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Old 02-04-2012, 08:01 PM   #1 
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First spawn log :) advice appreciated

As of now my spawn are a little over a week old. I'm proud to say i havent lost any yet. It's just so amazing to me that they've pretty much doubled in size! I'm feeding them micro worms, and i cant tell if they've been eating, but im assuming they are.
How long should i wait to put them in a bigger tank??
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:07 PM   #2 
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these two are the parents of the current spawn.
I must say i was expecting a ton a babies and there were only around 20 or so
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:31 PM   #3 
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what size tank are they in now?

My spawn is just over a week old, i'm just getting to the point where i can witness them eating.

Got just around 20 myself.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:35 PM   #4 
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They're in a rather small 2.5 gallon. But i have a 10 gallon grow out all set up and ready, its just figuring out when the best time to move them is.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:55 PM   #5 
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I'd wait another week or two, as long as you can do some small water changes.

But as long as you can get the ten and the2.5 to be the same temp and such it shouldn't be too hard to move them over.

Generally the large spawns come from better lines. In my experience store baught bettas(walmart/petsmart) will give me around 40-50 fry(with a higher number of bent spines or genetic deaths then from a good breeding line). Ones I've got from breeders will give me 60+.
We just warm people that they can have up to 300+ babies so that if it happens everyone is prepared.
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:07 PM   #6 
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Ive done some small water changes with a turkey baster... about 25% or so, because the aquarium vaccum we have would just suck the poor babies right up and im afraid to use a cup for the same reason.
I'd rather be on the safe side and wait. both of the parents are from petsmart, and i was hoping for a small spawn to start with so i could get the hang of this. They look healthy as of now, but its still really early.
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:13 PM   #7 
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you can also use an airline tubing for siphoning the water, it'll be soo much easier than the turkey baster
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:00 AM   #8 
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I agree with Fasht.

Also in about another week or so I would say to move them to the ten gallon because they are already sending out the "stunting hormone" and will be easier to do bigger water changes. Also somewhat less stressful on them.

Good luck!
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:15 AM   #9 
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I usually move fry at around 5mm, not according to age. And it also depends on the size of the breeding tank. If you want to be safe move them after 2 weeks or when they reach 5mm. IMO it doesn't really matter as long as they weren't stressed too much and the water prams of both are the same.
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:26 PM   #10 
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Exactly. I keep forgetting that all spawns are not the same size.

I was saying in another week because the OP said that they were in a 2.5 gallon tank.
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