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    Question Breeding Betta


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    I've had a male betta for a few months now. I went to the local pet store and really fell in love with this female crowntail betta. I bought her and brought her home. I know the basics of betta fish breeding. I didn't buy the fish for breeding but because I liked her. I have the male betta in a 10 Gallon tank and I have a vase in the middle with the female in it. It was fun watching them look at each other and watching the male try to show off to her . I noticed that she is making eggs. If I chose not to breed them will she continue to make eggs? If she does will this affect her? If I did breed them I really don't want 50 bettas. I've heard of maybe having the female eat them? What would your advice be?

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    After about a week, there shouldn't be any more eggs being produced. You should be able to let those two be in the same tank

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    Do not put those fish together. Floating one in a vase for the other to see is a lot different then having them in the same tank, and also cruel. I hope you have a heated and filtered tank for her. If you were to put them in the same tank he will harass her until she produces eggs then once the bubble nest is full of eggs he will kill her, or at least give it a good try.
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    I disagree that it is cruel. I've seen people keep bettas together on racks, side by side, and I don't think it is any different. 276998.jpg

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    You do know that all the bettas can end up in the lower compartment in that setup? It happened at the Chicago Expo. They floated down thru the waterfalls. I don't know why anyone would ever think that is a way to house any fish.
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    Marketing and the all mighty dollar succeeds what is responsible for the fish... Thus we have big box stores and this wonderful example of crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandz View Post
    Marketing and the all mighty dollar succeeds what is responsible for the fish... Thus we have big box stores and this wonderful example of crap.
    +10 to that!
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    I was just using it as an example. There are also tank dividers like this which is more what I was talking about. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-d771iruEtt...ish+BF+com.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by waylon101 View Post
    I was just using it as an example. There are also tank dividers like this which is more what I was talking about. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-d771iruEtt...ish+BF+com.jpg
    That seems like way too little space to me.....they can jump over the divider too you know. It also stress them out, being able to see each other through the divider.

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    I totally understand there is horrid treatment of fish. Just because its been done, doesnt make it propper. What you will find here is people taking the fishes care first and foremost. No one here has a 75g tank with a betta holder in it like stores use... or a shelf of cups.... At least I think they dont.... well.... maybe slap... but anyway... To my point, I think that if you want to be responsible in the fishes care that you hold, you should not use these methods of housing.

    Also - you said you dont want to have 50 betta. Dont breed the betta then... Find responsible quarters for them and set everything up.

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