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Old 06-15-2012, 01:19 PM   #11 
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The fact remains that prior to the baby betta craze, the betta available in most pet stores were actually edging toward 'old'. I agree that selling the young ones who are still on fry food is completely unethical and it is a good move to tell the management if the pellets being given are too big to be consumed (without soaking and pulverizing them, at least!) but the actual concept of baby bettas isn't a huge issue if the 'young, but not TOO young' criteria is being observed.

On the upside, the baby betta aren't selling as well as their new Halfmoon, Double tail, and Crowntail stock (at my local store, anyway), so I am hoping the inventory counts on this are the final word and they are more inclined to stock the more popular, older fish when the young ones die or won't sell. One can hope, anyway!
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:47 PM   #12 
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The fact remains that prior to the baby betta craze, the betta available in most pet stores were actually edging toward 'old'.
I'm sorry, but I would have to see some documentation or reasoning before I would accept this as a true fact.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:42 PM   #13 
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Perseus seems so little I believe he is young, he is like only and inch long maybe a tad more. My daughter works at Walmart so thats where she got him.
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Perseus seems so little I believe he is young, he is like only and inch long maybe a tad more. My daughter works at Walmart so thats where she got him.
Yep, my little one was maybe 3/4" long at first...certainly not eating regular food.
it's possible the baby betta craze will fade and Petco will decide it's not profitable, but I doubt it will happen for a while.
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The female I got the other day at Petsmart is very tiny, maybe a little over an inch. They had just gotten their shipment in and there were several uneaten pellets in her cup. I imagine they were too big for her to eat or she was too stressed out to eat. I've given her small pellets and she's been eating good.
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