Petco Baby Betta

OneLittleBubble
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I was just wondering if anyone has ever had success with the Petco baby bettas that they sell and if so what kind was it because a lot of people say they got veil tails and that makes me feel that they are mostly veil tails.
 
Kamaile
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I was just wondering if anyone has ever had success with the Petco baby bettas that they sell and if so what kind was it because a lot of people say they got veil tails and that makes me feel that they are mostly veil tails.
If you want to avoid a certain fin type, I'd advise getting an adult.
 
OneLittleBubble
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yeah, but there is a certain charm to raising a baby and seeing it grow up. I mainly just want to hear stories about other peoples experiences with them
 
Platylover
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I raised one pretty much to adult hood and it was a female, likely VT(still was a little young to tell acurately). She unfortuanetly died out of the blue. So I guess I kind of had some success? I had her for months and she was healthy until she suddenly died for no apparent reason. I just wouldn't do it again because I've learned my lesson with Petstore bettas, a majority have died on me within months of purchasing. The fry are also to young to be sold IMO since they are still fry and most people will likely not put them into good conditions causing them to probably have health conditions and such in the future.
 
OneLittleBubble
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That's too bad sorry to hear that.
Do you have to feed them live foods or can you just feed them micro pellets?

Probably won't get one just interested since I just recently got one from PetSmart (an adult) he is very shy still though
 
Platylover
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You don't have to feed them live food, but like all fish they'd definitely love it and it'd likely help them grow a little better since it has good protein. If you don't have access to live food I'd suggest using some frozen(doesn't have to be every time, but it can if you want.) you can still feed them pellets if you want though.
also, doing more frequent water changes will help with them growing faster, but that's also not a requirement for them as dong regular water changes would work fin as well.

Thanks, it was awhile ago, but she was the first betta I ever really cared for so it was a real shame when I found out she passed.
 
OneLittleBubble
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Wouldn't frozen food be too big for the baby

I recently got a male betta he is pretty small and I was thinking of getting a panda cory, would that be a bad idea
 
Platylover
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I haven’t found it to be, I’d always either give her 2 bribe shrimps or a blood worm. The blood worm was a little large but she was able to break it apart.

I wouldn’t do the Cory as they are shoalers as well as they need a lower temp than the betta. Betta fish communities can be pretty tricky and need to be done in a 20 long heavily planted. If this your first betta then I wouldn’t suggest trying a fish-community with him until you’ve had him for at least a few months and can get an idea of how bettas are(if that makes sense) as well as do a fair bit a research into it because betta communities can have about a thousand things go wrong and you’d need to be able to know how to handle them. If you want some tank mates for him you could try some shrimp or snails though. I’ve found shrimp to very entertaining little guys and certain snails can just be gorgeous.
 
OneLittleBubble
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Yeah, I just want to put something else with him just like 0ne other fish because he is in a 10 gallon by himself
 
Platylover
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You could always try a divided betta tank. You’d just need to make sure to get a secure divider and make it to were they can’t see eachother through it(with plants or decor on the sides of the divider. You’d likely want to grab a second filter for the other side as well. Just make sure that the other betta is the same gender as yours. If you mix females and males in a divided tank the female will have health problems, like being egg bound.
But if you try this do a little research into it as it is slightly more advanced then owning just one betta as things can go wrong, but with proper procautions it shouldn’t be as much as a problem.
 
Blitzar
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Imo, bad water conditions cause fry to grow less/more slowly (why I tend not to buy fry bags). The Petco baby bettas are typically kept in cups with bad water quality, which keeps them from reaching adult size.
 
AJ34
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I was just wondering if anyone has ever had success with the Petco baby bettas that they sell and if so what kind was it because a lot of people say they got veil tails and that makes me feel that they are mostly veil tails.

I bought a baby male two months ago, he is a veiltale. This month I got a baby veiltale female. Mine eat bettamin flakes and crush freeze dried foods to start. They eat pretty good as long as it’s small enough. The boy can do that minI pellets now as he has grown a lot! I have smallish 2-3 gallon tanks that’s why I started with babies . I usually try to get older babies , I’ve seen some that are so tiny I wouldn’t know how to feed them properly. One day when my big tanks free it would be nice to get an adult male with a different tail type!
 
OneLittleBubble
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  • #13
My recently bought male betta has some black on his tail is this fin rot?
 
kattimus
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I got a Baby Boy Betta from Petco back in February, and he's grown out considerably. He's all white with a blue shimmer to him and looks like he's going to be a veiltail.

I have found to to be really rewarding to see my baby growing bigger.

Further, to feeding, I've been feeding him the mini-pellets and little bits of freeze dried blood worm.
 
Blitzar
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My recently bought male betta has some black on his tail is this fin rot?

Please create a new thread for us to answer this question. Do not clutter other threads with secondary questions.
 
75g Discus Tank
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Some baby bettas are mislabeled. One of my females was a baby betta and she is starting to grow the “crown” part of a crowntail. So not all of them are veiltails.
 
Blitzar
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Some baby bettas are mislabeled. One of my females was a baby betta and she is starting to grow the “crown” part of a crowntail. So not all of them are veiltails.
Yep! One of my girls is starting to develop a crowntail. My other one looks like a delta, though.
 
CanadianFishFan
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That's too bad sorry to hear that.
Do you have to feed them live foods or can you just feed them micro pellets?

Probably won't get one just interested since I just recently got one from PetSmart (an adult) he is very shy still though
Heres the thing, I suggest that if you want a baby betta you should be experienced already with a adult. I have had bettas for over a year now and learned so much! Even I'm still learning. I have 10 bettas and just got my first baby betta at petsmart (He was the only smallest fish there! 4cm!) They are harder to feed, as they sometimes don't eat or the pellets are too big. They need more food as they are trying to grow and also higher quality food with different types to grow. Mine is more shy and is scared of his 5 gallon (I think it was too big, should have used my 2.5gallon with a heater.) I also turned off the filter as he can barely get around!
Heres him,

upload_2018-4-24_9-38-42.png Hard to tell size but he is 4cm! and my other males are 6-7cm
 
CanadianFishFan
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Some baby bettas are mislabeled. One of my females was a baby betta and she is starting to grow the “crown” part of a crowntail. So not all of them are veiltails.
Plus don't even get started on males being labelled as females. At petsmart they sold me a Female betta (it was koi, SCORE). Yeah it was a male, good thing I didnt start a sorority.
 
75g Discus Tank
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Plus don't even get started on males being labelled as females. At petsmart they sold me a Female betta (it was koi, SCORE). Yeah it was a male, good thing I didnt start a sorority.
It happened to my sorority. I got a mislabeled male. It had short fins and a fatter upper body as well as the oviposter. A month later, he tore up all of my other female betta's fins. He didn't kill them though.
 
CanadianFishFan
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It happened to my sorority. I got a mislabeled male. It had short fins and a fatter upper body as well as the oviposter. A month later, he tore up all of my other female betta's fins. He didn't kill them though.
exactly! Always double check this stuff. Petstores are not smart. They once had a halfmoon with ripped fins/fin rot labeled as a veiltail!
 
Megd143
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I just got one this weekend! I think I got a Girl that was labeled a boy. But, I don't really care, just want to see him/her grow. He's in a filtered, heated 2.5 gallon for now. He eats frozen bloodworms, if they are too big I just cut them up for him
 
aBettaNamedRoy
  • #23
I got a baby betta from Petco. He has not grown considerably, but his color is deepening with the passing of time. He is a feisty little guy, and aside from growing slowly, is doing great! He's in a heated and filtered 10 gallon.

Because dirty water can stunt baby bettas, I would suggest getting a bigger tank so that it will not have to be cleaned daily. This makes it easier to keep the baby betta healthy and happy. Atop a large tank, adding a filter would make it easier to maintain. Heating is crucial for proper development.
I feed my little guy a combination of bloodworms, brine shrimp, and tubflex worms (frozen, freeze-dried, or dried).

It isn't too hard to raise one, if the fry is of adequate age to live in such conditions. It all boils down to the subtle details that could affect proper development to adulthood.
 
BettaNation
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It honestly is luck of draw and maybe there is certain fin type that is more likely to appear but I do believe I got a baby juvenile king betta that sadly did have a swimming disorder and didn't make it. But I do have my betta Thief whom I also got as a baby betta. She was small and skinny and looked very fragile and for a while was not sure if she would make it but she is still to this day and she's thriving and a sassy lil gal.
Look for a baby betta that looks healthy, not the ones that swim weird or look weird and by weird I mean like not how a betta should normally look if they are healthy.

~here is a pic of Thief, when she was a baby, she had no color except a pinkish tint when the light hit her at certain angles. I could see right through her but after a while of feeding her the best food available, she's now a gorgeous color and I can no longer see straight through her. Her tank has fluorescent lighting but when natural light hits the tank, her color is 100x better.~
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Taylover26
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I bought a baby Betta from petco 4 months ago and it has been so fun to watch him grow! He’s definitely not a veiltale, I’m still trying to figure out what tail type he is! So it’s been fun to see his progress. I’ll post a picture of the first day I got him and what he looks like in his most recent picture.
 

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And here he is now
 

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AJ34
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Here’s my newest baby when I got him. People seem to think he will be a crown or comb... my other two baby’s from petco are veiltales!
 

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