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Old 08-25-2012, 08:43 PM   #1 
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betta fish home advice

ok i have a 1 galleon tank, two plants and the scuplture. air pump , is it good enouhg to live for a while? will it like it?

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Old 08-25-2012, 08:59 PM   #2 
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With enough water changes to keep his water clean he will make it I think one never knows but think positive ! With and one gallon I would do at least 3 50 percent and 1 100 percent water change per week maybe 2. Wait and see what others have to say on the water changes. Do you have a heater ? Betta like their water warm at 76-82 degrees. They tank looks abit crowed I think I would take the biggest one out of the decorations so your Betta will have more room to swim around in and maybe even take them both out and get something much smaller like a cave for him to explore with openings big enough so he doesnt get trapped inside.

Good luck he will like if you give him more room to swim in by taking those two heads out.
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1 gallon isn't a lot of water. And all those ornaments are taking up room so that you probably have more like .75 of a gallon or less...

Consider taking some out, to give him more swim room/water. For a 1 gallon tank, you will need to do a few water changes per week and be sure not miss any, ammonia builds up fast in very little tanks.
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:07 PM   #4 
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Yeah you might want to tank that sculpture out /: the plant should provide enough hiding spots for him/her
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:13 PM   #5 
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I actually just took out the scuplture so just the two plants, wanted to give it a little more room :/
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here this is now.

Can i have some advice on the water changes. its my first tank.
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:19 PM   #7 
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Personally I would do three water changes per week- 2 50% changes & 1 100% change...
Minimum of 2 changes per week but personally I would do 3.
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Personally I would do three water changes per week- 2 50% changes & 1 100% change...
Minimum of 2 changes per week but personally I would do 3.

How do I do a 100 percent? Do i take my betta out and put in a cup that i have sit all night and cleaned?




AND ALSO i do not have a heater. just air pump
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How do I do a 100 percent? Do i take my betta out and put in a cup that i have sit all night and cleaned?




AND ALSO i do not have a heater. just air pump
Yes, remove your betta in a cup and replace all the water. You can rinse stuff off in hot water, don't use soap! Be sure to float your betta's cup in the new water so he can adjust to temperature change. A betta could care less about an air pump, they will still breathe at the surface.

What temperature does your tank stay at without a heater?
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Do you have water conditioner ? You have to have it when you do water changes and when you do 100 percent you can put him in a cup, when you do 50 percent you can leave him it and use a turkey baster to take out the water with, or a cup which ever works best for you.
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