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Old 02-24-2011, 04:40 PM   #1 
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Question Will my new, TINY betta fish grow?

First of all, I would like to say thank you to all the replies I got on a thread posted in the "pictures" section about my new rescue Betta. He (now named "Siku"- means "ice dragon" from an Eskimo myth) is doing FANTASTIC and has completely stolen my heart (seen in my avatar). Such a HUGE personality for such a little guy! Speaking of, is it likely he will grow any? I have no idea how old he is, but he is barley over an inch in total length and I can't believe he can actually swallow a pellet- they look bigger than his mouth! Has anyone ever had a betta grow after they bought him from the pet store? Is it common for them to stay so little?

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Old 02-24-2011, 06:06 PM   #2 
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First of all, I would like to say thank you to all the replies I got on a thread posted in the "pictures" section about my new rescue Betta. He (now named "Siku"- means "ice dragon" from an Eskimo myth) is doing FANTASTIC and has completely stolen my heart (seen in my avatar). Such a HUGE personality for such a little guy! Speaking of, is it likely he will grow any? I have no idea how old he is, but he is barley over an inch in total length and I can't believe he can actually swallow a pellet- they look bigger than his mouth! Has anyone ever had a betta grow after they bought him from the pet store? Is it common for them to stay so little?

Bettas from petstores range from 3months to 2years old usualy.

Its quite unusual to find a young one, But looking at yours he may grow some more.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:34 PM   #3 
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My first ct was an itty bitty Wallyworld buy- he's now nearly doubled in size in under a year and looking fine.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:44 PM   #4 
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@Feral.The bottom right picture in your avatar made me ROFL!
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:45 PM   #5 
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yeah, most of mine grow after i get them! :D i'm glad your new boy's doing so great! <3
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:04 PM   #6 
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Yuppers. My little girl, Melody, was ittty bitty when I got her, and now she rivals the others for size. :) Zippity's grown a lot, too, but she's not as big. Clean water and lots of food, and he'll grow a lot. :D
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:09 PM   #7 
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Hey everyone, thank you very much for all of your replies! Now that he has a nice big heated/filtered tank and lots of TLC i hope he thrives. I wouldn't mind a bit if he doubled in size, or didn't change a bit and stayed dinky- I just love that little dude. Didn't know you could get emotionally attached to a fish! Ha! Cheers all!
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:35 PM   #8 
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My new DT is really tiny too, his body is maybe an inch and a half. I hope he gets a little bit bigger, he's so tiny right now!
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I still absolutely love your betta! :) I'm sure he will grow some more, I've never heard of a betta being so little as an adult. :) That's a great name for him too. :) Just out of curiosity, how big is his tank?? :)
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I still absolutely love your betta! :) I'm sure he will grow some more, I've never heard of a betta being so little as an adult. :) That's a great name for him too. :) Just out of curiosity, how big is his tank?? :)
He's in a 2.5 right now, I'm thinking about picking up a 5 gallon for him in a few weeks. He hasn't been building any bubblenests, but he's really active and eats like crazy.
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