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Old 09-10-2011, 09:46 PM   #1 
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Unhappy spawning gone wrong

so i spawned betta's right? like 2 weeks later i began there dyeing in big numbers. when i did my water change i seen this black-ish gray dotty things there where a lot, i began thinking where they the cause of most death's (since all of them died =''[) they move a little fast and when you take them out of the water there almost transparent. can someone tell me whats going on??
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:03 PM   #2 
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Sounds like Glassworms or something. I hear they like to attack/eat fish fry. Just guessing though.. Sorry for your loss..
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:22 PM   #3 
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it's ok but i can't get any photo's since there tiny it is looking at nothing to my camera. can you show me a site bout glass worms? and how do you remove them?
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:27 PM   #4 
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I'm so sorry for your loss. I wish I knew how to help :(
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:35 PM   #5 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glassworm Honestly I don't know how'd you'd get them in your tank unless you were to try to feed live ones directly to the fish. I wouldn't know how to get rid of them other then changing out the water and cleaning out your tank and supplies. I'm still not certain if it is glassworms. Just sounds like what you described. Transparent with black dots. Wiggling around and such.
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:31 AM   #6 
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Wow, I cant believe they sell those useless piece of crap as fish food.We must exterminate them. Why would anyone want their fish to be eaten?


Anyway, if you really got that on your aquarium, first let boiled water sit all the day in it, and second, or stop feeding them those hellworms which eat your fish or stop using the water from the lake near your house.

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Old 09-11-2011, 02:51 PM   #7 
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I think another problem as to why your fry died (as I read in another thread) was that you did not have a heater for them to keep the temperature stable. Fry are very susceptible to temperature changes and changes in the source of water.

As far as what you described, I don't know what they could be. I think your best bet would be to clean out your tank with hot water mixed with vinegar and then let it sit in the sun for a day or two to kill anything that's left.
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Old 09-11-2011, 02:59 PM   #8 
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Bbetta lover, I'm going to move this to the breeding section.You might get more answers there.
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:18 AM   #9 
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So how do the glass worms kill fry? I curious because I think I have some in the plants I collected from my local river. @_@ I don't want my spawn to be devoured.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:30 AM   #10 
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glass worms don't kill fry unless they're small enough- hydra can though, also dragonfly larvae.
But seeing what Patafla wrote- I think that's your main problem right there. Betta fry NEED to be in 78F+ water.
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