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02-21-2011 01:52 PM
Iziezi Thank you for your reply, Pekemom. I just looked at the pellets I have for him, and in small letters where it's hard to see, it says "Baby Pellet".

I've posted some pictures of Penfold in the picture thread:

But he's already changed so much just in the week I've had him! He's gotten a bit bigger, the stripes in his tail are almost black now, and there's a lot of silver replacing the peach in his fins...
02-20-2011 12:36 AM
Pekemom Welcome Penfold, the beautiful baby betta!! I love his coloring and can't wait for pics as he matures. Being so tiny, how about the micropellets instead of the full sized pellets? My Brooke loves them and gets a few each morning. They're sized perfectly for her mouth, whereas she had alot of trouble with the bigger one. Lots of good luck with him, Iziezi, he sure is a beauty!
02-20-2011 12:21 AM
dramaqueen He sounds beautiful!

02-14-2011 01:30 PM
Iziezi Thanks everyone! The blue tint is gone from his fins now, but when the sun hits him just right, he shimmers green & blue!! And his fins are actually peach colored, not white at all! And his swimming fins are completely clear, nearly invisible.

Another quick question - how much do I feed him? I gave him one pellet this morning cuz he's still so small. He's about the size of my pinky and 2/3 the length, not including his fins. One pellet is enough, right?
02-14-2011 12:35 AM
LolaQuigs Yes their fins definitely do grow as they reach maturity, so your guy might be a hm, it's hard to tell with the young ones! He looks so pretty, i can't wait to see pictures when he's not in the blue water!
02-14-2011 12:08 AM
lilchiwolf he may become a HM later on. Mine started delta, but I let him flair to when he stretched out into a HM!
02-13-2011 11:47 PM
baylee767 For a little bit, a few mintues to a few hours... but nothing long. I had a clownfish with ich and we put her (female) in methalyne (hooray for spelling) blue for 5 minutes, and her nostrils were stained for half an hour but I'm sure after awhile of colorless water he'll lose it.
02-13-2011 10:27 PM
Iziezi Thank you, Bloo, Baylee!
At the store, they told me Penfold was a half-moon, but I looked through the photos in the Color/Tail sticky here, and I think I agree with you Baylee, he looks more like a delta. But he's still just a baby, how much do their tails change as they get older? Also, does anyone know if the blue color in the water can "stain" their fins? I'm finally getting most of the blue water out of Penfold's cup, and there is a definite blue tint to his fins...
02-13-2011 07:58 PM
baylee767 He is beautiful! Though he looks more like a delta to me...
02-13-2011 07:54 PM
bloo97 Pretty fish!
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