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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 4:57 pm Post subject: Fighters spawned-What do I do? Reply with quote

 Hi!
 
 My  fighters  spawned  this  afternoon.  It  was  unexpected.  I  was  conditioning  them,  and  tried  putting  them  together  a  couple  of  days  ago...  but  my  boy  beat  the  living  daylights  outa  my  girl.  
 
 Then,  this  afternoon  when  I  went  to  feed  them,  she  started  releasing  eggs.  So,  I  put  them  together,  and  it  was  a  wonderful  experience  that  truly  humbled  me.    After  an  hour  of  spawning,  my  boy  got  mad  at  my  girl,  and  her  tummy  looked  really  deflated.  So,  I  took  my  girl  out.  
 
 Now,
 When  do  I  remove  my  boy?
 
 When  will  the  the  eggs  hatch?  
 
 What  do  I  feed  the  little  ones?  Please  don't  tell  me  BBS-  I  don't  know  how  to  hatch  them!  I  know  they  can  manage  on  their  yolk  sacs  for  a  day  or  two,  and  then  what?  Microworms?  Infusoria?  Where  would  I  get  cultures?
 
 At  what  temperature  should  I  maintain  the  water?
 
 When  can  I  raise  the  level  of  water?  I've  decreased  it  now  so  as  to  make  it  easy  for  my  boy  to  pick  up  the  eggs  when  they  get  dislodged.
 
 When  can  I  install  the  sponge  filter?
 
 Should  I  add  some  plants?  
 
 Anything  else?
 
 I  would  really  appreciate  any  help.  I've  never  been  able  to  breed  anything  but  for  livebearers  (and  they  do  it  all  on  their  own!  Rolling Eyes  )  So,  this  is  my  first  attempt  at  breeding,  and  am  thrilled.  I  can't  afford  to  make  any  mistake  as  I've  waited  for  2  years  for  this  moment.  (It  took  me  all  this  time  to  muster  the  courage  to  get  my  fighters  to  breed).  Rolling Eyes  So,  please  help  me  here!
 
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 Hi  Jenny,
 
 Congrats  and  welcome  to  the  world  of  breeding.
 
 
                                                 
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When  do  I  remove  my  boy?  
 
 When  will  the  the  eggs  hatch?                  

 
 Leave  the  guy  with  the  babies,  till  they  hatch  and  further  three  more  days.      The  eggs  will  hatch  in  48-60  hrs.    And  for  another  3-4  days  the  babies  will  have  the  yolk  with  them.    Once  they  hatch,  leave  the  father  for  three  days.    If  you  notice  the  number  of  babies  coming  down  in  between  these  days,  remove  the  father  immediately.
 
 
                                                 
Dolphy  wrote:                
What  do  I  feed  the  little  ones?  Please  don't  tell  me  BBS-  I  don't  know  how  to  hatch  them!  I  know  they  can  manage  on  their  yolk  sacs  for  a  day  or  two,  and  then  what?  Microworms?  Infusoria?  Where  would  I  get  cultures?                  

 
 Once  they  consumed  their  yolk,  for  about  a  week  you  can  feed  them  infusoria.    Later,  you  have  to  go  for  BBS/Microworms.    You  get  BBS  eggs  from  Matsyavatar.      But  in  my  experience  Microworms  are  easier  to  culture  and  it  comes  free    Very Happy  .    Two  weeks  before  I  had  a  culture  from  Adip,  and  it  is  going  great  now.    I  don't  mind  giving  a  culture  to  you.
 
 
                                                 
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At  what  temperature  should  I  maintain  the  water?                

 
 To  my  experience  no  need  to  bother  about  the  temperature  and  the  filter.    Right  now  I've  gold  fish  and  fighter  fries.    Both  doing  great  without  any  plants,  filter.      I  just  syphon  the  waste  and  excess  food.    But,  this  is  only  my  opinion.
 
 You  can  raise  the  water  level  once  the  fishes  become  free  swimming.
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 Thillu,  you've  been  a  life-saver!  Thanks  a  million  for  those  tips.  I  can  manage  microworms,  but  certainly  not  BBS...  I  did  a  bit  of  reading  on  how  to  hatch  them,  and  some  of  it  went  way  over  my  head.  Am  not  confident  enough.  Shall  PM  you  regarding  the  microworm  cultures.  Shall  first  cross  my  fingers  and  hope  that  daddy  dear  doesn't  fancy  himself  a  snack!
 
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 Very Happy  hello  dolphy!Its  high  time  you  considered  that  "green  water"  tank!!what  with  live  bearers,and  betta  breeding!!!great  going!
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 As  thrilled  as  I  am,  I  am  petrified  too.  What  if  my  boy  gobbles  up  the  eggs?  I  know..  I'm  being  pessimistic,  but  I  am  rather  anxious.  Am  scared  to  even  go  to  sleep  tonight  in  fear  of  what  I'd  find  tomorrow  morning.  Rolling Eyes  
 
 Talk  about  being  paranoid    Rolling Eyes  
 
 Thank  you  Murthy  and  Thillu!
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 jenny,
 
 congrats...  and  for  now...  learn  to  relax  a  little...
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...  learn  to  relax  a  little...                

 
 Huh?  What's  that??  :wink:  J/K.  
 
 The  eggs  are  fine  this  morning.  I  was  with  my  boy  till  2  am.  Can't  wait  to  see  the  babies'  eyes  and  their  tails!  That  should  be  sometime  tomorrow  .
 
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 Male  Bettas  are  supposed  to  pick  up  the  eggs  and  lift  it  up  to  the  bubble  nest.  This  is  a  frenzy  activity.  HAs  this  happened??
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 Oh  Yeah..  He's  picking  up  the  occassional  egg  that  falls  out  of  the  nest,  and  puts  it  back.  He  is  right  under  the  bubble  nest..  arranging  and  rearranging.
 
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 Jenny,
 
 Good  that  you  still  have  the  eggs...  :twisted:    :evil:  
 
 Betta  is  one  of  the  species  which  give  splendid  care  to  their  fries.    You  will  be  excited  to  see  the  care  it  gives  to  its  fries.    Once  the  eggs  are  hatched,  the  guy  will  be  very  very  busy  picking  up  the  fry  which  goes  out  of  the  nest  and  keeping  them  in  the  nest.    It's  really  a  tyresome  work,  as  there  will  be  more  than  100  odd  fries  to  take  care.
 
 One  important  thing,  just  don't  feed  anything  in  this  period.    Atleast  till  the  guy  is  with  the  fries.    I  was  told  that  the  parent  will  not  have  any  apetite  at  this  point  of  time.    Am  I  right  guys  Exclamation    Exclamation    Confused:    Confused:  
 
 Finally,  just  relax  and  enjoy  the  show.
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 Hi!  Very Happy  
 
 I  woke  up  this  morning  to  find  a  tank-full  of  wriggling  eggs!!  The  little  ones  are  hatching,  and  my  boy  has  been  trying  to  pick  them  up.  Some  of  the  fry  have  been  swimming  vertically  (up  and  down).  When  should  I  remove  my  boy?  
 
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 hi  there
 hey  u  have  to  remove  the  boy  after  15days  i  guess,  its  like  at  about  tht  time  the  young  ones  are  free  to  move  on  their  own.  th  water  level  shud  be  also  low  for  the  kids
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 Hi!
 
 It's  been  a  week  since  my  fighters  spawned,  and  I'm  feeding  my  fry  with  infusoria.  When  can  I  remove  my  male,  and  start  feeding  the  fry  with  microworms?  I  can  see  unhatched  eggs  on  the  floor  of  my  tank.  Do  I  siphon  it  out,  or  add  a  snail  to  do  the  cleanup  or  just  leave  them  all  alone!
 
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 dont  add  a  snail  to  it  it  will  eat  your  other  fries  too.  after  u  find  tht  your  fries  are  moving  freely  just  remove  the  male  carefully.
 feed  them  with  infosoria  then  with  yellow  egg  yolk.
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 My  fry  are  swimming,  but  not  actively.  They  seem  to  stay  on  top  most  of  the  time.  Thank  you  fishmad.  
 
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