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Old 03-18-2014, 01:13 PM   #1 
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Question Baby Betta Questions

I am thinking about rescuing a baby betta from a Petco near by. I was thinking that I would try for a female for my sorority tank. I was wondering how easy it is to tell when they are that young what gender they are? Also would it be ok for me to raise her in a breeder box in my 10 gallon sorority tank until she is big enough to join the rest?

I don't want to harm the new baby or anyone currently in the tank so I just want to make sure this would be ok before I try it. Any input and recommendations are so welcome!
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:27 PM   #2 
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It's very difficult to determine the sex of Petco babies since they are so tiny.
I've never raised babies, but I have heard that they need warmer and cleaner water than adults. They also need to be fed a lot more often.
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:30 PM   #3 
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I have also read that 100% water changes are necessary even in a cycled tank, because the baby's have a hormone that stunts their growth. If the water isn't changes, this hormone builds up in the water and they don't grow up :(
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