Hey, so going into petco today to get Aquarius his first live plant and I see a baby I couldn't pass up. It nearly broke my heart it's just so darling and I can already see color coming in. Looks like either purple or blue with red at the end of it's fins. I really hope this little one makes it because it's my first baby betta ever though my hopes are not high and I am not dead set in thinking it will survive. I figure it's about 50/50 for it but I am going to do a **** load to insure it will somewhat make it. I'll give details now and get pictures up soon.
First off it's tiny, I got New Life Spectrum Betta Formula because I think someone mentioned it for babies once on this forum. Already fed the baby and it ate one so far though they still look kind of big so I'll be crushing them up as well. I figure three pelets three times a day or two three times a day?
Also I don't know the gender, age, or fin type of the baby. I'm making a wild guess and saying it might be a delta or plaket. NOT SURE, if anyone knows it would be great. Also I think it might be female but again NOT SURE because it's still so young but it's just an educated guess from looking at the fins so far. I don't know age either so it would be nice to get a rough estimate for age. I want to track this baby day by day to see what the chances of survival are. It's so beautiful honestly and so sweet. I'm hopeful because it already ate one pellet today and tonight I'll try to feed two more once it's moved into it's new tank.
Also I put stress coat into the tank, should I add some aquarium salt? Will that help or no? I intend to do daily water changes since the keeper tank I got is tiny. I also put one plastic plant in there for cover. Is it a good idea or no?
Final since I don't know the gender I don't want to name it and I don't want to name it even more because I don't know if it will live but I have some names I thought up...not sure which to pick.
pics soon of the ammonia levels in it's cup, of the baby, of the baby's temp tank, and then of the baby in the tank and I'll keep it updated daily. Also wondering if I could float it's tank inside Aquarius's tank. It's a pretty tiny tank and I don't think he would mind. Or would that be too stressful for both fish?