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    At Last!!

    Post by PeteBatman on Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:37 am

    I have Fry!! banana

    After many! fruitless attempts there are finally fry! claping

    My newest additions have really stepped up and delivered!

    This is Trebor


    and this is Betsy


    and these guys hatched on Saturday 28th May
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    Post by Nataliey on Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:43 am

    CONGRATULATIONS...the parents are pretty Very Happy

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    Post by 2tall on Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:12 am

    Nataliey wrote:CONGRATULATIONS...the parents are pretty Very Happy
    I agree with Nataley!
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    Re: At Last!!

    Post by PeteBatman on Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:18 am

    Thanks guys! I'd almost lost hope...

    I couldn't believe my eyes when I went to the shop and there recent delivery contained Double tail females- at the same price as al lthe others how could I pass her up- and he looks so lovely - a nice spearmint green marble..

    Maybe i'll be really lucky and get some with is colour and her tail Smile

    whatever way it goes I just want to be able to get them grown!
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    Post by wassy82 on Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:40 pm

    the male is stunning.all the best with the spawn!!! Smile
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    Post by kel on Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:21 am

    Congratuations Pete! Smile
    raising fry is hard work usually but often easier with lfs basic stock than pure showlines (so much hardier).

    I do think your fm is vtdt as she has fin length but only 2 ray branching that I can see... her top tail lobe also looks like it may have been trimmed at some point (I may be wrong but only going by one pic).

    The fry that make it I would expect vt's deltas and maybe superdeltas, you will be very lucky to get double tail fry in this spawn but it is possible if both carry the genes. You will also likely get greens, reds, coppers and possibly whte/pink/green pastel tints as well as maybe a few blues.

    It's unlikely you will get show quality fry from this spawn but definately a few worth keeping to breedi on to perfect the hm and colours.

    The experience is more valuable than the actual fry so raise them as best you can regardless of how the fry may turn out. I'm so pleased for you, you are at the start of creating your 'perfect' betta!


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    Post by PeteBatman on Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:14 am

    After a rough count (little bleeders won't keep still!) I think I have 20-30 fry. At 9 days old these guys look so much bigger!! I can see some tails budding and on one or two I have seen some pectoral fins as well.




    I've been trying to get a tape measure up against the glass to see how big they actually are, but to no avail; at an estimate I would say they are between 4 & 7mm (smallest/largest).

    I might be imagining things but I think a few of the are already looking a bit red- well more translucent orange; but there are most definately 3 or 4 which are not white like the ones in the photos.

    Oh! It's so exciting! cheers
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    Post by PeteBatman on Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:15 am

    these guys are just over three weeks now and are growing fast! Most of them have ventrals and they are developing lovely sheens! The biggest looks like it might end up blue with red fins, but it's all just speculation!

    Take a peek!



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    Re: At Last!!

    Post by wassy82 on Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:19 am

    i hope there are some little trebor`s to come!

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    Post by fuzzynicki on Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:58 pm

    wassy82 wrote:i hope there are some little trebor`s to come!

    He's definitely a good looking Dad!


    Congrats on your first spawning Pete! I love seeing the breeding diaries and watching as the fry grow and develop their colours. You never know exactly what you're going to get! Very Happy
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    Post by Lilfishie on Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:56 am

    Congrats on the fry, such a great looking pair
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    Post by 2tall on Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:21 am

    Glad they are doing well.
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    Post by PeteBatman on Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:08 am

    A month on and they are still growing- I thought that Isaw some flaring yesterday but it turned out to bit an arguement over a bit of food... These guys will be 8 weeks old tomorrow.





    most of the others are still pearly white; I can't wait for them all to get a bit bigger!
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    Post by Nataliey on Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:11 am

    Oh they are stunning well done Smile

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    Post by PeteBatman on Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:51 am

    thanks Nat!
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    Post by wassy82 on Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:29 am

    good size for 8 weeks to me! Smile
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    Post by dawn_bettas on Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:17 am

    wow those fry are doing really well...looks like you are going to have some beautys there!
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    Post by 2tall on Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:41 pm

    Way to go!
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    Post by PeteBatman on Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:51 pm

    I thought they looked big as well- I have been trying to follow the info in an article I found on bettysplendens about maximising growth rate; here- http://www.bettysplendens.com/articles/page.imp?articleid=1769

    I started water changes quite early- first on was probably at about 2 days. I just syphoned up all the debris and replaced with the same volume of water, so maybe 10%. After that I changed about 30-50% evey other day for the next 2 weeks. Whilst doing this I was slowly increasing the amount of water in the tank, so replacing more than I was removing each time. You could almost see the fry growing after each water change- amazing!

    As for food, the tank was seeded with infusoria before spawing and I used egg yolk suspension for 2 days once the fry were free swiming. I then started on vinegar eels and BBS, alternating for about 5 days. After that I just fed BBS.

    At 4 weeks I moved the biggest (here)


    to a seperate tank ( I say tank, it's actually a 62l plastic starage container, but it works!) and left the smallest 8-10 in the spawing tank- they were still at the size the others were at at 2 weeks old! As the smaller ones gre wI moved them into the other tank; I was moving the final few last weekend and was emptying the spawning tank out when I noticed a single tiny fry left - he was so small!- about the size of the guys in the pictures at 9 days old!

    He's tripled in size over the last week and has now moved in with the big boys Laughing

    I've got 2 more spawn attempts under way...
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    Post by PeteBatman on Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:09 pm

    these guys are really showing some colour now 9 weeks old tomorow..


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    Re: At Last!!

    Post by kel on Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:47 pm

    its surprizing the difference in fry size in a spawn but it makes jarring stage easier when it's not all of them at once.

    They're looking good mate Smile


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    Post by PeteBatman on Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:36 am

    I have jarred up 5 males and moved 5 females into my sorority tank. I've tried to get pics of each of them, but they're not all the greatest posers!

    Males





    he's not bent- it's the pot distoring the view!

    can't get a pic of the last one, but he's white with red fins, so either a cambo or drgon, can't really tell yet.

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    Post by PeteBatman on Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:48 am

    Females
    this is panda- she's done a lovely little twirl to show of all her patches!



    this next girl is changing colour rapidly; 2 days ago..
    and today..



    the last female is a bit shy and is white/ice blue like the males.
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    Re: At Last!!

    Post by Nataliey on Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:40 am

    they are amazing, love little panda she's cute


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    Re: At Last!!

    Post by fuzzynicki on Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:20 am

    looks like you've got some crackers there! Very Happy

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