siamese fighter fish in the wildDuring and after spawning, the male uses his mouth to retrieve sinking eggs and place them in the bubble nest; during mating some females assist their accomplice, but more often will simply devour all of the eggs she manages to catch. Once the feminine has published all of her eggs, she is chased clear of the male’s territory, as she can likely eat the eggs. If she is not far from the tank, she can undoubtedly be killed by the male. The eggs remain in the male’s care. He cautiously keeps them in his bubble nest, making sure none fall to the underside, repairing the bubble nest as needed. Incubation lasts for 24–36 hours; newly hatched larvae remain in the nest for the next two to three days until their yolk sacs are fully absorbed.