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Forum: Fish 09-16-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By Betta Maniac
I feed mine live or frozen foods exclusively*...

I feed mine live or frozen foods exclusively* (frozen only when I'm out of live). Have had my crowntail for several years now (in a 20G-Long community tank with snails, shrimp, and kuhli loaches)....
Forum: Fish 09-16-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,537
Posted By Betta Maniac
And dad suddenly ate his fry. WTF? He was such a...

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...
Forum: Fish 09-16-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 881
Posted By Betta Maniac
I just took my last 3 pairs into my LFS. I bagged...

I just took my last 3 pairs into my LFS. I bagged them AS pairs (all three have already spawned once) so there would be no confusion. Hopefully they'll manage to sell them as pairs.
Forum: Fish 09-11-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,537
Posted By Betta Maniac
As of last night they are free swimmers. They...

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!
Forum: Fish 09-10-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By Betta Maniac
Pairs is the rule as far as I know and what I've...

Pairs is the rule as far as I know and what I've observed works best in my own tanks. I'd remove one of the females.
Forum: Fish 09-09-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,537
Posted By Betta Maniac
Haven't tried those. I used the powdered food for...

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...
Forum: Fish 09-09-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,254
Posted By Betta Maniac
I feed mine baby brine shrimp (they'll eat both...

I feed mine baby brine shrimp (they'll eat both live and frozen) and I supplement with baby shrimp food (extra fine powder) when they're really small) and then move up to earthworm powder. You can...
Forum: Fish 09-09-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,254
Posted By Betta Maniac
The one with the spots in the black "eye" is...

The one with the spots in the black "eye" is clearly female. Males have a solid black spot. They actually get pretty easy to sex when you stare at enough of them (I've given away 19 pairs from my...
Forum: Fish 09-08-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,537
Posted By Betta Maniac
I have wigglers! They're hard to see, but he's...

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...
Forum: Fish 09-04-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,537
Posted By Betta Maniac
Today's report is that some of the juvies I gave...

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...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-04-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,950
Posted By Betta Maniac
My male GBR killed the first female right after...

My male GBR killed the first female right after their eggs hatched. He spawned again yesterday and I noticed almost immediately that he and the female were sparring over who got to guard the eggs. I...
Forum: Fish 09-04-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,537
Posted By Betta Maniac
He was hunkered down over his eggs this morning....

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 ...
Forum: Fish 09-04-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,537
Posted By Betta Maniac
Just removed the female as I could see they were...

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).
Forum: Fish 09-04-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,537
Posted By Betta Maniac
Aaaaaaaand, they're spawning...got to see the...

Aaaaaaaand, they're spawning...got 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...
Forum: Fish 09-03-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,622
Posted By Betta Maniac
I've found them quite hardy and I had...

I've found them quite hardy and I had unexpectedly good luck with getting them to breed and raise their fry. The babies from that spawn are starting to lay eggs now, but to date the eggs have all...
Forum: Fish 08-30-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 905
Posted By Betta Maniac
Isn't that the truth! I had three hatcheries...

Isn't that the truth! I had three hatcheries going to keep up with my GBR fry.
Forum: Fish 08-28-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,537
Posted By Betta Maniac
Oooooooooooooooooo, those are pretty. I got rid...

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.
Forum: Fish 08-22-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,153
Posted By Betta Maniac
They sell bettas in those little cups because...

They sell bettas in those little cups because they don't care about the health of the fish or the quality of its life. Reputable places keep them in condos with filtration. My Mastiff could survive...
Forum: Fish 08-22-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,537
Posted By Betta Maniac
Sorry, I fell off the planet with work stuff and...

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...
Forum: Fish 06-27-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By Betta Maniac
You have to feed the fry regardless. IMO, the...

You have to feed the fry regardless. IMO, the best part about having rams is watching them rasie their own fry.
Forum: Fish 06-24-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,537
Posted By Betta Maniac
I've managed to get 15 of them into the grow out...

I've managed to get 15 of them into the grow out tank as of yesterday. Not only are they HARD to catch, but the ones in the original tank are now hiding ALL THE TIME. I'm giong to stop trying to...
Forum: Fish 06-20-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,537
Posted By Betta Maniac
I started transfering them to the 20G-Long grow...

I started transfering them to the 20G-Long grow out tank last night. They are SOOOO hard to catch!!!
Forum: Fish 06-20-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Betta Maniac
Good luck with them!

Good luck with them!
Forum: Fish 06-19-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,537
Posted By Betta Maniac
Getting big and bad. Three are much larger than...

Getting big and bad. Three are much larger than the rest and a few are still little bitty. But most are like the ones on the left.
...
Forum: Fish 06-18-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Betta Maniac
Good luck with them! I've really enjoyed watching...

Good luck with them! I've really enjoyed watching my spawn grow up (2 months this week!).
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