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Old 08-08-2012, 01:54 PM   #1 
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baby bettas from petco

i was at petco yesterday and they had the little 7 or 8 week old baby bettas. Of course, i bought 5... after all, they are only 2$ each. Now i want to make sure i care for them correctly. i ground up pellets for them to eat tho they are not all interested. i have frozen brine shrimp and frozen blood worms i could grind up. i have no live food. will these little guys be ok?? i am attached already
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:21 PM   #2 
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My little guy wasn't a fan of the pellets at first either so i started him on some very finely sliced up frozen blood worms and alternated with the crushed pellets once he started eating better.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:46 PM   #3 
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Baby bettas eat live food more easily, but with patience you can get them to eat smaller (ground up) foods. If you can't get any live foods, frozen is second best.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:17 PM   #4 
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Thanks. most of them are eating the ground pellets as long as i give them pellet dust. i will try mushing some blood worms, or slicing them up. every body else LOVES those. the smallest one is iffy and the blackish one is still stressed. poor little things.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:27 PM   #5 
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Make sure theyre kept in warm, clean water.
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:27 PM   #6 
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petco babies

They are doing very well, and i am seeing color on the previously colorless ones. the little red has a white spot just behind her gill. not sure if this is an egg spot or maybe the beginnings of ick? sure hope not, being so small it may not survive treatment. they have all learned how to beg already and they all just love the bloodworms. a couple of them are real hams. need to try to get some pictures, but it's tough when they are so small and active. thanks for all the advice!
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:40 PM   #7 
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Don't forget to change water ok ^^ your babies are in your hands!
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:48 PM   #8 
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I give a partial change every day they are doing great, and ive noticed the same spot on all of them so must not be anything bad. growing already, happy, feisty little fish!
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Wow keep up the great work!!
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:34 PM   #10 
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go here to learn about baby betta care: http://bettacarecentral.weebly.com/baby-betta-care.html

Babies are A LOT of work. good luck.
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