Q:

How can you find out if a Betta fish is pregnant?

A:

Quick Answer

Betta fish don't become pregnant the way mammals do. When betta fish reproduce, the male and female enter into a courtship ritual. The female ejects eggs, and the male fertilizes them externally with sperm. The male then builds a bubble nest in the aquarium and places the eggs in them.

Continue Reading
How can you find out if a Betta fish is pregnant?
Credit: Daniella Vereeken Flickr CC-BY-2.0

Full Answer

The male betta fish doesn't just fertilize the eggs: he guards them in the bubble nest until they hatch. During this time, the male will be so vigilant that he might aggress against the mother of his children. It's therefore a good idea for the pet owner to remove the female to another tank.

Learn more about Zoology

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What are some species of animals that migrate?

    A:

    Many species of birds, mammals, insects, amphibians and fish migrate. While the reason for migration often differs among species, some reasons for migration include avoiding extreme weather, mating and finding food.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What kind of animals live in wetlands?

    A:

    The kinds of animals that live in wetlands include a wide variety of birds, fish, frogs, reptiles and mammals. The specific species of animals that are found in wetlands are determined by the wetland's location. For example, some birds that live in the wetlands of New South Wales include grebes, pelicans, cormorants, crakes, rails, ibis, egrets, herons, shorebirds, ducks, geese and swans.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some animals that live alone?

    A:

    There are many species of animals on Earth that spend the majority of their lives alone, including species of reptiles, amphibians, mammals, fish, insects and arachnids. Solitude is common in the animal world, and it may be only during the mating season that individual members of a species interact with each other.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Which animals have a notochord?

    A:

    A notochord can be found in the embryos of all chordates, the phylum which contains the subphyla of fish, mammals, reptiles, birds and amphibians. The notochord defines the primitive axis of the embryo, is a transient embryonic anatomy structure and is not usually found in adults.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore