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Old 08-12-2009, 04:36 AM   #1 
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Tank help!

What would be the minimum and maximum of the betta fish.

and plz i would love it if yall would include prices.
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:57 AM   #2 
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Minimum is 2.5 gallons. There wouldn't really be a max in my opinion.
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:58 AM   #3 
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Yup, minimum of 2 gallons. There is NO max!! They love lots of space.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:14 AM   #4 
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I agree with doggyhog and Vikki. The more room you have, the more decorations and plants you can have.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:17 PM   #5 
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Agree with the previous girls :)
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:40 PM   #6 
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Also it's difficult to find an appropriate heater for anything smaller than 2.5 gallons. I have the 3 gallon Eclipse for my girl- it was $48 for the tank + gravel, live plant pods, decoration, filters, fish food etc- I's say it was $75 total. Theres pics in the pics section- Lulu in her 3 gallon
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:15 PM   #7 
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If you have a 2.5 gallon you can use a 25 watt heater. That's what I did in the 2.5 gal hospital tank while I was gone and it kept the tank temperature at 78-80. It's really cheaper to just get a 10 gallon tank over something smaller.
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:41 PM   #8 
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actually I found that if I have betta fish in tanks over 20 gallons they tend to hide alot
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Old 08-13-2009, 05:35 PM   #9 
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I have a 30 gallon tank, and I can always see my betta, he dosn't hide.
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:09 AM   #10 
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I find 5-10 gallons to be the perfect size for me. I have one in a 5.5, 2 in a divided 15 gal so 7.5 gallons each, and one in a 10. It depends on the personality as well...some are lazy and don't need as much space, while others zip around constantly and love a large tank.

Prices vary depending on what type of setup you want. A smaller tank is less money to decorate, but the fixtures cost pretty much the same as a larger tank. There's no shame in decorating as you go along either if you don't want to shell out all the money up front. I've done that before - buy gravel, a few silk plants and a pot and then improving later on to fill it up better and achieve the desired look. You never know when there may be a sale ;)

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