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View Poll Results: What size of tank should a Betta Fish have?
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:58 PM   #1 
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Where do I get a tank?

Where should I get a tank? Is Petsmart a good place?
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:10 PM   #2 
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I voted for other. I strongly believe that bettas should be kept in at LEAST 2.5 gallons, 5 being better, and any larger is GREAT. Just think about it, fish were meant to swim. Would you want to spend your entire life in one tiny room?

As for a tank, you can buy one from any petstore, or you could look on craigslist for a used one. A lot of times you can get a bigger tank for much cheaper. Then just clean it with a bleach solution, rinse thoroughly, and you are ready to go (after you cycle it of course).
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:15 PM   #3 
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2.5 gallon min. Some say 1 gallon is ok but they you have to change water a LOT more.
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:22 PM   #4 
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Definitely check out craigslist. I paid $300 for what would have cost me 2K retail. There are nice tanks being posted daily...good luck!
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:24 PM   #5 
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2.5 or larger.
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:31 PM   #6 
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defiantly at least 2.5 and dont forget your heater and filter
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:32 PM   #7 
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Thanks! :D :D :D :D :D
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:03 PM   #8 
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1 gall ABSOLUTE minimum 2.5 or larger is optimum
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:45 PM   #9 
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at least 2.5, but you can get 10 gal tanks at Wwalmart for only $11.00 [at least here], and filters are usually $11 for the simple cheap ones. bag of rock not too expensive, to to set him up w/ 10 gal, would cost you about $35 including:
-10 gal tank
-filter
-rocks
-conditioner
-food
-one small - md decoration

not bad considering kits [such as I bout] cost them same or more for 2.5 gal! [which I saw the 10 gal earlier...thinking of making the switch]
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Old 09-27-2008, 03:16 PM   #10 
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i agree with 2.5 or bigger. mine are in 5g and 10g aquariums.
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