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my betta fry range from .75 to 1.24 I noticed that some of the larger betta have stripes like the female when breeding but they are only 5 to 6 weeks old they cant be old enouf to breed yet is this normal for betta fry
- Inundated in SFLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Yea, 5-6 week old fry aren't yet old enough to breed (usually that can (but not always) start at 3-4 mons) but once their color starts showing up, the stripes show their "emotions"--when they're scared, when they are showing off, etc. The males and females will both stripe up until they all mature when the males generally will stop--some of the very timid males never stop striping).
- 1 decade ago
the male beta will kill the female and fertilize the eggs so dont be sad when you find the female dead.