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#37 Eratic-Fish-Finatic

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:28 PM

sounds very strange. i would isolate the cannibalistic fry from the rest. the more they grow, the more of the other fry will be identified as prey.

Did just that, do you think the larger cannibalistic fry could be males? 7 out of 10 of the larger fry have bigger caudal fins in the group. Do you think feeding them brine shrimp may have enticed them to eat the smaller fry? I'm also thinking it might be a inherit behavior, remember how I said the father would carry some of the larger fry on his back and gill plates. Maybe a survival technique?

#38 marko

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:35 AM

i would find it odd that they would be all male. at this age, they havent reached puberty so there shouldnt be a difference in behavior.
well bbs is a VERY common betta fry food. and cannibalism is relatively uncommon. so i dont think it was a direct cause->effect relationship, but feeding live foods of any kind would enhance their predatory instincts.

whats going on with your fish is very interesting, you should post some pics or vids.




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