Twigflinger Posted November 24, 2022 Share Posted November 24, 2022 Morning guys. We are driving to relatives so finally had some time to get on here and look for help. I have some betta fry about 5 months old that are lengthwise about the size of a dime. Everything I find on YouTube suggests they should be fully grown by now. I believe I underestimated the effects of GIH greatly…. As newborns, I used deans technique with the tray on top of my sump with a continual drip from above to circulate water. I fed them mainly BBS and then started adding in crushed flake food. After a while I stopped feeding BBS and now just do crushed new life spectrum flake. After a while of slow growth, I moved them to their own 5 gallon bucket with with sponge filter. I have an airline dripping water 24/7 from from a 32 gal brute trash can. When I started this I was figuring about 5 gal drip rate per day. Last week I increased this quite a bit because I thought it may help flush out gih. Heat from original aquarium was 77. Their current setup is now 84 degrees. I feed them 2-3 times per day. I have them set up in an unused tub in our bathroom but my wife’s patience is beginning to wear thin (I have been putting off remodeling bathroom until the bettas are grown). Can GIH cause permanent stunting? Could it be that I crossed 2 bettas that have messed up genetics? Here is a pic of mom and dad. Unfortunately I did not get a pic of the babies before we left. Really appreciate any input I can get. Happy thanksgiving! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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