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Old 03-17-2011, 09:44 PM   #1 
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I accidentally breed bettas woops

well i had intentions of breeding them but not how it went down. i have a 10 gallon breeding setup with a Betta security house suction cupped to the tank wall. so make a long story short she got out and they spawned when i wasn't home. And i didnt plan on releasing her untill i got back from vacation and i didnt have any fry food so i had to run out and get as much as i could get AND i am going on vacation in 2 weeks with out question everything has been booked so any suggestions on what i should do. the obvious being get someone to do it, but i don't know anyone who i think is capable to care for them. What a day!
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:50 PM   #2 
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I would destroy the nest. You shouldn't have even set up the tank until you had food ready and no prior engagements. It would take someone very familiar with raising fry to take care of them properly.
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destroy the nest even with the eggs in them?
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:54 PM   #4 
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Yep.. it's better than subjecting them to bad care and subsequent death.
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:59 PM   #5 
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shouldnt i give them a fighting chance and try to get some1 to care for them untill i get back in four days and if i killed them id feel pretty bad
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:25 PM   #6 
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you said you are leaving in two weeks right? for how long?

maybe it will be better to destroy the nest then start over when you return so you are there for sure.
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:35 PM   #7 
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The eggs will be hatching in 24-48 hours. Do you have a way of getting vinegar eels, microworms, or baby brine shrimp ready by then? If not your fry are going to slowly starve to death. It is far better to scrap the spawn, get fully prepared, then start over. Yes it is harsh but in breeding sometimes you have to make sacrifices for the betterment of the fish.
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If you're going to destrtoy them do it before they hatch.
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:37 AM   #9 
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I think I'd rather be destroyed when I wasn't alive, rather than slowly starve to death...
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:45 AM   #10 
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Harsh reality here. Yes, you'll feel bad, but to make some you've gotta break some.
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