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Old 07-11-2010, 10:42 AM   #81 
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:40 AM   #82 
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Sounds good!!! Since you do that, do you happen to know anything about putting a betta in leaded crystal? Is there REALLY lead in there & if so, does it leach out & contaminate the water?

Yes, there's lead in leaded crystal, which is common. It's more unlikely that you'll see leaded crystal glass in the Goodwill store unless you're looking at a container with faces "cut" into the glass. Rough-hewn glass probably isn't leaded crystal, because the primary benefit to adding lead that it makes it softer to cut faces in elaborate pieces. I'd be willing to bet that the $3 piece you pick out won't contain significant lead- and even if it was I'd dispute the danger it poses to bettas.

Some words cause immediate panic, like mercury and lead. Tell people that mercury is found in fish and all of a sudden they think that eating fish will kill you- life will kill you- everything in moderation!

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Old 07-13-2010, 12:33 PM   #83 
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YES! you can use a half gallon tank. my crown tail has lived almost 6 months in a half gallon tank and he's doing great! the important thing is that you do a 100% water change every week. in a small tank, the ammonia levels will go up fast, so you have to keep it very clean! and make sure you keep it covered, or your fish will, believe it or not, jump out! (make sure the cover you use has good ventilation, I've heard you can cut a piece of plastic canvas, available at any craft store, and tape it to the top)
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I know this thread is really old, and I do not want to reopen it and start a discussion, but, for any betta beginners who are doing research: it is absolutely NOT ok to keep a betta in a half gallon tank, EVER, if you ever happen to find yourself stuck with a betta in a half gallon, you need to do DAILY 70%-90% water changes, and find a bigger container ASAP!
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