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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-12-2010, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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I went to petco today to buy a few cories and more plants but walked out with nothing. They only had 2 types of cories in stock. One was too huge They were called emerald green cory cats or something similar. They were the biggest cories ive seen and each were $5... the other ones were only like $2 but they were so tiny like .75 inch - The card said their adult size was 3". I was afraid my betta would eat them so i didnt get those either. ANYWAYS, I saw some new bettas (males and females) and they too were TINY! like some (including fins) were only 2 inches max!!! Never seen bettas that small. I suppose they were still babies... Why are the fish being sold so young?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-12-2010, 08:54 PM
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I noticed that too when I went to petco the bettas were super tiny!! I was like "wow, those are a lot smaller than mine..."

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-13-2010, 06:41 PM
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The Emerald Greens were probably Brochis Spledens. They look very similar to bronze Corys but they have 10-12 rays in their dorsal vs the 7 that bronzes have. They're not even really corys.

My Petco always has tiny bettas too. Tango was such a lil guy when I got him. He hardly had any spots.

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Maybe my betta was small when I bought him and he grew (although its only been about a month). Maybe thats why all the bettas at petco looked tiny.
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