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Old 05-17-2011, 03:40 PM   #1 
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um...accidental...help..please

so if you read my older thread "1male and 3 females'...well i put the male out...and this morning i saw a bunch of little fishies swimming...i put the divider in and caught as many as i could...ive never had betta babies...can anyone help me?? please...
oh yeah i found a bouble nest behind the filter...very well hid...
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:44 PM   #2 
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omg put them with your 10G boy!

Male bettas usually are good fathers.

Try to get a live plant and feed them live stuff I think.

Never bred bettas as well but that's what I read from the other threads...!!
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:48 PM   #3 
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:06 PM   #4 
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So who is in the tank right now? Is it just the fry or are there females in the tank? If there are females the fry will just be food to them. As for the live plants, that takes a week or more to create tiny living food called Infusoria, which right now isn't an option for you. I'd go get Frozen Baby Brine Shrimp at a nearby Petco or Petsmart and try feeding them that. Some won't eat it though, they really do need live food.

But if you can't properly care for the fry to adulthood, give them a growout tank or make sure they have good homes eventually, I'd just cull them to the adults.
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:06 PM   #5 
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They may not survive, but I hope it turns out okay for you!
Research about raising the betta fry and keep the fry with the male, not the females.
Egg yolk can be used for food, but i'm not sure if it's what they will eat right now...
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:36 PM   #6 
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You can get them brine shrimp from Petsmart for now, but you need to order some online for the long term. You will only be able to get a few days worth of brine shrimp from petsmart...

Remove the females from the tank, remove the male if he is eating any of them. Do LOTS of water changes.

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Old 05-17-2011, 07:25 PM   #7 
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It would take awhile to get a brine shrimp hatchery going or a MW culture going. If you have no way to feed them, I'd cull them, like Panthera said.
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:43 PM   #8 
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If the weather there is good, just place them in a heavily planted basin outdoors. They can survive by themselves in such set up.
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:10 PM   #9 
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i put them in the tank with the male...hes swimming around them and making sure no one leaves his side...i havent seen him eat one...so thats a good sign... i counted 36...there are 2 in the female tank...i cant catch them...
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If you don't take the females out, the male is going to kill them.

If you get the brine shrimp and hatchery early tomorrow, you'll have shrimp by the next morning.... If you aren't going to cull them, you need to get them food and get the females out of there.
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