I woke up and took Dad out of the fry tank this morning. It was day 3 and I noticed quite a few of the fry were swimming horizontally. Dad was spending more and more time away from the nest (what's left of it) and the bubbles were disappearing as the fry were swimming away, so I decided that it was time to take Dad out of the tank.
I put him in the isolation tank so he could recuperate and put some frozen bloodworms in his tank, but he didn't even look at them. Is this normal for him not to be eating after being taken from the spawning tank?
I researched and found that some male bettas can actually go through what would be considered "a depression," after being removed from his fry, what can I do to prevent this or make this easier on my male betta?
Fed the Fry For First Time:
Some of the fry are still swimming vertically only, but some are swimming horizontally so I figured that it was time to try and feed them. I got some microworms and scooped them out with a spoon (they were hard as heck see) and I put them in a tiny little container of water and then dumped the tiny tiny little container into the fry tank.
Now, here is my question:
How do I know that I put enough microworms in there and how do I even know if I put worms in there at all?
The fry are still so small (just a little tail with a black head) and the microworms are even smaller, so I cannot actually see them eating and I can BARELY see the microworms even in the container.
So is there any way to confirm that the babies have actually eaten the food?
What's the easiest way to feed microworms?