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  1. Oldfishlady
    01-26-2011 11:20 AM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    No worries....
    You have all kinds of critters in green water and one of them is daphnia-depending on how big the fry are at two weeks and how big the mosquito larva-they may or may not be able to eat them-I have some pretty tiny mosquito larva that I dip out of my buckets with brine shrimp nets that my fry as young as 1 week-10day old can eat without problems
    Lots of micro-critters develop naturally outside in buckets of rainwater- especially with lots of organic material added like oak leaf or IAL and some natural sunlight-some added live aquatic and floating plants to help maintain water quality-you can create a tiny ecosystem that can almost support itself-still needs a little help from us though.....it has its limitations.....
  2. reaper0325
    01-26-2011 10:54 AM - permalink
    reaper0325
    Thanks! I thought you didn't feed them daphnia, just the critters that would grow in the green water. Can 2 week old fry eat the newly hatched mosquito larvae in the bucket that they are in? I hope im not bothering you with so many questions.
  3. Oldfishlady
    01-26-2011 09:22 AM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    I let my outside buckets mature a bit too before I spawned and filled them with rainwater and organic matter(oak leaf)...I have other buckets in full sun-to grow green water- I add a cup or so of that a couple of times a week-it also had daphnia and other micro critters....
  4. reaper0325
    01-26-2011 12:05 AM - permalink
    reaper0325
    Hi!

    I have read your thread on spawning outdoors with a bucket. Did you feed the fry with daphnia? I am going to try it. I live is south east asia and the weather here is perfect for that technique.

    Hoping for you response. Thanks!
  5. BettaHeart
    01-23-2011 12:14 PM - permalink
    BettaHeart
    The best person to go to for help and the only person i can trust to get the best advice in the care of my little brood of bettas. Have a great day!
  6. Oldfishlady
    01-18-2011 06:47 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Lots of different ways to spawn this species----you should make a new thread on the main board and get lots of different input....include the age of the breeders, spawning tank size and how it is set up, how you conditioned the breeders, the method you have used etc....
  7. rayray2
    01-18-2011 05:52 PM - permalink
    rayray2
    how do you breed bettas i cant get mine to breed and i have even tryed a diffrent pair
  8. Oldfishlady
    01-15-2011 03:30 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Since I don't use the OTC medication like Bettafix-I don't know much about it-I would not mix different products together however...could be risky....
    The cup you bought your Betta in is perfect....a great container to use for QT and treatments-I use duct tape to attach them to the inside of the heated tank so they don't sink or get knocked around by the filter
  9. Kitty Whiskers
    01-15-2011 11:19 AM - permalink
    Kitty Whiskers
    Ok thank you! So I should not use the Bettafix medication I have? Or can I use both together in the same premixed salt water jug for the 100% changes? So I can use his little betta container to treat him in I bought him in? It holds like 2 cups of water. I use those little cup containers for when I do complete water changes for my fish. I'm just nervous because I just lost my female Betta Kitty 3 days ago to a fin and tail rot bacterial infection. I was useing Bettafix in her water. I'd hate to loose 2 fish in just only 3 days! By the way, all of my fish are in their own seperate tanks for the last 2 years and I use a seperate net for each of their tanks as not to spread diseases. Thank you for your help, now I'm anxious to get to the store and buy the salt and get him treated as soon as I can today.
  10. Oldfishlady
    01-15-2011 10:12 AM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    For popeye-Epsom salt works the best by reducing the swelling as well as having a little antibacterial/fungal effect-
    Pre-mix your Epsom salt 1tsp/gal in a 1gal jug of dechlorinated water and use this water for 100% water changes for 2 days then increase the Epsom salt 2tsp/gal and make the 100% daily water changes for 7 more days...best to place the Betta in a small QT container for treatment that can be floated in a heated tank to maintain water temp in the 76-78F range...usually you will start to see improvement within 5 days-however, if symptom change or get worse you may need to change treatment.

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