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Old 01-03-2013, 10:59 AM   #11 
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I am also in no way an expert about bettas. I am pretty new here, and therefore have been reading a lot of posts to learn. Aren't you supposed to feed one pellet at a time? Maybe he is getting too much food, which could be causing the bloat?
I'm feeding first bites which is a powder so I don't really know how to measure a right amount. And micro pellets at ridiculously small
With my adult betas I feed one pellet at a time, yes
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I'm feeding first bites which is a powder so I don't really know how to measure a right amount. And micro pellets at ridiculously small
With my adult betas I feed one pellet at a time, yes
Oh ok.. don't mind me. Sorry, I have never raised a baby betta, didn't realize their food was like that.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:20 PM   #14 
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He's still spunky and flitting all over the tank.
There's no pine coning either
First day fasting him(or her?)





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Old 01-03-2013, 09:29 PM   #15 
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Looks a little better.

Try to feed in tiny amounts and stop when you see his belly starting to bulge. :)
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:42 PM   #16 
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Looks a little better.

Try to feed in tiny amounts and stop when you see his belly starting to bulge. :)
Okay I wil work on that :)
I have two babies right now both double tails. One is significantly smaller and someone told me to feed them the powder first bites for ten minutes in their cups. I cut down to five minutes today with the other baby that isn't bloating.
I fasted the little guy in the pictures tonight. He was not happy with me lol
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I personally don't really agree with the "feed them for 5 minutes" thing, because in that 5 minutes they will eat EVERYTHING they possibly can and thus get bloated. It's better to just watch what they eat and stop when they look full. :)

I want a baby double tail!
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I personally don't really agree with the "feed them for 5 minutes" thing, because in that 5 minutes they will eat EVERYTHING they possibly can and thus get bloated. It's better to just watch what they eat and stop when they look full. :)

I want a baby double tail!
He is back to normal!! I fed him one small flake that I crunched up for him.
He looks perfect now.
I love them!! And babies are so fun! Other than the fin type you have no idea what you're getting. With the smallest one I could barely tell he was a double tail. I went looking specifically for them because I didn't have one and I could get the babies for 2$ when an adult is 6$ plus you get the fun of not knowing. So I went specifically for double tails and they had only about 4 they had way more veil tail and crown tail babies. And so this guy I stared at forever to make sure. And I couldn't pick. The bigger one looks like he's going to have red fins
Which I don't have yet. I have white/pink, blue, and green. And the small one has the red fins but the edges are darker (not black like finrot)
And while the babies are more work, I do water changes every 1-2 days 80-90% it's so much more fun
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