Originally Posted by Kassidy47
How many times should I feed a day, 2 or 3?
You can do 2 or 3. 3 is better because it lessens the chance of bloating.
extra info.. the water changes and tank cleaning is very important for the betta's health.
Unfortunately, stores such as petco often times sell "Baby bettas" properly called Betta fry
. The reason I say this is unfortunate is that these fry are too young to be sold, most people do not know take care of them properly and baby bettas have a weak immune system making them more prone to illness and disease. Baby bettas have special requirements. Sometimes betta fry can get stressed if placed in a large environment (unlike most adult bettas). Your betta fry should be in a 2-3 gallon tank that is heated to at least 80 degrees.
Your betta fry would do best on live foods
until it gets older. If you do not have access to live foods,it is reccomended to feed your betta fry Frozen baby brine shrimp or frozen daphnia- you can thaw one block and feed it 2-3 meals a day. Also new life spectrum growth formula is a good food, but may need to be crushed depending on your fry's size. Do 100% water changes every 2-3 days and use a turkey baster to suck out any remaining food or poop every day. It is best to let the water age for a few days to keep stress at a minimum. Do not forget- when doing water changes to float the betta in a cup to get used to the new water temperature. Betta fry are extremely prone to stress and are very fragile.
Photo source: http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/157/7/9/baby_betta_2_by_kelpish-d52kcfi.jpg
Usually you can tell the gender of a betta fry by the age of 3 months. To determine the age of your betta, go here: http://www.bettatalk.com/fry_growth.htm