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Old 04-18-2009, 06:42 PM   #31 
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I would just prefer mine to live alone. I don't have a community tank and if I ever did have any other fish, I wouldn't mind cories. I wouldn't want to have to fool with sand, though.
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:29 PM   #32 
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I wouldn't mind cories. I wouldn't want to have to fool with sand, though.
I don't use sand with any of my cories, I've never had a problem with any of them or their barbells,
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:43 PM   #33 
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I just got a betta today, hes so happy to be in a five gallon tank. with good filteration and plants to hide in. and most of all. no more tiny fish bowl at the pet store. I agree none smaller than a 5 gallon. fish like to swim freely and have plenty of room.
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:22 PM   #34 
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Chicklet, what do you use for your cories, regular gravel?
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:00 AM   #35 
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My betta lives in a peaceful 75 gallon retirement community. He swims every inch of the tank throughout the day, high, low and in-between. I don't think he's ever noticed any of the other fish, he appears to have no interest in any of them (and vice versa). He's kind of a 'space cadet' floating around in a happy little world of his own. Since these fish originally come from puddles in rice patties where they eat mosquito larvae and other bugs, 75 gallons is a good-sized puddle, but not overly so. He eats everything, but his favorite foods are frozen brine shrimp and frozen blood worms. Yummy!

Keeping them in a coffee mug-sized cup is pure greed though. Im glad you people are giving yours such good homes though.
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:13 AM   #36 
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Chicklet, what do you use for your cories, regular gravel?
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Old 04-22-2009, 07:25 AM   #37 
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Then perhaps bigger tanks= happier bettas as well!!
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:05 AM   #38 
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I just put my new one in a 2 1/2 gallon. :)
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:43 AM   #39 
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Another thread asked for pictures of tanks,bowls,etc that people here keep their bettas in. It was great to see so many ,,providing their fish with comfortable,heated,and filtered tanks. All bettas should have it so good as those photos posted.
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Old 04-22-2009, 04:15 PM   #40 
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After seeing my Bettas swimming and flowing the way they do in my tanks I could never and would never put either of them in anything smaller than about 3G and that would only happen if I decide to divide the 7.5G tank I`ve just bought. I do appreciate that others do things different and have fantastically happy fish but imho I just couldn`t keep something so beautiful confined to such a small space.
Maybe the `origins` of these beautiful fish has excused the way they`ve been kept by so many for so long but it doesn`t make it right.


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