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    Post by Haych on Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:20 pm

    lol oh the joys!

    The amount of babies I thought I hadnt sucked up then looked again and I always had at least 10!
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    Post by MandyD on Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:34 am

    Well not much to report on the baby side, they are still there and still darting around Very Happy

    Daddy though still continues to be right down in the dumps, and I'l be hoenst I thought I'd lost him earlier. He was lying flat out on the bottom of the tank and just wouldn't move at all. Sad It was only when I removed the tank lid that he moved, and showed how thin he is looking too - He's ate some daphnea today, and I'm off to get some frozen bloodworm tomorrow - Im off the live bloodworm, the last lot I had was minging Shocked But he is eating, just very very small amounts. Just wish he wouldn't scare me like that Embarassed

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    Post by Storm on Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:00 am

    Mine was like that mandy, i kept him in a breeding box for about a week and fed him up Smile


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    Post by MandyD on Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:09 am

    Male is eating a bit better now. Been and got a few different foods trying to bulk him up a little bit he looks so scrawny!

    Babies, well they are doing ace! Watched them just eating a newly hatched brine shrimp, tiny things! Counted 8 yesterday, but guess there could still be more, they are so tiny still! Tried to get some pics but the camera really isnt up to scratch Crying or Very sad
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    Post by MandyD on Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:29 am

    oooh my gooood! Just went to feed babies again, did a quick count, and I have at least 15! I have no idea where they all came from but there are loads all of a sudden! And they are growing nicely, looking to be at a guess a bout 5mm long now! Very Happy This about right for their age?
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    Post by MandyD on Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:35 am

    Actually just found this site http://www.waynesthisandthat.com/bettagrowth.html

    And they look about the 3 week old size to me, so they are on target, dead chuffed! Ooooh I have babies - Still cant quite believe it LOL Embarassed

    laugh laugh laugh laugh Suspect

    Edited to say, just checked and they are only just coming up to 2 weeks old now, so they are doing very well! Very Happy Will see if moms camera can get some pics coz my camera wont zoom enough Rolling Eyes
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    Post by MandyD on Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:26 am

    Introducing my babies! Very Happy




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    Post by Chard56 on Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:36 am

    Nice pictures, do you have a telephoto lense?
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    Post by MandyD on Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:59 am

    Nope, just a bog standard point and click. But with the light, and a bit of pot luck, plus babies getting bigger I managed to get some half dcent pics. I tried all different ways before I got these! Very Happy
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    Post by Nina on Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:32 am

    aww mand how cute are they !!

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    Post by Storm on Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:15 pm

    updates.


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    Post by Haych on Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:22 am

    wow pastel colours Very Happy
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    Post by MandyD on Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:20 am

    Showing my ignorance here then, are they not all that colour when licklie babies? Embarassed
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    Post by Bettanut on Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:05 am

    I'm sure it will be weeks yet before you can see what colour they are.

    They look good hun.
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    Post by MandyD on Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:03 am

    Havn't updated this thread in a while. Babies doing well, have lost a few last few days, but these were really small compared with the others, so assume these are the runts Sad Sad But the one's that are still there (still 15 or so) are looking like little mini fishies now, very sweet Very Happy Very Happy Have to admit this was the part I was dreading, so really worried now I might lose any more. What's the main reason for losing babies? Temp is constant, filter is fine, water stats good. Food going in regular. Anything Im missing here?
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    Post by sgraye on Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:33 am

    How many young do you get when they first hatch and how many would you expect to have left after 2 months
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    Post by Bettanut on Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:44 am

    Mandy..It seems to be the "norm" to loose fry along the way. But I don't have an explanation as to why.
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    Post by MandyD on Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:53 am

    Cool, that's good. Well not good, but at least Im not doing anything wrong Smile Smile
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    Post by kel on Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:05 am

    top breeders in european climate using indoor tanks
    30 fry to adult is a standard spawn

    you get the occasional 100+ spawns but they aren't the norm

    average spawn is 300 fertilised eggs..

    most don't make it past the first week, if they all hatch

    i know i'd rather have natural weakest die offs than having to cull







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    Post by sgraye on Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:12 am

    thanks kel
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    Post by MandyD on Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:37 pm

    I'd say on average babies are now 1/2 inch long. So maybe a little under size, may have to feed them up a bit more! Very Happy They are eating the bbs like it's going out of fashion though!
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    Post by MandyD on Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:42 am

    Updated piccies Very Happy They have proper eyes now instead of black dots! Very Happy Not fantastic Im afraid as everytime I zoom my camera just throws a wobby Evil or Very Mad



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    Post by Bettanut on Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:47 am

    Soooo cute.
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    Post by sgraye on Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:50 am

    aw they are cute
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    Post by MandyD on Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:11 am

    And here they are as of today. Counted 12 all in all, dunno where the extra 2 came from LOL They are still tiny compared to Teri's of the same age, but are colouring up now, one has some lovely red streaks coming onto the fins, and one is a nice shiny turquoise colour, so exciting!





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