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Male Betta fish create bubble nests because of their natural state of living. Betta fish often live in shallow and muddy waters which have a low oxygen content. Therefore, in order to keep the eggs and fry healthy and surrounded by oxygen rich water and air, they create these bubble nests. It ensures that the young Betta fish will have an adequate supply of oxygen.
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Interestingly enough, a male Betta fish will make bubble nests from time to time no matter what. They do not require the presence of a female Betta fish to do it. Making bubble nests comes naturally to a male Betta fish and , female or not, they will make one. Don’t worry about it female bettas can create bubble nests too! 🙂 Much more common for male betta fish to blow bubble nests though.
Photo provided by FlickrIn the end, bubble nests are interesting to observe, a good sign of health and happiness but not necessary unless you are breeding betta fish.
Photo provided by FlickrMost like the air escaped. Usually males make bubble nests when ready to spawn or have seen a female betta fish
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Betta fish, as oxygen breathing fish, can blow bubbles for a wide variety of reasons. However, when building abubble nest, male Bettas will stridently work on their bubble nests, carefully blowing bubbles near the rim of thebowl in order to create a tightly woven nest of bubbles. They can spend hours creating these nests and willdiligently create a large bubble nest in one afternoon.When a male is ready to mate, it may make a bubble nest once a day, once a week, once a month, or at any other interval. When it comes to male Betta fish, the building of bubble nests seems to be quite erratic. Bubble nests are created by Betta fish as well as a few other types of fish and even frogs. They are created with a mixture of air and saliva (to increase their durability). Male Betta fish will create these bubble nests when they are ready to mate. The bubble nest is intended to be a place for the female Betta fish to deposit her eggs, as well as a place to take care for the fragile Betta fish fry. The water parameters are ideal. If the water parameters are ideal, bettas may build nests to claim the territory and also prepare it for a potential mate. (However, even fish in the filthiest water may build bubble nests since, as stated before, it’s instinctive.) You are also more likely to find bubble nests when a heater is in the tank because it creates the humid environment the fish needs to keep the bubbles together.If you want to encourage your Betta fish to make bubble nests, either for fun or because you plan on mating them, there are a few things you can do to get your male in the mood. Here are some of the best ways to encourage your male Betta fish to make a bubble nest.Many fish owners point out that bettas seem to like building nests immediately before a water change or fish tank cleaning. Fortunately, if a nest is destroyed, most bettas will build another one. However, if you simply cannot handle the thought of destroying nests, you can use a spoon to scoop up the bubbles to lay aside during water changes or tank cleanings. Once you are done, you can carefully add the bubbles back into the aquarium.