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Old 11-09-2012, 03:37 PM   #51 
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small tanks arent hard at all, in fact I have a buddy who says she envies my setup b/c she hates being a slave to her big heavy tanks and told me if I upgraded much bigger than the 5g I was contemplating I would regret it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:39 PM   #52 
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A Betta in a 5 is less work than a Betta in 2 gallon Bigger tank with same fish as smaller tank needs less water changes.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:40 PM   #53 
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Yes I agree with most of it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:58 PM   #55 
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A single Betta doesn't produce the amount of byproducts that you think. Most water quality issues are due to over feeding and/or poor quality food.
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I think they produce little waste and in my expierence they are very active. A 1-5 gallon tank is very small.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:00 PM   #57 
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I keep my Betta in a 10 gallon too.
Yes it does give a bit of a safety net with a bit more water, Old Fish Lady zeroed in on a very important fact, modern fancy finned bettas are not built for swimming or water movement. I have been looking at rose/moon tails and am re thinking that smaller very well could be better.
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Carter is a DT gets well with the filter I just want more excerise room.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:19 PM   #59 
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small tanks arent hard at all, in fact I have a buddy who says she envies my setup b/c she hates being a slave to her big heavy tanks and told me if I upgraded much bigger than the 5g I was contemplating I would regret it.
I am heading out to petsmart/petco, and walmart and looking at the 2.5 or so tanks I love the looks of some of the cube & 1/2 round flat back styles. I have a common vt that is housed in a 10 gal planted jungle, have been wanting a rose tail and a smaller tank seems like it would be so much kinder and humane for such a fish. Old Fish Ladys clearly worded post gave me a visual and I get why smaller is at times better.
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Yes it does give a bit of a safety net with a bit more water, Old Fish Lady zeroed in on a very important fact, modern fancy finned bettas are not built for swimming or water movement. I have been looking at rose/moon tails and am re thinking that smaller very well could be better.
Agreed.

I have a Super Delta and a Halfmoon. Neither would I put in a large tank on their own. The halfmoon is in a 3 gallon and won' be put in anything more. If he will be in a filtered tank, he'll be firthest from the filter. I'd rather not stress my fish out more than necessary otherwise they'd end up like Pudge.
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