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Old 05-14-2009, 08:45 PM   #1 
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Hey guys I wanted to see what you guy prefer/reccomend, such as

Tank size
Water conditioner
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And things like that.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:33 PM   #2 
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well first u should have at least a 2.5 but both of my fish are in 1 gal tanks till i can get my 5 gals or a 10 and food get some freeze dried bloodworms and some pellets but if youre fish doesnt eat the pellets then try the flakes the flakes are messy tetra aquasafe water conditioners are great for a conditioner and i cant help you on meds
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:37 PM   #3 
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Tank size: 2.5 or larger.
Water conditioner: Prime or Aquasafe.
Meds: Jungle fungus eliminator or fungus clear
Food: Hikari betta bio gold, freeze dried bloodworms, daphnia and brine shrimp.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:02 PM   #4 
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Tank size- 2.5 or larger
Water Conditioner- Top fin plus
Meds- bettafix, coppersafe
Food- 1-2 times a week top fin freeze dried bloodworms, 2-3 top fin betta pellets twice a day
HEATER!!!-Hidor mini heater 2-5g
Substrate in a filtered tank- sand
Substrate in non-filtered tank- gravel or little glass stones
Live plants really add something to the tank, and keep the fish happy (bamboo is 1.99 at petco and really easy to care for) if you don't wanna worry about live plants, silk is best cuz it won't tear their fins
Tempurature- 76-78 degrees f
I prefer to keep my bettas in cycled tanks, but non-cycled will be just fine as long as you do water changes often. thats about all I can think of right now, feel free to ask if you have more questions!
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:19 PM   #5 
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I forgeot to tell you my preferances

Tank size: At least 1 gallon, 1 quart is acceptable for breeders, but I agree to the 2.5 gallon rule.

Water conditioner:Stress Coat

Food: HBH Betta Bites, frozen and freeze dried bloodworms, fed once a day.

Meds: Gel-tek Ampicillin, betta fix, mehtylene blue, Jungle Ick Guard.
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:33 PM   #6 
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Tank Size: 10g but I have a divided too
Water Conditioner: Aquasafe
Food: Hikari Bio-gold and frozen brine shrimp
Meds: N/A
Substrate: None even though I use black gravel
Heater: Petco brand, cheap yet effective

I keep live plants in one and fake in the other, the live seem to turn my tank a light green/yellow color but look much better, my fake are easier to care for but dont have the "natural" look.
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:40 PM   #7 
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Tank size: 1 gallon, but 1 guart is acceptable for breeders
Water conditioner: Prime
Food: Hikari bio gold pellet. Sun dried bloodworms, brine shrimp, sun dried shrimp..
Meds:
Substrate: I use different rocks and will be trying sand.
Heater: Walmart...Cheap and great working...
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:21 PM   #8 
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Tank size: I PERFER at least 5 gallons, but I do have one 2.5
Water conditioner: I really like Prime
Meds: Jungle fungus eliminator & good ole clean water with aquarium salt
Food: Freeze dried bloodworms once a week, followed by a day of fasting. 1-2 Hikari pellets twice a day normally.
Heater: Hydor mini(for small tanks only)
Temp: 80
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:45 PM   #9 
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oh ya, aquarium salt is in ALL my tanks, always add it.
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:46 AM   #10 
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hmmmmm 1 quart is acceptable for breeders? why do they get an exeption? Then it should be acceptable for every one to keep their bettas in tanks a quart or smaller.... Their fish have feelings just as all of ours do, and breeders need to keep them in the same living conditions as all other people. I will only by a betta from a breeder if it has been well taken care of in a tank atleast 2.5g
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