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Old 09-09-2012, 08:37 PM   #1 
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What do you all think is the minimum for a Betta I am asking your opinion.I feel 2.5 with heater and a lot of water changes is the bare and 5 is better I feel that way because of exercise and chemical build up I personally keep my male in a 10 gallon and my female in a 20 gallon community tank what do you guys feel.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:41 PM   #2 
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I personally think a 1 gallon tank/bowl is bare minimum. As long as it's properly heated, and proper water changes, I say awesome! :) You can actually have the Betta exercise in a small tank, just make them chase food or your finger in circles or rectangles!
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:42 PM   #3 
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Preferably 2.5 gallons but if you can't keep a betta in 1 gallon or more, then I don't think you should have a betta. JMO:)
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:44 PM   #4 
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1 gal with proper water changes.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:54 PM   #5 
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I personally feel that a heated 2/2.5 is a good minimum long-term size. Though if one is willing to put up with the extra water changes(which I'm not because I'm a lazy bum xD), then a heated 1 gallon I'd consider bare BARE minimum.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:59 PM   #6 
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Yeah I feel with daily water changes a 1 gallon is possible but it will not thrive or live as long is my opinion.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:10 PM   #7 
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Really? 1 100% and 1 50% change a week is fine IMO/E.
IMO tank size doesn't matter on how long the Betta will live. But again, my opinions. :)
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Really? 1 100% and 1 50% change a week is fine IMO/E.
IMO tank size doesn't matter on how long the Betta will live. But again, my opinions. :)
Not to be rude but a Betta in a .3 gallon tank is not going to live long.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:14 PM   #9 
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OK, that's not a tank I would want to talk about... For changing water. :\ That tank would be too extreme and thus. Isn't that how breeder jars are?
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:17 PM   #10 
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ya i find 2.5 or 3 bare minimum for long term home 5 is better. all mine have 5 except my two news ones which are in 3.5 KK and one will be moved to a divided 10 gallon. i do find 1 gallon or 1.5 gallon tanks good to have as QT tanks though
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