February 24, Monday
Day 23 of the fry, they are looking SPECTACULAR! right on schedule on their growth :p
pectoral fins can be seen clearly and they look very cute when hunting for their food ;)
can't observe the other fins because i use a styro tank.
Growth is still not uniform. thinking if i will transfer the bigger fry to another tank so that the others can catch up before they die :p
competition for food plays a factor in growth
Was away for the weekend, asked our househelp to feed MW to the fry.
unfortunately, he did not understand the instructions clearly.
When feeding microworms, you should scrape the ones crawling up the sides of the culture container only. By doing this, one can prevent contamination of the rotting culture media when feeding the fry.
when i came back from my trip last night, I saw the water horribly cloudy and I immediately tried to clean it up. I siphoned the bottom of the tank with a nasal aspirator connected to an airline tubing with enough care not to suck up a few fries. Today monday, I siphoned it again as i can still see dead microworms clouding up the tank floor :( I topped-up the water everytime I siphon to keep the water level the same. With enough hard work I believe that the water is staring to clear up :D *whew* I really thought I needed to transfer them to another tank, as I already started cycling another tank as I came home last night. talk about paranoid :p But it's always better to be safe than sorry. Maybe I will start my 2nd spawn since the 2nd tank is already up and running :D. I'm am eyeing my PK pair and they seem to be ready and eager to spawn :D
That's all for this post :p
Comments will inspire me to write regularly haha! ;)
Started using a special mixture for my other bettas which were supposed to condition them properly for breeding. My 1st trial was great and the male immediately starting working on his bubble nest. Will wait for more trials to see if it really works. :D