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Old 10-14-2014, 10:24 PM   #2901 
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Guh! I want a baby betta so bad! Dx
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Old 10-15-2014, 11:19 AM   #2902 
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Guh! I want a baby betta so bad! Dx
So far its been a lot of fun having my little baby (1 week home as of tomorrow!). I will say I worry quite a bit, though. Petco got their delivery on Tuesday and I didn't get it until Thursday. I'm hoping it lives a long, healthy life however from reading through the thread it does seem that's not the majority of situations. I'm just going to do my best. I will say I'm much less anxious when I start with a full grown fish, that's something to keep in mind when considering a baby.
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Old 10-21-2014, 04:09 PM   #2903 
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I just saw this thread after seeing (and adopting) a baby betta from Petco. I was suprised to see baby bettas... I had never seen them sold before and thought it was a relatively new thing... until I saw how many YEARS old this thread is! Wow! Anyway, I am LOVING all the pics, especially the update pics!! I hope to keep checking this thread out to see if people are still posting to it and showing how their baby bettas are developing I adopted a light color baby last week. I went back to Petco for dog food and once again checked out the babies... there was a red one that caught my eye but I didn't get it. Well... I kept thinking about the beautiful little thing and ended up going back for him. (I think it's a male). THANK GOODNESS I found this thread, I have been learning so much. Now, for the pics! These are my two little bettas... I'm guessing both are males but maybe a veteran eye can tell me for sure? Any guesses on tail types? Technical color terms? The light one is named Flash, and I am up in the air on a name for the red one. Maybe Dragon for a male or Ruby for a female? Thanks!
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Old 10-21-2014, 05:50 PM   #2904 
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Cute! I really like the second one her color is pretty :) (well I cant tell gender from the angle but she looks girly)
I think the red would be male? I don't see ovaries as far as beginners go, and I don't see an egg spot either. I am still new to this, so I would rather hear from the professionals.
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Old 10-21-2014, 07:53 PM   #2905 
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Those are such adorable babies! I've been thinking about getting one myself. This thread makes it more tempting. My local Petco is supposed to be getting a new delivery on Friday, and since they had no babies today, I know any that come in will be new. Might be a good time for me to pick one up!
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:02 PM   #2906 
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This isn't exactly about Petco babies but it's related. I've noticed that a lot of the female labeled bettas at Petsmart are extremely tiny. A lot are just as small as some of the petco babies. Are they "babies" as well?
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Old 10-22-2014, 07:18 AM   #2907 
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They are on the edge, most of them are sexually mature at that point. It depends on where they're getting the fish from, I've seen very large females and teeny tiny females too, most of them are smallish adults though.
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Old Yesterday, 10:38 PM   #2908 
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I went on a venture to my local Petco today to purchase some live plants for my existing two betta tanks because noticed the plastic ones were damaging their fins. While there I saw the shelf with baby betta fish on it and had to see for myself. I fell in love with the idea of watching a betta grow up. I really enjoy betta fish for their elegance and watching them in their tanks gives me joy. So to get to the point I bought a baby DT for a whopping 1.99 instead of the $19 price for an adult. I have high hopes for the little tyke. Since I have watched it for hours in its new tank, I noticed the stress stripes have already gone. So I was wondering if anyone here can tell me if my fry is old enough to determine gender and what it is? I have pictures posted on my profile. Also I would like to know about how to care for a fry vs an adult betta. I have done some research but I want to learn as much as possible. Thanks!!
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Old Today, 06:41 AM   #2909 
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Here's a thread made specifically for PetCo baby care! http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=457330

Wow, he looks exactly like how my boy Pierce looked like when I got him! The good thing about your fish is that s/he is larger than the normal babies they sell which are usually around .3-.5 of an inch. The bigger they are, generally the better off they will be in the end.

I can't say for sure with these pics but it looks like a young male DTPK which is what mine turned out to be. Here are two pics of Pierce to show you, first is when I first got him three months ago


Size comparison with a full grown HM male


And this was about a week ago.

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