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Old 07-08-2011, 08:30 PM   #11 
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I don't normally count the amount of food I feed them. I'm sure it's over 30 m. larva per betta. The more "piggy" would eat until their bellies are round (specially females). But normally my males know when to stop eating . lol. So I give them a little more than their fill.

If you want to limit their food, put the m. larva in a tiny cup and spoon/eye drop them into your tanks.
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:22 PM   #12 
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If I had to guess, I'd say they have 20-30 once a day.
Probably about 20.
It's a tank with rocks, live plants, heater, etc.
I was thinking of putting them outside and seeing if that helps.
But I live in new england so either the temp is 80-90 or it drops to 65-70..and FAST.
And we get a lot of hot days, then random rain for days on end...
Think it'd be a bad idea?
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:44 PM   #13 
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Yeah.... though they can survive in such conditions. But it would be safer to place them in a rather stable environment.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:45 PM   #14 
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That's what I figured.
For example, this is the ten day forecast...
Highs only
Saturday (tomorrow) 85
Sunday 84
Monday 86
Tuesday 82
Wed 78
Thu 79
Fri+Sat 82
Sun 85

Not bad actually..
4 of those days are rainy (including today)
The lows range from 59-68 though.. average is about 65-66..

According to averages, the low in July is about 62.. high is 84.
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:26 AM   #15 
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Gave them some more larvae today. Copper has perked up (I woke up to him harassing the male in the tank beside his. I moved the tanks apart) and is doing a little chasing :)
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If you live in a low pollution area...collect that rain water and use it for a 50% water changes...that softer-cooler water can sometimes trigger a spawn....
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:30 PM   #17 
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Just updating.. I gave them the larvae daily for a few days and they didn't spawn..at all. I finally removed her from the tank.
Maybe I'll try again in a couple weeks.
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:36 AM   #18 
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Awweee I'm sorry hun!! That blows, but it's not meant to be I guess! I bet it will work next time :)
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:02 AM   #19 
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Separate them to different containers so they can't see each other-neither being the spawning tank and mass feed mosquito larva for 5 days....keep the temp in the 75-76F range and the spawning tank in the 80F range....then drop them in the spawning tank that is filled with lots of floating plants at the same time to give them a little shock...this is not harmful to healthy fish...usually you will have spawn within the hour......
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