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Old 10-05-2009, 07:32 PM   #11 
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It doesn't look like 4 gallons at all, I have a 2 gallon tank that is bigger then that.

A plant is nice, but they also love hiding spots as well like a cave or a bridge.
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:50 PM   #12 
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please realize that we're not trying to pick on you- it's just our opinion that such tanks are too small and we say the same to everyone asking about them. the general rule with all fish is 1 gallon per inch of full grown fish- and that goes for betta too. since a male betta usually grows to a little more than two inches in length he generally needs at least 2 gallons to get exercise and such. you can see here if you click the link the fish of a regular poster- Zeus- making use of the space he has. you can see that he's an active swimmer and not just lying on the bottom of the tank- as they often will if they don't have enough room.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:00 PM   #13 
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Are you sure it's 4 gallons? Maybe it's 4 litres? That would be about 1 gallon.
oh your right

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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.
how do i go about making hiding spots

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Old 10-05-2009, 08:04 PM   #14 
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if you do upgrade to a larger tank you should keep the small one around in case your fish gets sick- fish medicine works better in these small bowls
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:04 PM   #15 
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You can buy those terra cotta pots from Walmart or Zellers, about 80 cents each. Or you can get some sort of aquarium decoration, it's up to you.

Edit: Forgot to add, you'll need a heater for him to keep his water warm. it's getting pretty chilly outside here, I'm assuming it's the same in Montreal.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:38 PM   #16 
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yeah but i don't think they make heaters for tanks that small- yet another drawback :(
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:27 PM   #17 
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The smallest heater (I've researched this extensively in an effort to heat my 1g bowl) on the market is the Hydor Mini Heater. You'll want 5 watts per gallon, so a 10w like the Marineland Stealth would heat 2g, a 25w heater would heat 5g, etc. A heater is a must!

PS. If there are any in Montreal, I always find pretty good prices on equipment at Mr Pets... the fish are pretty mangy but the supplies are definitely decent!
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:01 PM   #18 
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I loved watching the video link to Youtube. I could watch that fish all day!

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Old 10-05-2009, 11:10 PM   #19 
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ah- well here's another really nice fish i found- if i ever get remarried and out of this place i want a fish like this- someday
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nice viideo
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