Originally Posted by Brilliant_Barbs_21
Thanks! Yeah she didn't even have a scratch from the mating. I don't think the male even released all of her eggs, because my dog found it just as interesting as me, and attacked the tank, an it spooked them a little so they quickly stopped. And yes the male is still there, but all of the eggs got sucked up into the filter.
I will keep my infusoria cultures going anyways, along with my brine shrimp just in case. I'm still looking for somewhere to buy microworms... Thanks! I'll keep you posted!
You might find you will have better success at raising the fry if you don't use a filter. Betta fry are very sensitive to water movent so I don't even think about starting my sponge filter in their tank before they have had a week of feeding. Then, you put a sponge filter in there with very light airflow to just keep the surface broken up so that when the fry start to develope their labrynth organ, their is no film at the top of the tank to hurt the fry. Since these are tiny fish before they develope the organ, they consume very little oxygen so heavy areation is not necessary. I've done this in as little as 1 gal
of water with no air so I know it won't harm the fry.
As for your brine shrimp, you ready shouldn't start hatching out the shrimp until the day the fry start free swimming. Brine shrimp is it's most
nutritious when it is less than 12 hours old. If you'd like my formula for hatching out Brine in 24 hours, just shoot me a PM