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Old 04-08-2012, 07:19 PM   #1 
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Saved a baby betta :)

so i broke my rule of never shopping at Petco and bought what they had labeled as a "baby betta". Im pretty sure i cant feed him pellets but whats the best thing to feed them? and do they need any other special care? ill post a picture up as soon as i can
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:22 PM   #2 
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How big is he? You can try crushing and soaking the pellets, he may take them.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:26 PM   #3 
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baby bettas need more care then they let you think. Baby brine shrimp are good for them, combined with crushed pellets, should be okay. make sure you keep up with the water changes, i changed Chappy's every single day, and they NEED a heater.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:28 PM   #4 
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Yea, it's kind of hit and miss. The really tiny ones usually don't make it :/
Would they still be producing that stunting hormone? If so he'd need lots of WCs.
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hes about half an inch maybe? i dont think he can be more than 2 or 3 months old. Just took pictures ill upload them now. He doesnt seem to have any color yet
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:37 PM   #6 
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here he/she is in his/her big betta cup
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:41 PM   #7 
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I'd head off and try to find some brine shrimp eggs. o.o
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:45 PM   #8 
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can i buy eggs at petsmart? are normal brine shrimp too big? ive never bought live food before. how old do you think he/she is? also do you think it would be ok to wait till tomorrow morning to feed him/her? im not sure if they need to be fed every day. petsmart closed 2 hours ago and petco didnt have any live food what so ever :/ and theyre closed now too. i do have flakes and pellets right now that i feed my other betta Antione.
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Do you have a fish store? I don't know if chain stores carry eggs.
He should be fine for tonight, keep him warm. I have no clue how old he'd be.
Also, you'll need aquarium salt to hatch your brine shrimp.
I'd try crushing and soaking pellet food tonight though, just in case.
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yes, im not sure how good they are though. ive never been in there. Ill check tomorrow. right now i only have access to walmart since its easter. what about blood worms? i know walmart carries those. would they be ok for him/her?
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