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Old 04-19-2011, 12:03 PM   #11 
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How do you keep your water so darn clean?!

My ten gallon houses
- 6 day old betta fry
- a few snails
- dried out almond leaf (the one they were born under)
- a Lee Sponge Filter
- air stone
- live SwordTail plant
- Java Moss

I do a gallon water change almost every other day, when they hit about two weeks of age I was going to transfer them into a twenty gallon with two sponge filters buttttt two weeks isn't close and the tank seems dirty.. I' am over feeding? When I feed I take a coffee filter cut it to the size of a baseball lay it in the microworm culture and let it sit for a hour or two and then spread the entire thing all over the tank.

I tried getting the best picture of the fry as I could, does it look like they're eating microworms?
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:13 PM   #12 
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Yep they're eating them.

I add water up until 7 days and then begin siphoning the bottom. It's labor intensive since I have to look for any sucked up fry but it keeps the water quality good. I think 2 weeks is a little early to move them to a 20 gallon.. it'll make it harder for them to find food.

Depending on your tank size 1 gallon may not be enough water to change. I try to change out 1/2 of the water in the tank when they're little (up to 2 weeks old) and then after that I try to do as close to 100% water changes as possible without harming the fry.
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:21 PM   #13 
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Ok they're eating! Big relief... do you think I might be over feeding?
When would you move them to a different tank?
Also I'll start doing more frequent water changes.. and how could you not like staring into your bucket looking for almost invisible fry!
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:58 PM   #14 
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I don't think your over feeding. IMO fry will not eat themselves to death. You just have to make sure your not putting so much excess food in there that it's going bad and fouling the water... water changes will help with that though.

What size tank are they in now?
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The tank they're in now is a ten gallon. Should I be adding water into their tank until a week then start siphoning?
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:28 PM   #16 
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That's what I would do.

In a 10 gallon they should be fine until they're about 4-6 weeks old (depending on how many there are) then they can be transferred into the larger tank.
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