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Old 03-03-2008, 10:01 AM   #21 
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first answer: yes he is doing it constantly.

Second answer: i dont have enough room for a 2 gallon tank, and also they are more expensive. this morning he seems a bit better, maybe he is just tired out? he has eated also, which is good, but the light problem is still the same.
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:14 PM   #22 
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Hey Daniel,
Welcome to the betta lovers zone......
Like everyone has said abovve......get your fishie atleast a 2.5 gallon tank....mine seemed happy in his one gallon, but why settle for happy when you can get Happier!
A heater and a thermometer are absolute essentials.
Its not that expensive also.....my total bill from shopping at Petco was as follows:
2.5 gallon sesame street tank - $20
2 plastic plants....(try to get one that lookslike grass...they love it) - $5
Small cave to hide out in - $5
25 watt heater - $ 10
Thermometer - $3
Total = $43...not bad,eh?
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:29 PM   #23 
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dont turn on his lights and keep yours off because this will create a clearer reflection of himself and he will try to attack it even more! when he is attacking the tank with all the lights in the room and his tank on is he ramming into it and backing up and doing it again? or is he constantly against the glass swiming up and down it?
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:52 PM   #24 
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hi
sorry to see you having a difficult time,
is your Betta swimming at one end,or is he bashing into
all the sides ?
if it is just one end,then i would suggest the placement of the silk plants
at that end to stop this.
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:09 PM   #25 
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willows idea is good you should try that.
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:52 PM   #26 
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Yeah my 2.5 gallon was only ten bucks. and it's 12"x8"x6" I dont quite know if those are in the right order so: it's 12 inches long 8 inches high and 6 inches wide. Doesn't take up too much space.
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:55 PM   #27 
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Get some elodea(anachris). Just float it on top. Your betta can nibble on it if he chooses.
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:02 AM   #28 
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asorry i didnt specify before, he is not ramming into it. he is violently swimming up and down. and it is on more than one side, tomarrow night i am goin to the pet stroe again to get another plant. i think he is gonna be alright though. now my biggest concern is getting him to eat more than 3 pellets a day.
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:59 PM   #29 
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i have a 3" irridescent shark that swims up and down the tank a lot. not sure why he does it. none of the other fish do it, well the molly does sometimes but not too much any more.
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Old 03-05-2008, 04:52 PM   #30 
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I'm a kid on this website who cant get a bigger tank okay? Only one person needs to tell them please cuz some of us cant get a bigge tank and that is not the only solution because my friend had a betta in a quarter gallon tank with nothing in it and it lived for 2 years !! I of course have a bigger tank then that but please
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