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Betta Rubra Have Spawned
August 11, 2008
8:18 pm
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keith565
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well i'll be blowed.lol
i went into the fish house this morning to see the dominant male with a huge mouthfull of eggs. now this is the first spawn, so i'm not to worried about the eggs disapearing. but i'm sooooo happy the are spawning.
i don't want to risk taking pics at the mo. but will get some pics when i can.

August 11, 2008
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I'd say forget the pics mate, let him be, and then give us a pic of the fry /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

August 11, 2008
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good sign either way whether the survive or not. Good luck mate and hopefully some will make it /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

August 12, 2008
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thanks guys, but i have a dilemma. the incubation on this betta is about 10-12 days, shorter than many other mouthbrooders. and he is due to release the fry while i'm away on holiday. so what do i do. i usually remove the other fish, but as i wasn't expecting the spawn so soon, i don't have a spare tank to move them into. i hate moving brooding males as many often spit or swallow the eggs. so any ideas guys. i leave my channoides in the main tank and fish the fry out. the other mouthbrooders i leave the fry i as the adults don't seem to bother them. even the edithae have loads of fry with them? any thoughts?

August 12, 2008
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Congratulations Keith. Looking forward to the pics. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

I take it you don't have a competant fish sitter?

August 12, 2008
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QUOTE (Jarcave @ Aug 12 2008, 09:15 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Congratulations Keith. Looking forward to the pics. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

I take it you don't have a competant fish sitter?


not really, the chap is good, but wouldn't know a guppy from a pirhana (spelling),lol.
he can fed them per instructions but that is all.

August 13, 2008
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Keith I used to do the same as you with channoides and as you know it works fine. I´d hoy in as much plant-life as you have spare and let them take their chances while you´re away. Superb news by the way mate!!! /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" /> /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

Cake or death?
August 15, 2008
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cheers guys. i think i will do as you say Matt. rather than stress him out by moving him to a smaller tank.
will let you know when i get back.

August 15, 2008
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Congrats Keith /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

Like Matt said plenty of plants and cover and some should find safety and survive.

August 22, 2008
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Any news Keith?

September 3, 2008
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just got back yesterday.
have managed to get into the fish house for a quick look this morning and seen a swarm of rubra fry, gave up counting after 20. problem is i can see only one adult. looks like the chap who has been looking after them hasn't closed the glass lids properly and i'm thinking the others have jumped, so some good news and some not so good news.

September 3, 2008
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Ahh no, I hope that isn't the case /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" /> Nice work on the fry though Keith.

September 3, 2008
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welcome back keith...sorry about the adults, but great about the fry.

September 3, 2008
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Keith, it won't be long before your fry are going at it like rabbits, the ones at bolton museum are at it all the time mate.

mick

September 3, 2008
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Nightmare Keith. /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" /> Like Mick says as long as you have those fry you should soon have a production line on the go though. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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