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Old 02-18-2012, 03:00 PM   #1 
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Smile Baby Dart growing up

January 29th: I brought home a baby betta. I named the tiny fish Darting Patterns (Dart for short).

I will update this thread periodically to keep track of Dart's development, which I hope others will find as interesting as I do. :)


The half gallon tank was temporary as I awaited a proper heater for my 6.6 gallon Bookshelf Aquarium.

"Is it food?" Tiny Dart is so curious about anything and everything!


The gravel is a point of curiosity too. ^^ The stripes are fascinating to me: they fade in and out depending on Dart's excitement level.


Dart has an excellent appetite. Here, he/she is gobbling up a piece of bloodworm.

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About a week later (Feb. 8th) Dart was transferred to the Bookshelf Aquarium and duckweed floating plants were added.


Which of course had to be investigated thoroughly. ^^

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Old 02-18-2012, 03:10 PM   #2 
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Week 3 (Feb. 17): New 6500 kelvin bulb! Plus some more plants.


See the tail lengthening?


You can barely see in this photo that Dart has a blue/purple shimmer. So pretty! ^_^




In this one you can see a "branching" appearing in the tail struts. I'm wondering what that will develop into?


Who is watching whom? Huh?

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Old 02-18-2012, 03:21 PM   #3 
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This is so cool... i have a few fry myself from my first spawn... and its just so fascinating to watch them get bigger and develop personalities
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i think i should make a log of sparta, but cute fishie :3
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:35 PM   #5 
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Thanks! I think a log for Sparta is an excellent idea, bettalover1507.

Oh wow, frostysnow, I can only imagine how exciting the first spawn must be! It really is so absorbing, just watching them grow and change and get certain attitudes. My sister got a baby from Petco the week before I got Dart and it's so fun comparing them. Her baby is absolutely fearless and practically goes up for a pet whenever she puts her hand in the tank to make adjustments! Crazy little thing. Dart is a bit more cautious, but he/she did nibble on me once lol.
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Thanks! I think a log for Sparta is an excellent idea, bettalover1507.

Oh wow, frostysnow, I can only imagine how exciting the first spawn must be! It really is so absorbing, just watching them grow and change and get certain attitudes. My sister got a baby from Petco the week before I got Dart and it's so fun comparing them. Her baby is absolutely fearless and practically goes up for a pet whenever she puts her hand in the tank to make adjustments! Crazy little thing. Dart is a bit more cautious, but he/she did nibble on me once lol.
thanks but it will get boring soon because his growth rate is SUPER DUPER SLOW i really don't know why he is going to be 3 months next week and he isn't even an inch yet
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thanks but it will get boring soon because his growth rate is SUPER DUPER SLOW i really don't know why he is going to be 3 months next week and he isn't even an inch yet
Sure it's a he? Females tend to stay smaller...
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Aww what a cutie! Can't wait to see how he is growing:)
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Sure it's a he? Females tend to stay smaller...
nope i don't know "he" just stuck for sparta, even though is he is a she she/he will be named "sparta"
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Aww what a cutie! Can't wait to see how he is growing:)
Thanks, Secret! :) I can't either!


Aww, bettalover1507, Sparta sounds like an adorable little tiny one! I do hope growth kicks in soon for him (or her ^.^), though. It'll probably just suddenly take off one day.
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