Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-18-2012, 01:02 AM   #1 
JailBreakLove
New Member
 
JailBreakLove's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Lightbulb Baby Betta /:

Hello all!
So as you can tell, I'm new to BettaFish.com. The only thing I wanted for my 19th birthday was a fish, they help me with my anxiety attacks and gives me something to love . So my grandma, being the amazzing woman that she is, bought me 2 small tanks and all the fixings and took me to PetsCo to pick out 2 Betta fish. While looking around and seeing all of these lovely creatures.... I saw a display with Baby Bettas... I thought they were soooo cute and that it would be amazzing to raise a fish from a "baby" and watch it grow up and I could create a stronger bond with my little guys (: So I picked two that I thought would turn out to be different colors and went on my merry way.
Seeing as I was new to raising fish, I have been doing research NON-STOP since I got them on April21. I sadly found out that selling these babies is cruel/wrong and many don't survive... blah blah blah I'm sure you know all of the concerns.

So now comes the real part... now that you know my story and all (:
QUESTION:
How long will it take my betta's to have the long, flowing, beautiful tails?
JailBreakLove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2012, 01:21 AM   #2 
indjo
TFK Moderator
 
indjo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
welcome to the forum.

It depends on the type of betta you bought. Are they long finned or short finned? It takes about 4 months for them to develop their fins enough to look gorgeous. Another 2 to fully develop their fins. But females and short finned types won't display long flowing fins. Check out the sticky on tails and color in this section.
indjo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2012, 01:24 AM   #3 
JailBreakLove
New Member
 
JailBreakLove's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by indjo View Post
welcome to the forum.

It depends on the type of betta you bought. Are they long finned or short finned? It takes about 4 months for them to develop their fins enough to look gorgeous. Another 2 to fully develop their fins. But females and short finned types won't display long flowing fins. Check out the sticky on tails and color in this section.


The lady at the store said that it would be a surprise. either a crown tail or a vail tail, and either male or female. Their colors are coming in (I think). I don't even know how old they were when I bought them
JailBreakLove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2012, 02:44 PM   #4 
Shadyr
Member
 
Shadyr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Georgia
If they've survived since April, I suspect that you are doing fine by them

There are stickies on tail types and colorations.

As for learning if it's M/F - time will tell, but one thing to look for is a black fringe (called the "Beard") around the gills - this is normally a male. It will be especially noticable if the fish flares.
Shadyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2012, 07:20 PM   #5 
Bombalurina
Member
 
Bombalurina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Australia
It's not always black - that depends on the colouration of the betta. :)
Bombalurina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 05:49 PM   #6 
JailBreakLove
New Member
 
JailBreakLove's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
I feed them 2-3 times daily and give them each 4-6 pellets each... lol first time I fed them I gave them a BUNCH, lol should I slow down on how much I'm feeding them?
JailBreakLove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 05:54 PM   #7 
JailBreakLove
New Member
 
JailBreakLove's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Oh and I have posted pictures of each of them in my album (:
JailBreakLove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 08:52 PM   #8 
Bombalurina
Member
 
Bombalurina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Australia
I would indeed suggest reducing your feedings, unless these pellets are super tiny. 2-3 pellets twice a day should be fine.
Bombalurina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2012, 10:14 AM   #9 
JailBreakLove
New Member
 
JailBreakLove's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Exclamation

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bombalurina View Post
I would indeed suggest reducing your feedings, unless these pellets are super tiny. 2-3 pellets twice a day should be fine.
sweet, I'll start reducing it slowly so they don't freak out (:

Oh and UPDATE; JailBreak (The Darker One) flared lastnight!!!! I was cleaning both their tanks and I switched their spots so they could get a different view... and when he saw the Smiley he flared!!!!!!
JailBreakLove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2012, 10:28 AM   #10 
SamJustice
Member
 
SamJustice's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NKY
Did you see a beard on him?
Females will flare too, but not as much and they don't have a bread.
SamJustice is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
baby betta, growth, newbie, tail growth, tail type

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Baby Betta fry Strickland Betta Pictures 130 06-06-2012 09:52 AM
New Baby Betta! EverythingNice55 Betta Fish Care 0 02-29-2012 03:54 PM
new baby betta jonny4577 Betta Chat 6 01-19-2012 01:13 PM
New Betta Owner With a Sick Baby Betta! Aguamenti Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 13 01-06-2012 03:09 PM
Baby Betta... Iziezi Betta Fish Care 13 02-15-2011 02:08 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.