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Old 06-16-2009, 08:04 PM   #1 
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Question Will This setup work?

I have had my betta fish since around Christmas time. He lives in a 1 or two gallon tank and has a light and pump. I dont have a filter and i dont have a heater. He seems to lik his home and we haven't had any problems. There are no live plants but there is a fake cave with fake flowers. There is a Chinese Algae eater that lives with him and they seem to get along. Do you think this is a good healthy setup? If not could you please tell me what i need and where i could get it. PLease keep in mind that i don't have very much money to spend.
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:27 PM   #2 
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It sounds fine to me. I think you should remove the algae eater since there is barely enough room for the Betta.
How is the temp in the tank? It needs to be maintained at 78-80 degree F.
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I have also been feeding him tropical fish flakes. He will not eat beta pellets. he just swallows the pellets and spits them out.
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Im not sure what the tempeture is. I dont have a thermometer. It feels kinda room tempeture.
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:31 PM   #5 
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Have you tried Hikari Betta Bio-Gold pellets? I tried another brand of pellet and they hated it, but they will chow down on the Bio-Gold pellets.
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You should go out and get a cheap aquarium thermometer. You can find an in tank one at walmart for about $1.50.
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ok thanks. I will definatly try the pellets. If i get a thermometer for it and it is too cold, how can i heat it without buying an expensive heater? Love your betta by the way.
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I have Aqua culture betta pellet food, an all my boys love them.

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Thanks! :)
I'm not sure how you'd heat a small tank. I have a 1/2 gallon tank right now for one of my Betta (that's all he wants to live in!) Anyway, my house stays around 78-79 degrees anyway. Also, during the day, he has a light on his tank that keeps the water warm.
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:41 PM   #10 
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Have you tried Hikari Betta Bio-Gold pellets? I tried another brand of pellet and they hated it, but they will chow down on the Bio-Gold pellets.
Hah, and the Petco guy thought I was crazy when I told him my girly only ate Bio-gold.
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