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    Question male betta won't mate


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    I have had another pair of betta's breed and I raised and sold thier babies to LFS. Now I have another pair I would like to get babies from.
    I have a 10 gal. that's divided . The male was in by himself for about 1 week, then put the female in the opposite side and they both were flaring and very interested.
    He built a nice bubblenest and I released her, she went right to the bubblenest and he followed but swam away, she followed him and they returned to the nest but again he would swim away. I left them together for about 3 hrs and he became very agressive and had to remove the female as she was hiding or pretending to be dead :)
    Now he will not build a bubblenest, I have removed the female and really am stumped.
    I added strong brewed tea to the tank water and thats when he built his first nest. He is an adult and full grown , the female is slightly larger in the body than he is. I even added a 2nd. female after the nest was built as that worked with the other pair.
    Any advice will be greatly appreciated

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    It can be hit or miss sometimes. Sometimes the male just puts his foot... er, fin... down and flat-out refuses.

    I tried to breed a pink CT/DT mix male and a purple-pink DT female once, but the male just would not cooperate.

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    Put on some Barry White or Marvin Gaye, just kidding LOL .

    Just happy he did not kill the female.
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    Just like with any species, some pairs will not mate, no matter how much you wish they would.
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    What is the temperature of the water? And of the air?

    Needs to be about 84F ideally and the air column above the tank very moist and 84F as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler1
    Put on some Barry White or Marvin Gaye, just kidding LOL .

    Just happy he did not kill the female.

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    also did you buy a mated pair, usally if you got and get 2 from petco or smart they usally aint fit for breeding


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    that's good advice, funny- that put a large smile on this lady's face.
    I put 2 leaves from outside to float on the water, he seems to like that better than the 1/2 of a styrofoam cup. This is the 2nd. male I have tried with this female. Gheeezzzze.

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    The temp. is about 80 so will raise it and increase the moisture as I did this with the fry I raised before. Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemypets73
    The temp. is about 80 so will raise it and increase the moisture as I did this with the fry I raised before. Thanks for the help.
    hey bump it to 82, then if you dont have a light or hood put some plastic suran(sp?) on top, of course have holes or somthing it usally makes humidity good. I bred bettas for a bit, got a few spawns. I aint that good but I did do that


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