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Old 07-02-2009, 08:55 PM   #11 
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Filters are not needed, but VERY nice!!!! A heater is a MUST!

Congrats on the new betta. I'm sure you will love him. Bettas make awesome pets! Such personalities!

I'm sure you will find this forum very helpful. If you have ANY questions, just ask.
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:23 PM   #12 
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He is beautiful! You should name him Duces!! haha!! What are you feeding him?, tank size?, Water conditionar?!!
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:24 PM   #13 
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And if you are plannning to get a 10 gallon you will need a heater and a filter!!!!!
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:27 PM   #14 
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Make sure you have something on the top of the bowl that is breathable, Bettas are jumpers!
a 10 gallon would be great, make sure there is a hood, and a heater is really needed. A filter isn't necessary, but it does keep the water a bit cleaner.
You do have a pretty little Betta. The picture is a little dark, but is there darkening around the tips of his fins? that could be a sign of fin rot. If it is, there are several ways to treat it.
I'm assuming the stuff to treat the tap water is water conditioner? That's a must as well. I prefer Prime, but there are so many out there that work just fine too.
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:38 PM   #15 
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Thanks so much for all the responses!!

Yea, I went through a bunch of posts and made a list of everything I'll need. (:
I have a lid with holes for the bowl.

anything special I need to know about filters and heaters?

any certain types of gravel?
I want to do some type of gravel with the rocks I have now at the bottom
(:

are there certain types of plants?

I love him already. If I put my finger on his bowl, he will put his face against it, and as i drag my finger, he follows it.
but he doesn't flair up. (: it's cute.


& yea, I use conditioner in the water, the food is color enchancing betta bites.
the little pellets.

the water is a bit cold right now (our gas got shut off, it's back on now, though.), so I put him in my room (my room has no air condition atm, so it's warm)


haha that makes my house sound like a total junk yard.
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:39 PM   #16 
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Make sure you have something on the top of the bowl that is breathable, Bettas are jumpers!
a 10 gallon would be great, make sure there is a hood, and a heater is really needed. A filter isn't necessary, but it does keep the water a bit cleaner.
You do have a pretty little Betta. The picture is a little dark, but is there darkening around the tips of his fins? that could be a sign of fin rot. If it is, there are several ways to treat it.
I'm assuming the stuff to treat the tap water is water conditioner? That's a must as well. I prefer Prime, but there are so many out there that work just fine too.


FINROT?
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they are black at the tips, but I thought they were just like high lights, because his body is black and fades to red.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:16 PM   #17 
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When you get a heater and thermometer, please note that just because you set your heater to something doesn't mean that the water will be that temperature. For example, my heater will be set at 75 and my water temperature ranges from 80-82. It is recommended to use silk plants if you are going to get fake plants. If you use plastic plants, you could do the hose or tissue test (if it tears either then chuck them). But I don't think a lot of people on here use plastic plants.

You have a beautiful betta!
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:35 PM   #18 
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FINROT?
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they are black at the tips, but I thought they were just like high lights, because his body is black and fades to red.
It could just be the coloring. I would keep an eye on it at least and if his fins curl, shred, start disappearing or getting more black then I would start treating for fin rot.

Sometimes the simplest thing for fin rot treatment is clean water!
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Old 07-04-2009, 06:39 PM   #19 
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miatameri, you have such a beautiful betta! nice fish bowl. And your house does not sound like a dump.
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Old 07-06-2009, 04:29 PM   #20 
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Hi, I used to stay depressed to until I got on meds, then I bought my three bettas and nine fish tanks Im all better. I would name him MEDS if he relieves your deppression, thats a cute name.
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