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Old 05-10-2012, 07:18 PM   #6051 
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I won't chastise you for keeping them in 1 gallons, but they need heaters unless you live in a tropical climate.
agreed
and even IF they lived in a tropical environment, I recommend using an aquarium thermometer to keep an accurate recording on water temp.
I myself live in steamy FL and I still have a heater in Spike's tank. Partially because me and hubs HATE the heat and keep the house at a constant 73F.

XxBettaLoverxX Just because the bettas have built a bubble nest doesn't mean all their care is taking care of. They could just be ecstatically happy to get out of those dirty cups and into a clean and bit bigger home.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:29 PM   #6052 
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@Micho & FishyFishy89
Yea I didn't think so either, but alot of people from this site say so. Wish I could read betta's' minds, darn!
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:38 PM   #6053 
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@Micho
Yea I didn't think so either, but alot of people from this site say so. Wish I could read betta's' minds, darn!
because, if you think about it, it is a bit true

take a look at the bettas at those chain pet stores, 95% of them are not going to be building bubble nests. Maybe if they hired employees whom actually care about the fish, then MAYBE the bettas will make a bubble nest, but then again, those cups provide next to no stimuli for the fish.

Not to mention, usually when the bettas are building a bubble nest, their environment has:
stimulus
proper nutrition
correct water parameters

Also keep in mind what can make a betta build a nest in a poor environment:
female next door neighbor
sometimes a male next door neighbor
boredom (some are actually smart enough to do something constructive when bored)
sudden change in environment (good or bad)




I have a bad habit to going completely off topic xD
Anyhow, back on topic a wee bit. I'm trying SUPER hard to get a picture of Spike inside his croc skull for y'all.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:13 PM   #6054 
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All three of my boys are in 1-gallon tanks. Obviously, the glass makes the fish look bigger. I rescued all three from horrible pet store conditions; so please don't chastise me for keeping them in small tanks.
I agree with everyone else on the heater issue. I also want to say that, whilst the volume of those vases may be sufficient, they have a very small footprint which greatly limits the horizontal space (much preferred by air-breathing bettas to vertical space) that they can swim in. Some heated 1 gallon tanks of the normal rectangular shape would be much better for the fish, and would also allow you to provide more cover for them. :)
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:19 PM   #6055 
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I agree with everyone else on the heater issue. I also want to say that, whilst the volume of those vases may be sufficient, they have a very small footprint which greatly limits the horizontal space (much preferred by air-breathing bettas to vertical space) that they can swim in. Some heated 1 gallon tanks of the normal rectangular shape would be much better for the fish, and would also allow you to provide more cover for them. :)

Great point to add. I've always gotten tanks that are longer than they are taller, so I've never really thought about which the fish type of fish prefers what.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:17 PM   #6056 
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So I got my fish, sooner than expected *-*;;;; He's a male crowntail, still a baby, and I had him special ordered since my local aquarium store is private owned- they don't hold bettas in their store- save two two pet fish- because they won't let them go unless you're setting them up in a proper home.
That is one awesome aquarium store !
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:44 PM   #6057 
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I finally finished the details to Kevin Fisher's tank, so now he's got a heater, filter, hidey holes, fake plants, and a snail friend (maybe one ghost shrimp too, but he killed the other ones )


What do you guys think? The original decorations were just from around my room, but he loves that blue thing that used to be an unused candle holder. I tried to stick with a warm color theme, other than the blue thing

How many gallons does it look like? 5?
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:59 PM   #6058 
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Are you asking what gallon size we think your tank is Frostsinth? If so I would say your tank looks closer to a 15-20 gallon. :)

If you are not sure on it's size you can take measurements and compare on a tank sizing chart. (I just look up on google)

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Then my dad was wrong lmao, I thought it was a heck of a lot bigger than a 5.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:22 PM   #6060 
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@FrostSinth

Just put in the dimensions of your tank here:http://www.diyfishkeepers.com/gallons.htm and it will tell you how many gallons it is. Good luck :)
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