View Full Version : teeny tiny bubble nest...

07-18-2008, 10:21 PM
My male betta has been blowing a bubble nest for about 2 days now, but it is tiny. like about 3 dozen little bubbles. he is extremely interested in the female, but still has not blown a nice big nest! i dont know if i should release the female, or keep waiting, or what.
What are the problems with haveing a small bublle nest, and is there any way i coukd encourage him to speed up the process a little? Should i release the female now, and see if that kicks him into gear?

07-18-2008, 11:15 PM
There are stories whereby males failed to built any bubble-nest but still manage to breed. Your alternative on releasing the female could work.

07-18-2008, 11:17 PM
If the bubblenest is not able to hold the eggs then you won't have any little ones

07-19-2008, 12:00 AM
hmm.... well, if by tmarrow morning it hasnt gotten better, i ewill release her
a compromise

08-11-2008, 03:58 PM
Well if he has a good head start i would let the female go. I am currently condtioning my fish and he has the entire corner of the tankfilled with bubbles. about 1/2 or 3/4 of an inch thick. I think hes gonna