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Old 11-08-2012, 11:17 AM   #11 
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Bettas actually can survive in bowls. I currently have my betta in a .5 gallon . Anymore would probably stress him out.

Plus, for heavier finned bettas, smaller is sometimes better.

I feel like anything of about a gallon is good as long as it's being taken care of. Although there is no possibility of it being cycled, getting cleaned every other day works.

I had a 1 gallon with my first fish in it. He lived there for about 7 months before I moved him and put him else where, so techincally, anything is okay for a betta, but the bigger the better.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:07 PM   #12 
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heres my little man in his 2g home, hes perfectly content in there....he gets 100% water changes weekly, he has an actively growing live pothos plant as a filter, he has a heater and thermometer.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:11 PM   #13 
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I just don't like my fish being cramped. I want them to have PLENTY of room to roam freely.
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hes not cramped at all, in fact he wastes alot of the space he does have b/c he just chills at the top on one of his leaves. hes got really heavy fins so he usually makes a few rounds a day then goes back to his leaf.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:20 PM   #15 
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Well, different bettas have different personalities!
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:26 PM   #16 
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The same as how different betta owners have different opinions.
Is give my bettas a 20 gallon if it was allowed and if I could care for it
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:27 PM   #17 
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Yah. My bettas ( all except Angel) like big tanks.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:04 PM   #18 
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hes gone from his cup to a 1g then swiftly to the 2g hes in now and he was just as active in his 1g as he is in his 2g. the most I would EVER give him is 5g and thats just cuz I wanna go crazy with his decor not b/c I think he will actually need/use that much room. but a shorter finned variety might love the space. if u read thru this thread http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=117828 u will maybe get some insight as to the fact that it really is more about the quality of the water than the quantity. in fact alot of the people who have all the illnesses and fin issues are the ones who swear by the 10g+ cycled tanks....soooo...
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:26 PM   #19 
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A .5 is too small to me Carters tank is 20 that size he is activly swimming I think the main problem with small tanks is stimulation they need stimulation or resort to fin nipping. I keep Peace lilies in my filter and lucky bamboo in the main tank a plant grows above the tank my 20 has filter plants too. I love Betta bowls you can keep small plants in there.
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