This morning I have FRY!!!! 22 of them, in fact. There was one little unformed blob with eyes but the rest are healthy and swimming round, and have already eaten their first little bites.
The mother is back in her tank, looking very skinny. She seems okay and she ate but she is still breathing heavy like yesterday. I hope she will be okay after giving me such a great gift. I don't want to lose her. I think she was ready yesterday, but waited until I wasn't around to have them. Maybe overnight in the dark (scary) or early this morning. I came in and saw she was skinny and got worried, then I saw little things moving and there they were!
I'm now trying to hatch some BBS to feed as well as this powdered food. They mostly stay at the back wall especially in the corners but one came right up to the front to look at me, so cute! I even managed a close up of one of the more adventurous ones. Amazing how big and full formed they are, my Betta fry never got this big. I'd say just under 1cm each.
I'm so happy.