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Old 06-12-2012, 04:58 PM   #1 
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Thumbs up New Female Betta!

I just got her at Petsmart today! I also purchased her a 2 quart plastic goldfish bowl.

Oh, and something insanely stupid I did... After I plopped her in the tank; about 20 minutes later I remembered that I forgot to add water conditioner! I just added it. Will she be okay?
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:03 PM   #2 
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If she doesn't look Sick, she'll be fine. Oh, and are you planning to Upgrade your Bowl? That would be ALOT of work to do if it's 1/2 Gallon.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:15 PM   #3 
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2 quarts is a lot of upkeep. You need to be doing water changes everyday for a tank that small. Def think about getting something bigger. I know they have gal+ bowls. I almost bought this one for myself. But there are cheaper alternatives of course. A 2.5 gal tank is only $15.

If she's acting fine then I wouldn't worry about it. They are hardy fish. Just don't forget in the future! :)
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:01 PM   #4 
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Alright, thanks! I moved Reverb to a ten gallon so she could go in his old 1 gallon.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:38 AM   #5 
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Don't forget a heater.. 78 - 82 degrees to thrive.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:39 AM   #6 
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Don't forget a heater.. 78 - 82 degrees to thrive.
She's right next to a heated 10 gallon, will the heat resonate off?
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:46 PM   #7 
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No. The water should be around 80F. Its not warm enough to spread through the tank to warm the water of another tank. To get the water warm enough to do that, you'll end up with Betta soup.

You're better off getting her a heater to keep the temperature consistent.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:49 PM   #8 
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they have 10$ heaters all walmart that turn off when it gets too warm and on when its too cool. i have one in my 2.5 bcuz when it gets hot it turns off, so they ont cook you know ? it says its for a 5-15 gallon, but i have had to use it in a half gallon once...didn't want to but i had no alternatives..
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:59 PM   #9 
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I had a spare zoomed heater that I used.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:19 PM   #10 
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okie dokie that's good...
how is she now?
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