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Old 07-12-2011, 01:53 PM   #1 
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my baby betta on the ground

breed my betta thursday and by monday all of them or on the ground i have them in a 2.5 gallon tank but when u tap the tank they seem to swim and not come to the top my male is picking them up and trying to put them i the bubble nest and they a falling out of the bubble nest i am worried came someone plz tell me what is happening
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:04 PM   #2 
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Hey blankz welcome to the forums

From what I read that is pretty normal, after a few days they should be allowed to swim around and the male wont keep picking them up.

Its quite possible I am incorrect though.

You may want to read up a bit more on breeding.
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:20 PM   #4 
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blankz- Please read more about breeding if you think this is an issue or not normal behavior from newborn fry.
at about 3 days from hatching, fry should become free-swimming. I also recommend that you take your male out.

Do you have a growout tank of at least 10 gals or larger?
Do you have a heater?
What food are you going to use when your fry use up their egg sac nutrients?
What do you plan to do with the fry when they get older?
Do you have 100+ jars to put your fry in?
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:22 PM   #5 
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Also, this thread should be in the breeding section, not diseases or emergencies.
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:22 PM   #6 
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this is my fish time so i dont know wat to do
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:24 PM   #7 
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this is my fish time so i dont know wat to do
First time breeding?
You should have looked up information before you even considered breeding bettas. Please read more about it in the breeding bettas section.
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:59 PM   #9 
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Bettas compared to other fish as I have read are a bit more complicated to breed. The male could even start eating all his young unless removed or kept full 100% of the time (which means multiple feedings all day / night long). So it is advised for new breeders to remove the male pretty early as YLG mentioned.

Keep reading, there is a wealth of knowledge in the breeding section and you might have to make some emergency runs to stores and get the proper foods for your fry. It could turn quite sad quickly if you are not prepared.
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:34 PM   #10 
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Welcome to the forum.....and congrats......

If the Bettas spawned on Thursday...hatch usually in 24-32h so Friday/Sat you should have seen tails/wigglers...by Sat/Sun bouncing...Sun/Mon bouncing with ability to get to the nest..but with the heavy yolk sac healthy fry can be seen attaching themselves to walls, decorations, plants...etc...driving the male nuts.....lol.....Today is Tuesday...they should be absorbing most of their yolk sac and able to get around a tiny bit better on their own but still attaching to walls and gathered/mouthed by the male....depending on how your spawning tank was setup...a pic and more information would help and even age given in hours at this stage will help......with healthy fry-growth and development can vary some...but generally they shouldn't be on the floor....do you have a filter in the tank...if so-turn if off and depending on the male you may or may not want to remove him....what is the water temp and what are your feeding plans for the fry.......depending on your setup you may need to start feeding them tomorrow.....this can vary a lot.......overall health of the fry, water quality, temp, condition of the breeders to start...etc....are all factors.....
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