Can't Find Betta Fry

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Hey guys, I know I have been asking a lot of questions on here, but I don't seem to be able to find more information on it online. So I have recently been breeding Bettas, and as the eggs where in the bubble nest, and the male was taking care of them the power wen't out. I quickly got to work putting a flashlight on top of the tank, and having a gas heater heating it trying to keep it at a constant 80 the whole time. It did fluctuate a little more than my liking, and at one point the flashlight wen't out for 10-20 min. Where it was completely black and a lot of eggs where on the ground. The male picked them all up though. Anyways to the point, the male is now out of the tank because there was no more fry falling from the bubble nest, and I see a few swimming around. That's the problem though I had about 100 eggs, but only see about three fry at a time, and I look everywhere. The tank is a 20 gallon so its hard to find them, and if I can't find them how do I feed them? Please Help
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Brady
 

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Trust me, they're in there. Just feed them as per usual and wait a couple weeks. I usually mix the food with water and then spread it around the entire tank. Soon as they start growing you will be able to count more and more fry.
 

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I find betta fry to be some of the smallest fry I have ever had! ive bred bettas and guppies and my guppy fry have always been larger than the bettas when they are born. They are probably in there hiding somewhere. Do you have any plants?

Also even if you see more than 100 eggs in there, that doesn't mean they will all hatch.
 
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I'm feeding them micro-worms, and yes all the eggs are gone. I will try mixing the food around in the water. I have snails should I put some in there for clean up? or will they harm the fry?
 
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Also there are small bugs in the tank, with what I believe is daphnia on the glass.
 

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Snail will not harm your fry at all. Look into hatching baby brine shrimp. They are great for fry and also they stay alive in the tank I believe for 8 hrs so if they don't finish everything at once they can always eat it later.
 

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