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Slow Growth

Fast Growth

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It is thought that bettas that mature later will have a longer life span.

Will take you longer to breed the next generation. You will be able to breed the next generations of your line sooner. Faster growth can possibly mean a shorter life span.

Steps for slow growth

Steps for Fast Growth

1: Lower water temperatures, approximately 74F - 80F. 1: Warmer water temperatures, approximately 80F - 84F.
2: Foods 2: Foods
2a Live Foods 1-2 times per day 2a Live Foods 5-6 times per day
2b Start dry foods at about 1 month 2b Never switch, stay with live foods
3: Water Quality 3: Water Quality
3a Clean bottom of tank once per week for the first month

3a

Partial water changes every 2-3 days
3b Partial water changes to be started after one month
4: Leave all juveniles in the grow out tank until you notice fighting or torn fins. 4: Jar males as soon as they are identified or merely jar the largest juveniles.

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