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Old 12-23-2012, 05:50 PM   #11 
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when i raised my HMPK from a fry(she was a surprise after my white HMPK passed away, from a friend. mailed to me when i got some Red Cherry Shrimp from her)...

i kept Chappy in a 3 gallon with daily water changes. water at a constant 80F via adjustable heater. i didn't have a filter, but a bubbler. a few silk plants, but she LOVED the GIANT MASS of Java Moss i had in there. she was fed crushed New Life Spectrum Grow and live baby brine shrimp.

NLS Grow helps them sprout up a lot. helped with some of my smaller adults, too. xD and she LOVED chasing the BBS. i highly recommend them if you're going to raise a baby betta. they're super easy to hatch, too (i hatched mine in a picnic jug for sweet tea, with AQ salt and a light bulb and bubbler. :B)
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:03 PM   #12 
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Thanks:) I hope when I buy one it lives, but if it doesn't I will buy another. I am planning on feeding live foods it's whole life, that's ok right? I'm assuming it is
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:12 PM   #13 
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spoiled things. :B of course it's okay! as long as you make sure they can't get parasites from them(which i've heard they can, but idk)...
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:25 PM   #14 
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lol I am going to spoil it, when it grows up it's going to live in a 25-30 gal. tank
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:04 AM   #15 
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Live foods only are ok as long as you're positive you're providing the full array of necessary nutrition. I still use high quality pellets as a staple for this reason, I just don't want to have to worry about nutritional deficiencies. It's totally possible to achieve all nutritional requirements with live food, the key is variety :)
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:08 AM   #16 
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when they're bigger can they still have BBS?
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:09 AM   #17 
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when they're bigger can they still have BBS?
You may decide to switch to adult brine shrimp at that point, but yes adult bettas like bbs too :)
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:11 AM   #18 
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I was planning on also having a sorority but my mom said no because of the whole thing where you have to take out a female if she is continually aggressive. So I'll just super spoil one fish:D
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That's a great idea :)
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:02 PM   #20 
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I really like hmpk's, I saw these two on aq and one was like all the way white with pink lips, and the other was all the way white with deep red fins:D I love them. So any other tips?
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