Growth of my male betta

Speedy

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He is beautiful! It is SO nice to see someone that provides adequate care for their bettas..
 

bugmankeith

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See, in pet stores bettas are stressed,malnourished,sick, and sometimes have fin damage. In my case, my male was sold too young, hence why he looked like a female.

When you properly care for bettas, ones you see at the store that look drab brighten up fast and their fins heal and grow. I have yet to see an ugly betta that is properly cared for. If you keep them in a bowl you will never see them at their finest.
 

codykrr

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He is defiantly a looker!

as a kid I had many bettas. sadly I kept them all in bowls.:eek:

It wasnt untill I was around 19 I learned how to properly care for them. I had one that passed last summer. neat fish.
 

H. laoticus

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Very nice! That's my first time seeing a male betta develop and it reminds me of a flower bud blooming into its full beauty. How long did that take?
 

bugmankeith

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He is defiantly a looker!
as a kid I had many bettas. sadly I kept them all in bowls.:eek:
It wasnt untill I was around 19 I learned how to properly care for them. I had one that passed last summer. neat fish.
Yeah, my first betta was also kept in a bowl, I too believed the people at the pet store. Amazingly, it lived for 6 years. It was in my room so the temp was always warm, solving the heating issue. I fed it betta pellets and bloodworms which is a fairly good diet. Today I realized though all that time he had fin burn and bad ich, but after having him I finally learned the right care for bettas and now I got this handsome boy.






Very nice! That's my first time seeing a male betta develop and it reminds me of a flower bud blooming into its full beauty. How long did that take?
From the time I got him to full growth, was 8 months.
 
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