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Old 12-01-2010, 11:57 AM   #1 
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Is your petco selling juvenile bettas these days?

I went to petco last night with the intention of purchasing another fish and I noticed that a lot of their bettas were really teeny tiny! Is anyone else's petco selling juveniles? I think it would be fun to get one and watch him grow, but bf wouldn't let me bring home another fish yesterday. :(
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:28 PM   #2 
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Our petsmart Had two bettas that weren't more then a few weeks old, one was dead and we snagged the other. Still don't know it's sex or fin type but it's doing well now... And growing like crazy
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:55 PM   #3 
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yes! now that I look at my recently bought betta, he looks awfully small. I guess it will be cool to watch him grow :)
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:35 PM   #4 
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Yes. My sorority had one in it that was definitely a juvenile from petco and she got her tail fin torn to shreds and so I had to put hewr in her own tank for the last 2 or 3 weeks to let her grow and heal up enough to manage in the group tank. She's cute but in retrospect I wouldn't have gotten her if I had thought about it.
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:49 PM   #5 
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yes, when I was looking for a betta, there were definetly a lot of babies at petco.
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:08 PM   #6 
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Are juveniles harder to care for?
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:09 PM   #7 
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yes! i went in a few weeks ago and they had tiiiiiiny tiny betta babies! they were only a few mm thick, and not 3/4 of an inch big!!! i gotta pic with my phone, it was just too crazy!
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:24 PM   #8 
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Yep, I'd say about 30-40% of the bettas at my local petco are juveniles. :/ I agree that it'd be cool to watch them grow, but it's just wrong that the breeder is letting them go that early.
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:28 PM   #9 
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My girl Solace was REALLY tiny when I got her from Petco. I haven't been there in awhile though.
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:31 PM   #10 
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The Petco near me is also selling really tiny females, some are still slightly clear because they aren't developed. I also noticed some really small males as well. I'm not so sure this is a good thing though. They are so young it seems they would need to be in a different environment at this stage, rather than a tiny cup =[
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