Petco gave me a couple of babies because they were emaciated from getting the wrong food. OnE of them died but the other I fed microworms, crushed flakes and then micropellets. It's doing great and now looks like a lovely green veil tail (best guess). I think if you keep up on the correct food and lots of clean water, most of the babies would do okay. Just remember that they may not be in good shape when you get them, as it seems from my limited experience with a couple of Petco stores, they don't know Hal to care for them in-house either.