Now that your fish is healthy and perfectly cared for, thoughts of spawning your betta fish could be crossing your mind as well as theirs. Males construct a nest covered with mucus bubbles on the surface after which they lure the female to spawn underneath or near the nest. The male will wrap his body across the female body. She will be able to release one to numerous eggs for the duration of this embrace, which the male can then fertilize. The eggs fall to the lowest region where the male, occasionally with help from the female, will take them and then spit them into the nest. The male repeat this embrace around the female until the female has released all of her eggs.
After the spawning process of the bettas has been completed, the female will leave and the male will take care of the eggs and fry. When the fry can swim on their own, brood care is over, and the fry are left on their own to survive.
There are numerous tactics to spawning your betta fish. I’ll describe the best one.
The very first thing to do is to select and provide appropriate condition for the breeders. Conditioning starts off two to a few weeks after spawning with growing the feeding frequency to two to 3 times an afternoon. Include live feed to their meal if you can. If you can’t get live feeds, add some frozen meals to the food plan. Because of the increase, water should be change more frequently than previously.
A few days or a week before the initiation of the spawning process of the bettas, set up the spawning tank. It is good to apply 10-gallon tanks for spawning your betta fish, although many breeders use 5½-gallon tanks or different further sized containers including plastic tubs. The water in the tank has to be four inches deep and similar in water chemistry to the water in which the breeders are maintained. A submersible heater has to be included, and the temperature elevated to about 82°.
By the time the female’s stomach is visibly swollen with eggs and her ovipositor is visible, add the male fish to the tank. The following day, place the female into a quart jar and stand the jar inside the tank. This will enable the male and female to be separate, the top of the jar will stop the male from getting to female, so he can’t attack her if she is not receptive to his amorous advances. The male and female must be fed very lightly all through this time, and at best live food must be used to reduce the possibility of rotting food impacting the water quality.
While the female is prepared to spawn with the male, she can jump out of the quartz jar and into the tank. Spawning commonly commences hastily after this action, and possibilities are that when you see the female inside the tank, spawning has already been finished. Take a look at the nest, and if eggs are visible and the pair is not embracing, cast off the female. This approach significantly reduces the chance of harm to either the female or male. If after numerous days the female has not jumped in with the male, attempt with a different female.