Hello everyone! I got my baby betta at Petco 10 days ago, and I must say things are going swimmingly (pun intended haha). Because of temporary space limitations I have my fishy in a 1 gallon tank with a mini heater - once I'm able to move into my apartment I'll get a bigger tank, but for right now my fishy seems to be thriving so I'm not worried.
If you noticed, I haven't been calling it a he or a she yet because well - I'm just not certain. I've looked at tons of websites and my fish seems to fit under some of both qualities of a male and of a female and no two websites say exactly the same thing.
Using this chart (http://www.bettatalk.com/fry_growth.htm
) I estimate my fishy to be about 8 weeks old or on the small side of 9 weeks. I've loved watching it grow!
I'm no stranger to bettas, but I've only ever bought and kept them when they were full grown, so this whole baby betta thing is new to me. Maybe those of you more experienced with baby bettas could help me figure out if my fish is a male or a female? So I can give it a name instead of just 'fishy' haha
Here's some pictures:
1. When I first got it and brought it home
2. Taken this morning, 10 days after I got it, without flash
3. Also taken this morning, 10 days after I got it, WITH flash
Thanks for your help, and bear with me if I don't respond right away - I'm still getting used to this site.