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Old 08-14-2009, 10:43 PM   #1 
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I really don't know what I am doing...

Hello,
I am new to betta owning and these forums. So interesting story, I work at guest services at a local mall in my area (with no pet store on location). A housekeeping worker came up to the booth with a betta in a stater bros. bag with very little water. She said she didn't want to flush him, so she brought him here. I then took him and got some room temp water and a large dairy queen cup to put him in. So borrowing my friend's fish bowl for the time being, I really don't know what kind of tank, heater, fliter, or anything he really needs. Currently feeding him freeze dried blood worms a pet shop person suggested.
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:50 PM   #2 
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A tank 2.5 gallons or more. If it's a 5 gallon or larger then you need heater and filtration. Depends on the size of the tank you'll need a big or small filter, same with heater. you'll need some pellets too. Plants and hiding spots. And water conditioner. This is just a quick list for me. Other's can fill in the rest. Good luck!
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:55 PM   #3 
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Thank for your reply, I will go get him someplace nice to swim in. I just need to read more about their care. I also hope to post pictures too.
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:57 PM   #4 
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Hello and welcome to FishForum. Vikki covered it all, I think. I recommend Hikari betta bio gold pellets. Bloodworms should be fed once or twice a week as a treat. I would also recommend a 2.5 gallon or larger tank.
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Old 08-20-2009, 03:46 PM   #5 
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Mall-e passed today. He was so happy with a larger tank, but last two days he didn't eat at all. Well I gave him one more week.
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Old 08-20-2009, 03:51 PM   #6 
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oh, I'm so sorry. At least you did what you could for him...
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:26 PM   #7 
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Thank you, right now I am thinking about getting another betta. Is there a specific way to clean the tank after a betta has died? I am also reading about how to find a healthy betta.
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:48 PM   #8 
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I'm so sorry about your fish! He had good care the short time he was with you.
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:36 PM   #9 
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Sorry to hear that at least you tried
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:38 PM   #10 
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Umm, I would rinse it out with hot water, just rinse, rinse, rinse. Do you know what was the cause of death? If so, just to be on the safe side, some alternative methods maybe used to extra clean it.
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