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Old 03-24-2013, 09:18 AM   #1 
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Baby with Sorority?

There's one more spot in my 20G for one more betta. I was thinking of getting a baby betta, so I could get some experience of raising a fish from it's fryhood. But once it starts to grow, what if it's a male? Will it be okay?

I know the dangers of breeding and fighting, but a member here, Tikibirds, had success. Is it worth the risk? I mean, I can get a spare tank if it does turn out a male, but if he's still peaceful in there, I think it should be fine.

Thoughts? Advice? I want a baby betta so badly. ><
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:24 AM   #2 
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Most babies sold are girls so your chances are good. Charm, my third baby that actually lived, went right into the sorority and did just fine! She is a bit of a bully now! She hid on the bottom during her early days and ate food off the driftwood and gravel. Don't worry if you don't see her eating, she is.

If it's a boy you will find out soon enough and be able to take him out or put him in a breeder box until you decide what to do with him.

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Old 03-24-2013, 09:28 AM   #3 
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That's great news! :D Now I'm really psyched. Spring break is on, and I have a whole week to go to Petco. Thanks~
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It is definatly possible (if you have a lot of hiding spots) but personally I would buy one of those "breeder traps" to keep it separate. It will be easier to feed him and there will be no risk of fights/mating.
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It is definatly possible (if you have a lot of hiding spots) but personally I would buy one of those "breeder traps" to keep it separate. It will be easier to feed him and there will be no risk of fights/mating.
I tried that with my second baby, he died.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:32 AM   #6 
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I'll see if I can do that, thanks.
I'll just heat up the tank to 82F, and the baby will be kept in her cup for QT for growing and heath checks.
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That doesn't mean there is anything wrong with the method! Ltb, what are you going to feed it?
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Frozen bloodworms and daphnia, plus NLS Betta Formula.
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Ok. I would try crushing the betta pellets. Depending on its size it may need live foods.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:41 AM   #10 
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... Oh, dear.
It's basically very cold spring now in the north east. ^^" There won't be any mosquito larvas for a while. Will BBS work? My local LFS sells them.
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