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When you say a small nest that could be all right, every fish will build to its own size. Too me, the question would be, How do I keep the bubble nest from disappearing, A betta will be encouraged to build and keep a nest if the water is maintained around 80 degrees, also the key here is if and when he builds the nest that would be the time to place a female into the tank, let me say this, if you see the nest, all that means is the fish is mature enough to take care of the eggs if there is no female introduced when the nest is made he or the fish will not maintain the nest endlessly, steps to sucess, 1 keep the temp at 80 degrees, 2 put a cover over the top to keep the water warm, 3 lower the water to about 5 inches if you are using a 5 or 10 gallon tank, 4 you need to have roughly 4 or five females on hand to spawn take place, just to let you know this is not a 1 hour or 1 day deal this takes time and every male betta is different. and when and if you are sucessful for you to feed the young fry fish is another ordeal

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Q: In the morning the male Betta will have a small bubble nest but by the end of the day it will be gone What can be done to encourage him to build a better bubble nest?
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Will a female betta make a bubble nest?

No, the male betta makes the bubble nest the female gives the eggs.

Why isn't my male betta blowing a betta fish?

I assume that you intended to ask why your male betta isn't blowing a bubble nest. Male bettas blow bubble nests when they are happy and ready to mate. some build them easier than others, some wont even build one until they see the female or even until they are actually fertilizing the eggs. To encourage your betta to build a bubble nest, be sure he has enough room (at least 2.5 gallons) not a lot of surface motion on the water, make sure the water is at least 78*. You can also let your betta flare at his reflection by putting a mirror up against the glass. this is good exercise and may kick start his territorial instincts and encourage the building of a bubble nest.

How do you encourage a female beta to lay eggs?

The only thing that will encourage a female Betta to release her eggs is a male Betta with a proper nest.

Why are there bubbles in THE betta fish bowl?

Your betta is building a bubble nest and is ready to mate.

What Happens if the male betta doesn't make a bubblenest?

That means it is not happy if you just got a betta fish then it has to know his sorroundings more better he will make a bubble nest sooner or later.

Why do female betas make bubble nests?

Female Betta fish do not make bubble nests.

How do you know Betta want to mate?

When a Betta is eager to mate and ready he will often build a bubble nest.

Why doesn't my betta fish have a bubble net?

It probly is a female

Where does a Betta Fish lay it's eggs?

a Betta fish will lay it's eggs in the bubble nest of the male

Can you feed a betta twice a day three grains once in the morning and in the evening?

yes but it would be better to feed it 3 grains a day either in the morning or at night

Is it ok to feed your Betta fish three pellets every day?

yes, that's okay, but about 3 in the morning and 3 at night would be better. and i assume you are talking about betta pellets :P

How do you know if your Betta Fish is pregnant?

You can only tell if the Betta male makes a bubble nest at the top of the tank. That means that the betta female is going tohave their eggs.

How do you get betta bubble nest bigger?

You can add to a males nest or even encourage one to build it bigger by taking some bubbles from another males nest using a spoon and putting it into the first males tank.

Where does a Betta fish make it's bubble nest?

At the top of the tank is normally where the male beta keeps his bubble nest

Why do betta fish make bubbles?

Only male Betta fish make bubble nests! they make these for the females, who will lay her eggs in it!

Dose the Betta have baby with out bubble nest?

The male Betta splendens always builds a bubble nest and entices the female under it in order to get her to spawn. If the nest is not to her liking she will not spawn with him. So I guess the answer is no. There must be a bubble nest for them to spawn under and for the male to tend the eggs in.

Do betta fish eggs float?

Betta splendens? No they don't, they sink. This is why the male Betta blows a bubble nest, each egg gets a bubble and that's how it stays a float. Occasionally they will become unstuck and sink, it's the male Betta's job to catch it and put it back into the bubbles!

How do you know when a female betta is going to lay eggs?

A female Betta can only lay her eggs when she is cuddled/embraced under a bubble nest by the male Betta. She can not lay eggs by herself.

What does a betta bubble nest look like?

a bunch of bubbles piled together.

Can betta eggs hatch and survive without the male building a bubble nest?


What do you do if a male betta fish is making a bubble nest without a female betta fish in the tank?

he is happy and mine blows bubbles when he gets air

How do you know the male betta fish is ready to mate?

he starts making a bubble nest

What is wrong with your Betta fish if he has a bubble over his eye and discoloration?

check the PH in the water,

What does it mean when your male betta fish is building a bubble nest when there is not another fish in the tank?

He is practising nest building just in case a female comes by. It is a sign that your Betta is now mature enough to breed. It can also mean your fish is very happy.(I don't have another betta but mine blew a bubble nest)

What does the first bubble in a bubble nest look like?

It can not be mistaken for anything else. It is a tiny bubble at the surface of the water but it will not be a single bubble for more than a minute or two. The male Betta builds his nest quite rapidly.