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Old 09-20-2009, 01:09 PM   #521 
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Actually no, I got that wrong. *smacks forehead*
I took their first pictures on a saturday. I should be taking them every Thursday, darn. So they're actually 2 weeks and 3 days old. So now, pictures every Thursday! lol. I feel dumb.
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Old 09-20-2009, 01:40 PM   #522 
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hi vikki. taking pics of them will get easier as they get bigger. my camera is five years old so theres nothing special about it. heres how i do it:

i use 1600x1200 resolution (its the second smallest size on my camera)
have room light (better with natural sunlight) and hood light turned on. dont use flash
turn on macro setting (it may be called something else on different cameras. but its used to shoot close up objects)
i place the camera touching the tank and hold the shoot button for it to focus.

i forgot to note that i dont use the zoom function because it blurs it more.

im also curious how high is your water level right now?

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Old 09-20-2009, 02:43 PM   #523 
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I picked up 6 bettas yesterday and been doing some research and reading your posts. Andakin i think it was you that wanted to do an all powder/pellet diet?

http://www.atisonbetta.com/breeding1.asp
http://ibcbettas.org/eshop/index.php...&products_id=5

The breeder I bought them from said she uses microworms and Atison's Betta Starter. I will probably attempt spawning here in the next couple months. Good luck u two!
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hi vikki. taking pics of them will get easier as they get bigger. my camera is five years old so theres nothing special about it. heres how i do it:

i use 1600x1200 resolution (its the second smallest size on my camera)
have room light (better with natural sunlight) and hood light turned on. dont use flash
turn on macro setting (it may be called something else on different cameras. but its used to shoot close up objects)
i place the camera touching the tank and hold the shoot button for it to focus.

i forgot to note that i dont use the zoom function because it blurs it more.

im also curious how high is your water level right now?
Kay I'm deff gonna do some messing with my settings to get better pics. Thanks so much.
And I still have the water lvl about 1/2 way. So they have about 5 gallons right now. It says on bettatalk to start raising it after a month. What are your opinons? Thanks for helping. Nice to have someone else doing the exact same thing lol.
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Old 09-20-2009, 04:13 PM   #525 
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it is nice knowing there is someone at the same stage as me.

my water level is still quite low, just under 3 inches. i have been keeping it low because its easier for me to do 75% daily water change. now that the fry are bigger i think it's time to raise it to 5 or so inches.
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Yeah I'm keeping it at half for another couple of weeks. I don't change water daily though. only a couple times a week right now. I think soon though I'll be doing them a little more often.
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I picked up 6 bettas yesterday and been doing some research and reading your posts. Andakin i think it was you that wanted to do an all powder/pellet diet?

http://www.atisonbetta.com/breeding1.asp
http://ibcbettas.org/eshop/index.php...&products_id=5

The breeder I bought them from said she uses microworms and Atison's Betta Starter. I will probably attempt spawning here in the next couple months. Good luck u two!
sorry i didnt notice your post til now. welcome to the forum!

i have read that article before and thats why i wanted to try a non-live food diet. my current fry are spoiled brats and wont go near the powder stuff. i will try a pure non-live food diet from the start next time i breed.
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:26 AM   #528 
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Kay I took some more pictures today, to try out Andakins tips and I got some good pics. Most like to hang out in the back of the tank though, so in some they look really small. But a couple were curious and I got some closeups. I'll post them tomorrow morning!!
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Sounds great!!
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I should be posting them soon, I'm using the labtop right now and it doesn't have a slot for my SD card, gotta wait for my boyfriends nana to get off the actual computer, but I didn't forget! =D
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