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Old 01-16-2010, 12:31 PM   #1 
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Help! Can't Keep Betta Frye Alive >2 Weeks

I've had a tough time keeping my betta frye alive - through three separate cycles they've only made it to about 2 weeks. I've changed their water weekly (even tried using only pond water in the changeovers), tried different betta baby foods such as "Hikari's First Bites", cooked egg yolk diluted w/water, frozen brine shrimp (unfrozen when I feed it to them), I've tried grinding up the little Hikari balls, grinding up freeze dried blood worms, grinding up betta fish flakes. I keep the water consistently warm, but not too warm. My grown bettas are fine, I just can't get the babies to grow past two weeks. It looks like they gradually just waste away. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:51 PM   #2 
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Betta fry cannot eat what adults eat. I would recommend feeding them microworms, newly hatched baby brine shrimp, infusoria or vinegar eels.They need live food.
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:12 AM   #3 
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Hi Dramaqueen, Thanks for the tips - I'll try to hunt that stuff down!
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:10 PM   #4 
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You could try growing your own infusia, there are at home methods to grow it. Basically you are promoting microscopic organism growth here is a link I found which describes a good way to grow you own for cheap.

http://www.mbunamadness.com/forum3/v...p?f=103&t=1771

http://scienceray.com/biology/growing-infusoria/
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:38 AM   #5 
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Hi, welcome to the forum. I'm with Dramaqueen and having you feed them BBS, they will only eat live foods. Also you might want to do waterchanges everyday for about 1 month then change to twice a week. Feed BBS for at least 3 months then you can probably get them to eat frozen BS. You may also want to put a sponge filter in the tank to keep it clean in between changes. Hope I could help.
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