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Old 04-30-2012, 07:09 PM   #11 
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Paradise fish need a minimum 20 gallons for one fish. x.x
I agree, go as big as you can. And $40 I find is a good rough idea of one small set up start up cost. :)
Most web sites I read said at least 2.5g for one male(although that still seems very small for one) and 20g-30g for one that lives in a community tank. I was on you tube once and saw a paradise fish being kept in a vase with most of the space filled with plants.

I'm not a expert on paradise fish though
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:16 PM   #12 
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Yea, I asked about keeping one in a 10 gallon on TFK and Byron told me that a lone male needs 20 gallons minimum, they reach about 4 inches long and very active. The seriously fish profile says 25 gallons for a pair and TFK says the same.
People think they can live in something that small since they are air breathers like betta.They are also a pretty aggressive fish. Ironically, they do better in tanks left at room temperature, unlike betta! x.x
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:47 PM   #13 
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I am currently living in a dorm, I'm moving out on Thursday though. Either way, I've had Goblin with me here in the dorms since January. My blg and dorm rules say we can have fish, but the max tank size is 10gals. For the size, a 2.5 gal basic tank will work great for a betta. A lot of people use the kritter keepers from petco/petsmart. Make sure to get a heater and a filter. :)

EDIT: (trying to find stuff from petco, but the website is being a butt)
Petco Kritter Keeper: http://www.petco.com/product/12031/P...t=OnSiteSearch
3Gal filter: http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...2355&lmdn=Size

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Old 04-30-2012, 07:57 PM   #14 
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Paradise fish = the new trend??
I never knew they were ill treated like bettas.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:58 PM   #15 
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Goldfish, betta, african dwarf frogs, paradise fish, I've even heard of a store selling gourami in bowls saying it's fine.
It will never end.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:59 PM   #16 
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Yep, use to having plants and gravel. Just never used a heater or filter with my bettas, so I'll do that. I use to have a 5-gallon with everything but it cracked. got rid of my 50 gallon with my chinchilids, and oscar fish :-/ use to be a big fish hobbyist with koi ponds. Just didn't know that much about bettas, until now!!

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Old 04-30-2012, 08:12 PM   #17 
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Society is ignorant on proper pet care usually. It's what forums exist for!!

There are ADF cubes for sale... 59.99$ in the mall. Honestly. THey're so tiny and sick looking. And there's a bamboo in its water.
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Society is ignorant on proper pet care usually. It's what forums exist for!!

There are ADF cubes for sale... 59.99$ in the mall. Honestly. THey're so tiny and sick looking. And there's a bamboo in its water.

Not into paying $60... Especially in this economy, and the way everything else is expensive. I still need to buy other things for the dorm.. Cheap. lol
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Gourami's in a bowl?! What... Umm no. Haha, that's actually really wrong. Those are fragile fish, and they need a proper system, use to keep those with my platties. Great fish, hardy.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:22 PM   #20 
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http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...uctId=11164158
I also have one of these too, bought some cheap gravel, a little hidey hole, and those cheap $1 plants. :) It fits perfectly on my desk.
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