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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Hello there! I'm a newbie (if you can't tell). Other than two goldfish that I had as a youngster that died after a few days, I've never had a fish before. I was planning to get a betta. So, today I saw in an ad these holiday bowls at Petsmart, so I went with the intention of buying one for myself and my little sister. However, my mom accidentally took me to Petco (who knew there was a difference?) and when I inquired about the bowls, the person working there told me that that was an ad for Petco, and that Bettas require at least a 5 gallon tank, and that perhaps I should do research before purchasing. My mom wanted to think more about it.
So, I'm home now, trying to do research on tanks. That'll go on a different post XD

So, yup! Hello!
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 07:18 PM
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Yeah.... So get to it lol jk. Most people on this forum agrees that 2 gallons and up is most suitable for one betta. "Bowls are for soup!" If keeping minimal amount of bettas, I would suggest a 5 gallon tank to avoid doing more water changes.
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OMG! A competent Petco employee! Make that store your go to place for fish supplies cuz it's a keeper! Right now they are having a 3 day sale on the betta bow tanks 2.5 gal and 5 gal half price.

http://www.petco.com/product/10313/A...TanksAquariums
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Hi thegreatbetta! Welcome!!
You will find a wealth of information on this site! Glad you actually care about the well being of your soon to be new friend!!

+1 to registered user! Make that petco your go to place! Sounds like yet are actually knowledgeable compared to most places!

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Hello and welcome to the forum Good luck picking out your new tank and fish buddy.

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Thanks! And I guess that is pretty shocking. The tanks looked pretty nice, too. They were clean, and none of them had any dead fish in them.
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Welcome and enjoy us great people.
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Welcome to you and your soon to be new Betta. Congrats on finding a good pet supply store too.

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We only have one pet store here.
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Welcome to the forum and Soon to the wonderful world of Betta keeping...

Nice to meet you...

Be sure and post questions in the proper section for best response....

Enjoy your stay.....
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