Before getting started with how to care for baby bettas, let’s first get to know about their development in each stage. Learning about this will help you to take care of the fry correctly and make them thrive!


0-36 Hours : Tiny white eggs inside the bubble nest will gradually develop until reaching 36 hours.
**When the parent bettas release the eggs into a bubble nest, a large cluster of eggs will become noticeable. The male fish then build more bubble nest to support the tiny eggs inside.

36 Hours : You will notice the little eyes of the newly hatch fry.They develop their bodies vertically. Their tails will be clear or black-colored. Also, these baby fish will have little yolk sacks with them. **During this stage, the male fish will take care of its babies. If the fry fall from the bubble nest, the male betta will use his mouth to take them back.

1-3 Days : The babies will swim horizontally to breathe. The yolk sack will be eaten up as a source of nutrition.
**It’s not the proper time to feed them yet! Feeding will confuse the male betta as it can’t distinguish the babies from food – especially living food like mosquito larvae and artemia. The male may end up eating its own babies! Or sometimes it’s possible to cause the fry to fall from their bubble nest.

4-5 Days : After they have absorbed the yolk sacks, the baby

fish start to swim horizontally, out of their bubble nest looking for food. This is the perfect time for feeding the fry! We should feed both the male betta and the babies properly. If the fry aren’t fed well, they will eventually become withered and dead. **In the first meal, you should turn on a light current of the
oxygen pump (Make sure to turn it on lightly!) and away from the bubble nest to avoid the fry falling or get injured. After this, feed them every day but not excessively as food leftovers can pollute the water.

14-15 Days : The fry grow enough to swim freely and stay on the bubble nest. It’s okay to separate the male betta now. During this time, notice if the water starts to become dirty. Add more water to increase oxygen and to dilute waste. Plus, add TANTANIC in the water correspondingly. Tantanic will help
reduce water contamination and create an ideal water environment for the fish. **In case the water evaporates, add more water with Tantanic in the recommended proportion.

40-50 Days : The fry are developing well now. If the water becomes dirty, use a gravel cleaner to remove waste and debris and add water once a week. Examine the size of your baby fish - it depends on living conditions. If they have grown enough, totally change 100% of the water. Keep doing this until
you can separate them into individual tanks. ** The advantage of frequent water changes is that the particles and waste will be eliminated. Plus, the water change increases oxygen while reducing ammonia poisoning. Constantly changing water will accelerate the growth of baby betta.

50-60 Days : the fry develop their mouth, big enough to consume food. It’s time to feed them with small pallets. Start by mixing small pallets with Aminovita. This mixture is beneficial to your betta’s growth with good coloration, healthy scales, bones, and body systems.

**Always remember that food and water are essential. Don’t forget to feed them properly and change water frequently.**
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