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Old 06-29-2012, 04:55 PM   #1 
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is my tank suitable?

i have a single male living in a 17litre tank with heater and filter. a man at my local pet shop keeps saying he should only realy be in a bowl. am i wasting money running a filter and heater?
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:58 PM   #2 
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No he is wrong. Your betta will love you for having a heater an a filter and a bigger tank than a bowl. Your fish will thrive instead of just living! Good for you for providing your betta with a good home! =D Oh, would love to see a picture of your guy
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No he is wrong. Your betta will love you for having a heater an a filter and a bigger tank than a bowl. Your fish will thrive instead of just living! Good for you for providing your betta with a good home! =D Oh, would love to see a picture of your guy
he is beautifull hes red with a dark body ill try and get some pics soon :)
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:03 PM   #4 
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No

No you are not wasting your money. I am so happy to hear that another betta is in a heated and filtered tank rather than a bowl. You go Pucamama
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:07 PM   #5 
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Glad you didn't listen to that advice, as it is completely Wrong.. and dangerous..fishy's get sick a lot quicker with less swim room, and the possiblity of having very dirty water, if not kept up with.. it's actually harder to maintain in a smaller container, you would have to do daily water changes..
When you see your fishy thrive and is happy and healthy, you will know it was money WELL spent:)
Btw..Welcome to the forum")
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:08 PM   #6 
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that is perfect for a betta, The pet store owner was just misinformed, and was probably just worried about your spending.
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:09 PM   #7 
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thanks everyone :) pics to follow soon
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:09 PM   #8 
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just put up some photos in the photo section
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