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#1 becky_rox_ur_sox

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 11:46 PM

hi
i was wondering how many times do you feed betta fry as i have a breeding pair and soon to be eggies (hopefully)
this would be much appreciated


Ps also some foods to feed them


thanks rebecca

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 11:52 PM

i feed my fry 3-4 times a day. at first, they got mashed and boiled egg yolk, finely crushed flakes, and bbs. as they grow, move to frozen daphnia, bloodworms, and brine shrimp. i also start feeding them very small pellets like hikari guppy pellets when they get big enough. i'm culturing grindal worms and vinegar eels right now, so they will be put into the fry diet with my next batch of fry. hope this helps

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 04:32 AM

B,

Most people are using boiled egg yolk it seems unless you know someone that can give you vinegar eels which are worms of course that you culture in apple cider vinegar or microscopic organisms called infusoria. You feed that for 3 days and then most hatch brine shrimp eggs for 3 weeks.. And as DS suggested... you feed 3 times a day..

Around 3 weeks I introduce other foods such as ground up pellets, I use Atison's starter, frozen daphnia, some chop up frozen blood worms..

Becky, what is your spawning tank setup and what are you feeding the adults you want to spawn?

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 04:45 AM

im feeding my adults betta food and blood worms

and soon brine shrimp

babies = bbs and liquifry

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 08:27 AM

I use egg yolk in tiny amounts, vinegar eels, microworms in very small amounts, and live bbs in that order. Once they're big enough, they start getting crushed Hikari Micro wafers, frozen daphnia, live grindals, and some crushed pellets, depending on how big they are and how receptive they are to non-living food. I dunno why, but some spawns are a LOT easier for me to get on dried and frozen foods than others. I was using Hikari's First Bites for a bit, but have stopped because so few of my fry are willing to eat it, and it ended up just being something for me to siphon off of the bottom.



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Posted 29 January 2009 - 08:36 AM

Becky,

1. What is your spawning tank setup.. how big, plants, filter, heater.. temperature?

2. How long have you had the pairs and what are they in?

3. Do you have BBS now? 4. And do you have a hatchery setup?

Liquid fry is something that can be a problem if you over do it.

Tess uses boiled egg yolk and can help you there ..She has directions posted in a few threads that I have also copied and pasted for those that want to use that..

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Edited by Pam S, 29 January 2009 - 08:38 AM.


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Posted 30 January 2009 - 01:43 AM

3 days from hatching EY for 2 days given twice a day via spray set to mist, 6 days until 1 month old newly hatched BBS, then tubifex and atison's betta pro.

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 01:13 AM

thanks all im very glad i have poeple who actually know what there doing

pam s - i shall send some photos of my breeding tank , breeding pair and any other info


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Edited by becky_rox_ur_sox, 31 January 2009 - 01:14 AM.


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Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:09 PM

i fed mine 2 times a day. MW in the morning, atisons betta starter at night.

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 05:25 AM

I feed mine 2-3 times per day; bbs. Alternatively i feed frozen daphnia. As they are coming up to 3 weeks i am soon going to start on crushed pellet food, though im not sure how well they will take to it. They seem pretty happy with the bbs for now though. Im going to look into other food to give to them. They do feed off the live plants as well it seems.

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