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Old 09-26-2013, 11:28 AM   #1 
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betta jar, maybe?

So after a quarter of a century I am considering breeding bettas again. Would their be any reason I could not use this as housing when I have to start separating out the males. It holds a gallon. I can pretty much get as many of these as I want for free.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:30 AM   #2 
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I would say so. It helps that they are longer than they are tall. You really hit the motherload!
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:18 PM   #3 
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Grocery stores get salads and such in these containers and the store around here gives all there bad produce to a composting company and throws the containers away. They said they would save them for me and I could have them. I got about 15 of the first day. They'll have that many at least every week they said.
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:32 PM   #4 
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Wow, if I lived near you, I would steal some . I guess I just need to eat more salad!
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I've also used jugs of spring water for the same reason. :) We drink the water, and I just saved the jugs. I use them for qt's. :) But, so glad that you've found such a good source for containers!!
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Yea, in theory it would work. There are a couple of considerations though...

How will you heat it?
Food safe is not always fish safe... I recently had three of my females die from being in deli containers.
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Yea, in theory it would work. There are a couple of considerations though...

How will you heat it?
Food safe is not always fish safe... I recently had three of my females die from being in deli containers.
Heating, I'm thinking of building a drip system. I know there are people who will argue against them, but yet there are people who use them also. I'm setting up in a closet w/ a door I could also heat the room.

Just so I have an idea, how did they die. Symptoms? Maybe I'll throw a couple of my zebra danios in their from one of my tanks as a test.
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I shudder at the thought of drip systems... I've watched to many fish die from them to ever even consider it. That's my take on it... If you are going to use it, be careful.

The fish that died had no symptoms- internal (I performed a necropsy), external, or behavioral. Over a period of a couple of weeks they just began to drop dead... I can only assume that it was compounds from the plastic breaking down.

Putting zebra danios in a one gallon container is not a good idea...
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If you put the lid on, should you make sure you poke holes in them to make sure oxygen gets in for the fish? Or am I being dumb?
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Yup, you should.
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