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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Baby Betta

Well I just brought a baby Betta from petco. They seem to take no care of there fish the Bettas looked half dead this one was pail and moven very slowly so for $1.99 I took a chance he look bad I placed him in the main tank to hold him the cup filled over and he enter a brave new world unexpectedly I did a water change in his cup first but he moved out.

Well one of the cichlid chased him a little and bit out hi tail fin but he gets around pretty good hes eating well and his color came back he is going to be a stunner you can just tell.

The other fish have stop pestering him for the most, and he swims around the tank freely.

I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.

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Yeah I just saw those at Petco this week. Hard to tell what sex they are at that size. For $1.99 it's hard to pass up...but I just wish I knew the sex so I can determine whether it's safe to toss into my sorority.
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If you still have the cichlids in there with the betta, eventually they will dual it out till the death I think. I would personally try to rehome one or the other

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I keep wanting so bad to rescue some of those babies! They're so tiny and I want to snuggle them and tell them "It'll be okay, I'll take care of you."

...I'm way too attached to bettas.

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I keep wanting so bad to rescue some of those babies! They're so tiny and I want to snuggle them and tell them "It'll be okay, I'll take care of you."

...I'm way too attached to bettas.
Me too
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i just recently got a betta as well, he's in his own little condo(breeder pen) since the current is too strong and i have shrimps, but he's so lively and fun to watch. What we need to do is start genetically breed a docile betta so that way i can have like 20 males lol.
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i just recently got a betta as well, he's in his own little condo(breeder pen) since the current is too strong and i have shrimps, but he's so lively and fun to watch. What we need to do is start genetically breed a docile betta so that way i can have like 20 males lol.
My old betta live with RCS and never bother them.

I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.

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I would love a tank full of bettas! I love the lil babies squee
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Guys if your stores aren't taking good care of the fish then please don't buy from there! You are simply encouraging their neglect by rewarding them with cash. Take your business somewhere else and be sure to let them know exactly why you are doing so.
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My old betta live with RCS and never bother them.
i had one that constantly harrassed the shrimpies, The tank was heavily planted and he still seeked them out.

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Guys if your stores aren't taking good care of the fish then please don't buy from there! You are simply encouraging their neglect by rewarding them with cash. Take your business somewhere else and be sure to let them know exactly why you are doing so.

agreed. But im currious, when it comes to betta, if it's a mega chain store, do they ever change the water in those little containers?
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i had one that constantly harrassed the shrimpies, The tank was heavily planted and he still seeked them out.




agreed. But im currious, when it comes to betta, if it's a mega chain store, do they ever change the water in those little containers?
No. I've seen some poor bettas in horribly nasty water at some places... Its the ones who don't get sold quickly, you can tell, because generally they're the less brightly colored ones. Pearlicus was actually almost white when I got him, and was in one of the more sorry-looking containers. So I picked him and only afterward found out that 'halfmoon bettas' are three times the price of veiltails. I'm glad now that I didn't realize it, because otherwise I would have never gotten him, and I'd be without my baby
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He is hiding today. hope hes ok.

I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.

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How often the water gets changed depends on the person manager

The store I usually visit changes out the water 1-2x per week.

Totally depends on the schedule of the employees and when they receive the shipment of the new fish.

The person in charge of the fish department will decide on the schedule. If no one complains they will do less WC's.

The employees the PS closest to me are usually pretty knowledgeable in the basics of f-keeping. Not so much when it comes to the plants.
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He is hiding today. hope hes ok.
Perhaps you could buy a breeder net and let the baby grow up in a protected space.

Often, the babies do best on live foods, like daphnia.
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Yeah, what do you feed the baby?
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