Females, which are less colourful than males and do not fight as much, can be put in combination and also need a snug place to conceal. Aquatic caves or dense, planted corners work well in making the fish safe. In the Siamese fighting fish family, the male takes care of the babies. It begins with him constructing a nest of bubbles then he’ll court the feminine. When she begins to lay, the male loops himself around the female to fertilize the eggs. She can lay a total of a number of tons of eggs and he will catch each whitish eggs in his mouth, coat them with mucus, swim up and then blow them into the mass of bubbles.