I did a water change today because I saw that they needed it and a lot of research suggested that partial changes would benifit fry growth.
So I did it with the siphon and water stone, that worked really well.
I just dont see the activity I saw a couple days ago. Maybe they are resting from the stress of water change, or most died. I can't tell.
At 6 days old they hardly look like they are growing at all, but maybe thats normal.
They are getting newly hatched BBS two times a day, and only when I see all have been eaten in the tank... or died? I dont know.
First times are always the hardest to keep alive... I think thats how it goes. Especially with fish. I've raised many litters of air breathing fur friends and have mastered that. But fish... wow. What a hard time, not able to do anything.
When a puppy is sick, you nurse it back or take it to the vet if you need to, betta fry? Nothing.
Ah well. We will see who is strong enough to make it through my fry rearing first time. I hope I at least get a couple to adulthood.