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Old 07-24-2012, 05:06 AM   #1 
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how to add water without killing or disturbing the fry

i got dead fry due to bellyflop and getting blown away
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:16 AM   #2 
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I use airline tubbing (not the syphon tube) to add the water in the tank.
How old are the fry?
The belly flop might not be due to the water.
What are you feeding?
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:10 AM   #3 
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Use airline tubing, either tie the outlet end to control water flow or plug it with something.

What do you mean by bellyflop? I agree with Vilmarvis - may be due to something else.
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:25 AM   #4 
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Airline tubing is the best thing to siphon a fry tank with, IMO. I cover the end with pantyhose material to keep from sucking up fry.
Bellyflop?
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:37 PM   #5 
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I use the airstone method to syphon water from the tank and airline tubing conected to one of the screw cap thingys(it has been along day at work!) to add water to the tank.
Just adjust it to whatever flow rate you want.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:01 PM   #6 
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i got dead fry due to bellyflop and getting blown away
By "bellyflop" do you mean belly sliders?

And "getting blown away" you mean the dead ones are getting stirred around in the water when you try to add water?

I'm not trying to make fun of what you said by the way, i'm just trying to understand exactly what you asked.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:38 AM   #7 
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they are 1 week old and feeding them microworms
and some of the live ones go through the current get blown and get twisted in the water
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:37 PM   #8 
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I think I read another thread of yours saying you have 10 left?
If you have 10 left at one week old and still need to figure out how to deal with water changes, I would cull the spawn.
Sorry it sounds harsh but it's very unlikely your fry will survive.
Using an airtube will not disturb the water too much. At such a young age I usually lean the outflow of the airline tube against the glass so the current is even less.
Also at 1 week you should start introducing bbs.
Good luck
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:54 PM   #9 
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I think I read another thread of yours saying you have 10 left?
If you have 10 left at one week old and still need to figure out how to deal with water changes, I would cull the spawn.
Sorry it sounds harsh but it's very unlikely your fry will survive.
Using an airtube will not disturb the water too much. At such a young age I usually lean the outflow of the airline tube against the glass so the current is even less.
Also at 1 week you should start introducing bbs.
Good luck

I noticed the same thing. It seems as you have spawned first without asking any questions or doing any research and the poor babies probably will all die because of it. I agree. Cull the batch. Do research. Come back again later when you have more of a grasp on things.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:09 AM   #10 
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no culling for now i still want to study them and how will they survive
i'm still surveying on how many fry in the 1st batch from my old pair survive if 2-3 survive then i will be breeding my bettas again and if non survive i will be finding a much stronger and mature new pair of bettas whether will it be plakats or a common type of betta like halfmoon or crowntail or if not the plakat and crowntail or combtail pair which ever comes first

or in other words 1st batch experimental and the next one will be the real deal
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