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Old 09-27-2008, 04:20 PM   #11 
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i say the bigger size would be fantastic,if you can.
my ones in a 4ft tank. lol i'm just lucky that all my fish
have good karma with eachother. :)
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Old 09-27-2008, 06:01 PM   #12 
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Mine are in 1 gallon containers. I wish I could go bigger but can't. I would not go less than a gallon.
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:13 PM   #13 
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I had mine in a one gallon tank for about 3 weeks before moving him to a 3 gallon tank. He seems to like it a lot more as would I if I were in his position. If you get a one gallon be prepared to do a water change at least 3 times a week. Bigger is deff better in this situation. And as was said above, the bigger ones for some reason are cheaper actually. Haven't figured out why though.
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:17 PM   #14 
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you could get one at petsmart/petco other local pet store but i always find the same stuff for a couple dollars cheaper at places like walmart. sometimes other petstores will have a wider selection depending on the size of the place but the prices tend to vary.
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:32 PM   #15 
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Do I need to change the water if I have a filter?
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:50 PM   #16 
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yes you do but if the tank is cycled its not as much. if you dont have time to cycle you can get this stuff called biosomething and you add that and then you can add your fish 24 hours later.
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:36 PM   #17 
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Hey! I have a 1 gallon tank, but I have to change the water a lot. Also, I have a live plant in the tank, and it helps keep it clean because it attaches the betta's waste to its roots.

I change 25% of the water at least 3 times a week, sometimes more.

I don't have a heater or a filter (which is bad), but I live in a dorm room where the room is always hot, and the thermometer that I have for the tank says its between 78 and 82 degrees. I also have a tank light which may also heat up the tank a little.

I would get a bigger tank if I could, but because of the lack of space in my dorm, I can't get anything bigger.

My betta seems very happy, so at minimum 1 gallon
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Old 10-04-2008, 01:00 PM   #18 
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Yup, just not so often. My betta is in a 5.5 gallon with a heater, and azoo palm filter. I change about 20% of the water once per week.
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:04 PM   #19 
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VERY minimum is 2g, altho currently all my bettas are in tanks larger than 4 gallons
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:33 PM   #20 
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I'd say 1 gallon or up. Up is much better. :) Maybe a 2 or 2.5 gallon?

You might want to look at a couple of places (say Petsmart and Walmart) before buying. That way you know what each has and what price range it is. Walmart is a fine place to get a tank, because they are usually (not always though) cheaper. But a real pet store might have a better selection.
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