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Old 09-15-2010, 07:23 PM   #1 
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Cool Male Betta needs a friend

I have a male crowntail thats in a 1g planted tank and I'm thinking about getting him a friend I'm in an area that he does not need a filter or heater, so any suggestions and give thir difficulty and how often to clean and change the water thanks!
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:37 PM   #2 
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if you have him in a one gallon bowl, you don't have enough room for anything else. change the water once a week and be sure to use water conditioner.
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:42 PM   #3 
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Thanks I cleaned my first betta fishs tank for the first time today use splendid betta conditiner its the best!!:) but I can't keep snails either? i'm sorry just didn't know I'm new............
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:16 PM   #4 
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A 1 gallon tank technically isn't big enough for a lone betta, Let alone add a snail..

Betta's do good in my opinion with Applesnails, (But in a much bigger tank preferable.)..
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:08 PM   #5 
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if you have him in a one gallon bowl, you don't have enough room for anything else. change the water once a week and be sure to use water conditioner.
make that 3x a week. Once a week isnt enough.
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:18 PM   #6 
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If you can manage to get a larger tank, snails and ghost shrimp make excellent companions. (:

They're right, one gallon is too small for anything else. He'll be fine by himself, though, he won't get lonely.. I don't even think bettas -can- get lonely.
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:20 AM   #7 
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IMO/E you can safely keep a Betta in a 1g unfiltered tank (however, not ideal-especially for new keepers) provided that you make the needed water changes.

What kind and how many plants?

Depending on the type and number of plants-making 50% 1-2 times a week water changes should maintain water quality...live active growing plants can make a difference especially in the smaller container

As far as tank mate-in 1g even with plants you are limited-more due to no place for anything added to go-shrimp would most likely be killed and snail harassed to death
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Old 09-16-2010, 12:08 PM   #8 
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if you can manage to get your betta a bigger tank, like my Kamau has a 5/6 gallon, I highly reccomend tetras, he loves his little invisifish ^^
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:59 PM   #9 
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Bettas are solitary fish anyway so you don't need to worry about him getting lonely.
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:08 PM   #10 
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I think tetras are tailbiters. I can't really say anything else, its already been said. Oh apple snails are very large. You neeed a bigger tank before considering a tank mate.
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