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Old 05-11-2009, 06:35 PM   #1 
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first help

im planing to get a betta this saturday.Im so excited!

do you have any tips for me?
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:39 PM   #2 
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Hello and welcome to FishForum. You'll get a lot of good tips on this forum. My main tip would be to get at least a 2.5 gallon tank with a heater.
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:40 PM   #3 
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ok thanks but through the time should i get a bigger tank?
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:44 PM   #4 
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You can get a bigger tank if you want. The 2.5 gallon is the minimum size we reccommend.
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:45 PM   #5 
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You should probably get atleast a 2.5g to start with. Anything smaller requires too much maintenance. But should get the biggest you can afford.

Another tip, Im assuming your getting your betta from a petstore, dont get one of the biggest bettas you can find, normally the bigger ones are older and therefore closer to death, get one of the younger ones so it has a few years on it still. Also watch out for missing fins, tails, or scale unless your planning on"rescuing" one. Look for the most active ones swimming around their cup, and if your at Petco, the ones in the blueish water arenormally the newest so they are probably healthier.

Good luck youll love them.

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Thats true. Small tanks/bowls require more frequent water changes. You can cycle a bigger tank and do less frequent changes.
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:50 PM   #7 
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so which would be a good size and easy to clean i have a 5gal. (I think)
with me now i was using for crabs.
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:56 PM   #8 
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A 5 gallon would be fine. Also, when you're picking out your betta, look for a bubblenest in the cup. That's usually a good sign.
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:06 PM   #9 
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not to be agervating but what is a bubble nest?
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:12 PM   #10 
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It is a mass of bubble the male will blow on top of the water, it is a sign that to females that hes ready to mate but it is also a sign to us that he is happy ans healthy. But just because there is no bubblenest doesnt mean they're not healthy
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