Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Breeding Betta Fish
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-15-2013, 08:33 AM   #1 
December
New Member
 
December's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: MN, USA
UV Filter Vs Stunt Hormones

When separating the fry, I have seem some Betta barracks that uses wet/dry + UV filter to feed the clean water back into each barrack. Does UV Filter reduce/kill/get rid these hormones?

Does anyone have any experience? Thanks!
December is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 09:14 AM   #2 
Olympia
TFK Moderator
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
UV can denature (not kill) protein based hormones it would seem, but I doubt if in very sufficient amounts. I can't find any data if UV can break apart steroid hormones. So it would depend on what type of hormone this is.. or if it is actually a pheromone like I was thinking...
Olympia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 11:19 AM   #3 
caissacrowntails
Member
 
caissacrowntails's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Indonesia
I've read about this stunt hormones, and all this time, I accept it as "scientific" know fact, hence, change the water regularly etc. But recently there's a "strange" thing happen, I usually jarred my males as soon as they begin to act aggressive to each others and leave the females in the raising tank until they're big enough for me to start choosing for the next generation breeders. So it happened there was one male which I misidentified as female ( he was much smaller compare to his siblings, all the males and some of the bigger females ), and so I left him there with the females, and I don't change the raising/sorority tank as often as my individuals, but one day when I did, I noticed that the male I left had grown fast and he was as big as the biggest male I jarred!. So now that I read "or if it is actually a pheromone like I was thinking...". I begin to think that probably Olympia is correct, that he was "catching up" with the bigger girls to match their size for breeding.
caissacrowntails is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 01:29 PM   #4 
December
New Member
 
December's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: MN, USA
The sump water is recycled (there are some filteration there) but if its in the water. ...it will pump back into the jar/barrack//tank etc.... unless something is killing/removing this hormone. If it isnt..then betta barracks would be the same thing as a larger tank with water flow/movement.... .but those fry in those barracks are about equsl sized and very well developed. Just got me thinking.....
December is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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
AZOO Mignon Filter or RedSea Nano Filter - anyone using this filter? MSG Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 7 08-04-2012 09:09 AM
Would this stunt fry growth? Fish on Fire Betta Fish Care 0 06-29-2011 04:37 PM
When will my female "drop" her eggs? & Hormones? LMac54 Betta Fish Care 15 07-18-2010 11:05 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:09 PM.


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