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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by sgraye on Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:37 pm

    When is the time to remove him is it when they are swimming about,

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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by Storm on Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:14 pm

    When they are free-swimming hun, he will be stressed at this point. So loads of tlc. Smile


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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by sgraye on Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:32 pm

    oki dokey, thanks very much, hes been a good dad so far, hope he dont get peckish and eat them

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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by Storm on Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:59 am

    Any little tails hanging.


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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by sgraye on Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:09 pm

    cant see any yet
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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by sgraye on Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:42 pm

    Just been and had another closer look at the nest and i can se some teeny tiny tails sticking out of the nest cant believe how tiny they are, hes working like a trooper keeping them up there, hes going to get pampered when his job is done, im really pleased we even got this far i just didnt expect to,
    How many days from now until they will be swimming

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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by Storm on Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:57 pm

    Could be as soon as tongiht Smile


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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by kel on Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:58 pm

    It's usually 2-3 days after hatch before they're free swimming, it depends on temperature quite a bit.

    by tonight they should start to get active and keep falling to the bottom and they'll spiral in circles as they try to swim


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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by jessie1602 on Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:21 am

    Congrats Sarah, looks like both our spawns have the same birthday! :-) Hope you're little wrigglers are doing well this afternoon.
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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by sgraye on Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:34 am

    They seem to be ok, just been watching him for the past hour trying to put a dead fry in the nest it just keeps falling out and he keeps putting it back, he seems to be on auto pilot, noticed one or 2 trying to have a swim.

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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by Storm on Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:37 am

    AWWWWWWWW have you got loads?


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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by sgraye on Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:49 am

    Its hard to tell, trying to cound those tiny tails is hard, i dont have the best eye sight even with my glasses on, whats the usual head count on a spawn and do alot of the weaker ones die in the first few days,

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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by Storm on Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:39 pm

    How are we doing this morning?


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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by sgraye on Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:42 pm

    All looks good just got in from work and had a peek one baby was swimming at the surface away from the nest, the male soon scooped it up and put it back, havnt seen any more away from nest, do they leave the nest area when they are able to swim

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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by Storm on Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:44 pm

    Yer the will just scoot off lol.


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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by sgraye on Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:53 pm

    Fantastic cant wait, will be glad when i can remove the male, i worry he may eat them, but so far hes been great
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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by sgraye on Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:03 pm

    There is loads of debris on the bottom of the tank, when is it safe to remove it, and should i leave the live plants in there for the young, they are what i put in for the female to hide,
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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by Time-Out on Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:04 pm

    Live plants are GOOD. The babies will hang around them.
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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by kel on Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:43 pm

    The plants also provide infusoria for the fry to eat so definately good to have.

    you get the most die offs in the first 2-3 weeks

    egg count 100-200 average and 30 to adult is a respectable average spawn for breeders although as people find on occasion you can end up with 100+ baby bettas. This is much more common with vt's though but still possible with all types.

    I will usually try to do a siphon/turkey baster clean before the babies are free swimming if the male is relaxed with me at the tank.. just because it's easier when the babies are still in the one spot compared to all over the place.

    Many people don't clean out for the first 2 weeks but do keep an eye on water stats.. even if you can't get at the crud you can still scoop water out and replace.

    Expect to siphon up fry so inspect the water you remove and pippette the fry back into the tank.


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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by Teri on Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:08 am

    Lol and remember.. Spit dont swallow, you dont want to be eating babies now do you!!!!!!

    Congratulations again hun Smile
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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by sgraye on Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:14 am

    Lol thanks i will be sure to spit Embarassed lol
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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by sgraye on Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:16 am



    Finally managed to get a picture of the fry, hope you can make them out, so hard to focus on something so small
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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by kel on Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:41 am

    yea you can see the little black 'v's in the middle bubble Smile

    looking good hun


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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by Teri on Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:19 am

    Looks like a reasonable size spawn too hun... Well done Smile
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    Re: Sarah's Diary

    Post by sgraye on Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:22 am

    They are swimming quite well now, do you think i should remove male tomorrow, they will be 3 days old then, think some have already left the nest and taken cover in the plants, seen a few swi off without him noticing.

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