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Old 09-29-2012, 04:18 PM   #11 
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I have that same tank and to be clear, it doesn't actually have a filter. It comes with an air stone. I wasn't happy with the tank (or rather non of my fish were happy in it). It is currently empty and I'm scratching my head about what I can do with it. The shape just doesn't allow a lot of room for the fish to really swim.

I've only had one baby for about a month (original occupant of the corner tank) & another one for a few weeks. So, don't think I can give any worthwhile advice.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:01 PM   #12 
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LadyVictorian Thank you for all your advice! Your Nix is a cutie. :) I went to the pet sore and bought a lot of must haves. I'm going to target to get buckets for pre aged water to make water changes a bit easier. I have an extra heater so that will work out. Thanks for that idea. I will look into getting live food for my baby as well. I saw on youtube how to hatch BBS. Looks cool. Almost reminds me of sea monkeys!!! lol! I think my baby is seven to eight weeks old according to that size chart. I'm hoping all goes well. Good luck with your baby as well. :)

bettasareawesome Yay! That is good to know. Awww I would love to see a pic of your little guy. ;) My betta ate part of a crushed pellet today and a half of a brine shrimp. She or he is a piggy. lol! I made sure I did not over feed though.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:07 PM   #13 
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I have that same tank and to be clear, it doesn't actually have a filter. It comes with an air stone. I wasn't happy with the tank (or rather non of my fish were happy in it). It is currently empty and I'm scratching my head about what I can do with it. The shape just doesn't allow a lot of room for the fish to really swim.

I've only had one baby for about a month (original occupant of the corner tank) & another one for a few weeks. So, don't think I can give any worthwhile advice.
Yes thank you for clearing that up about the filter or lack of one . If I actually set it up I would have realized this. I like this tank only as a hospital tank. I'm getting two 5 gals soon. *yay* I also have a 10 gal I will eventually set up. I'm secretly scared of cycling. lol!

Awww I'm sorry you lost your little ones. I hear they can be hard to care for. Not your fault most seem in not so good shape. At least you gave them a chance. I have seen many dead baby bettas at the pet stores. My baby is a bit older so I'm hoping that he or she makes it. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:40 PM   #14 
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I guess I wasn't clear. My bad.

My babies are doing well - I think. (Pinkie 1 & Pinkie 2 until they are old enough to get real names). I just meant that I am basically new to caring for bettas and therefore I don't feel 100% confident that my advice would be as accurate as some on these boards who have tons more experience. So sorry for the confusion.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:44 PM   #15 
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OMG! That is AWESOME news! lol! Sorry I thought you were meaning they died. :( So glad to hear they are doing great. I'm sure you have great advice. I might come ask you some questions. If that is okay of course. :) Your babies are adorable! Awwww! So happy they are okay.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:57 AM   #16 
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First day with baby betta: I acclimated the baby into he/hisr new tank and she/he was amazed by everything! lol! The heater was fascinating to him/her. Then she/he found the purple silk plant and loved it! She/he goes in there a lot. :) One thing I did notice is the baby is kinda hyper, lol! I had to turn the lights down low and leave the room so she/he could relax and sleep. Today she/he is more calm. Already ate some crushed pellets. *yummy* ;)

Can I feed her/him frozen blood worms if I cut them smaller? I'm still working on getting some live food. If I can't get them for some odd reason would she/he be okay eating crushed pellets, frozen brine shrimp and blood worms?
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:42 AM   #17 
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Yes, you can feed frozen foods. She'll be fine on frozen and pellets. Remember to wash the frozen food!
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:29 PM   #18 
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So exciting to hear s/he is doing well. YAY, keep it up RedRaz and keep us updated with pictures. The first 24 hours are the most stressful, it's a game of "will they eat, are they sick, will they get so stressed out." But once they clear the 24 you can take a breath and make their routine.
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Yes, you can feed frozen foods. She'll be fine on frozen and pellets. Remember to wash the frozen food!
Okay thanks! I have a small container where I pour a little of her tank water into then I add the frozen food with in this container. I wait til its thawed then I cut it in half so she or he can eat it. Is that okay? She is an eating machine! lol! I don't over feed though.

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So exciting to hear s/he is doing well. YAY, keep it up RedRaz and keep us updated with pictures. The first 24 hours are the most stressful, it's a game of "will they eat, are they sick, will they get so stressed out." But once they clear the 24 you can take a breath and make their routine.
OMG! you are so right about that. I think I was more stressed then her the first 24 hours. lol! I'm starting to feel much better about caring for her. Thanks again for your help.

I will try to post a pic soon.
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