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Old 01-23-2008, 06:25 PM   #1 
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Betta living in tanks or bowls

Can I put my betta in a 10 gallon tank with filtered water?
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Old 01-23-2008, 06:31 PM   #2 
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Yes, but even with filterd water you'll have to do a partial water change every week or more to keep ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates in check.
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Old 01-26-2008, 06:34 PM   #3 
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Your betta will do much better in a 10 or even a 5 than in any fish bowl. You see them in bowls in places that are keeping many because they would be uneconomical to keep one to a tank for a breeder. The breeders find it OK to keep them in small containers because they change all of their water every day or 2. For most of us, the fish having room to swim is more important than saving a small amount of money setting up a proper environment. A serious disadvantage to a bowl in a home is that we are not comfortable at the temperatures that are best for a betta. A breeder can heat a whole room to keep hundreds of bowls at the right temperature. I would rather use a small heater in a tank and be comfortable at well under 80F.
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