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Old 03-19-2012, 04:53 PM   #11 
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Here are a couple of pics of the fry last night before I went to bed. I noticed them under the bowl and snapped the pics really quickly. Today it looks like there aren't as many fry but I'm not sure if its because there are a lot that are free swimming and its hard to tell or if its because he got tired of chasing them and started snacking. I went ahead and took him out even though I had planed on taking him out tonight and even though there is already infusoria in the tank I added some more hoping that they will all keep full belly's. I can see the infusoria when I shine a flashlight on the glass and when I was looking earlier a fry swam up and ate one

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Old 03-20-2012, 11:52 AM   #12 
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Great looking parents! Good luck with the spawn! Lots of pictures please! lol
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:29 AM   #13 
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Thanks, I'm going to try to get some more pics up soon.
I'm worrying about how icky the bottom of the tank is. I think its mostly algae so I added the snails today but there is also brown stuff that I think came from the duckweed. I tried counting the fry that I could see and I got to 40 but I know there is no way to know how many there are right now.
Earlier my husband sat down and studied the fry for a very long time and then said," There are a lot over in the back left corner... I think they are having a meeting.." He said it like they were planning world domination lol.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:02 PM   #14 
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Update

Here is a video of the fry from a couple of days ago. They are really hard to take pictures of. I spend a lot of time over at the tank watching them. I've actually seen them "yawn" like adult Betta's do and I love how there little bellies turn orange after eating BBS. Some of the fry are only about half the size of the others and I haven't seen the smaller ones eating the BBS so I am still adding infusoria hoping that they will grow. I had an incident a couple of days back when doing a water change and trying to suck the stuff up off the bottom.. I didn't realize that there were so many fry hiding in the bottom and had to go through two 2 liter bottles worth of water getting the babies out and floating them back in the tank as soon as possible and the 1st bottle took a little while(probably about 20+ fry) so the 2nd one got chilly and even though I floated the little ones in a cup for a long time before putting them back in a couple of them didn't make it probably due to the stress and temp change.
When I shine a flashlight on the fry they already have different color shines to them... is that normal at this age?


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Old 03-25-2012, 06:32 PM   #15 
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my male of my current spawn ate a ton of eggs and i still wound up with a ton of fry.
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:33 PM   #16 
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Pictures :)

Here are some pictures. Please excuse the bottom of the tank, I always end up with lots of unhatched BBS eggs and this was right before a a cleaning.
The fry are doing pretty good so far. How can I keep the air humid in a tank with a hood/light? There is no moisture on the glass and I would use plastic wrap but I'm afraid the light will melt it, any advice?


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Old 03-31-2012, 11:12 PM   #17 
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Almost 2 weeks

The fry are doing good so far. They will be 2 weeks old tomorrow. I just finished filling the tank tonight and will start daily 25% water changes tomorrow and weekly bottom cleanings. I had some pond snails hitch hike into my tanks and in the spawn/fry tank they are reproducing like crazy.. they are eating my wisteria and I don't know how to get them out other than smushing the new babies(I don't have the stomach to smush the adults)
Here are some pictures. I tried taking some with a flashlight shining on them so you can see the iridescence.





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Old 03-31-2012, 11:21 PM   #18 
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Most of the Pics didn't show so I am trying again.. sorry

Its still not working so here are the links.. maybe I'll figure it out eventually lol


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CUTE! I wish my first spawn went so well. I wish you the best of luck with the next few weeks :P
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:26 AM   #20 
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Thanks! This isn't actually my 1st spawn, just the 1st spawn that resulted in fry. I'm so proud of them, like they are my own children lol. I hope everything continues to go well :)
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