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Post by debnel on 2/10/2012, 18:32

it seems one of my betta fry has a mis-shaped back. is this common? why? none of others seem affected in this way.
what should i do with it? i know i should probly cull it but want other opinions first,
should i wait a while to see how it develops?
the others are coming on great and seem to have hit another growth spurt. can see some real fins now rather than just stubbs.
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Post by Guest on 2/10/2012, 19:04

i wouldent cull it cos of that it could still have a happy life

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Post by Siamese fighter on 2/10/2012, 19:12

You have to give it a chance surely but it's up to you
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Post by debnel on 2/10/2012, 19:23

Oh I don't want to cull poor little mite!
Just what all the google answers are telling me.
as long as its not a damaged male, in which case it will cause me housing probs. will watch & wait
After all this work last thing I want is to cull a single one of my tiny batch! Am down to 6 button idea where the others went!! Maybe eaten is all I can think of? Cannibal Betta what next!
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Post by Siamese fighter on 2/10/2012, 19:35

Glad you still have some of your little wrigglers after everything you went through over the last few months, I would just wait and see what happens personally
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Post by debnel on 2/10/2012, 19:47

i am so glad you both agree!
really really didnt want to cull but sometimes i guess you have to with a big batch.
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Post by Siamese fighter on 2/10/2012, 19:50

I know I am such a wuss when it comes to things like this as I couldn't do it personally mart just shakes his head at me
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Post by Ian on 2/10/2012, 19:53

cull it its no good to anyone and its eating and passing waste in to the tank you dont need you will only have to get rid of it later

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Post by debnel on 2/10/2012, 20:17

ahhhh! thatsd what i was expecting to hear!
i only have half a dozen. surely it cant produce enough waste to hurt the other 5? it doesnt eat much right now!
yes i am a softie...but what do i do with it if it turns out to be too deformed to rehome? or swim properly?
if i leave it too much longer i will be attached to it (yes am a sappy sod but thats me!)
do i do it now before i get attached or give it a chance and have more heartache later...
need more opinions....answers on a postcard...or post please with your thoughts...
good grief fish keeping is supposed to be relaxing!
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Post by Guest on 2/10/2012, 22:21

To be honest debs it's not a case of rehoming it, the poor deformed thing just needs culling as its not going to be any good hit breeding from and therefore just a heartache waiting to happen if it develops other problems later on

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Post by Siamese fighter on 2/10/2012, 22:23

Very true ian and I suppose the longer you leave it the harder it will be
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Post by debnel on 4/10/2012, 17:38

Culled the poor mite today.
Had it in little cup to have a good look and from above it was proper zigzag shape.
Feel rotten but guess it had to be done.
5 left now but they look like Siamese now and seem to be getting fair bit if fin
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Post by Siamese fighter on 4/10/2012, 18:44

It's a shame but you where better off doing it now rather than later when you would be more attached but at least on the positive side the rest are doing really well, you don't realise how attached you get to them.
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Post by Guest on 4/10/2012, 18:45

sorry you had to cull one of your betta fry but if was that bad you had no option it had to be done least it wont be in pain thati s the main thing

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Post by angelchris on 6/10/2012, 01:10

Hi debnel,l had the same thing with some angels with short gill plates, i always give them a chance, some do catch up and are fine, but sad to say a lot of them didn't make the grade, and i had to cull them. Its hard to put a time scale to how long you go on with them, i had some outstanding platinium blues but in the end it had to be done, still makes ya feel a bit sad as you have watched them grow from an egg to young fish.
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Post by debnel on 6/10/2012, 08:59

thanks chris

pleased to say at least my remaining fry are growing great and showing no signs of problems
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Post by angelchris on 9/10/2012, 20:54

Glad to hear you still got some fry left, how many weeks are they now ?
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Post by debnel on 9/10/2012, 21:17

I think they must be 8 weeks now. Starting to show a hint of red in fins but no body colour yet. They so cute! Readily eating flake now tho still supplementing twice a day with other foods.
Gonna move them up to more space soon. Some seem to have more fun than others. Maybe showing first sign if gender??
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