Originally Posted by Crowntailed
Realy how do you artificial hatch bettas?
The way I do it.....depending on if I need the spawning tank or not....I will either leave the nest/eggs in the spawning tank and remove the male or I use a small container and scoop the nest/eggs into and float it in a heated tank.
I do this a lot when I need several spawns from one male and several different females so that the fry are fairly close in age for re-breeding. I also do this with my outside spawns-I go around and collect all the nest and float them in different outside buckets to hatch or I will collect them the day of hatch.....
Since my males use floating water lettuce to build their nest under it is easy to collect-plus the added benefit of the live plant for water quality-I also will place a single small common snail in the artificial hatch container in 24h so they can eat any fungus/bad eggs and/or any dead fry before they can contaminate the water.
Once hatched I will slowly start to tip the container and allow water from the grow out to flow in a couple of times a day.
Once free swimming I feed NHBBS (newly hatched BBS
)-dump a little water out and allow a little grow out water to flow in a couple of times a day after I feed-
Usually once the fry are about 3-5 days of free swimming-I release into the grow out tank....