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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-22-2018, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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how come my betta babies are so small after two months, they are the same size e-=when they where born ?
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Well, did you buy them or breed them?
They don't take long to grow up, so depending if you bred them, they should be up to normal size in three to five months.
PetCo sells baby bettas which aren't much older than a month or less.
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i bought them from petco the parents male and female, the babies have not grown a inch

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i bought them from petco male and females they have not grown a inch
Okay, that'll depend on how long you have had them.
With a good diet, I wouldn't expect them to grow slowly, they should be getting bigger by the week. After the first month of having them, they should be noticeably larger.
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in order to breed bettas do i need to by breeders and how do i know they are breeders ?
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they hatched april 1 st and are the same size today i gave them vinegar
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Breeding bettas are not recommended for the beginner keeper, it's an advanced subject to touch base later.
You would just get fitting pairs at the store and breed them, there isn't a way to know if they are breeding quality or not.

I would feed small bettas micro pellets, daphnia, bloodworms and brine shrimp, that what I feed mine
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How big is the tank - estimate how many fry you have. You may need to do more water changes.

How often are you feeding them. Are they actually eating - can you see full bellies
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It's likely the diet of your fry that is the problem. You can't raise a spawn on vinegar eels alone. This is a food that breeders tend to use only until the fry are large enough to move onto more nutritious foods such as freshly hatched brine shrimp.

What you need to do (if you don't already have them on hand), is purchase brine shrimp eggs. Look for those that guarantee a high (90%+) hatch rate. There are numerous tutorials and articles online outlining the different methods for hatching and harvesting brine shrimp. Have a read through some of these, and then figure out the method that works best for you (it make take some trial and error).

Daily (or even twice daily) feedings of BBS coupled with frequent water changes should guarantee a faster growth rate in your fry.

The only thing to watch with BBS is that if regularly overfed, it can cause issues with the swim bladder.

Once the fry start to get larger, you can then start to introduce other foods into their diet.
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