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Old 02-22-2012, 08:47 AM   #11 
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It is going to be a great spawn. Karens fish have never disappointed before (from what I've heard) and I don't think they are going to start now.

Do you mean that he is tired or that his fins are an issue? Is the female from Karen as well?

Also do you see any bloat issues?
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:55 AM   #12 
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No bloating. He just seems tired. It is his first spawn too so that probably has a little to do with it. I'm at work and don't get off until 2 so I can't check on him until then. I just a nervous mommy, lol. I'm sure all is well. The female is not from Karen. The male was a freebie(his name) she sent for my Birthday when I bought a HM from her.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:11 AM   #13 
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No bloating. He just seems tired. It is his first spawn too so that probably has a little to do with it. I'm at work and don't get off until 2 so I can't check on him until then. I just a nervous mommy, lol. I'm sure all is well. The female is not from Karen. The male was a freebie(his name) she sent for my Birthday when I bought a HM from her.
Oh I was asking if he was bloated because Usually crowntails have the tendency to bloat and have larger stomachs than the average betta.

I know how you feel. I'm in school and don't get out until three so you have the upper hand LOL.

Also being a new breeder is definitely playing a toll on him. I'm sure he'll get the hang of it. They usually do. I'm happy to hear that he is taking care of his fry properly so far because a trio that I got are just not good breeders. (the female is amazing, but the other two males are terrible.) one builds a tiny nest and eats the eggs nd the other builds huge nests and never gets to spawn lol.

It's funny now that I have moved on after the 8th try with them, but it wasn't funny then. Very frustrating and I guess I just had to have a bit of a break with them, so I bought three males on AB.

Sorry about the rant, I get a bit carried away sometimes.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:22 AM   #14 
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I understand . I imported a couple pairs last summer and couldn't get any to spawn. I spent close to $90 on a pair of DTPK's. I ended up selling the female to Cajunamy and gave the male to a friend. It was very frustrating. I do plan on getting a pair of Karens HMPK juvies to spawn in early summer. I'm very excited about that. Thanks for the help and support. I'll post an update when I get home.
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:33 PM   #15 
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I understand . I imported a couple pairs last summer and couldn't get any to spawn. I spent close to $90 on a pair of DTPK's. I ended up selling the female to Cajunamy and gave the male to a friend. It was very frustrating. I do plan on getting a pair of Karens HMPK juvies to spawn in early summer. I'm very excited about that. Thanks for the help and support. I'll post an update when I get home.
I know that feeling. Don't get me wrong, they are amazing pets and I love them for every quality, but they just are too "stubborn."

I also want to buy a beautiful pair from her. Orange marble?!! C'mon, now where else would you see this besides in Karen's fish?!

2:33PM here now how are your fish if your on the eastern hemisphere....
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:49 PM   #16 
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The male isn't looking good. I think he has stopped tending the nest . Lots more eggs on the bottom and he is at the other end of the tank. His fins look bad, they're really stiff looking. There are still lots of eggs in the nest but I don't know if they will stay there till hatching. I don't know what to do. Should I remove the male and started treating him and hope for the best as far as the eggs?
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:16 PM   #17 
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I decided to remove the male. I think he would die if I didn't. I've got he floating in his tank in some AQ salt. I hope he pulls though. As far as the spawn I'm just going to let nature take its course and hope for the best.
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:17 PM   #18 
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I'm sorry this isn't working out well for you.
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:39 PM   #19 
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Thanks. I've gone ahead and collected the fallen eggs and put them in a shallow cup and have them floating in the tank. Here is a photo of whats left in the nest and one of poor Freebie.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:27 PM   #20 
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I'm sorry freebie isn't doing well.

Does he show any signs of ich aka ick?
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