Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Breeding Betta Fish
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-25-2012, 04:49 PM   #21 
BeckyFish97
Member
 
BeckyFish97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: UK
awwwwwww they're gorgeous!!!Its natural for some fry to be smaller than others, although as tpocicat said, because of the growth stunting hormone water changes need to be really frequent!
BeckyFish97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 07:23 PM   #22 
jeffegg2
Member
 
jeffegg2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Westland, Michigan
Cool

The part of this theory that I don't understand is if the larger fry are secreting this hormone then why does it not affect them? Wouldn't they ALL be small???


Quote:
Originally Posted by tpocicat View Post
Differences in size is normal. That's why spawns need a lot of water changes. The fry secrete a growth stunting hormone and water changes keep that down as far as possible.
jeffegg2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2012, 12:41 PM   #23 
tpocicat
Member
 
tpocicat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Fresno, Ca
I don't know who is secreting the growth stunting hormone, (other breeders claim it is the big fry),all I know is the only way to combat it is frequent water changes.
tpocicat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2012, 12:46 PM   #24 
jeffegg2
Member
 
jeffegg2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Westland, Michigan
Cool

Quote:
Originally Posted by tpocicat View Post
I don't know who is secreting the growth stunting hormone, (other breeders claim it is the big fry),all I know is the only way to combat it is frequent water changes.
Sounds like an old wives tale to me....

I have no doubt that frequent water changes will make the fish healthier and therefore grow faster, but if the larger fish were secreting a hormone to limit growth, then they would also be affected, not just the other fish. Perhaps just to scare those lazy into doing the water changes?

Jeff.
jeffegg2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2012, 12:47 PM   #25 
BeckyFish97
Member
 
BeckyFish97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: UK
I would say it is the larger fry simply because in terms of growth they are more progressed meaning they probably secrete more of the hormone than the smallest ones
BeckyFish97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2012, 06:21 PM   #26 
jeffegg2
Member
 
jeffegg2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Westland, Michigan
Cool

Quote:
Originally Posted by BeckyFish97 View Post
I would say it is the larger fry simply because in terms of growth they are more progressed meaning they probably secrete more of the hormone than the smallest ones
So the larger ones secrete the hormone after they are larger? So the ones that are already smaller are affected and the already larger are not? Or perhaps the small ones secrete it to slow down the larger ones so they can catch up?

I am just not a believer....
jeffegg2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 05:17 PM   #27 
jeffegg2
Member
 
jeffegg2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Westland, Michigan
Just an update to the spawning: I figure about 1/4 are dark, the rest pink bodies. My estimate count is about 90 fish. I only lost one fish early on so after two weeks their chances are greatly improved. Still two or three tinys, so I add a bit of microworms to their feedings of bbs twice and thrice a day.
jeffegg2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 05:48 PM   #28 
vilmarisv
Member
 
vilmarisv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Congrats!!!!!!!
Pictures are wonderful!
vilmarisv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 01:23 PM   #29 
jeffegg2
Member
 
jeffegg2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Westland, Michigan
Cool

Video of the 3 week old hm fry!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHq5t...ature=youtu.be
jeffegg2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 01:41 PM   #30 
KadenJames
Member
 
KadenJames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Colorado
Perhaps a scientific experiment is the answer? =D Two spawns, the same parents, the same conditions. One spawn change the water like mad, and on the other only focus on removing the waste at the bottom. See if one spawn has stunted fish vs. the other spawn?


Keep postin' pictures, they are so cute. Isn't it amazing how quickly time passes?
KadenJames is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
We have eggs!!!!! youlovegnats Breeding Betta Fish 17 05-07-2011 10:29 AM
Brine Shrimp Eggs vs. Decapsulated Brine Shrimp Eggs ChelseaK Betta Fish Care 0 12-07-2010 04:33 PM
OMG! Do I have eggs?? vilmarisv Breeding Betta Fish 7 09-10-2010 06:49 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.