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08-21-2014 09:02 PM
EpicBetta Thats a good idea!
08-21-2014 06:46 PM
scififan523 Thanks, and yes, the penny is for size reference :)
08-21-2014 11:07 AM
hrutan The penny's a pretty good idea, actually. They are so tiny and cute!
08-21-2014 08:42 AM
kevinap2 My guess would be so you can get an idea how big the fish are. It's for scale.
08-21-2014 08:33 AM
EpicBetta Why is there a penny on the tank?

They are very pretty :)
08-20-2014 10:07 PM
8 weeks and 20 fry later

They are getting so big!! Got bloodworms today for their 8 week hatching anniversary. Still only lost those to deformed ones during the first week, so, I think I'm good on them surviving.

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08-17-2014 09:56 AM
scififan523 +1 for kevin
08-16-2014 04:54 PM
kevinap2 You can, but there's no guarantee the parents will eat the eggs. The female usually will, but if the male is still in the tank he will chase her off and perhaps kill her for threatening his fry. Males usually only eat infertile or fungus infected eggs barring any other circumstances (like stress), though sometimes you just get an egg eater who will finish off an entire spawn.

So in short, yes you can allow the parents to eat the eggs, but it's not exactly guaranteed that you will end up with a smaller spawn by allowing that. They may not eat the eggs, or they may eat every single one. You can't exactly lean over and whisper into the male's ear "Hey, bon appetit... but don't go nuts, k?"
08-16-2014 06:17 AM
EpicBetta I heard somewhere that you can get a smaller spawn by letting the parents eat a lot of the eggs?
08-15-2014 10:15 PM
scififan523 Thank you. I've been really really lucky with the PetCo and PetsMarts around here. I almost didn't get Yue (didn't have a spare tank), but bargained with myself that I could get him if he was still there the next day and house him with my Glofish. I think I'm going to spawn Tony and Yuki (looks almost exactly like Rin with red splotches on her caudal fin) next, get some multis. Their pics are on my journal: or on page 620 of the betta picture thread: . Or do another Yue Kisa (or spawnling) spawn.

can't really control the spawn number. Though, anecdotes indicate that virgin and second spawns are usually rather small due to the inexperience of the pair. Honestly, not that much work, just more frequent water changes and feedings. I had a small enough spawn that I didn't really need to split them into groups (recommended for larger spawns for stable growth and adequate food). After the first two weeks, they readily attacked frozen foods, so I was able to phase out live BBS pretty quick. Most difficult part is waiting for them to mate. SO NERVE-RACKING! Most time-consuming part is getting everything ready: food cultures, growing and spawn tanks, figuring out what to do with the fry you don't keep, jarring situation
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