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Old 09-16-2012, 02:06 PM   #1 
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How do we do this part again?

So I finally dipped my toe back in the waters of betta breeding, and bred my DT pair. I used water conditioned with prime and an indian almond leaf, aged for 24 hours in a heated jug. I've never used indian almond leaves before, and I was curious to see how that along with a few other tweaks would affect the spawn.

The eggs hatched in less than 24 hours, and spawn in free-swimming in less than 48. They are all over the tank, and my male is completely surrounded by a little cloud of them.

He's frantic trying to put them all in the nest again, and I'm frantic cause it's time to remove him.

How do I get HIM out without 25 of them going along too? They're everywhere!
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:28 PM   #2 
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A net with huge holes. You should have looked into Betta breeding more.
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:40 PM   #3 
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Well we can always benefit from a little bit more knowledge. Thanks for taking the time to reply.
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:45 PM   #4 
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Your welcome I hope your fry do well.
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:50 PM   #5 
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How warm is your water? Hatching & fry swiming seem a little premature.
I scoop the males with a measuring cup and then drain most of the water out so the fry fall back into the tank. Removing the male is not very easy, you have to be patient.
He's going to be crabby or depressed for a day or two so leave him in a quiet place.
Don't overfeed him, there's posibility that his belly is rounded by all the eggs he had so feed accordingly.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:14 PM   #6 
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I have my heater set to 82, since both bettysplendens and betta talk recommend that temp. I tried your method for removing the male and it worked like a charm! So easy. Thank you!
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:16 PM   #7 
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Yay babies!

I imagine that being taken unawares threw you off your game a little, since this was your first spawn!

Good luck and post pics!
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:13 PM   #8 
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Congratulations on your new spawn!
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