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View Poll Results: What is this fish, really?
It's definitely a boy. 1 4.17%
No question, it's a girl. 1 4.17%
It might be a guppy... 4 16.67%
It's cute. what else do you need to know? 18 75.00%
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:40 PM   #1 
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"They're all boys," says Petco...new fish!

...but I'm wondering how they got close enough to 'know' this one was a boy. After pulling six dead adult bettas and a half-dozen nearly dead ones to show to the manager, I was feeling soft-hearted. So here's my new boy/girl. At least she doesn't have to try to eat the bloodworms they were feeding her anymore... *facepalm*
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so cute!
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:23 PM   #3 
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Awwww! The only thing that would make them cuter is tiny binkis. Maybe he had a blue one! That must be how they know lol.
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Awwww! The only thing that would make them cuter is tiny binkis. Maybe he had a blue one! That must be how they know lol.

Ha! When s/he let's me know, I'll pick out some pink or blue shorts...
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there is no way to tell the gender of a fish THAT young, it doesn't even have color pigments yet. well thats what i think
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:31 PM   #6 
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I love baby bettas! They may be a pain to take care of, but watching them grow up is really cool.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:33 PM   #7 
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Isn't that baby like a few weeks old?
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:36 AM   #8 
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Isn't that baby like a few weeks old?
I know...ridiculously young, isn't it? That's why I had to laugh when the guy at Petco said it was definitely a male. And the were feeding the babies bloodworms bigger than their heads!
Luckily, I happened to have some cultures of microworms(very popular!) and bbs, as well as Hikari First Bites, and some micro pellets. So far, so good, but of anyone has other suggestions, I'd appreciate any extra help!
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there is no way to tell the gender of a fish THAT young, it doesn't even have color pigments yet. well thats what i think
I totally agree, Betta lover...I don't even know why they're selling them this young. They must know 90% of them will meet an untimely demise at the hands of people who don't even know whEre to look for info on raising these tiny tykes.
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It looks like it still has an egg yolk. Hm...I still have Hikari First Bites. I never knew betta fry would eat it.
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