By the time it’s six weeks old, the betta chick will be ready to be released back into the wild.
But how will the chick get its head around a world full of predators and a lack of natural predators?
If we’re lucky, it’ll be introduced to the wild through a natural reintroduction program.
And the chicks may even be able to breed with other bettas in the wild, which could lead to some of the world’s largest colonies of these tiny fish.
We asked three scientists to share their secrets for producing a chick hatch in the next few months.