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OK so I'm trying my hand at breeding my bettas for the first time. I set up the tank as directed onbetta talk, and then introduced the two fish I want to breed. I kept the female seperated as directed... although she's pale colored so she doesn't get the vertical bars (I've seen them on my other female when I first got her); then when the aoSul seemed ready and Deisy was acting interested, I released her into the tank. Everything has been going really well... At first I was terrified that she would be shredded because he's a crowntail and they're supposed to be very aggressive, and I haven't had him in a position to test his aggressiveness (my other guys have all been allowed to flare at each other, I guage their aggressiveness by - well Notus flares at anything at all, even fingers; Indra flares at bright colored things and other bettas, Kiakias never flared at anything except Deisy). AoSul, however, has been almost respectful of her. He chased her about for a while (with me standing over them with a net, ready to save her if things got too rough) - then when she hid behind a rock, he swam around for a moment as if to say, "Aw what the heck!? My new girlfriend disappeared. Oh well, gotta go work on the house some more" and went to add to his bubblenest. So, she comes out once in a while, and he has hardly nipped her at all. Sometimes she will swim over to him in "passive" mode, and it looks like maybe she's ready, and he goes into full display mode... but if he so much as moves, she flares and runs away. They've only been together (meaning her released) for one day, and since she doesn't seem to be in any danger at the moment, I plan to allow them at least another day... But I'm worried about the behavior of her approaching and him being all happy about it, and then her flaring and running off. He doesn't follow her too far, for the most part. Anyway, like I said, I'm new at this, and I could go for either some reassurance that yeah, this is normal... or someone to scream at me that no this is NOT normal, and I should remove her.