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Old 12-03-2010, 08:26 PM   #31 
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How big are the water changes and about how much are you feeding?

The general guideline is 3-5 BBS per fry but of course you would just have to estimate the number you put in. As long as every fry has a round belly then your feeding enough.

It could just be that they're slow growers. I keep my tub at 84*F so that speeds up my growth a little.
I'm changing about 25-50% of the water and adding about twice as much. Starting today though, I'll be doing 50-75% water changes. I'm feeding about 1 and 1/4 turkey baster-fulls (lol) of BBS. Most of the fry I see do have the big round bellies they get after feedings.

And I'll try raising the temp a bit as well. :)
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Old 12-03-2010, 08:28 PM   #32 
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It sounds like your right on track :)
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:55 PM   #33 
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*cough* pictures please *cough cough*
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Old 12-04-2010, 12:04 AM   #34 
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*cough* pictures please *cough cough*
Lol these guys were spawned in a bin (tub), so unfortunately no pics. :(
However I do have pics of my 3 week olds up in my other thread. :)
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:12 PM   #35 
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3 weeks old today!

The fry put on some great growing this past week, but they're still a bit undersized for their age. :/ I still have 20-40ish fry. Currently I'm feeding them BBS and decaps. They're also getting daily 50-75% water changes daily.
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:25 PM   #36 
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Be patient......Different spawns grow at different rates.....I personally feel that a 16 gallon is far too big for 3 week olds.....Sometimes the smaller the tank the easier it is for them to find food when they are young.......
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:55 PM   #37 
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Are you feeding newly hatched BBS with yolk sac intact...I found that I get best growth/development when feeding BBS when they are just hatched to 12 hours old, otherwise I will supplement the BBS with an HUFA supplement- as the BBS develop they use up the fatty acids that the Betta fry need and really important during the first 2-3 weeks of Betta fry growth-I also like to keep my water temp in the 80-81F range- a happy medium-you don't want fry growth/development to be too fast and cause weak fry and compromised immune response...sometimes you can see sudden death, twirling and external parasite problems like velvet-that is usually related to poor nutrition and/or too high temps/sudden temp swings...all growth and development related...too high nitrate can cause this as well and/or nitrite spike among other things...look forward to seeing pics....
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