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09-16-2013 04:53 PM
Betta Maniac And dad suddenly ate his fry. WTF? He was such a great dad last time, and this time he guarded the eggs and the wigglers, but about day four of free swimming they all disappered.

Oh, well. I didn't *really* want to be in the GBR business anyway. I unloaded the last three pairs of F1s at my LFS yesterday. Still have dad and two smaller, unpaired females. I think one of the boys at the LFS might take them off my hands and I'll move on to something else, LOL!
09-11-2013 07:36 PM
Betta Maniac As of last night they are free swimmers. They eagerly consumed the baby shrimp food and the frozen BBS. The F1 eggs were eaten by the parents. So I clearly don't have magic fish, LOL!
09-09-2013 07:58 PM
Betta Maniac
Originally Posted by pinoyghost2 View Post
Congratulations on your new spawn....get those vinegar eels ready!
Haven't tried those. I used the powdered food for baby shrimp last time. I just noticed the pair I had put aside for someone in my 5G has ALSO spawned. Sheesh. I put a divider up in the grow out tank so the pair with big clutch has half the tank to themselves and the 5-6 others I have are confined on the other side.

I'm tempted to get some electric blues now ... (somebody stop me!)
09-09-2013 10:17 AM
pinoyghost2 Congratulations on your new spawn....get those vinegar eels ready! I could not get my freeswimmers to eat microworms or brine shrimp, so resorted (with advice from Matt) to vinegar eels....smaller than mw and last longer in the water column (they didn't seem to be able to see the mw or bbs after they ended up on the bottom)

That did the trick, once they realized these wiggly things were for eating, they ate the bbs/mw and vinegar eels without any problems.

Now they are growing out in my 35 gallon and colors are showing every is a pic of my oldest and sister from the parents I got from Matt.

09-08-2013 07:02 PM
thebuddha cool!

my eggs never make it past night 3
09-08-2013 06:52 PM
Betta Maniac I have wigglers! They're hard to see, but he's keeping them in a hole in the rock. I also have two new spawns in the grow out tank. No idea how that will go since there are still 8-10 juvies in there.

09-04-2013 09:20 PM
Betta Maniac Today's report is that some of the juvies I gave away are already spawning in other people's tanks! I gave three pairs to a local teacher who has them in his classroom. It will be so cool if the kids get to watch the parents raise them!
09-04-2013 02:17 PM
Betta Maniac He was hunkered down over his eggs this morning. Charged the glass when I passed by the tank. Guess I better put some bring shrimp eggs in the hatchery ...
09-04-2013 03:21 AM
vvDO I've noticed less dominant males tend to be very pale looking until you place them in their own tank, then they color up really nicely. You are definitely doing something right.
09-04-2013 03:15 AM
Betta Maniac Just removed the female as I could see they were already sparring over who got to guard the eggs (and he killed the last female).
09-04-2013 02:45 AM
garloki72 Real neat! They both look great and have great color. Good luck with this spawn.
09-04-2013 01:46 AM
Betta Maniac Aaaaaaaand, they're to see the whole thing as they've chosen the rock at the front of the tank. So it's entirely possible I will have more to give away in a couple of months (will report in). Have given away 40 from the last spawn. Still have 3 nice pairs. The grey ones do also appear to be coloring up and blossoming as the tank becomes less crowded. Maybe I should set up the 40G breeder in my basement, LOL!

08-28-2013 03:26 PM
Betta Maniac Oooooooooooooooooo, those are pretty. I got rid of 30 fry over the weekend. I still have maybe 4 nice pair and a dozen greyish runts.
08-25-2013 08:59 PM
pinoyghost2 Great you know you've done it when you've managed to raise the fry to adults and get them to spawn too.

I got a surprise in my juvie tank...I have 5 youngsters that are showing some spectacular colors, and today I was able to grab a pic of one of them showing off....these are offspring of German Blue Diamond longfins that Matt and Mark breed.

here's my special EBR!

I was told they are a cross of EBR/Golds/GBRs, but this one came out of the blue so to speak I am just thrilled with the quality of my brood.
Now some of the last babies from my male longfin are starting to show this electric blue color too....can't wait to see what's coming out of the pot with this lot (I have 20+ of them)
08-22-2013 05:37 PM
Betta Maniac Sorry, I fell off the planet with work stuff and travel. The fry are now beginning to spawn in the grow out tank (found two pairs with eggs last night). I'm hosting a “first come, first served” give away this Sunday at my house. They gotta GO!!!! Will probably keep a couple of pairs for myself.
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