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Old 02-18-2013, 08:39 PM   #1 
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Red face Baby Betta Momma Journal

After the passing of my dear fish Gyarados, I have decided to purchase one of the baby bettas from petco. S/he is in a 2 gallon, heavily planted tank that has been running for well over a year now. These pictures are from the first day, which was 2/14/2013. I will update with more current pictures soon. S/he ate really well the first day and has been eating consistently since then.







Anyone want to guess on the gender? Tail type?

My guess was: male veil.

Boyfriend's guess: male crowntail.

Roomate's guess: female plakat.


I have been feeding live fruit flies, frozen bloodworms and brine shrimp, and NLS small fish formula. I also add Vita-Chem vitamins with every feeding. Fed 1-2 times a day. Feeding is supplemented with the plethora of living creatures s/he munches on throughout the day.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:43 PM   #2 
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That is such a cute fish! Even though you don't know the gender, I'm sure you'll love the little bugger anyway. Any names you're thinking of?
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:37 PM   #3 
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Adorable! Hope he/she lives a long time. I know not many people have success with these lil cuties.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:33 PM   #4 
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I picked him/her out because it looked like s/he had warrior stripes on the face above the gills. So once I know the gender the name will probably relate to that.

I really hope s/he makes it. I will have had him/her a week as of tomorrow so I feel as though if s/he dies at this point then it will be a reflection of my fish keeping.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:57 PM   #5 
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New picture!



I can't seem to get the stress stripes to go away, but s/he still eats and is growing. The water params are perfect, and the temp is 86 because they were worse at a lower temp. S/he is otherwise seeming to be happy and healthy. S/he will come to the front of the tank and greet me, doing the little wiggle dance for food. Overall color is improving.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:14 PM   #6 
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Such a cutie! My guess is female VT. Sounds like she is doing well!!
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:26 PM   #7 
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what a cutie! I was going to get a baby, but wasn't confident enough in my betta experience/knowledge.

I voted for male.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:30 PM   #8 
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My guess: Female crown tail.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:31 PM   #9 
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I noticed while he was in his cup, he had ammonia burns but a few posts later when he was in the tank they were gone. Good for you!
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:08 PM   #10 
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Now that I see the second pic, I'm starting to think s/he may just be a she.
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