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Old 08-29-2013, 07:51 PM   #1 
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Tanks- Pick the Right One!

When getting a new fish, it's best to have a tank. But which one? As it can be a tough decision, I have made this thread to help.

Males
You may not believe it, but males should have bigger tanks then females. Why? Males are solitary, meaning they are used to more space as they don't share it with other fish. Have a tank the size of a Living World tank or up. If you breed your fish, please have a separate tank for that as your betta's can be territorial.


Females
As your females aren't always solitary, a good sized tank will do. However females can fight too, so taking the risk of putting two females is not recommended. Like males, one female should have a Living World tank or larger.


Breeding Tank
If you are breeding your betta's a separate tank can lead to a better chance of eggs. Add plants and perhaps a background to your tank. Don't clean out the bubble nest, it could have eggs in it. The size should be exceptional, big enough for both to mate and lay eggs.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:56 PM   #2 
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What exactly is a "living world tank? Like, how many gallons?
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:02 PM   #3 
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A simple 2 gallon tank, enough room for one betta. I have found them in different colours, such as blue, purple, pink, orange and green. Chip (in my avatar picture) lives in one, he is quite happy with it.
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:12 PM   #4 
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Ah.

And in reality the minimum tank size is the same for both males and females- 1g. I like to give my fish more room then that though.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:12 AM   #5 
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I understand.

I have seen much to tiny tanks for any betta at stores, it's sad to think of the poor betta who lives in that.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:15 AM   #6 
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I have a personal minimum of 2.5 gallons with a heater and filter.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:31 AM   #7 
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Where did you get the heater? They don't sell them at the store I go to.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:33 AM   #8 
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I got mine at Walmart. Try online though.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:46 AM   #9 
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I'll try that.

Chip seems to thrive without a heater, but I'm still worried.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:47 AM   #10 
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Is he a fast swimmer or lethargic?
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