So I went to Petco today to just look around, not really there to buy another betta. There was this lovely marbled king betta last week that I let slip past my fingers, so I came back to see if there would be another nice king betta in their new shipment. There wasn't. However, I saw this adorable little baby betta labeled as a crowntail female. Pretty sure she is indeed a she, but definitely a baby. Told myself it was a bad idea, but my roomie was like, "are you going to regret not getting her like last week with the 'cute guy' (I nicknamed the marbled king as 'cute guy'), and then have to come back 2 days later to see her gone?" So she pretty much convinced me to get her.
She's so cute with her white body with specks here and there. Oh, and her ventrals are a deep red. I couldn't resist.
I got her home in a 2.5gal critter keeper. Then came the question of: what the heck do I feed her? Looked around this forum and tried crushed NLS pellets. She put it in her mouth and spit it back out. I tried again a few hours later, and she ate a bit, which is progress, but she would still spit some food back out. I ordered some NLS small fry starter formula, so until then, she'll have to try her best at eating the crushed pellets.
Debating on whether or not I want to change her water daily or every other day. Knowing me, I'll most probably change it daily.
I have yet to name her. I don't want to get too attached only to have her die on me. But then again, I can't quite think of a name for her at the moment. It comes when it comes (like with Felton).