Today I discovered that one of my F1 Betta persephone males was guarding a nest of fry in one of the film canisters. The pair are three years old, so it was surprising to see a sizable number of fry. I think they have out-done even some of my younger pairs with the amount of fry they have produced. The male is quite distinctive looking, and as such, I believe he is the father of my other F2 fish.
Unfortunately, the pair I actually intended on breeding, have done nothing. The male has built a bubblenest, and that's it. I am starting to think this fish is a eunuch.
I'm not sure how the fry will survive with so many other fish in the tank, particularly the sub-adult on the other side of the divider. But hopefully at least a few might reach a size where they aren't thought of as food.
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, I currently keep and breed a number of species from the coccina complex.