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Old 09-17-2009, 10:58 PM   #1 
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Question tons of BUBBLES??

Hi everyone,
I am new to Bettas, actually fish in general. We bought our fist one about a month ago. He's so pretty!!!
My question is about all of the bubbles at the top of his bowl. I guess I should first say, he's in a 2 gallon glass fish bowl with a live plant and a small clay pot (so he can hide out)
The last few weeks I've noticed tons and tons of little bubbles at the top of the bowl. Can someone tell me if this is normal? Should I be concerned?

Thank you in advance for your help!!
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:02 PM   #2 
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The bubbles you are seeing at the top of the bowl are normal. It sounds like he is building a bubblenest. Males usually build bubblenests as a sign that they are ready to mate but just because they build one doesn't mean they need to be bred. After spawning, the male puts the eggs in the nest and they stay there until they hatch.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:08 PM   #3 
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Oh thank you so very much for that information. So if he never mates, it's OK, right? I am SOOO new to this and don't want to mess up. :)

Also, are there green colored bettas?
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:11 PM   #4 
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If you ever decide to breed, you need to do tons of research. There is a lot more to it than just throwing them together. Yes, there are green bettas. I don't ever see any solid green ones at my Petsmart.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:16 PM   #5 
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I understand what you are saying. I never want to bread them...
I'd love to have a green one....my husband is a HUGE NY Jets fan and green is his color!!!

Do you think a 2 gallon glass bowl is OK?
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:17 PM   #6 
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The bowl is fine as long as it's heated correctly.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:19 PM   #7 
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Oh no....I don't have a heater in there....can you recommend what type to get...thanks!!!
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:39 PM   #8 
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Personally I would reccomend just getting a 10 gal set.
From walmart. has the filter and everything.
All you need it a heater. Substrate can be gravel, those coloured marbles/gems, or sand which is probably the cheapest option.
With the 10 gal you can easily divide the aquarium into half or three. Its really inexpensive too!
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:53 AM   #9 
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Sorry if this is a stupid question but how can I divide the tank?
Thanks for any info. you can share with me.
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Here is a link for directions on how to make your own divider.http://http://www.fishforum.com/diy-...ividers-21866/. I hope this helps.
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