I actually didn't want to wait for an answer from someone from here so yeah I went and RE-READ everything I read before I even bought my first betta. Yeah, I did research, A LOT. Thanks anyway though for your input.
When working with fry I use a turkey baster to remove debris/etc, and then drip the new water in. So long as you check the bucket you put the water in with a flashlight for escapees, it usually goes well.
I don't do water changes until two weeks. I fill the tank an inch everyday. Then at two weeks I remove 50% using an airline siphon with an airstone on the end to avoid sucking anyone up.
Come on man! We all had our first mess and we all learned from it. They created this forum to help out everyone including beginners . The man is asking for your knowledgeIt takes a lot of research to do things correctly. If you're not 100% prepared you will most likely fail. Do you have microworms and other fry food?
But there no need to add a tolerance level for him to succeed just tell him what to do in a cool way or just step awayI understand however my tolerance level of those who do not research for breeding is low. Mainly because I want them to succeed and do things right.
Seniord first question is always the same in text book or on the net(for beginner)
Free swimming which is 3 days
With the water change
Most book or net say 2 weeks
When u do a water change make sure it the same temp.
Everywhere u read is bare bottom(expect Ofl which she use a soil base)
Gravel is just to much of a hassle to work it
Cleaning is hard
1)can crush a fry while cleaning the bottom
2)harder to get all the waste and uneatten food
3)going to feed twice as much cause if the live food hiding in the gravel
Seniord answer these question
What is temp in your tank: 82-85
Is got tank cover: Yes
Do you have any live plants inside of the tank: No I do not. I know I should and I did but someone decided to leave them in a plastic bag after they "cleaned" my tanks.
Size of the tank: 10g
How long u set up your breeding tank before putting the fish in: I had it set up for 5-7 days before I put any of the fish in there.
How u Condition your breeding pair: Well I have this betta safe stuff that makes the water safe and "conditions" if that's what you mean. I ALWAYS keep my community tank at 82-85 just because they look so much happier. And I also used dried blood worms for maybe about a week three maybe four times a day. Then I tried a few pairs and finally got my Double Tail female and my Dragon Scale Male.
Fry food: Well I haven't been able to buy any baby brine shrimp which I read to be what you should feed them. So I watched a video on how to make some kind of paste with the normal food you use. So I crushed up some of the blood worms and some flakes mixed with some water. The Male put some blood worms in the center of the nest so I dripped some of the concoction in the same spot.(I know he put it there because I fed him on the opposite side of the tank.)
Do you have a heater inside of the tank: Yes