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Old 09-19-2008, 07:56 AM   #11 
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I'm sorry to hear about Puff Puff. Its always sad when a pet dies.

I think you should still consider getting a betta. They have an average lifespan of 2-4 years, so unless he catches a disease or anything, he should live for a long time.

Bettas are beautiful fish, and I think your daughter would love to have a betta!
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Old 09-19-2008, 08:58 AM   #12 
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I'm so sorry to hear about Puff Puff. He had a good home and lots of love in the short time you had him and your daughter got a lot of enjoyment out of him. I think your daughter would love interacting with a betta. They have such wonderful personalities.
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Old 09-20-2008, 02:35 AM   #13 
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Sorry about Puff Puff.

Make I make a suggestion for the future? In case this ever happens again, try your local Craigslist for a used tank. Sometimes you can get a good one up for grabs for pretty cheap.

I'm glad that you tried to do the right thing for him though. It's more than a lot of people would have done. Go ahead and get a betta, he'll need a small heater like this one and it's on sale right now and you'll want to clean the gravel in the tank REALLY well for all the goldfish poo but've got a tank. You might as well use it :)
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:46 AM   #14 
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Sorry to hear about Puff Puff . Yes, bettas are great pets, but I feel that I should mention one thing that no one seems to have mentioned yet. Please cycle the tank before you go out and get a betta. So many bettas die because they are placed in uncycled tanks, that it is really sad. If you don't know how to do a fishless cycle, just google it and read all about it. Otherwise you will have to do water changes like every few days. If you are ok with that go ahead, but if you don't want to do as many water changes cycling the tank is a good idea. I am glad that you are trying to give your new fish a good home, one thing is make sure you buy him from a good place. Many pet store bettas are already sick, and that would definitely not be a good experience if you get a betta only to have it die of a disease in a few days. Good luck!
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