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Old 08-07-2012, 05:29 PM   #1 
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Hi guys, I was just wondering, I have a betta that's about 11 weeks old and is about 1 1/4 inches long is that normal size for a 11 week old betta and if not what can I do to help him or her (not sure if it's a boy or girl I'm thinking boy.) grow big and strong. He or she is in a 10 gallon tank with 3 platys and 3 neon tetras. It is filtered and I'm trying to get a heater. the temperature right know is 79 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:37 PM   #2 
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keep up on your water changes. I have one about that size and age. lots and lots of clean water and frozen, nummy foods.
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Also what temperature would be good for a small and growing betta
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:31 PM   #4 
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They tend to prefer the higher end of the temp spectrum, 81-82 degrees is perfect for them :) 79 is fine for the time being also until you get the heater. He/she won't be cold. Definitely go for variety in foods so the fish gets all the nutrients possible.
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Right know I'm feeding flakes and freeze dried bloodworms
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cut out the freeze dried blood worms, those are horrible for bettas. I recommend buying frozen mosquito larva and frozen blood worms.
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cut out the freeze dried blood worms, those are horrible for bettas. I recommend buying frozen mosquito larva and frozen blood worms.
I agree. Mosquito larvae are known as daphnia, a good thing to have to keep him regular.

See if you can find "Grow" by New Life Spectrum (NLS). They are very small pellets which are very high in protein, great for juveniles.

Failing that, find a high-quality small pellet the first listed ingredient of which should be fish-like food.

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Old 08-10-2012, 10:34 PM   #8 
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Are you aware that Karen Mac Auley Feeds Freeze dried foods? What a tour problems with these foods?
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:11 PM   #9 
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freeze dried bloodworms are nothing more than the casing of the original worm with very little nutrition to them. I haven't heard bad things on freeze dried shrimp and other freeze dried things just those. Their like mcdonalds french fries, not the meal, just the fries.
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It's still a good little treat. Mine says it's soaked in vitamins. XD
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