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Old 07-19-2012, 02:53 PM   #3891 
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Today I'm getting another female!! She will be in a heated 2.5 g for quarantine but eventually will share a divided 10 gal with Teeney.

I'm hoping she is still at walmart- she's a yellow VT and I want to get her and name her tiny! I HOPE SHE'S STILL THERE!

If not I'm sure I will find another pretty girl :3 I will post pics later ;)
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:02 PM   #3892 
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I just got my first betta fish. I named him Indigo Fishie. :))
You cannot keep your fish in that container. A Betta fish needs at least 5 gallons. It must be heated. It must be filtered. The amount of ammonia that builds up in that container is insane.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:49 PM   #3893 
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You cannot keep your fish in that container. A Betta fish needs at least 5 gallons. It must be heated. It must be filtered. The amount of ammonia that builds up in that container is insane.
Bettas do not NEED 5 gallons. And they do not NEED filters. In fact, most bettas prefer to not have a filter as it creates too much water flow.

As long as they provide a heater for the vase and proper water changes then the betta will be fine.

Yessir09, I highly recommend getting a longer aquarium. Bettas prefer to swim back and forth, not up and down. Also, in a longer aquarium you can provide more plants and hidys to entertain your beta.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:32 PM   #3894 
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Okay here is my new female! She is really liking the temporary QT 2.5 g heated tank! I'm trying to find out why shes got the red spot on her gill flap... hoping someone in the disease & emergencies section will help me out! :) Her name is Tiny.. (get it? Teeney... And Tiny... ;)

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Bettas do not NEED 5 gallons. And they do not NEED filters. In fact, most bettas prefer to not have a filter as it creates too much water flow.

As long as they provide a heater for the vase and proper water changes then the betta will be fine.

Yessir09, I highly recommend getting a longer aquarium. Bettas prefer to swim back and forth, not up and down. Also, in a longer aquarium you can provide more plants and hidys to entertain your beta.
Incorrect. They do need at least 5 gallons. Any less is the same as sticking your kid in a closet for 14 years and then saying "Hey! My kid lived 14 years in a closet! Awesome!". In the wild, they live in rice patties that are shallow, but stretch across thousands of acres. Even in the winter. They also live in slow moving streams. They also do need a filter. This is because in the wild, there are thousands of slowly moving water to soil. In, say, 2 gallons, with frequent water changes, it is only 2 gallons of STILL water. Ammonia builds up fast. I just changed the filter cartridge in my 5 gallon. It was brown. It was originally white. It got that way in 3 weeks. See my point?

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Old 07-19-2012, 09:59 PM   #3896 
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Incorrect. They do need at least 5 gallons. Any less is the same as sticking your kid in a closet and saying "Hey! My kid lived 14 years in a closet! Awesome!". In the wild, they live in rice patties that are shallow, but stretch across thousands of acres. Even in the winter. They also live in slow moving streams. They also do need a filter. This is because in the wild, there are thousands of slowly moving water to soil. In, say, 2 gallons, with frequent water changes, it is only 2 gallons of STILL water. Ammonia builds up fast. I just changed the filter cartridge in my 5 gallon. It was brown. It was originally white. It got that way in 3 weeks. See my point? You're an idiot.
Woah woah woah. Please, respect the other members on this forum. If you can't do something as simple as that, please take your childish ways elsewhere.
I think bettas really appreciate 5 gallons or more. Do they NEED 5 gallons? No. To be honest tank size is really opinionated. I believe 2.5 gallons or more of a heated tank is the minimal a betta should ever have. Do I believe a filter is necessary? Not exactly they don't NEED one although I think it is a nice thing for any tank. As for the filter cartridge, you're not supposed to change it- it helps build up beneficial bacteria to cycle the tank.
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Incorrect. They do need at least 5 gallons. Any less is the same as sticking your kid in a closet for 14 years and then saying "Hey! My kid lived 14 years in a closet! Awesome!". In the wild, they live in rice patties that are shallow, but stretch across thousands of acres. Even in the winter. They also live in slow moving streams. They also do need a filter. This is because in the wild, there are thousands of slowly moving water to soil. In, say, 2 gallons, with frequent water changes, it is only 2 gallons of STILL water. Ammonia builds up fast. I just changed the filter cartridge in my 5 gallon. It was brown. It was originally white. It got that way in 3 weeks. See my point? You're an idiot.
Wow. Can you provide me with proof that these fish NEED atleast 5 gallons and a filter to live in?
I think the way you responded to me was very immature and rude. Please so me your proof of bettas NEEDING atleast 5 gallons to thrive. BTW the brown you see on your filter cartridge is beneficial bacteria. By throwing that cartridge out and putting in a new one you are killing the cycle your aquarium is trying to establish. Not from the ammonia. Ammonia is a form that you cannot see. It is a substance that live plants feed off of.

Again, bettas do not NEED atleast 5 gallons to live in. You can easily put a betta in a 2.5 gallon aquarium with some live plants. And no filter. Do the regular/required water changes and the fish is very healthy. Here is my proof: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=20058

Lastly, just because someone tells you something different from what you believe or have learned doesn't mean their wrong and it also doesn't give you the right to insult them like that. How would you feel if I insulted you because what you said is inaccurate?


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Woah woah woah. Please, respect the other members on this forum. If you can't do something as simple as that, please take your childish ways elsewhere.
I think bettas really appreciate 5 gallons or more. Do they NEED 5 gallons? No. To be honest tank size is really opinionated. I believe 2.5 gallons or more of a heated tank is the minimal a betta should ever have. Do I believe a filter is necessary? Not exactly they don't NEED one although I think it is a nice thing for any tank. As for the filter cartridge, you're not supposed to change it- it helps build up beneficial bacteria to cycle the tank.
Thank you so much!

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Can we please get back on topic?
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Okay here is my new female! She is really liking the temporary QT 2.5 g heated tank! I'm trying to find out why shes got the red spot on her gill flap... hoping someone in the disease & emergencies section will help me out! :) Her name is Tiny.. (get it? Teeney... And Tiny... ;)

What a pretty girl!!
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:31 AM   #3900 
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Thanks DQ! I actually just got some help in the diseases and emergencies section.. And found out those red lines by her gills are ammonia burns... Poor baby. Gonna keep her water nice & clean, get her some AQ salt & stress coat.
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