Last night I bought a tiny baby betta at Petco. I had been thinking about it for a while, and reading tons and tons of forum posts, and I finally decided to take the plunge. I ended up with a super tiny little white/translucent guy (or girl?!) who I'm calling Tidbit. I got the smallest one because I wanted to see his/her full transformation from baby to adult! I know it's going to be more challenging to take care of than my adult betta, but I think it will be worth it in the end.
The only thing I wasn't really able to figure out from all the forums I read- is HOW MUCH baby bettas need to eat?! I bought these Hikari Micro Pellets, which Tidbit has NO problem eating. They are so small. I gave him a crumbled up daphnia, too, which he liked.
I just don't know how much I should be feeding him?! The micro pellets are basically teeny tiny specks on my hand, but they swell to a more visible size once in the water...
I feel like maybe giving me three of the micro pellets for lunch, and then one crumbled up daphia for dinner, would be good? I'm also going to be experimenting with freeze dried bloodworms and mysis- I will of course be crumbling those up into super tiny pieces!
Also- does anyone here know what water temperature would be considered TOO warm? I just bought a mini heater but you can't set the temperature and I don't the water to get too warm (especially since my tank is on the smaller end of what size tanks the heater is compatible with).
Right now the water temp is at 75. Earlier in the day it said 70. I got nervous that it was only at 70, so I ran out and bought the heater. I haven't put it in the water yet, but I think I will soon and just monitor the temperature super closely all night...
Any other tips on how to care for this little guy would also be great. :)