Why Is My Betta Nest Disappearing

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Levinofish, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Levinofish

    Levinofish Valued Member Member

    I have a 30 gallon tank with a betta Thursdays I saw a bubble nets. This weekend I was going to my aunt and wen I came back the nest was gone can someone help me and tell me what happened. And my females have horizontal strips what does this mean ? I heard that it means they are stressed what cude this mean
     
  2. Dave125g

    Dave125g Fishlore Legend Member

    That is an indication to the male that she is ready to breed. As far as the bubble nest... If your lid is not sealed there's not enough humidity to keep the bubbles from popping. Try putting a piece of stirafom in so he can build the nest under it.
     
  3. OP
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    Levinofish

    Levinofish Valued Member Member

    I did the cup ting and this was it tuseday [​IMG]

    Today [​IMG]
     
  4. Dave125g

    Dave125g Fishlore Legend Member

    I never tried a cup. I use a flat piece. Does your filter provide too much surface agitation?
     
  5. OP
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    Levinofish

    Levinofish Valued Member Member

  6. Dave125g

    Dave125g Fishlore Legend Member

    The bubbles must have just popped.
     
  7. Mcasella

    Mcasella Fishlore VIP Member

    Vertical stripes mean she is willing to breed, horizontal are stress stripes which is not good when trying to breed.
    He may have stopped tending it, bubbles don't last forever, how humid is the tank? This might also cause popage.
    Why do you have them in a 30 gallon? Something smaller is better to try and breed in (I use a 5 gallon tub filled halfway for breeding).
     
  8. Dave125g

    Dave125g Fishlore Legend Member

    Any update? Did he rebuild his nest?
     
  9. OP
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    Levinofish

    Levinofish Valued Member Member

    I dont know im going to look tomorrow wen im home

    What can I do to get ride of the stress
     
  10. Mcasella

    Mcasella Fishlore VIP Member

    Separate, keep her in a comfortable area by herself until she can calm down. Gently reintroduce where she cannot be touched but she can see out.
     




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