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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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Hi fellow betta keepers! I'm new here. I just got my second betta (R.I.P Ronnie) and his name is Happy (nicknamed Buddy) because he makes me happy. He is a gorgeous red and purple half moon double tail- I'm in love already! When I went to Petsmart to pick out a new betta, this one peered at me through his cup with his puppy dog eyes (or should I say - fry fish eyes! lol) and I knew I had to get him. He is happy in his new filtered 5g! Though, I am not able to provide him with a filter at the time, will he be fine without one until I can get him one?I'm glad I found this site, and I'm sure Happy is to!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012, 08:23 PM
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Welcome to the forum! He should be fine without the filter (only my baby tank had a filter). Bettas have a labyrinth organ which allows them to breathe air, so you don't really need a filter for him. Just a heads up with your 5 gallon tank (unfiltered) you should be doing a 50% and a 100% (or near too) every week. Once you get the filter you can drop down to two 50% water changes every week with a near 100% change every other week.

I do look forward to seeing this guy, he sounds gorgeous!

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012, 08:39 PM
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Hi, welcome to the forum! I have five bettas, and only one tank has a filter. As Ivandert said, just keep the water clean. Glad you joined us all here!

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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Whoops, I meant he didn't have a heater. He does have a filter.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-09-2012, 07:40 PM
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Welcome! You should get a heater soon but I am keeping a betta in an unheated tank right now and he is doing fine, just make sure to add warm water every once in a while, but not enough to make him go into shock!

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-09-2012, 07:53 PM
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Hello and welcome!

You will always be my best friend, .
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-10-2012, 02:46 PM
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I am also new! I just got my first betta fish yesterday and he is a red and blue half moon betta fish. I have him in a 1 1/2 gallon bowl and with a plastic block with plastic plants on top. I also have a tan gravel that glows in the water and it is making the water murky. Soon I am getting marbles and a 2 gallon bowl. :P
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-10-2012, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for welcoming me, and squirtWhittelsey5 your new betta sounds beautiful. Can you all answer my other question? I think my little buddy has fin rot!
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I love Squirt my half moon betta fish!!
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