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Old 07-13-2009, 06:35 PM   #1 
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Cool What fish tank should i get??

i really want to get a fish and i was thinking of a betta. but i need a bigger tank i heard you need a 2 galleon tank but how wide and long is that? and do you think betta's are good fish do they swim and do stuff if you take care of them properly? if you dont suggest a betta then what kinda a fish do you sugest? what if you cant get a thermometer so how do you check the tempature?

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Old 07-13-2009, 06:39 PM   #2 
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A two gallon is the minimum size for a tank. I'm sure there are lots of tanks to choose from at your local pet store. I suggest a 5 gallon though! A great size for Bettas! Bettas have SO much personality!!! You will not regret getting a betta if you really want a fish. I have 4 and they are just awesome.

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Old 07-13-2009, 06:40 PM   #3 
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Well, I don't see how you couldn't get one. Thermometers are really cheap, I bought one at my groccery store for under 2 dollars. For tanks, the Minibow types are really good. I have two tanks, a 1 and 2.5 gallon, and they're great. So, for the most part, bettas are wonderful fish, and all they need is some good love and care and they should be fine.
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:17 PM   #4 
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Of course you should get a betta! They're the most amazing fish out there! I want more and more! They're beautiful, spunky, and clean fish... what else could you ask for? :)

Lemme show you some of my favorite tanks!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/ima...N&color_name=2

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/detai...type=undefined

Or a simple all glass 2.5 or 5 gallon tank! :) Those are probably the cheaper of the 3 choices
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:39 PM   #5 
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I defintely recommend a betta. They are awesome fish, have lots of personality, and are pretty hardy lil fish. But I don't understand why you wouldn't be able to get a thermometer, they aren't expensive.
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:18 PM   #6 
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Hello and welcome to FishForum. I agree with all the others. Bettas are wonderful and full of personality and they are very addictive! You can also get a critter keeper to put it in. I have a 1.5 gallon and 2 2.5 gallon critter keepers. They are big enough also to put a heater in. Like everyone else said, thermometers aren't too expensive and there are also the kind that stick to the outside of the tank, although they aren't quite as accurate as the kind you put in the tank with a suction cup.
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:45 PM   #7 
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Hello and welcome to FishForum. I agree with all the others. Bettas are wonderful and full of personality and they are very addictive! You can also get a critter keeper to put it in. I have a 1.5 gallon and 2 2.5 gallon critter keepers. They are big enough also to put a heater in. Like everyone else said, thermometers aren't too expensive and there are also the kind that stick to the outside of the tank, although they aren't quite as accurate as the kind you put in the tank with a suction cup.


thanks eveyone! Now i know i really want a betta fish! Now i know everything i needed to know! Now i just need to buy a tank and thermometers and a betta! Im so excited!!
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Don't forget dechlorinator, a net, gravel or glass gems, plants and decorations! :)
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Old 07-14-2009, 02:56 PM   #9 
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Don't forget dechlorinator, a net, gravel or glass gems, plants and decorations! :)








don't worry i all ready bought most of that stuff i just need a couple plants but found a tank that came with some
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:01 PM   #10 
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Of course you should get a betta! They're the most amazing fish out there! I want more and more! They're beautiful, spunky, and clean fish... what else could you ask for? :)

Lemme show you some of my favorite tanks!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/ima...N&color_name=2

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/detai...type=undefined

Or a simple all glass 2.5 or 5 gallon tank! :) Those are probably the cheaper of the 3 choices
thanks! how much are the tanks? They look really good they are te right size right?
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