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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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New Beta Owner, Hello!

Greetings everyone! What a nice looking community. Found ya'll through a web search today as I was curious about care and keeping my betas happy. I'm a brand-spankin' new beta owner! So.. naturally I had no idea they needed so much more. The betas were purchased on a whim as there was a sale on a split 1/2 gallon tank. Not sure if I'd rather try to split a 10 gallon tank for them or just get two separate ones when I change them from their current home. Regardless, even if small, their current home is much nicer than the little tubs they were living in for who knows how long! I got a red and pink colored one that I named Valentine, and a blue and red one named Prince. :)
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 01:18 AM
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hi there and welcome to the world of betta keeping. i'm also new here trying to learn more about raising bettas. hope you can gain as much info as you can from this site.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 08:12 AM
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Hello and welcome to the forum

A divided 10 gallon might be a bit cheaper for you to do since you'll only need one heater, one filter etc...

If you like the idea of individual tanks, the 2.5 gal or 5 gal. Aqueon mini-bow kits are pretty nice. In the 2.5 you would use a 25w heater and depending on how warm the room temp. stays in the tank room, you could possibly use a 25w in the 5 gallon but here in the Northeast, I use a 50w.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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I've spent all morning looking at tanks online for Prince and Valentine. I think I'd rather seperate them, as Prince is my boyfriend's and Valentine is mine.. and having them together may cause un-needed stress.

I did some skimming around the other threads about tank-mates and noticed that these guys don't seem to get along with any other fish or marine animals. That's a shame, I was really hoping they'd at least be able to have something in there to help keep the tank clean. About 12 years ago or so I and my step-father had a freshwater aquarium full of all kinds of fish. Admittedly, he mostly took care of all the important stuff, but I don't recall we had to clean that tank very often, it pretty much took care of itself. It was possibly a 20 gallon or so? I don't plan to go that big with a tank for these guys, I like having Valentine on the shelving attached to my desk.. which is a base size of 12.5"x16" .. so I don't think I can do anything bigger than a 5 gallon. Is there much I can do so I don't have to be changing the water all the time?
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 03:48 PM
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Welcome to the forum and to the wonderful world of Betta keeping.....

Nice to meet you....
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 05:22 PM
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Hey there! I'm a new betta owner as well! (hence my username). Your bettas sound cute :) I myself have a male blue veil tail named Mojo! You can see him as my avatar picture! Welcome to the world of Betta owning! :D

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 02:50 PM
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Welcome to Betta Addicts R Us!

Want to learn more about sponge filters? http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=126530

Compare what your feeding your fish! http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=138186
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