Breeding Stripes

  1. Fanatic

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    So, my female DPK has gotten her first breeding stripes today, this is my first betta with breeding stripes in my twelve years of keeping bettas.
    She seems to be extremely active, won't stop swimming for a second! I had her in a sorority for three days, due to bad behaviors from the other we had to separate and change pace.

    Do I need to do anything special for her?
    She seems a bit erratic, almost like she's in a desperate search for something that isn't there.
    I am currently on daily water changes with her because she had a light fin tear and I wanted her in tip-top shape. She's doing so much better today.
     




  2. OneLittleBubble

    OneLittleBubble Well Known Member Member

    Are the stripes going down vertically?
     




  3. OP
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    Yep!
     
  4. OneLittleBubble

    OneLittleBubble Well Known Member Member

    All you have to do is give her a well balanced diet and clean water for several weeks. Just make sure they are not fear stripes. Breeding stripes mean that she is usually letting the male proceed, so maybe that's what she is looking for. *wink wink* nudge nudge.
     
  5. OP
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    Haha! I will do that :)
    She just got her water change now, they are slightly fading.
     
  6. OneLittleBubble

    OneLittleBubble Well Known Member Member

    Ok nice! That means they are not fear stripes! :D Breeding stripes go horizontal and fear stripes go verticle. Keep up the good work.
     
  7. OP
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    The stripes have vanished.
     
  8. OneLittleBubble

    OneLittleBubble Well Known Member Member

    That is very strange. Maybe try putting her with a male if you want to breed her? Unless they were actually fear stripes. I hope they weren't because fear stripes go verticle.
     
  9. OneLittleBubble

    OneLittleBubble Well Known Member Member

    Oh shoot, you said they go vertical. Then they were fear stripes. Probably the recent trauma. Hope she gets better.