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Old 05-09-2010, 06:05 PM   #1 
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Itty Bitty Betta (DT)

My poor Apollo is my smallest Betta, even smaller than any of the females I have had. He has grown a little bit. He is about 1 in. to 1.5 in. Does he just have a stunted growth? Or is this normal for DT? I am just asking. He is just so tiny compared to my VTs and King. Even Tanya, my new little girl is bigger than him.
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:08 PM   #2 
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Well it depends how long you've had him, and how old he is. (And frankly, many bettas are small compared to kings).
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:17 PM   #3 
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DTs do usually have shorter bodies.
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:23 PM   #4 
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How much shorter is 'short'? I've seen some fairly large DTs from time to time. 1-1.5'' seems to be pushing it for me.
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:32 PM   #5 
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Double tails always stay small. Not exactly sure why, but their genes make them small little guys. :) My little guy Gustav is teeny tiny too.
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:37 PM   #6 
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My HMDBT is regular size. In fact I didn't even know he was a DBT until I got him home and saw his extra long dorsal. His body is slightly shorter than than an average betta but that is common in DBTs.

You may just have a small guy. Some DBT are deformed to have extremely short backs but I think you would notice that because usually they also have some internal deformities as well.
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:45 PM   #7 
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I seriously thought you were talking about delta tails.

*Ahem* I'll leave now. Haha ...
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:33 PM   #8 
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Sorry, xxabc, my fault for not being more descriptive.

Do they need any more care than the others? Because of their short bodies?
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:41 PM   #9 
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There generally small usually they only grow to 1inch.

Yes, you must keep him by himself or with females of the same kind8).

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Old 05-09-2010, 08:52 PM   #10 
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Haha, no worries. JadeBetta, in terms of "more care" not exactly. All I would really do is make sure he doesn't get stuck in any sort of filter, or stuck anywhere. But for the most part I would treat him the same as any other betta.

Alienbetta, where did 1 inch come from? Mine are way larger than that. And it is usually not advised to put male and female together unless for short breeding purposes ...
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