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Old 03-13-2011, 06:33 PM   #1 
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Glitter has not grown AT ALL.

I've had Glitter, my DBT for a little over a month, and he has not grown one iota. His body length is still a tiny 1 1/4 inches, which I don't mind, but I'm wondering if he's going to EVER grow. I understand that DBT Bettas tend to have shorter bodies, but he's short up and down too. In fact, my female has a bigger body up and down than he does, and she's pretty small, too. I don't MIND having such a tiny guy, but I just think it's interesting that he hasn't grown at all. Should I be feeding him more than 4 pellets a day? Oh, since I know some of you probably haven't seen a picture of him, here he is. The last pic is so you can see why I named him Glitter Stache. It's because he has a glittery mustache.
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:06 AM   #2 
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I have a crowntail female that I've had for a year and a half and she's still tiny. She's about the size of my babies who are 6 months old.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:09 AM   #3 
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At some point they're just not gonna get any bigger.. They've been stunted too much. However if you wanted to try to get some size on him you would need to feed high quality dried foods like atisons pro or live foods and you'd have to do daily 100pcnt water changes.
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:19 PM   #4 
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He's in a divided 10 gallon, so I couldn't really do 100% water changes. I'm not worried about him because he seems fine otherwise. Yeah, he probably was stunted. He's really cute. I've never seen a male as small as him. He's super active and happy.
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:26 PM   #5 
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Awwe, he's adorable!
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:28 PM   #6 
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Thanks! I love him a lot.
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:36 PM   #7 
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He's gorgeous, small or otherwise. :)
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:45 PM   #8 
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I know. He's so perfect, too. His lobes are perfect and split all the way down to his butt. I LOVE that!
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You know this is like, my fave betta of yours! Haha, I love how deep his lobes go too, he's so stinking cute and gorgeous! :D Love him. He must be fun to have around. :)
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:08 PM   #10 
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He is fun. I decided to put him in my 1.18 gallon vase so I can do 100% daily water changes to see if that helps him grow. He makes that vase look big! He seems OK with the change. His and Annabelle's tanks are on a heating pad that keeps them at a steady 78-80 degrees.
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