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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Baby betta just escaped into my sorority!

I was just doing a water change on my tank and accidently tipped the floating breeder box that is housing my baby betta. S/he took off like it was the greatest thing ever - FREEDOM!!!

I'm scared though, s/he is tiny compared to my girls! They are totally ignoring the baby right now and s/he has plenty of places to hide so I'm just going to leave him/her be for the time being unless. Too many plants to try and catch him/her...I hope s/he's okay...

The worst part is now I won't know how much s/he gets to eat!
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 08:36 PM
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Sounds like a great photo opportunity.

Make yourself a snack & get the camera ready.

I want to see some photos of this escape artist.

Did you you get the NLS pellets to replace the ones your dog ate??
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Yes I did!

So far the little escapee is exploring and basically loving the freedom. A couple of the girls have flared at him/her but the baby basically ignored them. WHAT HAPPENS IF THE BABY BECOMES THE ALPHA? Lol.

I'm going to take some pics/video right now.
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They grow up so fast. Its was as if yesterday he was in his baby box and now he's in the big world.
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Here's a link to a video:
Baby betta joins sorority

I wasn't able to get any good pics before the lights went out for the night, so this will have to do. Excuse the mess that is my tank atm...
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She'll be fine, they tend to pick fallen food from the tank floor or off deco. I hope it is a girl after all
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Me too! So far so good, she seems to like following her big sisters around, lol.
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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 11:33 PM
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Gorgeous tank!!! How large is it? Bettas only? Beautiful...

4 bettas: Butch, 3-year-old violet male PK EE & 3 girls in a 30 gal sorority. I do not name the girls anymore! 1/2 of them die within a month.
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10 gal.: Butch, his 5 oto cats, 3 assasin snails, and a few snails the assassins haven't caught.
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i am soo in love with how you decorated your tank. looks absolutely amazing!!!
Looks like the baby is doing fine! Sounds like you are keeping a close eye on her too so I wouldnt worry unless you see the others picking on her a little too much!
You make me want to get another baby or two so bad!! I think I'll have to go next wednesday when I'm up that way and see what they have

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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I think it looks like a mess right now because I have random plants floating everywhere and stuff, but now that it's finally got clear water it doesn't look too bad. :D

The tank is 29g. Right now it has 10 bettas (9 females and the baby) and 3 otos and I want to add cories at some point in the future but need the plants to get a bit more established first so they don't uproot them...
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