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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Hi! I love bettas!

Hi! I registered on here a couple of months ago and never got on that much, but now I am on! This forum looks awesome and im glad I have found it! I have had bettas all through my life. I just recently lost my last betta fish around Christmas. Her name was Moonlight. I have a 1 gallon tank and a 2 gallon tank! I am going to get 2 bettas tomarow! They are going to live in both my tanks! I am very excited because I love bettas! They are my favorite fish!

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 06:17 PM
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Hi Morla,

Welcome to the forum and the betta addiction

I'm sorry to hear about Moonlight (very pretty name btw) but am glad to hear that you're getting two new friends.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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Thanks Romad! Ok, I am confused about the heater that a betta needs. Every betta I have had has lived along time and has never had a heater. Do I really nedd to get them for my 2 new betta? I want these bettas to be healthy and happy!

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It depends on where you live. Here in the northeast, there's no way my fish would survive without a heater.

I have 25w heaters in all of my 2.5 gallon betta tanks. Unless your room temp. stays at about 77 - 80F, your fish will be too cold - they're tropical fish and it's amazing how many myths about what they don't need are out there.

Anyway, It would be really hard to heat a 1 gallon tank. Those mini heaters only heat the water one or two degrees above room temp. so again, it depends on where you're living and how cold the room temp. will get.

You can always get a critter keeper. The large ones are almost 3 gallons and sell for $7 or $8 around here. You can put a heater in those no problem.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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Thank-you! Well, no that you say it depends where you live I don't think I will need them. I live in Arizona where it get 115 degrees in the summer!

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Welcome to the forum and to the wonderful world of Betta keeping...so happy you found us and became a member of our neat little community......

Look forward to hearing about you Betta keeping adventures......
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Thanks Oldfishlady!

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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-24-2012, 09:06 PM
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You should look into replacing those small tanks. They are so much more intersting with more room. As Romad mentioned you should be able to get a 3g tank for under $10 brand new, or maybe you can find someone getting rid of their tank for cheap or free. Also larger tanks dont get ammonia spikes so easy.

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