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Old 03-28-2011, 03:28 PM   #51 
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Free swimming is when they completely leave the nest to go out in search of food. You'll know when they're free swimming because you'll check the nest and it will be completely empty. Keep an eye on your male around this time because some fathers will tend eggs but eat fry that are free swimming so it's a good idea to remove the male as soon as you see the fry begin to swim horizontally.

If your fry hatched today they'll probably be free swimming on Wednesday.
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:49 PM   #52 
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thats awesome maybe we could trade a pair of our spawn!!!???
Im doing regular VT breeding. Nothing special. What kind of betta are you breeding with? You should upload a picture of the pair :).
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:37 PM   #53 
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its a opaque double tail with a extended red female also vt
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:05 AM   #54 
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An extended red female?? lol
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:25 AM   #55 
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some of the fry have fallen down and the dad hasnt noticed them yet. if he doesnt pick them up will they die??
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:16 PM   #56 
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No.. they'll either swim back to the nest or will lie there until they can swim horizontally.
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:31 PM   #57 
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oh alright thanks
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:24 PM   #58 
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and after i remove the male would it be alright to turn on my sponge filter. its a little strong so i turned it off so it wouldnt mess up the bubblenest. but is it alright if the fry are for me to go ahead and turn it on?
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:44 PM   #59 
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I would wait until the fry are older. Young fry have a very hard time swimming against a current.
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:56 PM   #60 
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okay. so i will be adding 1G of aged water everyday after they are free swimming until it is full then be taking away 1G of water. i might fill it up and drain it twice before i move them to the growout tank. does this sound fine for them?
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