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This is interesting to know. I plan on getting a baby after Christmas. I was hoping to get one purely because I tend to grow my bettas big and I was curious to see how huge I could get one if I started from an even smaller size/age. I wonder what my results will be!



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This is interesting to know. I plan on getting a baby after Christmas. I was hoping to get one purely because I tend to grow my bettas big and I was curious to see how huge I could get one if I started from an even smaller size/age. I wonder what my results will be!
Well keep us updated in your progress. I would be interested in knowing if you can make it grow as big or bigger than the rest of your fish. ^^
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[quote=meiperfectneina19;1318403]That is interesting. Wonder if by exercising the fish it would lower the risks or amount of deformation.

-I doubt that. I read its just something that happens when they have too much finnage. But it could also just be a deformity so who knows...

heres my 2, they each have a deformity but they dont know it! lol
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Are you sure it's a him?
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-I doubt that. I read its just something that happens when they have too much finnage. But it could also just be a deformity so who knows...

heres my 2, they each have a deformity but they dont know it! lol
Well as long as they don't know it it is fine lol. Bit doesn't know it either.

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I think he is, but it has come to question a couple of times. I can try to take a picture of his underside to see if he has an egg spot.
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In my siggy is a before and after pic of my female betta. She was so tiny, maybe about half an inch when I got her. Now she is almost 2 inches from mouth to tail base.



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I've adopted two petco babies- one male, one female. They are both perfectly normal and extremely healthy.


I wonder that maybe some turn out a bit "deformed" because of malnutrition? I fed both my babies frozen brine shrimp right off the bat because they were so weak and tiny. Here they are now, Striker and Sydney.
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In my siggy is a before and after pic of my female betta. She was so tiny, maybe about half an inch when I got her. Now she is almost 2 inches from mouth to tail base.
So cute and that is great how much she has grown.

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I've adopted two petco babies- one male, one female. They are both perfectly normal and extremely healthy.


I wonder that maybe some turn out a bit "deformed" because of malnutrition? I fed both my babies frozen brine shrimp right off the bat because they were so weak and tiny. Here they are now, Striker and Sydney.
Cute guys. Well I don't know it might be the nutrition. I am feeding him pellets made for babies and blood worms. I bought some frozen brine shrimp today to add more variability.

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Thank you ^^ He sure is. And we are happy to have such an unique little guy ^^
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the first betta ive adopted (since pitifully trying to keep them as a kid, ill confess), was a petco baby betta. took him home first weekend of july i believe. we've noticed no deformities, though i am in no way the fish guru some people here are. i am actually quite pleased with his size and fins and colors :)

this is a collage i made of him over time


however, i have noticed him to be much lazier than the betta i got as an adult. we picked up a sickly guy from a local grocery store, and he immediately flourished into the active exploratory betta you expect to have. baby blue, despite all signs of great health, is just a lazier fish. same temp tanks, been in both a bigger and smaller tank than the other. just naturally lazier is the only explanation. still very cute and playful though.

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