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Old 10-05-2009, 04:14 PM   #1 
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Question im i doing this right

Is there any problems with my fish tank because i just got my betta fish ?
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:45 PM   #2 
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Umm I don't know what I'm looking for but I can say that it is a little small. I recommend upgrading the tank to at least 2-2.5 gallons with a heater(keeping the water around 78-80 degrees F). Make sure you have conditioner for your water. Also, how big is that and how often do you change the water? In a 2 gallon you should so a 100% water change once to twice a week.
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:01 PM   #3 
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Yeah I know pet stores can be really misleading, but you will definitely want to upgrade to something of at least 2.5g with a heater. Save that tank though, it would make a great planted tank (perhaps a few cherry shrimp?) once the aquarium addiction hits you!

Here's a good place to start: http://www.fishforum.com/betta-fish-...are-faq-20058/
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:14 PM   #4 
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Not to mention his tank is rather bare-you'll want to add a plant and a hiding spot or two.
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:41 PM   #5 
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yeah the people who design tanks like this are really just trying to make money off you- so they propagate the idea that the betta doesn't need as much space as other fish- that way they can use less plastic- and charge more with the 'designer' appeal- but they don't really have the needs of the fish in mind- and such a small tank is really limited in the ways you can decorate it- most cool little statues and caves won't even fit through the opening. And the fish will soil such a small amount of water really fast- you'll be cleaning it out every 3 days.
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:46 PM   #6 
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they have some really non expensive ones in wallmart
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:50 PM   #7 
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Nice fish and nice bubble nest! Green!
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:02 PM   #8 
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yes the fish is lovely- nice green- he'll look even better with a nice light on him

if you want something a bit bigger but still inexpensive you could get a big critter keeper- they're also good since they have a lid- betta often jump out of their tanks
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:08 PM   #9 
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actually i just put a plant in and its 4 gallons of water it doesnt look like it though

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Old 10-05-2009, 06:13 PM   #10 
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Are you sure it's 4 gallons? Maybe it's 4 litres? That would be about 1 gallon.
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