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Old 10-10-2010, 07:02 PM   #1 
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Question Is this set up okay?

Hi! this is my first post, so sorry if it is not to good.

I got Jayne, a male betta (I do not know what kind he is...), about two-three weeks ago I think, I got him from CountryMax, he ate the first day, no Ick etc, this is the first fish I have ever owned.

But, he is in a five gal. Filtered tank.
He has some plants
Two little things he can hide in.
He does have a heater, so it is 75(ish) all the time.
He lives with 3 ghost shrimp and a small snail.
The tank is fully 'stocked' as they say.
I was wondering, is there anything I can do to make sure he stays healthy? He has never had any problems. He eats the flake food.
Is there any medications I should have on hand?

I am sorry if this is not the right place to post this, I will delete it if you need, I just have no idea what I am doing right now...




if you need more info, just tell me please.

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Old 10-10-2010, 10:20 PM   #2 
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Sounds like a very good tank to me.

Is it cycled or are you doing regular water changes?
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:31 PM   #3 
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Your tank sounds like it's off to a pretty good start. You've got most things covered with a nice amount of space, filter, and heater. As for keeping him healthy, just remember that the best medicine you can have is clean water. :)

The only thing I would suggest would be to look at different foods. Most folks around here tend to recommend a mixture of high quality pellets and frozen bloodworms now and then.

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Old 10-10-2010, 11:00 PM   #4 
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! he also gets some pellets... yeah, I gotta go to the store soon and see 'bout some other foods... and I gotta get a pic of him here :D (or five.. :) )

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Old 10-10-2010, 11:30 PM   #5 
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Sounds good. We'll be looking forward to seeing the pictures. :)
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:32 PM   #6 
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Yep :D he is ugly... but, then again, I named his after Jayne Cobb :) he ain't pretty either lol :))

P.S. any idea the best way to take a photo of him would be?
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:36 PM   #7 
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When I take photos of my betta, I dim the other lights in the room and leave the tank light on. I keep my camera set for close ups and then tilt the camera just slightly (to prevent glare) before I take the picture.
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:40 PM   #8 
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Great thanks! as soon as I can I will take some photos of him! :D

I'll post them ASAP :)
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