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Old 04-30-2009, 05:36 PM   #1 
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Exclamation is my tank big enough

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i was just woundering if my tank is big enough i dont know how big it is can somebodycome on webcam with me to tell me if its big enough im really worried it seems to be ok so far but i dont kniw
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:56 PM   #2 
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If you can measure your tank, you can find aquarium calculators online.
I think there is one somewhere on this sight, may show up doing a search.
2 1/2 gallong or more is recommened for a betta.
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:59 PM   #3 
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i dont think my tank is even 1 gallong but my fist is doing preaty well my tank is made for betta fish
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:08 PM   #4 
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They sell alot of tanks made for bettas that are not really adequate. They may be able to live in these tanks, but they would much rather have room to swim and explore.
A tank that small, I would do water canges everyday or every other day to keep the fish in good health. When you get a chance, I would upgrade to a larger tank.
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:35 PM   #5 
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I wouldn't put my betta in anything under a gallon.
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:09 PM   #6 
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I do a water change every thrusday I'm probly gonna get a new one I summer what size is good for 1 betta but it might be 1 gallon I'm not sire how can someone add me on msn where I can show you and to can tell me if it's big enough
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:11 PM   #7 
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When go I should ask for a 2 gallon and Han expensive would that be I have 114$ and I don't wanna spend all of it
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:43 PM   #8 
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You can keep an eye out on Craigslist for a used aquarium.
A 5 gal tank would make a perfect tank for a betta. I have seen some complete 5gal kits at Walmart for around $30.
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:45 PM   #9 
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i but my stiff form nature pet center but why so big my fish swims around is 2 gallon ok?
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:13 AM   #10 
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You have your Betta in a 1 Gallon and you only do a water change once a week? I personally find that shocking!!

I don`t mean to be rude and I know we all have to start somewhere but a weekly water change in a 1G really isn`t good enough.

*waits for Nataku*.....



Seriously ifish, ideally you should be changing your Bettas water everyday or at least every other day if you intend to continue with your 1G. A 2G tank would be better but you should still be prepared to change the water or at least a partial water change every couple of days. I doubt any of us would like to swim around in a confined space when we`d peed and pooped in the water....why should it be any different for our fish?
Am I right in presuming you don`t have a heater either?

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