Lol I don't know if I just got lucky 3 times in a row or what, but mine are all easy to raise. I feed them crushed pellets, keep them under a warm light and make sure they always have clean water (recently started using water conditioner). Nothing special and they all seem to be thriving! =] *knocks on wood*
thanks:) The betta was my girl Cheng, the old one:D do you have any tips on raising the babies?
Opps, I think we were so impressed with 7 years we forgot your question. I've kept my babies in a heated (80 degrees) 1 gallon since they were so tiny & upgraded after their first growth spurt. I did 100% water changes every other day because I've read they are more sensitive to ammonia & my tap water reads at 0 for ammonia, nitrites, & nitrates. I was using the Hikari food, but just found out they changed the formula. I would just crush up the bigger pellets now.
Really the biggest thing is heat, food, & water changes...not that much different than the adults.
I've officially kept Cae (changed his name) alive for a whole day! xD He seems to be doing very well, but kind of spends most of his time in a tiny corner. I think he might still be getting used to the new tank and everything.
And I want 17 million more. xD Maybe not that many, but you know...
JBonez; That's how I was! I just wanted something relaxing to do with my time... a planted Betta tank seems like just the thing! I was planning a tropical community tank, but now I think I just want Bettas.
I definitely recommend getting a big tank and dividing it up! I feel like I would love to do tank makeovers for people. On their budget, of course. I feel so limited on mine! But bettas are super relaxing. I love how they aren't fearful, too. Mine come right up to the tank to inspect me! They'll even let me touch them. It's a weirdly amazing trust because it's a fish and they're pretty much just instinct based and run on a flight reaction lol so it's pretty cool to have fish that totally break that mold.
Bettas are truly funny little things. I have 3 babies, they all acclimated just fine, ate, seemed at peace, all that. Got a betta adult, he seems PISSED. Barely eating, just kind of floats there. He's all unfurled and pretty, though. He just seems like a real grump.
JBonez; I have a 10 gal. Feel free to design it for me. xD I want live plants, but I don't want to not be able to see my fish. xP I also plan on making caves from PVC... the ones I've seen that other people made look awesome.
Would a 10 gal only be big enough for 2 males? Or could I divide it for 3?