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Old 04-26-2011, 02:06 PM   #141 
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They look great.....good job......any plans for another spawn or are you waiting for these to mature so you can spawn them....or both....lol.......
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:27 PM   #142 
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Thanks!... Well I was waiting on someone who was supposed to send me a breeding pair to start another spawn, but so far it hasn't worked out. I am not sure what I'll do next. I have a couple of local fs that will buy some from me and I have had a few people ask me about buying some. I gave one to a good friend and she is asking for another one :) I have never shipped a fish but I think my hubby will help me. He has been sick though, so that is why I've been kind of waiting..
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:05 AM   #143 
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so they still might be available for shipping. yayyy. sorry about yoour hubby
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:29 PM   #144 
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IMO there's no such thing as jarring too soon. In terms of mentality development, the sooner you jar, the better. Just flare them from time to time so their fins would develop (wider spread).

The only problem with this is that you'll have more work - water changing, feeding each single fish, and exercising them.
Forgive me if this is an old thread. I just did a search on letting fry flare for optimum finnage... and I found this one.

I had no idea this was necessary ... Now I do.
Thanks for sharing the wealth of your knowledge.

2. How does one exercise their fish.. and how often should this take place with JARRED fry? I would guess one would gently swirl the water and allow them to swim against the current. Is there anything else I should know?
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:51 PM   #145 
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exercise = flaring
The idea is to get their adrenaline going and to make them spread their fins. This may avoid fin folding on excessive rayed fins (specially HM) and create an optimum spread . Do not let a jarred betta constantly see others as it may cause them to lose interest in flaring and may even cause stress.... a non active betta is more vulnerable to diseases (IMO).

I usually flare after feeding - 1 to 15 minutes is enough (I often over do it for adults 30 - 60 minutes). This may also make them poop so you can siphon uneaten food and poo after wards.
- Do not flare the more docile/stressed ones. Isolate them until they will flare (use females to build up their self esteem).
- Try to alter sparring partner from time to time - preferable to a different color/pattern.

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