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Old 07-25-2009, 11:55 PM   #1 
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i need help. i am new to the world of bettas.

i recently had a betta, sad to say i think he got sick and sadly passed away. he wasnt moving much and never really swam. yesterday my mom came to my apartment and brought me a new one. his name is B. its short for a silly name my little brother named him.

anyways, i wanted to do this right. so, today i went out and got a 2L tank, i couldnt afford a filter system and what not. however i wanted to know is this enough for him?
here is a picture of the box. really he is swimming all around and everything. i know not having a filter means more water changes. does anyone have some advice for a new owner?

http://www.petsunleashed.com.au/imag...5611340261.jpg

thank you,
gretchen
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:59 PM   #2 
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Hello and welcome to FishForum. 2.5 gallons and larger is usually what is recommended. I think the 2 L will be ok as long as you keep up with water changes. If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask.
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:01 AM   #3 
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Those little tanks need a lot more looking after than a bigger one- the water will be gross and the fish will be sick if you don't change the water a lot- but changing the water a lot is also bad for the fish- i would save up for one that's at least 1 gallon- if you go to the pet store regularly you might be able to find a little one one sale.
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:02 AM   #4 
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I don't think you can ever do too many water changes.
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:29 AM   #5 
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I don't like those super teeny betta jars they sell- they rarely have a place for the fish to hide and there's no place to put a filter or heater or anything.
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:31 AM   #6 
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I wouldn't go with anything less than 2 gallons.
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:21 AM   #7 
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It says on the box that it's a one and a half gallon. Sounds good to me.
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:22 AM   #8 
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Oh wait, no. Nevermind, I see it says 1/2 gallon..oops. lol
Yeah I would suggest something bigger.
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:46 PM   #9 
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I recommend not going below 2 gallons. A half gallon is very small :/ you should save up $30 to get a 2 or 2.5 starter kit with a filter and such. With that 1/2 gallon, you'd have to do water changes every day or every other day.
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Old 07-31-2009, 01:32 PM   #10 
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i have a 3 gallon tank with a filter a light and 4 good quality plants all for just 30.00 dollars at petco . my betta is very happy but if youre on a tight buget you couls get a simple one gallon bowl at walmart for around 6.00 dollars
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