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Old 10-18-2009, 08:58 PM   #1 
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Some Tips for Betta Fish Tanks!

Hi, I am going to give you some betta fish tips.
1. If you have a tank or bowl with only Bettas and you live in a colder area rather than getting a heater try putting a heating pad under the tank/bowl, your bettas will love it!
2. Bettas love to hide in plants or accesories but make sure they aren't sharp!
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:24 PM   #2 
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Great tips! Maybe everyone could add on and we could pin it as an article!
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:22 PM   #3 
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Ok! Bettas, unlike popular belief, live a much longer and happier life when kept in a 2+ gallon tank that is heated. Keep tanks out of direct sunlight!!! You will cook your baby!
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:43 PM   #4 
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Bettas are intelligent (well... for fish!) and benefit from behavioral stimulation... which can be as easy as placing action figures outside their tank for them to check out.
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:10 PM   #5 
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Bettas are intelligent (well... for fish!) and benefit from behavioral stimulation... which can be as easy as placing action figures outside their tank for them to check out.
Hurray! An excused to go buy toys!
'But....mom....its for the health of the fish!'
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:32 AM   #6 
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Little terra cotta pots are a great, cheap (and adorable!) way to give your betta a little cave to hide in :3

Also, make sure your tank is on a sturdy surface where other animals or children won't knock it over!
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:47 AM   #7 
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Contrary to what pet stores would have you think, it's easier to take care of a larger tank as opposed to small gimmicky bowls.
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:31 AM   #8 
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i would NEVER set any size aquarium on top of a heating pad. a gallon of water weighs approx. 8.35 pounds
multiply that to how many gallons ur tank is. thats ALOT of weoght to be putting on a heating pad that is NOT meant to be used that way. you could cause a short in the heating pad, resulting in a fire or electrical shock. the elements inside a heating pad are not designed to take that sort of force on the thin elements that run thru it.
also, most newer heating pads have automatic shut offs when they run for a certain time. and the older ones that dont have this feature could be extremely dangerous under a tank for that long.
and what happens to the pad when u do water changes and it gets wet?
this has disaster written all over it.

please dont use heating pads under your tanks.
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:09 AM   #9 
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Good advice, Christina.
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:56 AM   #10 
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thanks dq, certainly dont wanna hear someones house got burnt down or they got hurt
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