Me, my fiance, and a friend of ours made a trip out to a big shopping area yesterday. I made them take me to the Petco there. My godddddd. There were so many GORGEOUS bettas. There was a delta tail I loved. A dumbo elephant ear. Two double tails. A beautiful halfmoon. So many tail types I've never seen at the Petsmart I visited. And all of them were well taken care of. I took a peek in on the baby bettas too. I was not too thrilled. They had four babies there. The one had a lot of coloring to it and was clearly older than the others. Two were just starting to color up but were still pretty small. Then the fourth, I couldn't leave there. It's so tiny and hasn't colored up at all yet. I think it was too young to be there. So for $1.99 I picked up the baby in the hopes of raising it and getting it out of that cup. I was going to pick up the other four too but I'm already at my limits with tanks now that I have this baby.
It's adorable, that's for sure. And looking at the tips of its fins, it's a crowntail. The ends sort of branch off like the fins of my females CTs in my sorority. But we shall see. I'm trying my darndest with this one and monitoring the water temperature. I have little heaters that I could use to temporarily heat up the water but since I didn't completely fill the 1 gallon it's in, I wouldn't be able to keep it plugged in for long for fear of frying the poor baby.
One question I did have though is what to feed it. I'll put pics below of the little thing. I have the pellets I use with all my adults. Bloodworms, daphnia, mysis (?), little shrimp pieces, and flakes. And I know I need to cut up alot of it so it'll fit in it's mouth.
I've been cutting up a pellet into little pieces and dropping it in. What I've seen it do is grab a piece and look like it'll eat it, then spit it right back up. And it'll avoid any pieces too big for it.
So I'm not sure if it is eating them or not. So I wanted some recommendations, pleaseeeeee.