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Old 04-27-2011, 08:26 PM   #3131 
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:57 PM   #3132 
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How many gallons is that aquarium?
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:51 PM   #3133 
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2 Gallons. I'm debating on putting some live java moss in it too. Not sure what that would do to the space/ water balance of the tank or if that would complicate keeping the water clean.

This is my first betta so this site has been helpful so far. Any suggestions from experienced betta owners welcome. The store said I didn't need a heater so I was surprised to hear that I needed one per this site. The store also told me to change 50% of the water the first week, then 100% the next. Looks like I should be changing 100% each week ?

Also, I'm so glad I read up on the site --- now I know what all those bubbles are at the top of the tank! I guess he's happy !
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:20 PM   #3134 
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:09 PM   #3135 
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sunnydawnie, the java moss would not take up much room at all since it is a moss and it would do nothing but good for your water quality.

Non-filtered 2 gal. tank/bowl would need a 50% and 100% water change a week.

Yup - heater is needed since they like it on the warm side. Some say 78 minimum, but I have a couple that like it a 77.

Hope that helps!!! :)
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:12 PM   #3136 
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How do you know if your fish "likes" the water temp ?

Also, how do you know it is time to change the water? I've been waiting a week... which apparently is too long.
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:17 PM   #3137 
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How do you know if your fish "likes" the water temp ?

Also, how do you know it is time to change the water? I've been waiting a week... which apparently is too long.
I know because these two "oddballs" are more active in the "cooler" water. They, for whatever reason, seem to get sluggish at slightly higher temps. Which is the opposite of MOST bettas.

You don't "know" per se because you can't see ammonia which is deadly. You just get on a schedule - pick a day for his 50% change and then another day for his 100% change. For example - 100% on Saturday and 50% on Wednesday.
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:19 PM   #3138 
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How do you know if your fish "likes" the water temp ?

Also, how do you know it is time to change the water? I've been waiting a week... which apparently is too long.
For water temp, get a thermometer and a heater. :) Too cold, their immune systems will shut down, they become sluggish, loose their color, fins clamped... etc.
For water quality get a testing kit, you can't see ammonia so you couldn't just determine when to change your tank from the looks of the water. Clear water doesn't always equate to good water. ^^ As a general rule 1g-3g 100% every week with a 50% in between, a filter will not change the frequency, but rather the amount of water needed changing.
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:29 PM   #3139 
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What ammonia level should the water be ?

Guess I'll be needing a heater, thermometer, & testing kit.
I can't believe how much money I'm spending on this $6 fish - HA !!!
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Zero!!!! That is the amt. of ammonia that should be in the water for a healthy fish - ZERO!!!
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