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Old 03-14-2012, 03:39 PM   #31 
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sparta hardly ever swims, and dosen't really eat :(
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:41 PM   #32 
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aww :(

have you tried dipping food into garlic juice? (minced garlic, the juice from it works)... or live foods. Mine'll go after what moves, and what smells good :)
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:07 PM   #33 
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About how big is he literally?

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Old 03-14-2012, 04:25 PM   #34 
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still around this size
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:47 PM   #35 
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Now I hate to be the one to ask this.

Betta lover1507: Please don't take it as I am saying just get it over with. Sparta is a very stunted fry and from the sounds of it...doesn't seem like he's going t make it regardless.

Since he is still that tiny, it would only be right to cull him now before he suffers any longer. Wouldn't you think it is better to do than to sit around waiting for him to grow and eat and make you even more sad everyday with many other family and outside problems going on as well.

Yes. I have to admit Sparta seems like a trooper, but really he sounds like he won't make it soon. With the cold water and then warm water, not eating correctly, swimming problems, ect.

He has gone through a bunch and I am surprised as such a tiny fry he lived through all of this.

You are doing your best, but to my understanding, you honestly have no way of getting him to live and have the energy to be the spunky betta he sure is at heart.

If I was in your shoes I would see that culling him would be best to get him out of this constant suffering state. Then in the future when you are able to care for a spawn...heck...go for it.

You know that we can always help out with a bunch of things. I'm sure you can get the hang of it in the future.

Again this is not meant to offend you or to bring you down. I actually am aiming for this to be a learning experience.

I hope you consider it. I've heard many ways of culling fry and usually they are easy with small fish like this.

Best regards from me.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:20 PM   #36 
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Agreed ^ He'll either go on his own or he'll remain stunted and lethargic for the rest of his life.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:56 PM   #37 
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i understand,but if you read my signature i won't be breeding betta's no more...
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:10 PM   #38 
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i understand,but if you read my signature i won't be breeding betta's no more...
I wasn't meaning to discourage you from EVER breeding bettas.

Though I was just implying overall...Do you feel you can cull Sparta? Sparta is a strong fry, but from the sounds of it will die a suffering death. It is one of the responsibilities of breeding bettas and very important.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:12 PM   #39 
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no i just no longer allowed to breed betta's no more :( because i wanted a bird. and no i don't think i could D: he has been with me soo long
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:14 PM   #40 
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But he is going to suffer more with the situation he is in. And with a bird there im not sure much of your attention is going to be directed to him.
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