New Baby Betta. Not Sure What To Do......

What should I name him?

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Arikat

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I went to a store just to get some shrmp, they didn't have any. I went by the Betta section, and saw this baby. At first I thought the container was empty, I was going to tell the management the container was empty, when I noticed that there was a tiny baby in it. In the photos he is in a medicine cup that I use to defrost food. There are brine shrimps for size comparisons. What should I do for him? I want to do my best for him. I took him home because I saw young kids there preparing these fish for a life of torture. Any advise helps... I haven't had good luck with the babies. He has quite a bit of attitude, he is a very active swimmer despite his size.


I took his cup water levels.
6.4ph
.25-.50ppm ammonia ( I can't quite tell, it is in the middle of the colors)
0 ppm nitrate
 

Mcasella

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Feed him several times a week, provide clean, warm water with weekly water changes.
Provide same care as an adult, just feed more often during the week. I have a little dt betta that is about one inch in size.
 

raptorfishy

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Do you already have a tank? If not, AI'm for 5 gallons or more, 2.5 gallons BARE minimum. Make sure to have Filter, heater etc. and also, be careful what pet stores (especially petsmart) tell you. I found a betta handbook at petco that said you can keep them in quarter gallon tanks with no filter doing once a month cleanings. You should know this but don't put 2 bettas together unless their females
 
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Arikat

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raptorfishy said:
Do you already have a tank? If not, AI'm for 5 gallons or more, 2.5 gallons BARE minimum. Make sure to have Filter, heater etc. and also, be careful what pet stores (especially petsmart) tell you. I found a betta handbook at petco that said you can keep them in quarter gallon tanks with no filter doing once a month cleanings. You should know this but don't put 2 bettas together unless their females
yea, I have a 2 gallon tank for him for now. If he grows larger, he can move to a 10 gallon. Lol I should have specified. I'm not new to betta fish, I've just never had one so small. I have a 20long female sorrority, 6 gal male, and manage someone elses 10 gallon male community tank.
 

mattgirl

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Just feed this little one a small pinch food of 2 or 3 times a day and keep its water extra clean. Other than that just take care of it the same as you would an adult.

I wasn't going to do it but I couldn't help myself. I rescued 10 molly fry from my big tank . I actually give them a small pinch of food 4 or 5 times a day and do a 50% water change every other day on the 5.5 gallon tank I am using as a grow out tank. They are growing like cute little weeds. They have already doubled in size in just over a week.
 

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