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Old 06-24-2008, 12:15 PM   #1 
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Betta Breeding- HELP ME!

After many unsuccessful attempts when all the conditions were perfect, I have a pair that has spawned in a small one gallon bowl! Now I am worried that the fry will not live because it is not in a ten gallon breeding tank. ANY SUGGESTIONS? SHOULD I TRY TO SIPHON/MOVE THE FRY WHEN THEY HATCH OR LEAVE THEM THERE?
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Old 06-24-2008, 04:04 PM   #2 
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Have you ever bred Betta before? are you prepared? If you said no to these questions I would ( I am sorry this is going to sound Harsh) Scoop out the nest and throw it out!
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Old 06-24-2008, 04:31 PM   #3 
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I have the microworms and have educated/prepared myself for the spawning and fry care, though this is my first time for it to happen. Basically, I am just frustrated that my bettas wouldn't spawn with the temp on 75 in my 10 gallon tank with prestine water quality, a half-styrofoam cup, high quality food (brine shrimp) and java moss, but they will in a one gallon bowl on my desk at work with regular betta pellets, no heater, no live aquatic plants/java moss! So now I really do want to keep/raise these fry, but I am worried that I will not be equipped to raise these fry in an office setting! What all do I need to take up there besides the microworms? Should i do partial water changes in such a small bowl? What temperature should their water be? Should I cover the surface to prevent chill?
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Old 06-24-2008, 05:19 PM   #4 
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You are going to need to move the parents out of there. One gallon is not enough water for all of those fry, so they'll need to be moved to a bigger tank and eventually to individual containers or else they will kill each other.
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:23 PM   #5 
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Maybe you could try floating the bowl in your spawning tank so the temps even out. I wouldnt move the eggs though until the fry are bigger and free swimming.
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:26 PM   #6 
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Well, I must ask, what were you doing with a pair in a 1 gallon bowl? Also, bettas require temperatures of 78-82 degrees, so I'd recommend raising the temp for the try if you want them to survive. Remove the female right away, but don't remove the male until they are free swimming.
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