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Old 10-14-2013, 10:32 AM   #1 
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How to prevent fry's dieing in first few days

I found most of my betta fry's die within a week of born.last time I had 269 fry's just swimming the next week I had only 60+, what's the reason ??(I kept water clean , temp 27 degrees , food I gave microworm, infusorian )
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:35 AM   #2 
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One of the most common causes is high ammonia level.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:48 AM   #3 
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Agreed. Those little fry produce a surprisingly large amount of waste for their size. The ammonia builds up very quick. I don't start water changes the it's few days though. How large it your tank? I've bred in one gallons and not had any issues with loosing fry. Can you please describe your setup in detail for us please? It'd help us identify the true issue
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:42 PM   #4 
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Feed bbs do more wc.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:55 PM   #5 
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I do grow in 29 gallon tanks , I filled 6" water & few hydrilla plants in tanks after free swimming, provided15watt incandescentlight ,...
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:08 PM   #6 
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29 gallons seems a little...long when they're only a couple days old.
great for a growout though.

They're probably having problems finding food.
Ammonia is also an issue, but your set up sounds like you should be fine on that front.
The genetically weak die off during the first week or two. This is where most deaths happen for me, too.

So....I'm thinking either genetically weak fish or issues finding food.
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:28 PM   #7 
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Yes sometimes they cant find foos easily in that large of a setup... and also it is good you have die off as 60 fish arre much easier to care for than 200+ and 60 is still a good amount... trickle water in from free swimming on, and start out in smaller tank... should help you keep more...
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:59 PM   #8 
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Thanks ..will do as guys told next time
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:36 PM   #9 
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and quality is a must over quantity. . . just saying.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:23 PM   #10 
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Quality of what? Fish? Food? Water?
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