Betta eggs take 36 to 48 hours to hatch after spawning. The male and female swim close together, and the female releases her eggs, which the male fertilizes. The male scoops up the eggs and spits them into the bubblenest.
Before spawning takes place, the male betta blows a bubblenest for the eggs. When the pair are ready for spawning, they display intense coloration, and the female has a protruding breeding tube behind her pelvic fin. Once the eggs are in the bubblenest, the male becomes aggressive toward the female, so she needs to be removed. The male tends to the nest until the fry hatch.Learn More
Betta fish eat once a day, often preferring to eat freeze-dried brine shrimp and blood worms. For optimal health, clean the fish tank once a week, and keep the top covered, since betta fish are known to jump out of their bowls by accident. Betta fish often like to have a plant in the tank with them. Properly cared for betta fish can live up to two years.Full Answer >
Betta fish turn pale when they are affected by a fungal infection. White patches of fungus can grow on betta fish, causing them to look paler than usual, according to Betta Fish City.Full Answer >
Wild betta fish are found in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. They live in river basins, irrigation and drainage ditches, wetlands and rice paddies. Although many people believe that betta fish live in small puddles, they actually live in larger bodies of water.Full Answer >
Depending on the species, it can take anywhere from several weeks to several months for a lizard egg to hatch. For pet lizards, such as Anoles, eggs should hatch at around the 4 to 6 week mark, whereas the eggs of larger, wild lizards, such as Komodo Dragons, can take 7 to 8 months to hatch.Full Answer >