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Old 01-12-2012, 04:07 PM   #81 
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i don't think i put this on up,there getting bigger though, they should've had there color by now
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:27 PM   #82 
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Sometimes it just takes a little longer,or you might have lighter fish.My first spawn I got a few cellophane and i just kept waiting and waiting and no color.
Are you keeping up water changes and feeding enough?
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:50 PM   #83 
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yep :P water changes help them grow faster?? also one died the heat wasn't one >-< someone turned it off
there are 2 big ones and 2 small ones :P
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:54 PM   #84 
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awe, don't lose hope! my first spawn all died but aslong as you still have something to take care of then raise them!
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:20 PM   #85 
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IMO what you should do is hold on to the fry you have left and breed them. Tell your family that you will try again and give them some fry from the next spawn. Im sure they will understand. Especially since you really didnt too so well with this one and the pair themselves.

Its completely your choice of course but it is something to consider.
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:53 PM   #86 
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i kinda agree with the bettalover. or at least keep a pair to need and give the other two to family.

as for water changes, they remove the pheromones they produce that stunt each others growth.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:03 AM   #87 
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I would keep them all and hope to get two pairs out of it. At least if you get two females and three males you will have numerous amounts of pairing them up. Or even one female to four males is good because some males are more agressive than others. I would prefer to have more females ratio to males because some females are "easier" than others as well.

They are your family so its easier than if it was a friend or costumer.
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:58 PM   #88 
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awe, don't lose hope! my first spawn all died but aslong as you still have something to take care of then raise them!
fasht it is not that, the parents died and the fry are the last thing i have of them.

thanks ...... but i only have 3 fries now am starting to lose hope on the little guys , just cleaned the tank though, i won't have school for 3 days so i have more time trying to care for the fry. i need help, but i have no money for anything to help the 3 to survive :(

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Old 01-13-2012, 08:51 PM   #89 
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It's not always a matter a money. If you wave warm/clean water and decent food you should be alright. short of having to treat for velvet or something.
Have you checked for signs of ick or velvet?

Sometimes it's of no fault to your own. Sometime bad genes are just against you. Do your best for the three you have. And think about anything you could have done better for next time(perhaps wait until summer vacation to breed again so you have time to devote to caring for them).

I'm so sorry to hear you lost another fry.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:55 PM   #90 
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thanks bambi :) but i feel bad if i lose them, i lost chili and strawberry forever and i brang them this day, they are 7 weeks old and i can't afford to loose them. my parents took my spawning equipment, my extra tanks, etc (besides food). i could only spawn twice a year now :( if i loose them i will have to start all over again, and i only have one male (which i think is not ready).

i just started a sorority, my parents gave my angelfish to my little brother (i really regret it ), he dosen't clean tanks weekly, no body listens to me. my brother gave his gourami's away (to little brother and my uncle) so the tank is back in my room and i could have plentiful more fish now, got a cabinet to have lot's of betta's on,
also they took my 5 gals, my underwater 3 gals filter, my 10 gals filter (my dad threw it away :( ), & my spawning tank (already said this just to be clear)
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