I have quite a number of Betta hendra juveniles, both in the tank with the original pair, and in a separate grow-out. The ones in the tank are growing at a much faster rate than their grow-out siblings, which I have found is a perfectly normal occurrence.
The hendra juveniles in the grow-out have been plagued by problems with their health and water quality. I will admit I had been slacking with their care, and this has been obvious in their slow development. However, after culling 25 of the smallest and sickest fish from the tank, and increasing both water changes and food intake, I have noticed a marked improvement in the behaviour and appearance of the remaining juveniles.
I am hoping to get a number of females from this batch of fish, as I want to keep on a small group of females, and a couple of males to replace the father. The rest will be sold on as soon as they are old enough.
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, I currently keep and breed a number of species from the coccina complex.