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post #321 of 376 (permalink) Old 06-06-2013, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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I know you will. Now jus letting you all know I see 2 fry in the nest, elite thinks the eggs were infertile and will be better next time around.
I will keep you all updated.
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And it seems as if it is likely because Rex is now taking great care of the remaining two babies, he puts them back in the nest and flares at me when I take a peek lol.
I am reconditioning Trillium and she will have another shot. It was there first time so maybe next time will be better.
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It should be quicker this time too. If elite thinks it may be because he was interrupted, put black paper (or something) around the tank.
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Good luck with the 2 fry. I guess I was a little jars on the 10 fry. Eggs probably weren't fertilized. Reason I said cull is because elite been drilling it into our heads that every spawn should be big spawn or else it's a waste of time. And he really culls heavily.
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Many serious breeders believe it is a numbers game and in some ways they are correct. I saw many fish that would have culled early turn into my best fish so I am on the fence on this. I cant tell tail quality myself until about weeks 8-12 and even then some surprises. If you have an agreement with a pet store to take the less than perfect it can save many culls. Since Ive proven to myself that Im a rotten softy when it comes to culling that is my preferred way. IMO it can be a blessing in disguise to have a small spawn especially for someone like myself with a culling problem but im more of a hobbyist than serious show breeder. I would bet that you will get some beauties even in a 10 spawn.
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And that is okay, when you have the resources, time, and money. He has those things I don't. I can't afford to cull these two fry when it might be $30 out the window. Francis is a great breeder, with bloodlines that strong you expect more than a pet quality fish. Why feed house and care for something that he won't get anything from? See that is his thinking. He doesn't know what it is like to be in our position, he was lucky enough to start out with high quality imports. He has of course since made the line WAY better stronger. He puts so much work into these fish you just can't afford to keep all the ones that won't be anything special. So yes I understand his culling thing but he hasn't told me to destroy the fry and he is well aware of what has happened.
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It probably won't even be 10 lol. Probably no more than 5
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Well 5 fry for min $20 is still $100
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I just have to say, the last few pages on this thread have been an interesting read.

Also, if I culled out every undersized spawn my fish gave me, I would hardly have any fish at all haha.

Culling it seems is one of those great divides among betta breeders/owners.

Good luck with your two surviving fry.


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