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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-31-2013, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Hotaru's Baby Journal

Hotaru (Japanese for 'firefly') is my new baby betta from Petco. I picked him up yesterday (it's a 'him' here until proven otherwise), and he's been having a grand time!

He lives in a 1.75g KK-type tank, with a 7.5 watt heater (soon to be upgraded), and several silk plants. He eats NLS pellets, crushed, 1 every 4-5 hours.

So far he's had a great appetite, and he's full of spunk! He's so tiny, only about 3/4" long!

Of course, I have pictures!
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Baby bettas are just so cute! and they are like a lucky dip because you never really know what colour they will turn out to be! Keep us updated on your little guy
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Oh wow, he is really little! I got mine from Petco 6 days ago, but s/he was a little bigger than yours and wasn't transluscent (I'm thinking about 6/7 weeks on my guy). Keep us updated, I love seeing how the babies grow. :)
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Day 3!

Someone's a little piggy!

I swear, Hotaru eats almost as much as Sir Reginald does!
He's got a big ole' belly today...

(Feeding time is the best time to get an in-focus picture of this feisty bugger!)
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Aww! Cute little baby! Congrats!
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Hotaru is gonna be a fun one!

He's already started nipping at my finger at mealtimes!

Pictures to come later, after I head to the pet store (again), and I'll try to get a video of him trying to eat me!
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Day 4

Video time!

He nibbles at me every time now!
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Days 5/6

Everyone is doing very well at the Chateau de Snoe.

Hotaru is growing and eating and nipping, and Uncle Reg is flaring at his decor, as per usual!
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Aw, the baby is so cute! Mine has so much personality as well! S/he ate right from my fingertip the other day. Something about these tiny little babies is just precious. :D
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Aww, how cute!
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