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Old 02-18-2012, 05:38 PM   #1 
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Question Fry question

now this is going to be really dumb but i was just wondering if there were any tricks or even old wives tales to make fry grow faster?

my fry are almost 2 weeks old and so tiny and i was just curious, not necessarily expecting an answer though
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:04 PM   #2 
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Just remember to Feed them 3 to 4 time a day and keep the water clean.
Sit back n enjoy
Cause everything takes time to grow
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:38 AM   #3 
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Patience, good nutrition, proper temp, humidity and quality water and did I say patience.....lots and lots of 2 weeks they should be tiny-but its not uncommon for you to have fry that vary greatly in size-sometimes it can be related to stunting and sometimes it is age......eggs are not dropped at the same time-some breeders will take several hours to spawn-making them vary in age by hours and in the fish world and hour or two difference in age can be a big difference-since Bettas are born, grown and breed all within the first 3-6 months of life with an average life span of 2-3 years....

With these smaller younger fry-these guys can be at risk-mother natures way to help only the strongest survive-the larger/older fry will emit a stunting hormone that keeps them small so that they can eat them-water changes to keep this diluted and/or by separating the larger fry from the smaller fry can help to ensure they have a better chance, however, I generally leave some of mine for the larger fry-but I do pull larger fry and place in larger grow out tanks too.

I have found besides water quality and temp-nutrition being really important for good growth-I can get mine to grow out fairly fast with just newly hatched BBS fed twice a day-but I also use soil based NPT's that are full of all kinds of microorganisms for the fry to free range feed on....with a standard setup you would need to feed 3-4 times a day and with really big spawns water changes twice a day and start moving larger fry to another tank in the 3-4 maybe 5-6 week area-you don't want them to be overcrowded for too long...
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:31 PM   #4 
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Fry grow faster in natural set ups where micro critters are abundant. Constant supply of wormy foods would add to their growth rate ("shrimpy" foods develop their fins but slower growth), and lots of new clean water (oxygen).

Patience is the key to everything betta related. Lol.
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