Summer Breeding Project

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Well, let the fun begin!
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I have the male and female in acclimation now, they are first-time pairs, so we'll see how it goes. This is my first time breeding, but I feel very confident that I can do this. Plus, I already found a donor to give the babies to
 
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emmysjj said:
Yay! What kind of betas are they (morph and tail wise)?
I have a blue HM, which is the male. The female is an HMPK.
Here's what the tank looks like. I have covered it with a sheet to give them privacy.
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Following my first attempt was a fail
Thanks! I don't know if mine will be a fail or success, I am ready for anything.

So, the male isn't showing interest yet, he's a little unsure.
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Oh, I don’t know too much about it, but here’s a picture, one second...

I saw this in a book, and it might help
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Credit: Freshwater Aquariums for Dummies, Maddy Hargrove
 
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I am going to give this male a couple days to find his interest in breeding, or else I will switch males.
He's a bit small, and I fear complications with successful wraps during an embrace.

I have a crowntail that looks perfect for the task, he's also an active one.
 
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Okay, so it’s going well!
I have the male flaring at the female a little while, and then he leaves and goes near the bubble nest area, which he’s yet to build. I hope to expect it by tomorrow or the next

I’ll keep you all updated!
 
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Katie13 said:
I'm off and on, so I might take a bit to answer, but sure.
I put them together yesterday afternoon, and the male has been flaring on and off since then. He goes from her and back over to the other side for a minute.

When should I expect him to build the nest?
 
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The female is showing her breeding stripes, they go on and off.
 

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I wouldn’t of released the female till he’s build a nest. What do you have for him to build a nest under?

Dried leafs, live plants and styrofoam are all good bases for a decent bubble nest. My last male to spawn used floating oak leafs for his nest.
 
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