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Old 10-09-2013, 09:46 AM   #1691 
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Updates on my little 'guys'. I think..they look more like girls now..Oh boy, betta babies. Someday I will have even the slightest clue on how to tell genders apart..hopefully




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Old 10-09-2013, 09:49 AM   #1692 
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Oh...yeah they are both girls lol. The ventral's seem really long but look at the anal fins, very short and very rounded. Also I can see the shape of the ovaries behind the stomach as well, if they were boy's you would just see a round stomach after they're fed and nothing else behind it. Sammie and Dean could still work for girls though haha
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:54 AM   #1693 
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Heh, I think i'll name them something else x33
I've been trying to figure out what betta ovaries look like since I have this really strong light that I can almost 'candle' my fish with lol. Basically just a bump behind the stomach, or?

Maybe if I got a few more female babies of similar size I could start a sorority with my soon-to-be NPT 10gallon tank..But i'm not sure if i'm brave enough, honestly @.@
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:22 PM   #1694 
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I just bought one of the poor little saps today. I got the smallest, saddest looking little bugger in the store- it's less than 3/4 inch long. He (for some reason I think it's a he, although there's really not a good way to tell) is looking pretty happy in his new home, though, and is enjoying the silk plants! He's darting around happily right now, so hopefully he'll be okay.
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:32 PM   #1695 
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This is actually Chachi's baby but the image works. I've outlined the stomach and where the ovaries would be if he was a girl, both are in red.

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Old 10-09-2013, 02:09 PM   #1696 
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Petco "baby Bettas" Victim!!

I live in Danvers Mass, and the Peabody petco sells baby bettas. Most of the time they live in small terrible conditions such as there water is always dirty. I buy them because some are really bad and I just want to save them. I have had 6 baby bettas in total and I now have 4 left and 1 is now on its way out! I cry every time one dies because I ask myself what am I doing wrong! They are extremely sensitive!

The one I am losing now is a female who was so beautiful (white body, with red fins) and when the light from the sun hit her she would have a green shine to her. She did well for a year until I got a male betta and put him in the empty side of my 50 gallon tank. She got really stressed so I took the male out and now she has tried recovering ever since but just still not doing good.

Baby bettas from Petco are a bust. Every time I buy one it dies on me and I become heartbroken and depressed! These guys are extremely delicate it seems like. I just found out that my oldest "baby betta" now has a tumor and she is only 2 in a half yrs old.
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:09 PM   #1697 
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Thanks for the pic! :D

I'm really sorry to hear about your baby bettas. When I got my first I had no idea they needed special care apart from smaller food- I have no idea how he survived to become the nice big fish he is today. Sheer dumb luck I suppose :/

I'm really tempted to grab a few more 'girls'. Do you think putting them in Sterilite Shoeboxes such as these http://www.sterilite.com/productfile...1_16428012.jpg would be safe until it was time to move them? I can get bigger sizes than my regular tanks if I buy those, but i'm not sure if any trace elements from the plastic would harm a fry :( I have a rack-ish setup so the heat and such is taken care off. I suppose I could toss a few guppy fry in and test it myself, but why make sacrifices when someone else could have the answer..:<
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:27 PM   #1698 
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So I went to get crickets and this little one ended up coming home with me. S/he was just so active that I couldn't leave him/her there in the store. S/he is named Sundance
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:35 PM   #1699 
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Wow, that's a lot of colours in a fry. Really nice little guy ^^
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:44 PM   #1700 
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thanks ^^ there is also a blueish green shine to the body when sun swims through the light.
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