Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Spawn Logs
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-04-2013, 01:56 PM   #121 
repru04
Member
 
repru04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: El Paso, Tx
They have some strong coloring. I can't wait to see them as they mature.
repru04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 04:10 PM   #122 
Maddybelle
Member
 
Maddybelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Alabama
Thanks guys! I'm still trying to catch my favorite orange boy, he's fast! He's going to look just like his dad, but with mom's blue eyes. =)
Maddybelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 03:14 AM   #123 
Maddybelle
Member
 
Maddybelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Alabama
I've determined that #2 is actually my orange boy...just didn't recognize him with his tail nommed. Cupped 7 more fry tonight, which brings the total of cupped fry to 21, 20 from this spawn, and my petco baby. Add my 7 cupped adult males, and I'm in for a lot of water changes!

Luckily, I have a system. I have holes in the lids of the cups that are too small for fish to get out but big enough for poop and leftover food to pass through. I take a group of cups into my bathroom, and tip them over on their sides in the bathtub. After most of the water drains out, I pick them up, put them back on the counter, and remove the lids. I use a turkey baster to suck out any left over yucky stuff, and gently refill the cups with treated water that is the same temp as the water I removed. I usually do this every other day, but I might have to do 1/2 of the cups one day, and the other 1/2 the next day. Rinse and repeat.
Maddybelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 10:09 AM   #124 
repru04
Member
 
repru04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: El Paso, Tx
About when will they be ready for their new homes? I want some!!
repru04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 09:51 PM   #125 
callistra
Member
 
callistra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Loving #2 and #7 #13
callistra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 10:00 PM   #126 
DragonFyre14
Member
 
DragonFyre14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Minnesota
Ohhh! they are getting big! :)
DragonFyre14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 01:04 AM   #127 
Maddybelle
Member
 
Maddybelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Alabama
They'll be ready sometime in February - March. I'm up to 30 cupped fry now! Only a few left in the tank. Instead of making my 20gal a goldfish tank, I'm going to use it as a growout for the remaining small fry and future spawns.
Maddybelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 01:13 AM   #128 
ravenwinds
Member
 
ravenwinds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Merlin, Oregon
That's a good idea! Right now I have a 10g for my grow-out...but since half my spawns disappeared (literally...can't find bodies or anything :(...and no adult fish, snail, or shrimp shared the tank), I don't need anything larger than that.
ravenwinds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 02:15 AM   #129 
Maddybelle
Member
 
Maddybelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Alabama
Mine are in a 16 gallon plastic tote at the moment, filled to approximately 10 gallons. Way cheap setup, the tote cost $5. I got the 20, hood/light, air pump, about 100 feet of airline tubing, and a filter from a lady who works at my lfs. For free. LOL, she always lets me pick out whatever I want when I trade in snails. Which is very helpful, since I'm a perpetually broke highschool student. =)
Maddybelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 03:36 AM   #130 
ravenwinds
Member
 
ravenwinds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Merlin, Oregon
Don't knock it...free is good :)...wish I have contacts like yours! My fry stay in their breeding/hatching/grow-out tote until they absolutely can't stand the sight of one another without picking a fight...I find that there are always 2-8 fry that just don't develop this attitude, so while getting large enough to not get eaten in a sorority or community tank, they continue growing out in a NPT 10g.
ravenwinds is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
perry the platypus, was here

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Little Cellophane Boy Gryphon Betta Pictures 5 09-28-2012 12:26 PM
Cellophane, yellow, orange Dalmatian: finnfinnfriend Betta Pictures 3 08-27-2012 07:11 PM
Cellophane DT boy LittleBettaFish Betta Pictures 5 08-03-2012 01:35 AM
Mr. Cellophane Anitax3x Betta Pictures 3 06-13-2012 07:18 PM
Got my cellophane boy <3 fleetfish Betta Chat 6 12-21-2010 11:51 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.