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    All good but I would have a filter in there to provide a little water circulation. Otherwise it could be 85 F at the surface and 70 F at the bottom. A little circulation won't be a deterrent to breeding or to the nest.

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    Ok, having a sponge filter was best picked now out of the forums , i'll put a little sponge filter in there too

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    When I have an empty tank, I should try this! Good luck Dustin!

    There's some local shops selling plakats here... biggest males I've ever seen... no wonder they're called "fighters"....
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    It's a pretty cool hobby, you don't see many fish that use a bubble nest, the fry are the hardest part to keep alive, but think thats with most fish that don't take care of their young. Just make sure you have jars so you can separate all the males.

    they had some huge male bettas at petco, like 2-3 times bigger than the normal ones, they called them king bettas

    Update: conditioning is going well, i added air hose to both tanks so the water would circulate a little, the female loves to play with the bubbles , the male doesn't seem to care much. Also the males fins look like they are getting longer too, and he has started building bubble nests. One more week and then i can start the spawn

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    good luck! keep us updated

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    After about 3 weeks their labyrinth / breathing apparatus begins to develop. That's when the young have the most mortality.

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    Just over a week into the conditioning, the males fins seem to have grown a little, and he is showing great color now. The female is still plump and round, and very active. Is it normal for the male to flare at me when i feed him? haha, I don't know if he's extremely hungry or mad at the toothpick. (i pick the blood worms and feed them to both of them with it) Or maybe he's mad i make him get some exercise, dropping his food at opposite ends of the tank. Scares the crap out of me sometimes, he is swimming a lot faster than usual too, and he has jumped for the food too.

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    Yep, it's normal!

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