Originally Posted by LebronTheBetta
I didn't say you were stupid or irresponsible. I was being blunt, because I care. (:
Babies.. Oh yes, they flare alright. Had one, feisty feisty.. If you can, I think raising the temp. to around 82F will do him some good. It'll also make him grow faster, with all that stunting he's been through in the past.
I'm sorry if I over reacted to your comment. I shouldn't have let it offend me so much but I pride myself on providing excellent care to all my pets (fins or fur). I have spent hundreds of dollars on tanks, heaters, food and such so that my fish will have a nice comfy life.
Like I said, when I bought Lil' Blue he looked like this, only smaller. I wanted so bad to save him because nearly half the babies they had at Petco were dead or dying. Yes, I should have did a little reading about them before I bought him but I knew he wasn't going to make it if I didn't buy him. I have provided him with a happy, warm home and good food. Beyond that I don't know what more I can do. I will try raising the temp to see if that helps (thanks for that advice). If there is anything else you can think of please do let me know. I really do appreciate the tips.
I'm not new to the betta world, just new to the baby betta world. All I know is that I don't feel guilty, I have done and will continue to do all I can to help him grow and live a long life. The only bettas I have ever lost died from old age, not illness or improper care. Our female, Princess, lived for nearly 5 yrs so it's not as if I am not committed or I don't care.