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Old 08-15-2012, 05:19 PM   #1 
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Need advice on betta's

i am going to be taking one of the test bettas from school home (we did an experiment and now they are being given for free) and i would like some advice for general care of the fish. i already ahve a tank picked out that fits my budget, and i would like some tips on DIY decor that will make my betta happy.

i know the tank is not much, but im trying to conserve money. Hawkeye 1 Corner Tank Betta Fish Aquarium - Walmart.com
i had a tank like this when i was very little, and i remember it having an under gravel filter. this one seems to not have it(it claims it does, but picture and comments complain there is none. and ideas?
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:53 PM   #2 
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it doesnt look like theres a filter :( but they have really small air filters for cheap. My little sister got a 1.5 gallon with an air filter and her betta seems really happy. She put gravel, a shell for him to hide in and a fake plant. I would say thats all you need. A hammock would be cool too. I bet he would like it.
You can look on craigslist for super cheap stuff too. That's what Ive been doing recently and there are a whole load of good deals.


also.. haha what where they testing on the fish for?
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:23 PM   #3 
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... I know it's not right to do so but... They were putting mirrors in front of the tanks to see what they would do.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:46 PM   #4 
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The tank looks nice but at 1 gallon you might want to look at at least a 2 gallon tank. Some under gravel filters will work short term then stop working. Speaking from experience by the time you add minimal decorations you will be looking to upgrade. I did twice and my 3rd tanks are 2.5 gallons. Believe it or not only having the 2.5 gallon tanks for about 2 months I thinking about upgrading again to 5 gallon tanks. So if its in your budget go for it and upgrade now.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:49 PM   #5 
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I can get a 5g kritter keeper at Petco for 10.17 so I'll get that. Im lad I checked their site!
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:14 PM   #6 
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that would be great and you could always add a small filter to the kritter keeper in the future. you should post some pics of your guy
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:29 PM   #7 
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oh thats not bad at all! also the bigger tank is a way better idea
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:33 PM   #8 
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that would be great and you could always add a small filter to the kritter keeper in the future. you should post some pics of your guy
can you reccomend a small filter? all i have is a 30 gallon filter
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:37 PM   #9 
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try looking on craigslist.org, you should be able to find a slightly bigger tank for cheap! :)

heres an affordable heater too: (adjustable, has thermostat, i use these heaters)

http://www.amazon.com/ViaAqua-50-Wat.../dp/B005440HLO
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try looking on craigslist.org, you should be able to find a slightly bigger tank for cheap! :)

heres an affordable heater too: (adjustable, has thermostat, i use these heaters)

Amazon.com: ViaAqua 50-Watt Quartz Glass Submersible Heater with Built-In Thermostat: Pet Supplies
i dont need a heater, as my house stays at 78 degrees year round :)

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