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Old 06-29-2009, 08:47 PM   #1 
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tank size?

I'm planning on getting my first betta soon (which will also be my first fish). ^_^ Well, I'm trying to decide whether to get a 2.5 gallon or a 5 gallon tank. How much of a difference is there for the fish between the two sizes?

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Old 06-29-2009, 08:54 PM   #2 
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Either one would be big enough but a 5 gallon would give you plenty of room for plants and decorations.Also, there would be plenty of room for a heater, too. Welcome to FishForum.
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:15 PM   #3 
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A betta would be fine in either, but bigger is always better! As dramaqueen said, more room for decorations and plants. welcome to the forum.
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:42 PM   #4 
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The more the better! If I had a choice of getting a 2.5 or 5 gallon, I would get a 5 gallon. It gives the fish double the space..... Welcome to the forum! :)
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:14 AM   #5 
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I would go with the 5 gallon. I just upgraded to a 5 gallon and my betta cosmo loves it. It was also fun to decorate with all the added space
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:21 AM   #6 
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5 gallon Defiantly! Your fish will be happier!

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Old 06-30-2009, 10:23 AM   #7 
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Deff a 5 gallon. You'll have more room for decorations, and more room for the fish to swim. So you'll have a happy fishy.
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:18 PM   #8 
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thanks for the responses!

I'll probably be getting the 5 gallon. ^_^
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:29 PM   #9 
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I upgraded my guy from a 2 gallon to a 5 gallon and he was like a new fish! Def. a 5 gallon!
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:31 PM   #10 
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Betta are pretty smart fish! They love to play around with the stuff you put in the tank! My one betta loves to swim at the stream his filter makes! Another loves to lay on leafs and, I swear, sun bathe when I turn the light on(I enver see her there when the light is off).
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