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Old 08-26-2012, 01:19 PM   #21 
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It would be less stressful and good water quality wise to do once a week at minimum for him once hes 11 weeks old. You can do twice weekly changes if you'd like. But be sure to do 100% water changes occasionally to rid of excess ammonia.
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:47 PM   #22 
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K so I'll just do 50 percent every other week and 100 percent every other week?
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Oh and you said that after about a month I can just take care of him like an adult, does that mean I can feed him the adult's food too?
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Yep, sounds good :) NLS makes a betta formula as well, as adult food. (:
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Yeah I already have 6 adult bettas, so I already have adult food. Im leaving right now to get a 2 gallon tank and the baby food you recommended.
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feed little bits at a time. babies grow fast so you can feed them a normal pellet size equivilent every time.
watch his stomach. make sure it's full but not too round.

when you see their stomach empty out again, you can feed them again. I used to feed my babies 3-4 times a day.
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I just got a 2.5 filtered and heated for my little baby! And I also bought some frozen (not freeze dried) brine shrimp! :)
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So how much of frozen shrimp do I feed it? And lol how do I get it to come apart to feed him, its in a big block.
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How awesome I bet he will love it!
You may need to baffle the filter - http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=30139

And since he is a very little guy, you can block the filter intake using panty hose or aquarium sponge/foam!

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Old 08-26-2012, 05:01 PM   #30 
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So how much of frozen shrimp do I feed it? And lol how do I get it to come apart to feed him, its in a big block.
I would take aokashi's advice (below), they know what they're talking about :)
You can put one of the blocks in a bag and let it sit out and thaw. Try to spread it out in the bag in a thin layer. Then put the bag in the freezer. That way next time you can put your fingers on the bag and since it's a thin layer, the heat from your finger should instantly thaw it.

Or you can just cut the block up in tiny pieces if that's what you prefer

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feed little bits at a time. babies grow fast so you can feed them a normal pellet size equivilent every time.
watch his stomach. make sure it's full but not too round.

when you see their stomach empty out again, you can feed them again. I used to feed my babies 3-4 times a day.
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