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Old 04-14-2012, 12:03 AM   #1 
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Petco selling betta FRY now?! (Lots of pictures)

I was strolling through ny local petco (again... In my defense I had 5 petpal store credits. xD) when I saw a new addition to the Betta Lounge area. I looked closer, and I saw stacks upon stacks of BABY bettas. I gasped, and my boyfriend's reaction was "Oh, here we go again...." They were only 1.99... And they were SO tiny and adorable, and depressed, I simply had to get some. I spent about 15 minutes sorting through them all, and decided on these three-

Doubletail cambodian-? Hopefully will turn into full red.


Salamander butterfly-?


Who knows what this little guy will be... My boyfriend chose him because he's the smallest... Named "Squirt." LOL


They are all currently acclimating in one of my spare spawning tanks.


I've got some microworm cultures being shipped in a day or two, and I've got some brine shrimp on hand. Hopefully all of these kiddos will grow up strong and healthy. They're a little less than a half inch big.



This just makes me sad, and angry. It isn't easy raising betta to adulthood, these little guys don't stand a chance in the typical bowl - with - flakes environment. :/ if only we could ban together and save them all.

Any name suggestions for the DT and salamander? Sorry for the crappy pics, they were taken with my phone on the go. Heehee.
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:07 AM   #2 
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they've been selling babies. ;n; it's so sad. i want one, but thankfully, PetCo's 40 minutes in the OPPOSITE direction of EVERYTHING ELSE. or i'd have a few. :I

since gender's unknown, give them unisex names. like.... Alyx and Chrys. :V cause i like Y's in place of I's. xD
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:08 AM   #3 
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Wow, they're tiny! Good luck with them!
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:45 AM   #4 
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I have a ton of spawns under my belt and it's still difficult :/ It makes me mad. We work heard to raise these fish...
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:29 AM   #5 
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what do you differently with these i might get one :D
I know that uts bad and i often see the babies DEAD! (as well as the adults) but i want to try raising one maybee
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:35 PM   #6 
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Wow, I got my betta from Petsmart. (I don't know of a Petco in my area). Good luck with these!
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:47 PM   #7 
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how do you raise a baby betta?
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:36 PM   #8 
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They had them for a while now..although in the past I have found some very young females. The baby ones I have seen have been pretty small



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Some of them are too young to eat adult pellets but petco fails to inform customers of this. You may need to either crush the pellets or feed them baby brine shrimp or some other fry food. My could eat crushed pellets. I also used frozen bloodworm.

They also need a heater. Adults do too but it seems to be more critical for babies.

I will admit, it is pretty awsome to watch them grow up.

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I've seen very young bettas in the stores too, but I've never seen them actually labeled and advertised as "Baby Betta." :/
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:46 PM   #10 
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I jumped on the baby bandwagon today too >__<
The females being sold at the LFS are tiny little things, and I'm not even sure if the one I picked out is even a girlie. I'm going to feed her mainly frozens and crushed pellets for now since I can't get live cultures.

Pog, there's a thread in the breeding forum on raising babies you may want to read through :)
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