Thanks for the responses! I am prepared for males...some are old enough to where you can make an educated guess on if it's going to be male or female but there's no guarantee..I have at least one or two homes to give males to if that ends up happening..
I really enjoy raising the betta babies from petco...It's so satisfying because I feel like I'm giving them a chance for a good life when they didn't have much of one to start with in their situation...
Alright, so this is a picture of the first baby betta when I first got her about a month or so ago...she was pretty skinny and sickly looking...
And this is her as of this morning: she has grown and improved so much in such a short time! I'm pretty sure this one is female, although I'm not sure of her fin type...so now she needs a name
This one is the new one...looks crowntail, hopefully female!
I apologize about the waterline; I haven't topped it off yet...it evaporates so quickly! The babies are getting fed frozen food (usually brine shrimp) about 3-4 times a day...the temp is about 81 (as you can see in the pic)...
I went in to Petco yesterday to get the baby and wanted to buy some more food for a bit more diversity for the babies...I wanted microworms, but I would have settled for something else just as good...well I asked the "aquarium specialist" if they had any, but she said they didn't carry them...I told her they were for the baby bettas because that's what I feed them. Guess what she told me? "We have small betta pellet foods you can feed them." O_o Um....I just said I only feed them real food? And it's a baby, they need high protein! haha last time I had a baby on pellets, it never grew. Next time I go to aquatouch or the pet shop I will try to get some microworms, but for now, brine shrimp it is!
The first one usually has a really full belly, but I haven't fed her yet...Last time I fed her was last night before I went to bed...but even so, you can see how much healthier her tummy looks than on the first day I had her! Now it's time to work on the little one
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the pictures! Comments are appreciated! And if you can guess on the first betta's gender and tail type that would be great, too! I think I see that white spot, but it's just so tiny I can't tell!
Thanks for looking!