Can Black Bettas Breed?

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May 16, 2019
I have heard several rumors that black bettas (especially females) cannot in fact reproduce.

I have been wondering if it is in fact the same for all black bettas, specifically black samurais.

Thanks for answering!


Mar 29, 2005
I don't know any specifics.. But I would say that there is a difference between cannot and should not.

As far as I know, and I'm not necessarily a B. splendens fan, you shouldn't breed a yellow betta to a yellow better, but they will breed.

no clue about black with black, but I would expect they would breed but there may be issues with the results.

as above, IBC would be a great resource (they are better than there web page appears) or there are many facebook groups dedicated to breeding Bettas. has a decent amount of information, I didn't read it to see how relevant it might be, but would be a good starting spot, there are bunches of links etc.
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