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Old 12-12-2010, 09:57 PM   #11 
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That's him as of now. He's hiding.
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:07 PM   #12 
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You'll need a bigger tank for him and a heater. Also keep him clean.

He's not a crowntail...he's a veiltail..Walmart employees don't know smack....I once got a "female" there...turned out to be male...either that or I'm good for breeding two females LOL.
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:15 PM   #13 
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You'll need a bigger tank for him and a heater. Also keep him clean.

He's not a crowntail...he's a veiltail..Walmart employees don't know smack....I once got a "female" there...turned out to be male...either that or I'm good for breeding two females LOL.
lol if this were facebook, i would like this comment

as for the topic, just skip getting a bigger bowl because unless you can find a 2 gallon bowl its not gonna really be any better than this. get a tank that is 2.5 gallons or bigger. walmart sells alot of them in kits. as for your current bowl, make sure you are atleast doing a 100% change every other day so he doesnt get ammonia poisoning.
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:47 AM   #14 
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If you are on a budget and have room for a 10g tank, petsmart is selling them for 19.99 for the 10g tank LIGHT and filter really good deal. thats basically all you need besides fish water and heater haha. But ya if room is an issue walmart sells some nice lil 1.5-2.5g tanks and i've heated em with the hydor mini heating pad =)
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:16 AM   #15 
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I'd get an actual adjustable heater like the Marineland Stealth or the Hydor Theo. It'll need to be 25 watts regardless of brand. =]

Do you have any space on your dresser or could you re-arrange things? That 10 gallon Kit for only $20 deal is a pretty awesome one. And once you have it cycled/heavily planted you could have corries and your betta or you could divide the tank and put another betta in there. It's a really sweet set-up! =]

Just saying. I've wasted a lot of money when I should have just upgraded in the first place. And Cycled the first time correctly. It's actually a lot cheaper if you go big now. =]

Oh and the deal is at Petsmart and you need a petsmart card for it. The card is free and it's just a discount card and not a credit card so it's no big deal. =] It only takes 2 seconds to get one too. =] Totally worth it. =]

Good luck with your boy and I hope he gets to feeling better soon! =]
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:08 AM   #16 
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You'll need a bigger tank for him and a heater. Also keep him clean.

He's not a crowntail...he's a veiltail..Walmart employees don't know smack....I once got a "female" there...turned out to be male...either that or I'm good for breeding two females LOL.
since he is a veiltail, walmart owes you money. The ct are like $6 and the rest of the bettas are $4 (at least at all the walmart around here). It's only 2 bucks but walmart is crap and should have to pay every little penny.

Alsowhen my betta was getting cold I started wrapping a folded towel around him at night, and covering him with another folded towel. "Tucking him in" really helped with the cooler temps at night.

OH! and put cling wrap over the top of his bowl. It will keep the heat and humidity in (I use elastic food covers, kinda like shower caps for storage containers LOL)

good luck!

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Old 12-13-2010, 11:08 AM   #17 
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He's very pretty. Do you have a name for him yet?

It might help him adjust to his surroundings if you put something in the bowl that he can hide in. Do you have a coffee cup or something else 'aquarium safe' that you can put in there? They're much more secure if they know they can "get away" from a preceived threat. It'll also help him get used to you on his terms.
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:02 PM   #18 
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Love the color. Take good care of him!
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Old 12-18-2010, 12:33 PM   #19 
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I wrap a scarf around my betta's tank when its drafty, it keeps the water temp a little warmer :3 I also would change out a little bit of water with warmer, conditioned water to boost it.
Im on a budget, too, but got a good deal on a 1.5 gal tank with a light and filter, and it wasnt too much for a heater :3 There are also bigger sized critter carriers that can apparently host small heaters.. Idk, just a thought :3 And maybe look intot he 99cent silk mini plants stores sell for tanks, you can submurge em or have a few float at the top :DDD
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