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Old 11-25-2012, 03:58 AM   #1 
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Question about culling.

Ok so I've read that if you plan to cull your fry, they can be fed to an Oscar? If that's correct I have no problem there as my boyfriend has an adult male. Anyway, if so, what age should you start culling them? Obviously not straight away. Weeks/size etc.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:44 AM   #2 
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The time you see any deformed fry.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:36 AM   #3 
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Depending on purpose/reason for culling.
1. Deformed/illness - as soon as possible
2. Reducing stock - anytime you want
3. Form - after 4 months or after fry are 2.5-3cm long.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:44 AM   #4 
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Thanks! That helps me out a lot haha. :D
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:46 PM   #5 
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I find that gross. Not saying u shouldn't.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:02 PM   #6 
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Not gross... better they are served a purpose, even if it's good food for another fish.

I actually considered breeding guppies just to use their fry as food for other fish...
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:53 PM   #7 
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OHHHH. I call guppies mini bettas
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:59 PM   #8 
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Bent spines are pretty obvious from a young age I think, as are other obvious physical deformities (swim bladder/serious fin issues) that cause a poor quality of life and impede swimming. I'd say, cull as soon as you can tell there's a serious defect so the fish don't suffer very long.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:09 PM   #9 
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Yah. Can I ask how to put a full grown betta down easily fast and non painful.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:11 PM   #10 
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Yah. Can I ask how to put a full grown betta down easily fast and non painful.
Yes, clove oil added to the water. It will put the fish gently to sleep and it will stop breathing, without feeling anything. This is considered the most humane option besides being eaten by another fish.
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