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Old 06-10-2013, 11:29 AM   #1101 
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Babies can eat every 3-4 hours so 3x a day is fine but you may want to go up to 4 or even 5 small meals. Only put in what they will consume in about a minute or so and take the rest out if you can
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:19 PM   #1102 
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Babies can eat every 3-4 hours so 3x a day is fine but you may want to go up to 4 or even 5 small meals. Only put in what they will consume in about a minute or so and take the rest out if you can
Thanks, I definitely will, sometimes I notice he looks hungry between feedings, I see him picking around at the bottom like he's looking for food, or when I come up he floats in the spot I always drop the food and stares me down, lol. The woman at petco said they feed them every other day, so it's probably better to work up to more frequent feedings that way anyway.
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:23 PM   #1103 
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My baby is home and zooming around the tank! I decided to name it Avery
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:28 PM   #1104 
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I just did a water change and the little bugger was chasing after the siphon and my hands! I had to have a second person keep an eye out to make sure I didn't suck him up. Whoa!!! I guess he's feeling good.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:00 PM   #1105 
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When do you start getting them on an adult feeding schedule?
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:00 PM   #1106 
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Hi everyone! I thought I'd come here with a concern rather than making a new board. I have a new baby betta from petco. He is currently in a 1 gallon tank with a heater and now with one of those amazon plants that I read was recommended here. I have changed his water every other day and fed him 4 times a day.

I feel a little worried because he started flaring today and he's so active he's constantly flaring. When I put food in he flares at it, when he sees a bubble he flares at it. I'm getting scared he will get overworked or maybe he's getting stressed out? Is there something I should do or is this something normal for a baby? I think he's around 8 weeks old.

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Old 06-11-2013, 10:44 AM   #1107 
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Hi everyone! I thought I'd come here with a concern rather than making a new board. I have a new baby betta from petco. He is currently in a 1 gallon tank with a heater and now with one of those amazon plants that I read was recommended here. I have changed his water every other day and fed him 4 times a day.

I feel a little worried because he started flaring today and he's so active he's constantly flaring. When I put food in he flares at it, when he sees a bubble he flares at it. I'm getting scared he will get overworked or maybe he's getting stressed out? Is there something I should do or is this something normal for a baby? I think he's around 8 weeks old.
No, flaring is good! He's getting his exercise in! If you're really worried, keep the lights off so he doesn't see his reflection or anything and he should be fine.

@kvw1988, when they are adults! Lol. Around 2.5-3 months old they should be able to start taking regular pellets, you'll see them lose their baby bellies when they start to mature. For males, if he makes a bubble nest that's a sign of maturity so that's a good marker.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:56 AM   #1108 
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ok thanks :) just to give ya an update, she's (pretty sure its a girl, I think I see an egg spot) grown quite a bit, just needed a little tlc, and she's darkening up to a pretty steele blue color. And a ton of energy!
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:36 AM   #1109 
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These babies are so cute! Should I be worried about my baby Spark? I got her in the beginning of January 2013 and she was the smallest baby there. She is still very small...about half the size of my other full-grown baby female named Prize I got in December 2012. Spark has a big belly too, unlike Prize. She used to go around eating small pond snails that were in her tank when she was even smaller so I'm worried maybe she ate some shells that are still undigested from months ago? Should I be worried or just assume she is a "runt" and just has a big belly still?
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:58 PM   #1110 
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my baby started flaring!
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