Sunday, April 13, 2008

Betta Fish Care: Mating and Breeding of beta fish

Betta fish Care Mating

For beta fish breeding 10-gallon tanks are suitable. Sometimes even smaller tanks are utilized. The betta fish should be fed properly before breeding with live food.

The temperature of the water should be around 80 degrees F as these beta fish are of tropical in habitat. They do not need special equipment.

The betta fish breads in bubble nests. The male beta fish builds his floating nest of saliva coated air bubble called bubble nest when he is ready to breed. Hiding places should be provided to the female as the male betta fish tend to be agressive when mating. Under the bubble nest the male and female will begin circling with display of bright colors. The male beta fish will embrace the upturned female. As the female betta fish releases the eggs,they get fertilize and sink. The male beta fish picks up the fertilized eggs and the male spits them into the bubble nest

The male beta fish ends to the egg,and the the female should be removed. The male betta fish also should be removed within 2 days. The eggs will hatch in 1 to 2 days. The baby betta fish (fry) can be seen hanging on the bubble nest. The fry will feed on the yolk sack for antoher 36 hours. The babies should be feed with the baby food from the pet shop.