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Old 03-30-2013, 11:53 PM   #1 
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Is my Betta going to be okay?

I purchased a 1 gallon tank and am curious to know if a betta is going to be happy.

Please let me know! I may get a dwarf frog instead, but I am falling in love with bettas.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:06 AM   #2 
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A one gallon is definitely not big enough for an ADF.

As for whether the betta will be happy, there are more important things that tank size. Is the tank heated? Is it cleaned regularly (2 50% and 1 100% change per week)? Does it have mental stimulation (places to hide and explore)? Is it well fed with a high-quality food?

That's what will determine if your fish will be "happy". :)
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:16 AM   #3 
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As long as it is heated and you keep up with regular water changes, you'll be fine. It's a 3 gallon minimum for ADFs.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:58 AM   #4 
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While I prefer bigger as a permanent home, a 1g will work if you keep it heated & do the extra water changes.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:34 PM   #5 
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That size tank is not okay for a dwarf frog. Please do not get one.

As for the betta, a one gallon should be fine as long as its not a cruel, cold bowl. It must be heated and filtered. :)
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:50 AM   #6 
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Filtering isn't necessary in a tank that size. Keep up on water changes, and you'll be golden.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:58 AM   #7 
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Filtering isn't necessary in a tank that size. Keep up on water changes, and you'll be golden.
That's what I thought. I'll be getting a heater, because I feel that's only fair and I want to make sure he/she will be happy. But, I'll be doing the weekly water changes.

Thank you so much for everyone's input.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:28 AM   #8 
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Just to clarify, water changes should be done more than weekly in a 1 gallon.
The recommendation is is to do 3 water changes each week - 2 of 50% and 1 of 100%.

For example:
Monday: 50%
Wednesday: 50%
Friday: 100%
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:01 AM   #9 
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If you want to reduce the amount of changes you need to do a week, think about getting a 5 gallon tank and cycling it. If not, water changes for a 1 gallon aren't too bad - just gotta make sure you don't put off doing them. A day or so won't be too bad but if you can't do it for a week...ammonia will start to build up and that will hurt the poor fishie
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