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Old 07-14-2012, 07:25 AM   #41 
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I haven't looked into it all that much, but that seems a little unlikely to me. And I live in Quebec, so we don't have Petsmarts and whatnot (there seem to be some in the rest of Canada?). Anyways, even that's true where you live, if you ever feel like getting something bigger you could go for some kind of decorative jar and bowls hat they have at some stores. They're not considered aquariums so they won't be that expensive, but some of them can get pretty big, and you get to be creative about the shape and stufff :) That's what I wanted to get a while ago

Anyways, sorry I was just sceptical about the mild Canada bashing, I know it sucks sometimes but it's not that hard to make do
Thanks Hun... No its actually not that unlikely in my area but I do like your idea on taking something else and making it into one. I never thought of that. :)
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:26 AM   #42 
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I have 1 femalw in a 1 gallon and the rest are in 1.5 to 2.5 gallon kritter keepers and they work fine for me.
Thanks DQ. I appreciate that.

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Old 07-14-2012, 09:10 AM   #43 
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I seen at Walmart in the craft section 2.5 Gallon bowls and some a little smaller for between 10-20$... Craft stores sell them as well :)

Anyways, when I went looking for mine, I looked for the ones who came to me, their fins werent rigid, they had energy. Sometimes though, they are just sitting because of the small bowl they are in and cant swim, but they look at you with sad eyes and you fall in love and take them home.

If you connect, it's the one for you :)

(I have mine in 1 gallon bowls, and with regular water changes they are fine! I change mine 2 50%, and 1 100% a week though cause I have a fear of them getting sick lol)

Good Luck with your hunt for another precious betta.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:14 AM   #44 
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Yes walmart has a 1 gal bowl for $6
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I seen at Walmart in the craft section 2.5 Gallon bowls and some a little smaller for between 10-20$... Craft stores sell them as well :)

Anyways, when I went looking for mine, I looked for the ones who came to me, their fins werent rigid, they had energy. Sometimes though, they are just sitting because of the small bowl they are in and cant swim, but they look at you with sad eyes and you fall in love and take them home.

If you connect, it's the one for you :)

(I have mine in 1 gallon bowls, and with regular water changes they are fine! I change mine 2 50%, and 1 100% a week though cause I have a fear of them getting sick lol)

Good Luck with your hunt for another precious betta.
Thanks Hun
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:07 AM   #46 
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Oh no I'm not saying you should get a 10 gal, I'm just saying the bigger the better. Sorry I gave my input.
I keep my little better in a 20 gallon tank because I love to make my betta fish happy :') .....

I love sand and plants also! I wish to give any animal I own the best life as possible- he LOVES the water current in the tank so much! He does dance when I walk up close to him its so much more fun with a more active fish I love taking care of him more, because his happiness makes me happier to care for him all the time. I'd give any betta a 200 gallon tank!
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:03 AM   #47 
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Calypso, coming from someone who lives in a small flat, I understand that the suggestions of 10-gallon tanks for one fish are getting on your nerves. Personally, though, I keep my betta in a heated and filtered 2-gallon Fluval Spec now, and I've never seen him so happy and healthy. 1 or 2 gallon tanks really don't take up much space, many are designed beautifully to match your interior decor, and your fish will thank you for it. Plus, you won't have to change the water so often as in a 1/2 gallon tank.

Back to the original topic, if you must go to a chain pet store to buy your new betta, get up close and personal with them and watch their reactions. If they are active and respond to you, then it's a good, healthy one. Also check for any "fuzzies", white dots (looks like salt has been sprinkled on the fish) or strange discolouration. All of the above are signs of disease - avoid that like the plague, no pun intended. If you have a pet store specialising in fish in your area, or a breeder, then I'd highly recommend buying your betta there instead.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:42 AM   #48 
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Calypso, coming from someone who lives in a small flat, I understand that the suggestions of 10-gallon tanks for one fish are getting on your nerves. Personally, though, I keep my betta in a heated and filtered 2-gallon Fluval Spec now, and I've never seen him so happy and healthy. 1 or 2 gallon tanks really don't take up much space, many are designed beautifully to match your interior decor, and your fish will thank you for it. Plus, you won't have to change the water so often as in a 1/2 gallon tank.

Back to the original topic, if you must go to a chain pet store to buy your new betta, get up close and personal with them and watch their reactions. If they are active and respond to you, then it's a good, healthy one. Also check for any "fuzzies", white dots (looks like salt has been sprinkled on the fish) or strange discolouration. All of the above are signs of disease - avoid that like the plague, no pun intended. If you have a pet store specialising in fish in your area, or a breeder, then I'd highly recommend buying your betta there instead.
Thanks. I actually ordered a 2gal Zoo Med Tank at the beginning of the week should have it by next Thursday. I am not going with a second Betta right now, seems to be no point with holidays coming up and such. But thank you for the info. :)
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