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Old 05-08-2013, 05:50 PM   #1 
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Tank Size

Hey Im new here. I want to know if a 9'' long, 6'' wide, and a 6'' high critter keeper ( size small) is a good permanent home for a betta?
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:09 PM   #2 
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Hi there and welcome to the forums! Some of the larger critter keepers (medium and up) have been used as good homes for Bettas. On the forum it is suggest to have them in a minimum of a 2.5 gallon tank, this makes it easier to clean and it also gives them some more room to swim :)

The critter keeper is fine for now but upgrading him would be great too! But if you keep up with changing his water, for a small keeper that size I think either two 100% water changes or three 50% ones will do each week. But if you keep up with them you'll have a healthy Betta, but in my opinion no, I don't think they make good permanent homes.

Anywho, welcome to the forums and I hope you enjoy it here! Remember you can ask us anything, no matter how silly you think it is ^^
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:24 PM   #3 
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That sounds like it is just under 1.5 gallons (using an aquarium volume calculator). You can keep a betta in a tank of this size, provided you can heat it and that you keep on top of your maintenance (extremely important in small and uncycled tanks).

I like to see bettas in tanks that are around 5 or so gallons in size, but as long as you are meeting his needs, the tank you have described is fine.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:13 PM   #4 
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I went with the medium and larger critter keepers. Otherwise it won't fit the heaters for the fishies!
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:27 PM   #5 
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As far as Critter Keepers go, medium is the smallest size, especially in terms of fitting a heater in there.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:48 PM   #6 
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I had a critter keeper when I began keeping bettas and it was a lot of work to clean and I felt bad keeping my fish in that small of a tank. take our advice and got get at least a 2 gallon tank. Your betta will be much happier.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:10 PM   #7 
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just saw someone recommended that you can do 2-50 and 1-100% water changes a week or a few 100% a week. Just make sure you acclimate you betta to the new water temperature so you don't shock him with drastic difference . I am going to give you a few links ,check them out. First link is very helpful and second is about acclimation betta to the new water when you do 100% water change
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=142066
Check out thread #26 from ANHEL123
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=158401&page=3
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:43 PM   #8 
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The large critter keepers are 2+ gallons.
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