I have just taken up breeding bettas. I currently have 3 males and 2 females (one of which is very nice! all white with a red and blue tail). the females are all still somewhat young though, but one of them has the little "white spot" that means she is ready to spawn right? should I add the male to the females tank or vice versa?
on a side note, you have any thoughts about treating a fungus? it just appeared overnight and spread over one whole side of his body. currently I'm just giving him a salt bath every 2 hours and changing his water 3 times a day (I've placed him back in the little jar for now).
KVEEI: Ugh, I don't know...I hate to sell them..You get so attached to them when they are little...I feed them 4 times a day and change their water every other day so I spend alot of time with them...I know i'm gonna be like one of those "cat women" Jars EVERYWHERE!
RJL: The white spot just means she is a female...If you condition her like crazy for 2 weeks and place her near a mail (not in the tank) she will get some strong vertical stripes if she is ready...There are some other things that the females do, but that is the most obvious. Check out www.bettatalk.com for a ton of info on breeding. Re the fungus thing, I have never had it, but I have heard that the "jungle fungas cure" is good...Maintaining excellent water quality is very important in avoiding alot health problems with these fish.