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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-27-2011, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone wanted Fry... just to watch them grow?

I'm so fascinated with the growth and care of baby fish but at the moment [due to some life things] there is no way I can responsibly breed fish [aka take care of the potential numbers of babies]. So of course I'm not going to.

But what I would give to have a bitty fry to raise and take care of haha. Anyone else ever have this urge?

Ah man this might be my 'mothering' instincts kicking in

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hahaha, yeah I did- but I was able to breed and take care of 'em. :)
I've got 4 little 6 week olds :D They get bigger and bigger each day :)

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Daw c: Sounds lovely. I could take care of a small spawn for sure it's just if for some reason a large amount of the babies make it through the first stages I'm going to run into a problem so it's holding me back.

How are they looking about now?

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Yeah, the whole big spawn thing kinda scared me, but daddy ended up eating most of the eggs. So I intervened and hatched them myself. I ended up with about 20-some fry but only 4 made it. :/
But these 4 little guys are getting on so well! ^__^ Here's some pics-


This is when they were about 3 weeks old (I moved them into a big 10 gal)
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And I took these just the other day. You can kinda see some color on his/her tail :D
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So cute c: What adorable little fishies they are <3 I love the little color/shine flash

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hahaha I know right?! :D So cute! I haven't seen any real coloring yet though :/
I hope that's kinda within a couple more weeks.
The mom was fleshy colored VT and daddy was a silvery dragon HMPK. :D

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Yes, I have absolutely wanted to raise them from fry just to watch them grow.... but I'm too much of a novice to embark on that journey
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Yes, I got the erge about two months back and breed my pet store betta malcolm to my petco girl Yuki, I ended up with one happy healthy fry, not what most people expect to get but it is enough for me. He gets all the attention, spoiled little thing
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i didn't want to breed bettas, but after getting Chappy Belle, and watching her grow from a 4 week old fry, to the brat she is today, i want to. >w< i'd LOVE to get another young fry, just to watch it grow into a beautiful adult. i think long-tailed would be fun next.
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Yes, I have absolutely wanted to raise them from fry just to watch them grow.... but I'm too much of a novice to embark on that journey
Ditto! I'd love to raise some fry. I work with rescue so all animals in my care have always been spayed or neutered. I have never raised a litter of anything. But I'd love to raise some fry... but only when I have the know how and the perfect pair. I would never throw two any Bettas into a tank and have no idea what to do with the potential 80 babies lol


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