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Old 04-15-2012, 06:07 PM   #11 
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D'awww, thanks. :D

The heater in their tank went out today, I noticed the temperature was down to 76. Luckily I just got a shipment in of new heaters last night, so I had to carefully switch them out. Storm flipped out and gathered all the eggs into his mouth and hid under a plant, I thought for sure he ate them. But after I put the towel back over him and peeked in, he returned to the nest and blew them back in. :D what a good, protective daddy.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:00 AM   #12 
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Woke early this morning to storm frantically darting around the tank catching fry darting here and there and falling. :) they've HATCHED!!

Please forgive the horrid photo quality, he wouldn't hold still for even a moment. You can see fry darting around the surface under the cup. Teehee.


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Old 04-16-2012, 11:13 AM   #13 
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Betta Babies! YAY. Now the hard part, waiting to see what colors you get.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:08 PM   #14 
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yayyyyy so excited!!
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:19 PM   #15 
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Here's a video update:

http://static.photobucket.com/player.../VIDEO0045.mp4

Storm swims to the surface and goes "PLUH!" and a bunch of babies fly out of his mouth. Couldn't help but giggle. Heehee :)
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:32 PM   #16 
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HE is doing a GREAT job. Interesting that he gathered the eggs in his mouth and hid. I've never seen or heard this before.

It looks like some of the fry are free swimming. Yes?
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:07 PM   #17 
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I've never seen a male do that before either. He's amazing. The fry are almost to the free swimming stage. I've been watching them all day, they're trying their darndest!

I woke this morning to the thermometer on the tank reading 60. Somehow it came unplugged, must have been when I was doing water changes on my other tanks last night. V_V finally got it back to 80 and they are still alive. This is a resilient bunch. Hopefully no more FREAKING technical problems.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:36 PM   #18 
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Do you have a dedicated fish room? Mine is heated to 85F but can fall to 75F. Helps em grow up strong ;)
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:40 PM   #19 
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There was another incident of this that happened with another member here. Just today as well:).

I'm not surprised to know they survived. When I was a lot more irresponsible and ignorant, I bred bettas with no kind of heat or heater and they survived 3-4 months with one survivor and he died eventually too. They were HORRIBLY stunted and bad finned. I now know from years of research that, that was wrong and dont think of it as a regret but a learning experience.
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:34 AM   #20 
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It's not a "room" per say, but a section of my house between my kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. It'd sure be nice to be tank heater-free. Once I move I'll have a fish "room" for sure, heated separately from the rest of the house.
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