Firefox, I find plants are essential for the female to hide in and get some relief from the male's constant sexual harassment lol. This will give her space to hide and recoup if he beats her up a little too much. The container you are trying to spawn them in would be too small in many peoples opinion, but personally both my spawns happened in a 3g (12L) tank and each attempt I made at getting them to spawn in a 10g failed. I think it matters more that the female has enough plant cover to hide in. Also I thought I might add that the bubble nest will be destroyed and then rebuilt many times before they spawn so if u check on them and his nest is all but gone don't worry, he'll rebuild it.
Betta_101 When to separate them all depends on the aggressiveness of each spawn. My first spawn didn't fight at all and were all living together until 6 weeks when my second spawn were 3 weeks (they are 3 weeks apart) and they started fighting so I just separated them all even though the first lot were still fine together. Just keep an eye on them, it all depends on how fast they grow also. Once the males start to recognise each other they will fight. Keep a look out for them starting to look like they have shark fins, that's a sure sign they are attacking each other and taking chunks out. As for feeding I've found that because mine were raised on live foods, mainly bbs, they didn't accept pellet or flake food at all. I ended up just offering it to them everyday so they had no choice but to eat it or die. I did lose a few stubborn ones because they refused to eat flakes but they all accept flaked and pellet food easily now.
PS I've actually written my own spawning method out and can email it to you guys if you like. Just drop me an email (the one on my profile) and I will forward it with a pic of my tank set up and the idea I had about cutting a window out in the Styrofoam cup.
~60L Planted Community Tank~
Plants: 1 x Elodea
Fish: 3 Month old guppy fry, mixed sex, 4 M & 3 F guppies, 1 x 10m old M DC Fry
Robin - HM or Delta CT
Cyborg & Slade DC Fry
Braedan - CT & Proud Daddy
Starbuck & Scarlet CT Girls
190L (50G) Planted Tank
Plants: 3 x Jungle Val, 1 x Ludwidgia
Fish: 6 x Harlequin Rasboras, 6 Black, 5 glowlight & 12 Neon tetras, 2 Common Pleco's
Last edited by anasfire23; 06-08-2007 at 05:36 AM.