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Old 05-07-2011, 12:05 AM   #11 
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Thanks for all the helpful answers guys! I got a one gallon tank at the store with a small gentle filter. He likes it a lot so as long as hes happy, I am! I also got him some bloodworms today! It has to be under 5 gallons because if the tank spills it could do water damage in the lease agreement rules under "pets".I dont wanna go all out and give him too much room as I am gonna have multiple bettas in my apartments and learn to become a breeder after money isnt a problem.

*I have thought about getting a huge half-moon 20 gallon tank and puting like 15 females varieties in it! I get female bettas for $.99 at petsmart and halfmoons, deltas, kings, crowntails, doubletails, hybrids and tribrids at my petco too! Theres a gorgeous pastel-white male halfmoon with the purple "butterfly wing" fins I want so badly there! Omg i love bettas... X'D
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:45 AM   #12 
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Ten to fifteen minutes for a water change in a 5 gal?? I'm impressed!! Sounds like you keep your fish in while changing the water?
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:47 AM   #13 
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* I meant multiple bettas as in have lots of bettas tanks, not keeping multiple bettas together! XD Also my aquarium I got for him came with a light that doubles a a water heater and stays at 78 F for him!
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:30 AM   #14 
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I've got my guy in one of those cubus 1 gallon "tanks". I too am in an apartment so am dealing with the 'no tank' issues. I got one of those betta bowl heaters by zoo med and am going to get some live plants to stick in there. I do a 100% water change every 2 or 3 days as time allows (sometimes with a toddler there just isn't time to do it every day), and he loves it. I'd love to get him a bigger one, but for now he's happy and healthy in what he's in.
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:42 PM   #15 
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Ten to fifteen minutes for a water change in a 5 gal?? I'm impressed!! Sounds like you keep your fish in while changing the water?
No, LOL! My mollies are dumbos, they'd get sucked right up! (I'm actually seeing if they're going to die soon, so no extra stress for them anyways.)

I got one of those "vacuum" things. As soon as I get it going it's no problem getting the water out. I bought a 5 gallon bucket from Home Depot I vacuum the water into. I then dump it into the bath tub, rinse it out, then fill it up with 80* water from the tub faucet. (I use a thermometer to check.) I then drop in the treatment tabs (cholrine & pH) wait for them to dissolve, then my mom helps me pour in the water. I then make sure the fish temp's water is then same and acclimate them for a few minutes.

It's a lot of steps, but it's sooo simple. It's SO much easier now because I can look at the tank and go "Well that's about 50%" then fill the 5 gallon bucket up around half way.
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