Ease of Breeding: Difficult Although getting Bettas to spawn is terribly easy, the true elevating of the young is tremendously challenging. This should only be attempted by the most committed and informed of lovers. Males will build the nest and then flare his gills and unfolded his fins to entice the feminine to spawn. The female will darken in color and curve her body backward and forward in reaction if she is receptive. The male will wrap his body around the female and the 2 will spawn with eggs and sperm being released concurrently. With each spawn the female will free up about 40 eggs.