I went into Petco looking for a bigger tank after I moved across the country and was only able to bring the 2.5 gal tank for transport and came out with a baby betta and a heater! The "aquatics expert" told me they were having a sale on tanks later on in the month so I held off and got this baby instead.
I think it's a she, and even though she had stress stripes, she looked the biggest and most alert of all the babies. It's been exactly a week since I got her and she seems to be doing well! She's in the .5 gal zen tank I saw someone else mention and will be moving on up when the tank sale comes around. Attachment 76855
I feed her softened pellets but am going to go back for some fruit flies at Petco. Since the pellets have a tendency to disintegrate, I scoop them up with my nail and stick my finger in the tank. She already knows that a finger in the water means food and has no problem eating off my finger.
I have a question, however. My male betta, who is growing old and sick, is eating pellets soaked in garlic for his immune system, and I have thought of giving her some of these, too, to help her fight disease. Good idea or no?
Our Petsmart has babies too. Oh, and by the way, I'm new here. :) This is a wonderful site. :) A very small male had caught my eye at our store over a month ago. He was still there every time we went in, and I finally got him yesterday. He is currently about 1.5 inches long, and has visibly grown since I first discovered him. The cup labeled him as a Half Moon. I'd be interested in hearing assessments from you... this is the first betta I've had in over 20 years. He's in my avatar.
I look forward to spending more time here. So glad I found this place.
my seven year old betta just died, so I've been planning what I am going to do now that i have no bettas. i think iwill probably get a baby betta! I am going to feed it live foods it's whole life, and keep it in an npt. The tank will probably have a few cories and some shrimp, and some snails, but then other then that just a betta