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Old 08-30-2012, 10:25 PM   #11 
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Live plants might help clean, oxygenate and provide hiding places.
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my king loved to hide in a tangle of water wisteria.
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:41 AM   #13 
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My niece got a king elephant ear on accident 3 years ago...I say on accident because it was just a quick buy at the petstore, she has no experience with bettas and really didnt know what she was getting...the sad story about it...she keeps it in a very small, im talking 6x6 glass bowl with no heater and little cleanings but amazingly it has survived all 3 years! Its discolored but still a beautiful fish and huge! Id say going on how big he is and seeing him unhappy in that little bowl, shoot for a 5 gallon. Hes nearly 4" long Id say, maybe even 5".
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My niece got a king elephant ear on accident 3 years ago...I say on accident because it was just a quick buy at the petstore, she has no experience with bettas and really didnt know what she was getting...the sad story about it...she keeps it in a very small, im talking 6x6 glass bowl with no heater and little cleanings but amazingly it has survived all 3 years! Its discolored but still a beautiful fish and huge! Id say going on how big he is and seeing him unhappy in that little bowl, shoot for a 5 gallon. Hes nearly 4" long Id say, maybe even 5".
Wow that fish did not live long but it was an honest mistake for her.
Oh and to the Betta that gets tangled yeah they are silly like that.
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:35 AM   #15 
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Best rule of thumb to apply is 1 gallon of water per each inch of fish..4 in fish needs at least 5 gals water. and that does not include growth..I'd opt for a 6.6 bookshelf, for a King:)
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Best rule of thumb to apply is 1 gallon of water per each inch of fish..4 in fish needs at least 5 gals water. and that does not include growth..I'd opt for a 6.6 bookshelf, for a King:)
Just remember not all fish follow the gallon rule.
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Just remember not all fish follow the gallon rule.
goldfish, for example, need double that due to their high waste output and growth rate. i learned that the hard way when my goldfish bloomed up from peanut size to walnut size in about three months!
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Wow that fish did not live long but it was an honest mistake for her.
Oh and to the Betta that gets tangled yeah they are silly like that.
Didn't live long? The person just said he's lived 3 years and is still alive..
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