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Old 11-18-2011, 06:53 PM   #11 
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lol green tea
canceling plan so you can just see your fry hatch.
it usually take 5 day after the egg are laid until you have to do anything.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:12 PM   #12 
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If you want a greater fry turn out.
Leave the light on.
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:24 PM   #13 
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Congrats on the spawn they look great!!

If you don't feed them enough to grow 4cm in the 2 month period, does that mean they won't grow to their full potential?
Not really, as long as they reach 5.5cm in 4 months - these should reach 10cm BO around a year or so. But 4cm in 2 months should be able to get 12cm in over a year.

I'm still in the process of testing this myth - "if you don't feed them that much, can they grow to be giants". So far I can say that giant genes will boost their growth when ever they eat.... you could actually see the difference in 2-3 days. But it's too soon to conclude whether they can be giant size or not.
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Not really, as long as they reach 5.5cm in 4 months - these should reach 10cm BO around a year or so. But 4cm in 2 months should be able to get 12cm in over a year.

I'm still in the process of testing this myth - "if you don't feed them that much, can they grow to be giants". So far I can say that giant genes will boost their growth when ever they eat.... you could actually see the difference in 2-3 days. But it's too soon to conclude whether they can be giant size or not.
Wow that is very interesting....Thanks for the info!
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:44 PM   #15 
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I go home in a few hours....hopefully to some fry! Super anxious to get there, hope I have babies..
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:43 PM   #16 
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So much white poop everywhere. I'm so disappointed.

Dad ate the eggs again...Could he just be hungry? Both times before I spawned him he hadn't eaten in a few days, he never wants pellets it seems like. He's so gorgeous, maybe I just need to feed him more or artificially hatch the eggs...Boo I'm sad.

I hope you all enjoyed the video. I released the female for another pair. Won't be updating until I have some fry. It's so frustrating when kids spawn their veitails in hours and weeks of trying have yielded no results here..
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:39 AM   #17 
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I currently have the same problem with 2 males. One is an egg eater - but he doesn't eat them right away. And the second one is a fry eater. Not sure why, maybe I'm disturbing them too much.

I'm trying them again but this time I plan to either takeout the males as soon as spawning is complete (artificially hatching the eggs) . Or I might spawn 3 males at once - the daddy of my current fry who is a proven good daddy and move all eggs to his nest. Haven't decided yet because this male is still healing from his illness.
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:32 PM   #18 
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I'm sorry your spawning didn't work out. You're not the only one. It seems the more you want the spawn, the more the bettas don't!
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:34 PM   #19 
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Your male appears to be a piebald...? Perhaps a manifestation of a mixed marble strain. Personally I don't feed either fish until expelling has ceased or if one or both seem to be eating eggs... He's probably not hungry, really, it may be more of a temptation. If you see this happening more often, draw his attention away with a bloodworm or such... This usually temporarily satisfys my male's egg lust just until the fry hatch. We don't really have much control over who is an egg/fry eater and who isn't... Some males just don't prove to be good fathers. This could be a result of stress, however.
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No, he's not piebald. He's "monster" aka white dragon scaling around the face like a mask. It's also not a result of stress, as I was away from the nest and there was no one in the house for two days after I removed the female from the tank...He wasn't eating the eggs while I was here...I'll try a bloodworm next time.
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