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Old 08-24-2013, 03:26 PM   #681 
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I've ordered from Canada and it took FOREVER to get to my home. Granted, it was the holidays. So that probly didn't help either.
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:46 PM   #682 
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I opt for "I hope Big Al's has it and can ship it!" Everything in petsmart I need is usually "In store only" blah... lol. And yeah it does take forever to ship anything (within Canada). USA to Canada is... rather fast. Well, for me it usually is.
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:59 PM   #683 
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it takes about 2-3 weeks either way between Syriiven and I. It actually takes less time from the UK to the US
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:10 PM   #684 
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As said before, I think it matters mainly about the preference of the betta, and the fact that the owner takes good care of the fish, regardless of size.

It's also about what would count as a "permanent home". If someone knows enough about bettas and keeps them in a 1 gallon, knowing to change the water every day/ every other day, etc, I'd say that's fine. But to most people, I would tell them that a betta NEEDS a heater, cover, and probably at 2.5 gallon tank or bigger, because I'd rather someone be confident a betta will be more happy than this, rather then them think that keeping a betta in a tiny bowl with no heater, and doing water changes once a week is enough, and keep them in that their entire lives.

I've comfortably kept my fish in a 1.5 gallon, and clean the water often and see no problems with this, though since I will have the money/space, I think I might upgrade him to a 3 or a 5, not because I think he NEEDS it, haha.

This is my fish, Ziggy Stardust, in his 1.5 gallon.


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Old 08-25-2013, 09:45 PM   #685 
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Nice pictures!! :) I agree "need" is the human's way of controlling other human. Sorry, but truly. Though some facts (like heaters) are a true need, a "NEED 5 gallons minimum" is over the top.
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:02 PM   #686 
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This is arii's tank. It's a 1 gal and he loves it.
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:24 PM   #687 
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just decided to updated the thread ...Observing all my fishy i came to conclusion that my 3 bettas in one gall tanks are happier then others in 2.5 gall tanks. I do full water changes about every 6 days for one gallons tank and they live long and happy lives. At the same time i had my 3.5 years old in 2.5 gall with fin rot, with the same water changes And my 4 years old died of dropsy a month ago . And my 2.5 y old(5 gall tank) is severely bloated right now. Btw way my oldest betta(5.4 y old ) lives in one gall

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Old 12-03-2013, 05:08 PM   #688 
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Sorry about your 4 year old
Besides doing full water changes every 6 days, how many 50%s do you do?
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:11 PM   #689 
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My oldest lived in a 1.5 gallon before I had to give him up. He was 4 years old.
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:13 PM   #690 
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just decided to updated the thread ...Observing all my fishy i came to conclusion that my 3 bettas in one gall tanks are happier then others in 2.5 gall tanks. I do full water changes about every 6 days for one gallons tank and they live long and happy lives. At the same time i had my 3.5 years old in 2.5 gall with fin rot, with the same water changes And my 4 years old died of dropsy a month ago . And my 2.5 y old(5 gall tank) is severely bloated right now. Btw way my oldest betta(5.4 y old ) lives in one gall
I think this is an important post. I have betta in tanks ranging from 1g to 30g. Properly cared for a betta can do very well in small containers. Some of my fish prefer small spaces others do better in 10g. My sister in law has a betta in a vase that is almost 5 years old. I do not recommend vases but to say its cruel is a reach and I quit bugging her about it because her fish hated the 10g I gave her.
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