Tuesday, February 5, 2008
The pair meets
First i introduce the male into the breeding tank, letting him acclimate and scout around to familiarize the area. After about 15 mins, I introduce the female into a Ketapang covered holding jar with open ends (basically a 1.5 liter coke bottle cut off at both ends). My intention for doing so is to acclimate the female for 15 mins.
An hour later the male began building his nest under the foam cup, much to my delight as I've placed it in a good viewing position. The female is showing off her 3 vertical strips, a signal that she isn't stressed out and ready to mate. Throughout the whole episode, the female didn't show any signs of stress aka the horizontal bar. With some luck I'm gonna get to see some action tonight!
This is a video of an Early Courtship of my two Bettas. Just 20 mins into the introduction.