Male and Female Betta Fighting - some help... Plz

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I got 1 male Betta, and 1 female Betta I put it together about 2 weeks, but nothing happen, I did follow the rule to made them know each others, but the male Betta always chase and bite the Female Betta to make me very worry about it, some fins on Female Betta is wound. What can I do now, seperate them or put like that about 2/3 weeks?????????
 

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They definately need to be seperated. The male will eventually kill her if she is unwilling to spawn.
You can't keep two bettas together all the time. Males and females have to be prepared to spawn and then left together only long enough to spawn and then the female removed.
If your female is injured she needs to be in her own tank with the cleanest water possible with water changes every day. This should heal her wounds if their not too bad. Watch for infection. If this should happen then she will need medicine.
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But I wait about 2 weeks the female Betta not has spawn, yet. The male Betta alreadys make bubblenest 3/4 in tank. Now can I remove the female Betta and will wait until she has spawn, then I put her back to the Tank??? or put her in a glass cup, just leave female Betta's glass cup in tank where male Betta????? Thanks for help me ^_^
 

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The Glass cups are much too small to put your Bettas in. We recommend they be kept in at least 5 Gallon tanks. The female is not ready to spawn and they definately need to be kept seperate until she is. You can tell she's ready because her belly will be fat and her oviposter will be showing. The oviposter will look like a white pimple on her belly. The male will sometimes make bubblenests even when not ready to spawn.
If you want to keep them in the same tank you can put them in a ten gallon tank with a partition down the middle with the male in one side and the female in the other. Here is lots of good information on spawning your bettas :
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I see the female lie all the time, when the male come closer she just move a little bit, then she lie still again. When I feed her, but she not eating, too. Do I need to do something for it?? Someone says male Betta will grow up about 3inches, that is include from his head to his tail?? If I place 1 female Betta and 1 male Betta how long the female have spawn??? Suppose already have spawn in bubblenest, the eggs will survive in temperature 81F??? Thanks Butterfly these answers will helpful, thanks alot.......
 

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Please remove the female from the tank. I do not mean to hurt your feelings but it really does not sound like you know what to do to breed bettas and it is a very complicated process and dangerous especially to your female. She can get very badly hurt and you are not seeming to care. Take her out of the tank as it does not seem that she is ready or able to spawn at this time and even though there is a bubblenest that does not mean there will be a spawn. The male does not make the decision she does and she is not ready or willing. Please remove her and take care of her injuries if she has any in a very clean tank so she does not get infected or you could lose her.

I ask you to not be offended as I really am trying to help, but please do not try to breed bettas without reading more about it or talking to someone who has really DONE it and seeing the equipment that they have and what they have to do. It is not an easy or quick thing to do. If you want a quick easy fish to breed, try guppies or mollies. But please learn more about Bettas before trying to do it with them again. You do not know enough yet to do this thing. I am not trying to hurt you but to save your fish.

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Supporting what Rose said, the little female is going to be hurt more unless you take her out. The thing is, fish don't just breed like cats or rats or something, they need to go into a preparative state first. They often need to eat special foods, have changes of water and need to look a certain way before they can breed. Bettas are very territorial fish and can be vicious to each other regardless of how reasonable it seems to you.
 
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I see the female lie all the time, when the male come closer she just move a little bit, then she lie still again. When I feed her, but she not eating, too. Do I need to do something for it?? Someone says male Betta will grow up about 3inches, that is include from his head to his tail?? If I place 1 female Betta and 1 male Betta how long the female have spawn??? Suppose already have spawn in bubblenest, the eggs will survive in temperature 81F??? Thanks Butterfly these answers will helpful, thanks alot.......
I moved the female at last Saturday, when I saw the male chase her. But can someone answer these question plz... Like rose say, now I do find information about how to take care of Betta now....
 

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If you want to have a general idea on how to take care of Bettas and not to breed them, let's start here:



It gives you an idea of how to get started taking good care of your fish and making them healthy.  If you have other problems, please feel free to ask about them.  The feeding, water changes, and care of the Bettas should be taken care of in the article but you can learn much much more in the postings of the Betta Board.  It will help a lot to read in the Betta area what other people have had happen and find how they are raising their bettas.  We are glad to answer questions and try to help if you have a problem but there are a lot of things that many of us have already posted about and you can read about on the forum already if you want to.  If you do not find an answer or do not feel you can understand what we are saying you can let us know.

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I don't have a tank can I put them in this basin plastic. I am very sure the female has eggs. 100%
 

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Breeding Bettas takes a LOT of equipment and you need every bit of it AHEAD of when you breed them. You cannot do the job properly without a tank. Here are just a small basic list of what you need:

10 gallon tank for breeding/bubblenest and for small fry until they outgrow it

5 gallon tank for female to be quarantined in before and after spawning

5 gallon tank for male to be quarantined in after spawning - he can be housed in the 10 gallon tank before so to make the bubblenest

Probably 100 - 150 quart sized containers with the ability to be be kept aerated and heated somehow for the males when they begin to be big enough to fight each other

55 gallon tank for grow tank for female fry when they get bigger

Keep in mind that any container that has fry in it after they have left the bubblenest for good have to have daily water changes of 50% and you will need to have all those tanks filtered with cycled sponge filters. They have all got to be made ready before the process is started. The materials I listed above are crude estimates for homemade hatcheries. Most successfull breeders have tanks and operations many times that size. Bettas are not normally bred by individuals unless they do it as a business and have help coming in to help with the work. Bettas are not money making fish and they are not cute little babies that you can watch grow up. They need very special care and it is a lot of hard work and cruel to the fish if you are not 100% ready, willing , and able to give it to them.

You can do what you wish. It is your fish, but in my opinion, the basin situation will not work. I am not for this type of breeding and if it were my fish I would get 2 tanks and just enjoy having 2 lovely fish and have that be that.

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Do you know someone who is breeding Bettas? Have you seen someone do it? Why are you trying to breed bettas?

Is this tank cycled? You already stated in one of the earlier posts that the male had built a bubblenest and now you are moving the fish. I do not believe that you are anywhere near ready to breed your bettas and I do not know how to help you other than to tell you that the best course of action for you and for your fish right now is to WAIT until you have more time as a fish owner and more experience with these wonderful fish. You do not, I am sorry to say, have the experience with the care of the fish yet. Learn how to care for your fish and THEN worry about breeding them.

Get a tank set up and cycled and get the fish healthy and happy and then CONDITION them for breeding. Bettas do HAVE to be conditioned for breeding even if they are building bubblenests and carrying a large bellyful of eggs. There is a special diet that they have to be given for a matter of a few days to weeks ahead of spawning. They also have to be compatible. Unless they were sold as a breeding pair, there is always the possibility that they will not accept each other. You need to read, read, read books and talk to people that have bred bettas and if possible visit one of the places they are being bred at. They are not like a lot of other fish (guppies for example) where all you do is get a cycled tank and add fish and have babies. NO, bettas are a project.

The very best help I can give you would be to repeat what I have said. Get a couple of nice tanks and enjoy having 2 beautiful fish until you have the time to read and study how to breed the fish and acquire the equipment, if you decide that the effort is worth it. Then you can enjoy and care for these lovely darlings and not take a chance on losing one or both of them because of inexperience. I am not saying not to EVER breed bettas, I am only trying to counsel you to WAIT until you know more about how to care for the fish in general. During that time, it will also give you more time to investigate the breeding possibilites.

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Do you think I don't know how to care of them, of course I do, I had already make the betta breed I just asked for sure about the temperature, in my contry is the weather very different from here do you know that ???Now they the male betta make the bubble nest and they ready for spawn, anyway thank you for your help...................
 

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I am sorry if you believe that I said you did not know how to take care of the bettas because of the questions you asked. You did make it sound like you knew nothing about breeding them and very little about how to house them. If this offended you I am sorry, but I thought you were about to make a mistake with your fish. I wish you luck, I believe there was a breakdown in communication or an inability to understand what it was you were asking for. I do not recall there being any reference to just asking for temperatures.

Again, Good Luck.

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