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Old 11-08-2012, 02:55 AM   #1 
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Arrow Caring for a young betta

Welp.

I know I posted before about not being able to get another betta, but then disaster struck for my roommate's friends.

So.

We have a 9 week old delta/halfmoon/idek arriving probably tomorrow.

I have a large kritter keeper set up, heated (finally managed to get heaters), with silk plants and cave-ish thing.

What else should I do to care for this kid? Mizuchi is a few months, so I feed him pellets, but I don't know so much about Chouko, the new one. At 9 weeks, are they able to eat pellets?

I can't exactly ask my roommate's friends (It's a huge, dramatic long story and I wouldn't know how to explain it)

Any help would be awesome, thanks~
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:52 AM   #2 
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Yes they can eat pellets at 9 weeks old.
mine eat their pellets at about 1 1/2 months old.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:20 AM   #3 
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Fantastic, thanks a ton. ^^

What about blood worms, by the way? Is that alright for their systems when they/re that young? Freezedried, of course.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:33 AM   #4 
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Bloodworms should still be used as treats, most likely, the fish would be okay.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:35 AM   #5 
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Awesome, thanks then. ^^

Also, love your avatar. :3
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:26 PM   #6 
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I don't think freeze dried bw are good for young bettas.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:01 AM   #7 
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skip the fd blood worms... they're probably too big. get a high protein pellet food and look into frozen daphnia/tubifex etc...
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:06 AM   #8 
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The pellets, I can do. Frozen food, not so much, unfortunately. Fridge is kind of finicky. Doesn't keep food cold, let alone frozen. Probably once I get home..

Thanks, a lot. ^^ Really helps.
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:)NLS has a grow formular you might want to buy. the pellets should also be timy enough.
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