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Old 03-11-2013, 01:34 PM   #131 
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I have the marina s10 slim. Sometimes the flow is so low that I have to check that it's actually running haha! It doesn't even need baffling; for about $15, it was ready to go, practically right it of the box
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:46 PM   #132 
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Thanks for the feedback maybe I will try ghost shrimp first before other shrimp
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:16 PM   #133 
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Don't ghost shrimp sometimes attack bettas?
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:45 PM   #134 
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Don't ghost shrimp sometimes attack bettas?
Doubtful unless it's a Macrobrachium (large claw) instead of your typical Palaeomonetes. I could be wrong though...
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:01 PM   #135 
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as long as the tank is well maintained, a betta can be happy in a half gallon tank.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:25 PM   #136 
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I personally wouldn't put a Betta in a half gallon, unless maybe I had a Betta unexpectedly and had nothing larger. In any case, it would have to be heavily planted with frequent water changes and probably daily testing. But after seeing how much my bettas cheer up with more space, I would never have a tank any smaller than 2 gallons, and my smallest tank now is actually a four gallon.

I think the water changes for a small tank are just a bigger hassle in the long run than just spending the money for a larger tank. I guess the only issue is space, but us addicts seem like we're all really good at making space we don't have, lol :p
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:29 PM   #137 
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as long as the tank is well maintained, a betta can be happy in a half gallon tank.
Definitely possible, even 1/4 gallon. with weekly or monthly water changes. As long as it is done the right way, ie. plante with the right plants and such...

But I wouldn't recommend advocating it anywhere on this forum :P
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:56 PM   #138 
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as long as the tank is well maintained, a betta can be happy in a half gallon tank.
I'm sorry, but you need to make up your mind. I've seen you calling people out on tank sizes being unfair and breeding because they are kept in small spaces, and now you are going to say that a betta can like in 1/2 gallon and its fine as long as its properly maintained?
Yeah, it's true, they can live in anything, but why did you change your mind all the sudden when a few weeks ago you would argue to the death about it.




Now, Ayala, ghost shrimp are only dangerous to anything smaller than them. And whoever was talking about the big claw variety is correct; real ghost shrimp have red joints on them, if they don't. You probably want t. Stay away from that strain
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:31 PM   #139 
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I'm sorry, but you need to make up your mind. I've seen you calling people out on tank sizes being unfair and breeding because they are kept in small spaces, and now you are going to say that a betta can like in 1/2 gallon and its fine as long as its properly maintained?
Yeah, it's true, they can live in anything, but why did you change your mind all the sudden when a few weeks ago you would argue to the death about it.
Actually, I only "call people out" on tank sizes when they have a fish that either requires a school or will out grow the tank they're in.
I haven't argued with anyone about tank sizes within the last few weeks, so you're wrong there. I did a while ago post on a thread of 1 gallon or smaller tanks(or something similar to that) and expressed that I would rather my fish be in a tank that is more spacious than a smaller tank. Totally forgetting that SOME bettas don't appreciate space and do better in smaller tanks. A betta doesn't get that large. There are a variation that DO get large, but I wouldn't ever recommend those for such a small tank.

And what breeding are you even talking about?? I don't talk about fish breeding very often! The only breeding I've referred to is about dogs.

Lastly, I didn't change my mind "all of the sudden". I thought back about what I said and realized that YES, if the environment is maintained, a betta fish can, in fact, survive in a smaller tank.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:51 PM   #140 
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Ghost shrimp is a no go might try some amano or reds. Definitely for sure not going to put a betta in the 1/2 gallon.

I'm Currently setting a 5 gal as I'm watching the water go in. Will post when when i take pics
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