Monday, February 19, 2007

Betta Breeding Tips – Caring For The Fry

About 36 hours after the breeding process and the betta fish eggs are put in the bubble nest, the fry will begin to hatch. Feed the fry baby brine shrimp, daphnia or microworms 24 hours after they hatch and remove the male betta once the fry are free swimming. You will need to feed the fry about every 6 hours or 4 times a day (the extra feedings mean extra water changes too). Once the fry are about ¼ of an inch in length, you can grind adult betta fish food into a fine powder and feed it to the fry. When the fry are around 4 weeks of age you will be able to tell which tiny betta fish are males, so have jars ready before the male bettas start flaring at one another.

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