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Old 10-05-2012, 07:38 PM   #1 
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Hello there,
I was out and about today and went to Petco to check out their bettas. And bought a couple. One detail tail male and a baby betta, won't know if it's a boy or a girl until it gets big. Does anyone know about baby bettas and how much I should feed them? I already got food for the baby and got a good size bowl where I won't have to get another bowl later down the road. I mean how fast do they grow? Take care everyone and have a good weekend.
Nicole
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:50 PM   #2 
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Hello there,
I was out and about today and went to Petco to check out their bettas. And bought a couple. One detail tail male and a baby betta, won't know if it's a boy or a girl until it gets big. Does anyone know about baby bettas and how much I should feed them? I already got food for the baby and got a good size bowl where I won't have to get another bowl later down the road. I mean how fast do they grow? Take care everyone and have a good weekend.
Nicole
Just a warning, baby betta's have a very low survival rate because they easily get sick and die. I just raised a baby betta and they grow fast, a matter of weeks really so prepare to get a bigger bowl for your baby soon. It only took 2 weeks for my baby to outgrow her original tank. This is what you need for a baby:

2.5-3 gallon tank that needs to be changed DAILY. You need to do a 50% water change every day and every 2-3 days a 100% water change.
New Life Spectrum pellets. Also have aquarium salt and stress coat on standby for sick fish. Babies also need a heater, their water needs to be higher than adults so set your heater at 84-86 degrees for best chance of survival. Live food is very important as well but if you can't get that then frozen food will work. Cutting up bloodworms and brine shrimp is a perfect snack for babies but make sure to get frozen not freeze dried. Feed a baby three meals a day until they hit juvie then cut back to 2. I'm afraid if you skip out on one of these your baby won't last very long. Good luck all the same though. Even if you do all this correct there is still a good chance it won't make it.
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As I told everyone I got two new bettas, a baby and a male. About the male betta what I met to say is I got a Delta tail male betta. I feel a little embarrass. Sorry about that, anyway it's late here and I need to get to bed and go to work in the morning. Have a good night everyone.
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