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Old 03-10-2009, 12:54 AM   #41 
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I went to my local lfs and they had female bettas! They had like 5 of them in a 10 gallon tank. I didnt get one today,but I told my mom Im gonna get her one. Shes like okay,but do i have to do the wcs and stuff? Haha nah ill do it. :) Next time we go up there if they still have them,Ill say okay pick one. I creeped her out by going through the saltwater fish area,they had huge shrimps,lobsters and other weird creepy looking fishies..I thought they were cool looking! They didnt have any more of the small tanks like Morado is in,so i might wait till they get those back in. Oooh im excited to get another betta! Lol.

Question though,females are fine without a filter right?? For Morado he has a filter,light and heater but in my moms bathroom we have a water fountain thingy that has to be plugged in for our cats. So a fishy in there will be without something,but not sure what would be better...no light or no filter?? Ill definetly have a heater for her.

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Old 03-10-2009, 10:07 AM   #42 
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Yep, they can do without a filter as long as the water is changed regularly. I don't have one in Jaden's tank but I change the water once a week.
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:06 AM   #43 
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None of my bettas have filters in their tanks, but if the water changes are kept up on then you can keep control of the ammonia problem quite easily. A single betta on its own isn't that terribly messy. I do 40-60% water changes twice a week on my tanks, but you could probably get away with doing it just once a week, I'm just overzealous.

I think a light is more important, as it helps the betta keep a somewhat more believable sense of day and night, especially if their tank is going to be in a room that doesn't normally have a light on all the time like a bathroom.
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:24 PM   #44 
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yeah thats what i figured...hmmm which girly to pick...:)
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:41 PM   #45 
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I don't have filters for mine and I do water changes once a week. My 4 gallon gets 1/2 wc once a week.
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:52 PM   #46 
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Cool beans...sounds good to me...Im gonna see if this bigger critter tank i bought will fit on moms sink...if not i wait till they get the smaller ones in.Be nice though to give the girl a bit more room. :)
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What kind of filter do you use on the critter tanks? If I get a fish from Kim, I'm thinking about one of those curvy things with a filter and heater.2 and 1/2 gallon or larger.
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:26 PM   #48 
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What I have in Morados is this
Penn Plax Small World Pump & Filter Kit at PETCO

It works great for a little tank. Plus you can control the flow with a little dial on the airline tubing.
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Sounds good. It says to replace the filtration unit every 2-4 weeks. Is this the filter cartridge? How often do you change yours?
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yeah just the catridge...Um well i just replaced his because it was in with the pandas and got clogged with sand...so we shall see!
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