kids having plenty of infusoria to eat. dense colonies of them aggregating on the sides of the tank--at this point, im going to bypass the microworms and go straight into bbs. no need to foul up the water if i dont have to.
True. I'm hoping my male doesn't take the 'joys of parenthood' lightly.
Some bettas seem to pull the plug and others...not so much. I read about one breeder who kept the male in the tank with the fry after they started swimming on their own. Didn't eat them or anything but that's probably a rare case.
Oh no, I wouldn't try that. I've heard at least two cases where breeders left the male with the fry and he didn't try to eat them but that's probably rare and I'm sort of nervous about if he'll care for the nest when there's eggs in it. I have seen him repair nests he's built before, he's even added on to his previous one. My male isn't extremely aggressive and neither is my female. They've flared at each other but for the most part they seem to get along. She's been showing her stripes more than usual and this is regardless of if she sees him or not.
sadly, i decided to abandon this project, all the fry eventually died out--too weak. i need another sire. preferably orange. i tried a reverse spawning with his sibling and my best male, but the female was too large for him to wrap around. shame.