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Old 08-11-2012, 11:04 PM   #1 
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Smile Baby Betta Development

Hey guys. Just in a curious mood over my baby "Baby"
About how long does it take for a baby to mature? I'm not sure how old "he" was when I got him, he was slightly over 3/4 in long, and is now about 1 in.
When can you determine if a baby is a boy or girl? I've seen that females have a white spot on their bellies by their pectoral(?) fins, and he doesn't. Am I correct about that or am I simply jumping the gun on calling him a boy?
I'll be happy with either a boy or girl since "he" is a beautiful blue, teal, and red blend.
Your knowledge is much appreciated! Thank you!
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:09 PM   #2 
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Around 3 months. ._. Young males tend to have fake egg spots so that's not a reliable source. Babies might have some stripes as well for camoflauge.
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:20 PM   #3 
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He does have some stripes. I've managed to look at his belly, and he does not have a dot.
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:24 PM   #4 
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Sometimes they don't. Otherwise, IT'S A BOY! Lol
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:30 PM   #5 
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Lol Thanks.
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:32 PM   #6 
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Lol Your welcome. :3
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:07 AM   #7 
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Did you get him as a baby? Would love to see pics! I just got a baby and cant wait to see what he/she will look like!

And yay another minnesotan!
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:30 PM   #8 
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Ok i have a baby Betta and I think she has Swim Bladder because she is swimming on her side and its like shes off kilter when she swims and i was told to give her a pea everyday until she starts swimming better and she is Bloated too they told me to take the skin off before giving it to her then mush it up and put in her tank I don't want my little girl to die so is this the right thing to do...Please help me I am worried about her. all she does is swims for a bit then shes up at the tank floating im so scared shes gonna die Please help me!!
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:34 PM   #9 
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It could be a birth deffect and in that case she is going to die. If it's bloat stop feeding her for two days and use epson salt.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:51 PM   #10 
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swim bladder issues are usually caused over feeding. Treat her with 1 teaspoon of PLAIN epsom salt per gallon. Even if its generic, its not deadly. They just LOOK pathetic - asuming it is in fact a swim bladder disorder. It may be something else. I would make a thread in betta emergencies and fill out the info stickie

Skip the pea thing. Thats more for goldfish. some say it works with bettas but, eh...epsom is better.
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