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Old 07-04-2012, 01:48 PM   #1 
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Betta Fry questions

when do betta fry colors start coming in and my betta fry look so small compared to betta fry on youtube and other pictures they are now 3.5 weeks old and they are about only 2 centimeters
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:55 PM   #2 
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The ones you are seeing are speed-grown fry. Mine is 2 months, this is a picture when he was 1.5 months. He has started getting color (butterfly red pattern) and now has shown his little spikes on all fins :)

I fed him four times a day, then down to three times... I fed live, frozen, crushed pellet, plus I cleaned 50% twice a day.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:26 PM   #3 
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I think some lose count of "actually" how old their fish are... Mine had very little color, and only showed light or dark. These are my fry, fed live BBS and Micro Worms, and fed at least two times a day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHq5t-HqOZs

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Old 07-04-2012, 03:05 PM   #4 
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mine are abit smaller then yours and only two show the top fin and the bottom fin, the others are smaller
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:10 PM   #5 
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What color is the parent
If its blue or green
U can shine a bright light toward the bigger fry n u c some color
If it's red
U can start seeing the color at 4 week
If u want your fry to grow fast
A lot of water change
Feed them 3 to 4 time a day
Keep on increasing the size of the food to the fish mouth size
Have some fry that hatch on may 24
They're the size of some 2 1/2 month old
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:40 AM   #6 
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Mine's from May 10th :) And is growing so well - you can see his/her spikes now.
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:20 PM   #7 
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wow they sure grow fast
the dad is dark green and the mom is red
mine hatched on june 7 i think
well i'm scared to do water changes since it might kill the fry, i have a uncle whose friend bred and raised some fry without doing any water changes or adding any water just a airstone and his fry are all grown up and he has like about 100 fry
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Did he raise fighter or fancy
With fighter u dont want them to grow fast so u do one or two water change
Till they hit 6 month
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He bred bigear and haloon and raised the spawn without doing any water changes at all just hada airstone and he had 100 or so fries That had full color and funs
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He bred bigear and haloon and raised the spawn without doing any water changes at all just hada airstone and he had 100 or so fries That had full color and funs
Nitrates will build up, and the fry give off hormones that you need to remove.

No way around water changes. You just have to be brave.....

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