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Old 06-16-2009, 11:49 AM   #11 
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Makes absolutely no sense to me. A healthy betta, or any fish for that matter, can occupy any level in the aquarium it chooses from bottom to near the surface. Passes my understanding how water depth could be a problem.
With that said,, I have heard that those who breed corys usually keep the babies in shallower water so that it is easier for them to rise to the surface as needed. Perhaps it is similar for young Bettas. As adults however, I can't see how depth would have any measureable negative effect on the health of the fish of either species. JMO
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Fry stay near the surface during the first 2 weeks then they start swimming around more.
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:37 PM   #13 
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Think they know how deep the water is?
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:52 PM   #14 
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Think they know how deep the water is?

Good question ;)
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:53 PM   #15 
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For example, they also says that Plakat should have AT LEAST 30 gallons because they swim better than long-finned ones...
I have a giant plakat (King Betta) who lives quite happily in a 2 gallon hex tank.
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Yeah, mine's in a 20 gallon tall, which is about 16 inches high. He has no problems with the depth.
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Old 06-16-2009, 04:41 PM   #17 
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i would assume that if the betta were experiencing pain at the bottom, he'd stay to the top. they're not stupid animals (actually, i don't think ANY animals are stupid) and they have instincts that would say bottom = pain. stay away!
i don't have super deep tanks. they're 3 gallons, about 12 inches high. and they're at the bottom all the time. and at the top. and in the middle...
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:53 PM   #18 
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Thanks to all members with this post and answers. I also have 10 gal tank and will set it up friday
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