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Old 04-12-2011, 01:05 AM   #51 
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Okay. I haven't noticed him doing that, but it could be because when I check on the tank he comes to the side and stares at me. He doesn't pay too much attention to the fry when he sees me. He will occasionally turn his head back to check, but for the most part he leaves them alone.

It is just very very hard for me to see the fry, so I can't really tell what they are doing.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:20 AM   #52 
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You'll know when they're free swimming because there will be no fry left around the nest. Free swimming is not really the point when they're horizontal but rather the point where they leave the nest in search of food.
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Okay… so that is what they were doing. I have seen less fry in the nest than than yesterday, so they must be off exploring now. I will gently remove the male now.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:07 PM   #54 
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Okay so the fry are about four days old now.

I feel like such an idiot though, I was transferring the fry to a 10 gallon aquarium (the spawning tub was too deep), and I had an accident :/

I spilled like three gallons of water on my floor and on part of a towel. Some of the fry got entangled in the fibers and I couldn't get them out in time. I am not sure how many I lost, but I'm guessing about 20. I now have less than 10.

Ugh I am so stupid! But luckily the ones I do have left are healthy. I just saw one stalk and eat a walter worm.

Here is a photo of the worm-eating fry:

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Old 04-15-2011, 12:26 AM   #55 
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Aww, I'm sorry, Turtle!! It seems like a lot of people have stuff like that happening to their fry. I remember one member whose fry were at the stage where they were ready to be jarred. She had them in separate containers in one large tank to keep them warm and her heater malfunctioned and she lost all her babies.
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:00 AM   #56 
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Im sorry that happened :c Im sure the others will do well, though, and its great to hear of their health.
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Old 04-17-2011, 11:30 AM   #57 
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Very pretty. I have never seen Betta with such contrast around.
Best wishes to your new fry!
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Old 04-17-2011, 11:46 AM   #58 
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Thanks! They are doing good :)
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