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Old 07-21-2009, 11:17 PM   #1 
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New Fish Need Help!!!!!!

I read about 5 different storys about basic care. but they say diffrent stuff but

i want to know they really need and i also heard that bigger the tank longer they live??

can some1 please shed some light on this.

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Old 07-21-2009, 11:41 PM   #2 
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Bettas can live in small tanks but they do a lot better in larger tanks. Most of the guys and gals around here recommend 5-10 gallon or larger tanks. The water needs to be between 78-82(I think). Most fish are picky eaters, but you will have to figure out what yours likes to eat. Water changes are important! I know I missed some stuff but I know someone will be around shortly to fill in the blanks. There are some pretty awesome people on here with a lot of knowledge!!
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:59 PM   #3 
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Tara, I think you covered it pretty good! You can also use a filter but they aren't required. You'll also want gravel or glass rocks and decorations for the tank. Plants are good, too, either live or fake. I recommend silk because plastic can tear a betta's fins.
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:07 AM   #4 
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Don't forget a hiding place. Bettas love little caves and such. :)
Water conditioner is a must of course.
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:34 AM   #5 
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What they said! Hehehe I knew I forgot something.
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:38 AM   #6 
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I would recomend at least a 2 gallon, at bare minimum. They will be happier in a bigger one though. I've heard people on here that have up to 10 gallons with just their one betta. Don't forget a heater, they are important unless you live in a very hot place.
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:06 AM   #7 
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Ok ty every1 but i mean like

Wat exactly do i need
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:08 AM   #8 
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Well they did tell you exactly what you need....
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:15 AM   #9 
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Wat type of water can i use

i got Spring water (buck Spring)

is this fine
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:16 AM   #10 
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Spring water is fine. Just don't use distilled water.
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