Building a bubble nest...

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My Betta imbellis is building a nest...
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Isn't this about the coolest behavior of any animal on earth, I love these guys. When they do this, it is so clever and romantic really.
 
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You looking to breed him?
Not specifically. But I've kept and bred bettas for 15 years. But I got rid of them years ago. But I got 6 wild bettas from Kees de Jong as being young fish. He's just like me a dutch author of livebearer articles. Now, these fish are adults. And there was just one male in this group of 6. Now he's building a bubble nest.
 

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Is your air above the tank fairly humid ? I live in a dry climate and I always floated a square piece of wax paper and they would build the nest under that.
 
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Is your air above the tank fairly humid ? I live in a dry climate and I always floated a square piece of wax paper and they would build the nest under that.
Yes, it's humid.

And yes, today the eggs have started to hatch...
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You just see them bouncing up and down to stay in the bubble nest. The father is protecting the nest.
 
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Congrats! I hope the fry continue to do well 🥰 Where did you get him from? He doesn’t quite look like an imbellis to me from that photo.
He's an imbellis. I had 6 of them as very young specimens. It turned out that it was just one male and five females. I got them as a gift from another known breeder.
 

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