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Old 03-07-2013, 11:36 PM   #8631 
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There's no reason to use a filter if you turn in off and on. Actually, there's no reason to use one in that size of tank period. It will just create stressful water movement for him. A filter isn't really used to keep the water clear - that's what water changes are for. It cycles a tank to keep down the ammonia but its impossible to cycle that small of a tank...

I'm not trying to be rude - just saying.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:39 PM   #8632 
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More pictures of inside bowl

The inside of his bowl. Notice the filter. Still turned off. I will upload pictures with filter on tomorrow.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:44 PM   #8633 
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Ayala is completely right in what she says - there isn't really any point having a filter if you are only going to turn it on three times a day. You may as well take it out and give him the extra room - the bowl is pretty small, so every little is going to help. :)

I also noticed there doesn't appear to be a heater. If your water isn't a nice, constant 78 degrees, I strongly recommend investing in one. It will boost his immune system and keep him healthier for longer. :)
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:44 PM   #8634 
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Thank you for letting me know. I had no idea.

Thank you for letting me know. I wasn't aware of that. I'm a newbie at betta keeping. I'm just starting out. Thank for the wonderful notification. Now I know. Thank you. I do change the water every 1-2 weeks. I feed my friend little amounts. Of 2-3 pellets of betta food. Twice a day. Do you think that's a good meal? Let me know what you think.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:49 PM   #8635 
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Water heater. I agree.

I will look into a water heater. Good point. Does it help if my house is a consistent temperature? And also ill take the filter out I agree on that too. How many watts for a heater do I get?
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:52 PM   #8636 
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25 watt adjustable heater.

It needs to be 78 degrees and you need 2-3 water changes a week - one 100% change and 1-2 50%s. it looks like a one gallon which is very small.

That should be good for pellets. What brand do you feed?
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:55 PM   #8637 
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I feed him aqueon betta food pellets. Is that a good brand?
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:00 AM   #8638 
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I'm willing to do what right and best for my friend. I did do the 100% 1st. Then the 50%. I just did the 2 50% yesterday. In a 1-2 week span. No more than that. So do you think he is good. For now. Or no.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:06 AM   #8639 
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I'm willing to do what right and best for my friend. I did do the 100% 1st. Then the 50%. I just did the 2 50% yesterday. In a 1-2 week span. No more than that. So do you think he is good. For now. Or no.
If you keep up on keeping the bowl clean and don't skip water changes he should be okay but I would seriously consider at least a 2.5 or 3 gallon tank with a lid. If you have some saran wrap you should put it over the top to cover it and pole some holes in it for air. Bettas are jumpers. Mine can jump at least an inch.

Bigger tanks are much easier to manage but the minimum suggested size is like 2.5gallons. Mine lives in a 10gallon and I only have to do one 50% change in a week usually.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:07 AM   #8640 
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The water look okay. There's rarely any debris. I clean the bowl with water and a clean dry towel to dry the bowl. How much should I increase the the bowl. My betta is smaller than the picture depicts. I zoomed in on my camera. He actually. Has relatively. Some room. It's a big bowl It seems like. But on the other hand. I'm willing to increase. His space. But how much?
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