On March 10, 2014 I walked into my nearest Petco for dog food. But I had to browse first, of course...and that's when I saw the baby bettas. I fell in love but told myself I didn't need one, and walked out with dog food only. (This was mostly because I knew my parents would make fun of me for buying two bettas.) But I returned on March 15 with my two little brothers in tow, gave in, and walked out with two babies under the pretense that they were for my brothers. (Really though, they are mine. Haha.)
Anyway, it's been nearly a week since I got them, and I have spent hours perusing this forum and carefully monitoring my babies. I can't wait to see them grow up, and so I've decided to have a baby betta journal :) This will feature lots of photos of course because I'm a bit of a shutterbug!
My brothers did pick the babies out, otherwise I would have never been able to choose one...most were small with baby stripes, and one was a bit bigger with a dark reddish color. So we got the reddish one and a striped one. We haven't chosen names yet, trying out different names and will decide once we know for sure the gender. One of my brothers said he was going to name his either Machete or Aphrodite, LOL. We'll see. I'll probably refer to them as Red & Stripes until we decide!
I currently have them in ~1 gal each but am going to buy a 10 gal on my next payday. I'm going to make a divider as well. Right now they are being fed Omega One 2x a day with bloodworms every now and then. They get a 50% water change every day.
On to some pictures!
03.17.2014 (two days after getting them)
The red one is very active, chasing its reflection in the glass, and even chasing my thermometer when I'm checking the temp! The smaller one is not as active, but he is doing well I think, just a more relaxed fish. His spine bends a little funny but it doesn't seem to be affecting him or his swimming.
I added a few fake plants to their tanks, they seem to really enjoy it. The little one sleeps on one of the blue leaves at night :) Haven't seen a huge difference since I've had them, at least not yet. Hopefully they'll be growing bigger pretty soon.
Any observations on the sexes/types of bettas these guys are would be excellent :) so far I've been told they are both boys, and that the red one might be a HM. The little one is probably too soon to tell, though!