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Old 11-17-2013, 05:21 PM   #1 
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Is a 4 US Gal Tank big enough for a Small Beta?

Hey all,

My Beta was originally being kept in a small 1.4 L bowl but I felt so sorry for the poor little guy that I upgraded him a year ago to a cube tank with 4 US Gal of water.

Is this big enough? As Beta's go my one is very small... budy only just over 3cm and diameter at fattest is probably 6mm.

Thanks very much

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Old 11-17-2013, 05:23 PM   #2 
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Yes it's plenty big for even a normal sized betta
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:25 PM   #3 
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4g is perfect for a single betta.
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:04 PM   #4 
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Thanks all - I thought it was!
I put a post out yesterday as i've got a problem at the moment with milky / cloudy water (post in the emergency section) but in an attempt to get some quick answers I put a post on Yahoo and some dingus told me that it needs to be 10 Gal minimum! I have been fish keeping now for 18 months and even though I had a very rocky start, I've had a really settled 6 months so I think things are finally coming together and I didn't think this guy was right!

anyway thanks very much for this!
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:07 PM   #5 
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Yahoo answers is filled with very opinionated people who will tell you everything from a quart maximum to a twenty gallon minimum.

Good for you on the upgrade - 1.4 litres is definitely too small and he must be loving all the space in the new tank.

Also, hello from another person in Australia. :)
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:03 PM   #6 
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I put a post on Yahoo and some dingus told me that it needs to be 10 Gal minimum.[/quote]

never listen to a dingus.lol.
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:43 PM   #7 
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I put a post on Yahoo and some dingus told me that it needs to be 10 Gal minimum.
never listen to a dingus.lol.[/quote]

Internet is full of dingi
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:04 AM   #8 
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Dingie Dingi, at that. And lots of dingy dingie Dingi. I've known a few.

Beano, regarding you cloudiness. Is you tank cycled? Got a filter running in there? Do you know your parameters (ammonia, nitrie, pH readings)?
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