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#25 sandie66



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Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:55 PM

Actually I just bought one of these babies for my daughter the other night. I had 50 Bettas at one time (many years ago), so I am not worried about taking care of it properly. I asked about these babies and was told that part of the "surprise" was finding out whether it was male or female later. I am pretty sure my daughter picked out a male and he is very pretty and very hearty. Can't be sure, but he looks like he may end up being a halfmoon. All of the babies at my store looked very good and they looked well taken care of. My daughter had a hard time picking out just one because they were all so pretty, but I told her right away she could only have 1 and I did not want to go back to having 50 bettas and little tanks all over the house again.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:10 PM

I had picked up a baby but he was able to eat new life spectrum pellets if I crushed it up a bit. he was tiny but not as tiny as some of them I have seen
If they insist on selling baby's they should at least sell proper food for them

Edited by Tiki, 20 March 2012 - 06:11 PM.

#27 LilGreenPuffer


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Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:42 PM

So, I've tried and tried and tried to find out what "upper management" said about my complaint, but they quit answering me.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:52 AM

Yup the other day i went to my local petco, i saw a tons of baby betta! and they was so so so much smaller then my frys!.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:07 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if all of a sudden 'dwarf bettas' were on sale.

#30 TidesOfDarkness


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Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:55 PM

There arent any at my local petco, but I went to Sherman, Texas today and there were about five... :/

#31 Chipmunk1210


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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:17 PM

I am beginning to wonder if mine gets in some babies off and on. The last female I bought is tiny. The other girls don't seem to have an issue with her but she is very small compared to my biggest one.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:18 AM

My local Petco got some in a few days ago. I went there to look around (they've been improving conditions for some of the animals there, though the guinea pigs are still stuck in 15 gallon tanks and Bettas in tiny filthy cups) while my fiance was at a store across the street. They were very tiny, stressed, and one was very lethargic. It would have been even more difficult to resist temptation if I had room for another tank (I don't have room for more tanks than I already have now), but I know they would just replace the ones sold and might get the impression there's a market for them. The poor things were only $2 and were next to some tiny "Betta tanks" that weren't even 1/2 gallon, grrr.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:47 PM

Yeah my store had those tiny "tanks" that were "just for baby bettas." It seems like more and more tiny tanks are being created and they are either not getting in the big ones anymore or people think the small ones are ok so they aren't being properly rehomed.

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