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Old 12-05-2011, 01:37 PM   #31 
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Cancel that last post... daddy just picked some up :)
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:50 PM   #32 
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ewwww.
your watching fish porn.
my dad once told me me you can go blind watching porn.
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lol jk jk
sometime it will take a few embrace b4 they pick up the egg.
yeah don't spend to much time watching them.
most of the young male will get frighten and eat up the egg.
yeah you don't really have 2 do much in the next few day.
just remember to remove the female once the breeding is over.
then the male when the fry r free swimming.

have you already cover the top of the tank b4 you set up the tank.
cause if you should.
watch the temp.
cause when you cover a establish tank.
the temp might raise a few degree.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:31 AM   #33 
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Congratulations! I'd love to see some pics as soon as you can post them.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:26 PM   #34 
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Pics - finally!
First pic, is my male. Orange body, black face. He's a tailbiter at times (out of boredom... we're workin on that, lol) but still a great fish!! I love him to pieces.
Second pic, is my female. Turquoise and pink. I love her coloration, looks amazing in person.
Third pic is of the spawning tank. Nothing too fancy. IAL stained water. Ya know.
Annnd lastly -- egggggsss!! I hope you can see them ok. There's probably 100 or so. Oh boy! I wasn't expecting a huge number... I'm pretty pleased

So yah!! Papa is being a good boy... tending the nest perfectly. I'm wondering if I should feed him, to keep him from eating any eggies? I don't want to distract him tho... hmph.
My BBS should be hatching around the same time as the eggs.
Is it ok to feed as soon as they're free swimming, and I have taken Papa out? *shuffles through massive notebook of betta info*
How long do BBS live after hatching? I just want to make sure I have everything down as far as my hatching/feeding/WC schedule. Helps? Lolz
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:57 PM   #35 
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Congratulations! So many eggs! Looks like a really large spawn.
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:29 PM   #36 
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Congrats......

I would hold off hatching the BBS just yet.....the fry will fed off their yolk sac for the first 2-3 days after hatching-you want to wait until they are free swimming and ready to fed so you don't have a lot of rotting food in the tank to foul the water......... and you really want to feed newly hatched BBS (NHBBS) with their yolk sac intact for best nutrition for the fry.

Once the BBS go through the first molt you also have more shells to tend with-be sure and try to limit the shells and rinse them really good before feeding too.....lots of nasty bacteria in the hatchery water.....I like to have 2 hatcheries going 24h apart for the first couple of weeks so I only feed NHBBS to the fry and once I start adding food I also start making water changes....

Do you plan to remove the male or keep him long term with his fry....
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:32 PM   #37 
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Thanks OFL! Wish I knew that before... should I make a fresh batch now? I just noticed the eggs wiggling/twitching a bit.
Most of the BBS have hatched.... would it hurt to go ahead and feed the fry the BBS I have ready?
I just don't want to wait too long (another 2 days for a new batch)... yikes
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:16 PM   #38 
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Fry with there egg sack still attach won't eat.
So I recommend you not feeding them until you see them free swimming.
Anything before that just going to pollute the water.
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:30 AM   #39 
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I see tails!! Woohoo!!
Papa is still going strong, taking great care of the little guys.

Me happy.
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:16 AM   #40 
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Do u have to hatch BBS in a hatchery??
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