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Old 02-22-2013, 08:27 PM   #591 
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For my baby, I established with it that the leaves of the tallest plant in its tank is where I feed it, so if it drops or misses the food, it just falls onto a leaf for the baby to easily find.
Since most pellets are too big for babies, I presoak one pellet and cut it in pieces and feed enough of the cut up pieces to see a little belly.

For my bigger boy, I've unintentionally taught him that tapping on the glass means there's food falling, so if he knocks food into the water from my finger and doesn't see where it went I can just tap the glass and he'll stop looking at my fingers and look below him.
It took about a week or two for him to catch on to the tapping.
If he still doesn't see the food falling before it hits the bottom, I leave it because he enjoys scavenging, and it doesn't take him more than an hour to find any of the pellets he missed.
I just used the hikari micro pellets and then moved to NLS once they could fit it in their mouths. I'm planning to go to petco this weekend to "rescue" another.
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:09 PM   #592 
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These two little ones came home with me today from Petco. I planned on putting them in a divided 2.5 gallon AQ until they matured, but they had other ideas. The AQ divider wasn't sufficient enough for baby bettas that apparently wiggle their way through even the smallest of crevices. Since I wasn't sure of their sex, their exact age or the age that they begin showing aggression toward one another, they're now in separate housing situations. I left the youngest one in the stable 2.5 gallon and the older went to a large glass bowl. This will have to work until I figure a better situation out. I'm afraid they were both exposed to more stress than necessary, especially after the unplanned AQ mishap. Well, fingers crossed, they're ok. They're aware, active and eating. If these links don't work, their images are in my photo album. Please check them out and make suggestions if you have any!
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:31 PM   #593 
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my new sooty nose baby :3

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Old 02-24-2013, 02:06 PM   #594 
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My baby is missing. :'-( I have been looking for her without disturbing the other fish and just can't find her. This is now day 3 I haven't seen her.
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My baby is missing. :'-( I have been looking for her without disturbing the other fish and just can't find her. This is now day 3 I haven't seen her.
where did u put her? did u check in the filter?
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:27 PM   #596 
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Yes I did check. she is in a 10 gallon tank with 2 neons 2 glows 1 guppy and a sucker fish. I hope she is just hiding in the rocks somewhere.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:33 PM   #597 
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hmm... neons and glow fish are both kinda nippy :(
bettas usually dont stary far from the surface.
I hope you find her soon...
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:03 PM   #598 
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Ok. So I'm PROBABLY going to get TWO baby bettas. Wish me luck.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:46 PM   #599 
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What a difference a week makes! The first pic was taken a week ago when we first took Cappy home and the second one was taken tonight.

(Sorry they are a little blurry, took pics with my phone and I guess it doesn't like close ups...)
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Thought this was interesting...

www.waynesthisandthat.com/bettagrowth.html
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