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#13 sde09001

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 02:53 PM

How do you get them to grow so fast? My spawn were the size of your 2 week olds after a month and a half.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 09:01 PM

How do you get them to grow so fast? My spawn were the size of your 2 week olds after a month and a half.

1st week from free swimming feeding the baby with Infusoria & egg yolk.
2nd week a mix of egg yolk and baby brine shrimps (frozen).
3rd week same as second week + a little bit of baby blood worm (frozen).
4th week a mix of baby blood worms and regular blood worms (both frozen kind).
5th regular blood worms (frozen) + chopped up shrimp meat.
6th week and forward I rotate between frozen chopped beef liver, frozen chopped shrimp meat, frozen brine shrimp, frozen bloodworm.

10% water change daily. Mostly vacuuming the junks at bottom. I use the airline tubing to slowly drip the water back in to avoid sudden temperature fluctuation.
Keep the water temp around 80-82 F.
I feed them based on my work schedule. one at 6:20 am then another right after when i get home at around 4:00pm (Make sure to overfeed them in the morning so they have stuff to munch on through the 8 hours long)
Live plants definitely help. I have hornwort and moneywort in the tank.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:19 AM

Ahh thank you. It was mostly number of feedings and cleaning schedule I was curious about. Not sure I can get my hands on the amount of food you have but I can try to.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 05:45 PM

My slightly planted low tech tank is starting to look really good.
The bettas are now 14 weeks going on to 15 weeks of age. They seem to be doing really well.

http://www.youtube.c...oy?feature=mhee

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 05:54 AM

Is that sand on the bottom?

I am going to confess that yours is my dream grow out tank - so many beautiful fish together!

I have a question about week 3 food: where do you get baby blood worms?
I tried in the past to cut blood worms in tinier pieces, but the result was a bloody mess.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:07 AM

It'd be pretty hard to get just baby bloodworms.

Chopping up bloodworms can be messy, especially if they're live. It's easier to chop the frozen kind as they are frozen, and then just let them thaw out.




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