can you keep siamese fighting fish in a bowlAfter hatching the fry will remain in the nest for a higher 2 to 3 days until they have got absorb their yolk sacs and could then emerge and become free swimming. The male is usually removed from the breeding tank at the present or he might eat the fry which emerge from the nest, though this is not an absolute. Free swimming fry can be fed infusoria or a liquid fry food until they are sufficiently big to eat baby brine shrimp. The juveniles exclusively use their gills for oxygen absorption until about 3 to 6 weeks, at which time their labyrinth organ becomes constructed, after which they can start to gulp air at the floor. See the description of breeding suggestions in: Breeding Freshwater Fish: Anabantoids. Also see Fish Food for Fry for tips about styles of foods for elevating the young.