This grow-out contains a mix of Betta burdigala, Betta uberis and Betta hendra fry. I never meant to house them all together, but when they were still small, I ran out of heaters and tanks and so needed to condense some of my grow-outs into one.
Unfortunately, now that they are bigger and there isn't much cover in the tank, I have decided it is time to separate the hendra into one tank, and the uberis and burdigala fry into another. However, anyone who has moved fry of this size, knows that this is easier said than done. Luckily, my hendra fry have a quite prominent gold spot on their head so it isn't difficult to tell them apart. But when this number of fry see the scoop I use to catch them, and start to panic, it can be a little tricky to get the right fish into the right tank.
For now though, no one is going anywhere. Most of the fry in this tank are infected with ich, so I will be dealing with this before they make the move.
Since it took me a couple of hours to catch and move the hendra fry into this tank in the first place (they were a lot slower then), I am wagering I am going to have to set aside a whole afternoon in which to do it.
Sometimes dealing with all these fry and grow-out tanks, makes me wish my pairs would practice abstinence more often!
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, I currently keep and breed a number of species from the coccina complex.