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Old 06-10-2009, 05:50 PM   #1 
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4 New Male Bettas!

I just got 4 male bettas yesterday and I'm a first time betta owner. They're so beautiful and seem to be content. They're small still so probably babies I assume. I bought freeze dried brine shrimp and pellets for them.

How often do I feed them? I've been fish sitting my friends bettas which are adults, and they eat the pellets twice daily. Also, is there anything I can do to keep them happy and entertained? Possibly play music in the room or put something in the bowl?

Side note: I purchased my bettas at Petco, they had a huge variety of colorful bettas there. Although they don't seem well taken care of :(
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:00 PM   #2 
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First, welcome to the forum!

I'm a first-time owner as well, but the people here have been kind enough to offer their advice on all of my concerns. Hope your stay is a good one. :)

Congrats on your four boys (girls?). Most mainstream pet stores, or just stores (Petco, Petsmart, Walmart, etc) never take good care of their fish (though in my area I'd say Petco is the best so far).

Your first job is to look all of your Bettas over. Check them for any odd-looking white spots, flakes (it'll look like they're covered in salt), or lumps. Check and see if they're not swimming vertically. If they seem well, then you're in luck! Most store-bought Bettas are in dire need of some TLC.

What are you keeping your four Bettas in? Bowls? Tanks? Don't expect to throw them all together in a 10-gallon tank. That's just trouble waiting to happen!

If you've got photos, we'd love to see them! :)

Feel free to ask any questions that you may have.
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:09 PM   #3 
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I'm about to take and post pics right now. They're in 4 separate bowls.. they all look really healthy. One is a bright yellow, one is a red delta, one is a white/pinkish with black on its tail, and the last one is red with shades of purple. They're names are Brando, Freddie, Cash, and Hunter.

And thank you! What do you recommend on feeding?
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:12 PM   #4 
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Feed them about 2-3 pellets twice a day. I feed mine 3 pellets every 12 hours (11:30) and brine shrimp or blood worms for treats every so often.
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:17 PM   #5 
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Vikki is right on the nose for feeding. :)

Sounds like they're all really handsome! Can't wait to see!
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:18 PM   #6 
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welcome to the fish form im a first time betta owner also and i use to think i was a good owner keeping hydro in a tiny 0.5 gallon tank i thought was good i was horrible wrong now hes in a 2 gallon tank with rocks toys shiny stuff bettas like that and plants a forset of them
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:18 PM   #7 
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Brando


Hunter



Cash



Freddie Mercury

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Old 06-10-2009, 06:20 PM   #8 
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Yikes! Sorry the pics are so gigantic! I can't wait to go back to the fish store and put plants in their tanks. I ordered 2 more big bowls like the round ones so they all have enough room. Hunter definitely needs a re-shoot :)
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:21 PM   #9 
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beautiful fish keep them in good health i thin k you even have a corwn tail there
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:27 PM   #10 
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Really? Which one is that? They weren't much help at Petco unfortunately.
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