Hi! I have started to try breeding bettas, but I'm having a little
problem. I looked at the section on how to breed and took a male and
female and put them side by side, everything went perfect! But for
some reason when I put them in the tank, the male won't make a
bubble nest, he just keeps flaring. Please help!
I guess we are just going to have to teach you how to blow a nest on
his behalf LOL. It's all in the mouth ;), we will start by a series
of daily exercises where you will say "O" repeatedly for
about 2 hours every morning (preferably on an empty stomach), while
drinking small quantities of dishwashing liquid. The results will
astound you (and your local hospital) .
That's just the problem, isn't it, that WE cannot blow the darn bubble nest ourselves! We have to rely on HIM. Mr. Betta, the bubble blower Master. And as we all know by now, Mr. Betta has a mind of his own. So what is one to do when his betta 'blows' (as in does not want to blow LOL). Let us look at a few scenarios of our brand new soap (pun intended ) opera "Good bettas gone bad" (or should we call it "Blown with the wind"?).
|scenario 2: Mr. Betta
starts building an elaborate bubble nest for his damsel, but
quickly become distracted by the Lakers game playing on your TV
in the background. He suddenly longs for a night out with his
buddies and some cool brewskies. Lets the nest go to hell and
loses the damsel's good favors in the process (hum hum).
Morality of this episode? When you have the attention and good
favors of a damsel, do not snooze on the job ;).
||scenario 3: Mr. Betta
fantasizes of his future spawning exploits and blows huge nests
in his jar. Once in the presence of the opposite sex however, he
becomes stage fright stricken and will not blow a single bubble.
Frustrated, you put him back in his jar, only to find the very
next morning a Master Piece of a bubble nest gloriously making
his jar look like a fresh brewskie (and the Lakers game is just
about to start LOL). Makes you want to drink him down, doesn't
Bettas will surely drive you to the brinks of insanity, or beyond ;). Why they do the things they do, I do not know. Here are a few things you can do to ease your pain (and maybe save the day)