it, placing another male next door, then began a fight to see who builds the best nest.

When the nest is built, we will introduce the female chose the male, that we will know watching the male, as the wiggle in front of his choice, moving fins and deploying them.

Once introduced to the female, other females withdrew, leaving the couple alone. It is advisable to introduce a plant in some schist, or other shelter for the female, as the first day the female will not be shown as receptive as the male wishes, and that sometimes the attack.

We can see that the male is placed under the nest and wiggles and flaps deployed, and the female is unreceptive shows, do not worry, it’s normal, even the angry male pursued the female, couple things.

Typically, the next day the female will be more receptive, and after some calls of male weaponry deployed all his fins, this go below the nest accompanying male courtship.

We arrived at the party for my taste is the most spectacular. Surrounding the male with the female body, and presses on your abdomen, which the female expels a few eggs (5 to 30), yellowish, which are fertilized by the male instantly. After being dead for a few seconds, the male is quick to pick up the eggs with the mouth and place it in the nest. Sometimes the female to the male helps in the task, but it is normal while the female is recovered from the male effort to collect all.

Remain so for some hours (2 to 4 hours). Once completed the female will move away from the nest and the male to stay under the care of, taking any eggs that fall and repairing the nest when it deteriorates.

It is a good time to get to the female, as well as they could eat the eggs, the male may injure or kill her.

If all goes as planned, at 30 hours or so will fry, which can be seen below the nest, a myriad of tiny tails, soon began to fall from the nest, further complicating the task of the male, which does not cease the task of going down to by those who fall, pick them up, up and put them in the nest, and again down.

The first two days, the fry swim upright, but after the third day, begin to swim horizontally, and the male can not catch them all and put them in the nest, then it is time to separate the male, and leave the small alone.

If we use again the same fish for reproduction, we leave about 10 days to rest and give an injection of vitamins, and after that back again.

As regards the fry, harder task starts, which is to provide food. the first three days were fed their own bag, but then you have to give them food that they can make.