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Old 10-31-2009, 09:26 PM   #1 
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new betta owner

i bought my first betta today!...got him from walmart...i also have a few question, will he be ok without a heater for a while?, how much of his bloodworm feed should i feed him a day?, and how often should i change the water out of his bowl?
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Old 10-31-2009, 09:37 PM   #2 
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Hello and welcome to the forum. He'll be fine for awhile without a heater but will need to be in a warm room. Bettas shouldn't be fed bloodworms every day. They are to be fed as a once or twice a week treat. Their staple food should be pellets. I recommend Hikari betta bio gold or Wardleys. Anything less than 2 gallons should be changed at least once a week.
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:02 PM   #3 
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thank you!...my room is pretty warm so that should be ok for now, i do have a bigger tank that i will be cleaning/preparing for him tomorrow...and as for the bloodworms ordeal, can he be fed regular tropical fish food and bloodworms for about a week until i can go to town again and get some actual betta pellets?
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I think tropical fish food and bloodworms will be ok until you get pellets.
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:43 AM   #5 
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awesome, luckily we used to have some tropical fish in a 75 gallon tank in our garage, so we have a good bit of supplies from that, when i test his water, what should the pH,nitrate,nitrite, and hardness levels be?...and when i put him in his new tank today should i put his old water in there too so it isnt a complete change?, or will it matter
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:47 PM   #6 
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update: i was looking through our fish supplies and managed to find a heater for him!, now all i need is betta pellets and we'll be doing good! :D
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:58 PM   #7 
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-giggle- I think your "he" is a "she" - or very young :D N Congrats What is the name?
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:03 PM   #8 
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Umm I have to disagree he looks like a he to me. LOL He is very pretty. What size tank is he going to be going in? Congrats on him and welcome to the addiction and the forum. LOL
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Looks like a he to me, too.
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:34 PM   #10 
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the tub he was in when i bought him said male betta, so i just assumed it was a he :P, but his temporary name is mr. bigglesworth until i can think of something better? any suggestions?...and he is in a critter keeper thing, if i had to make a guess i'd say around 3 gallons...also i see alot of little bubbles around the edge of the tank, does this have anything to do with him making a bubble nest?
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