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Old 12-18-2009, 11:54 PM   #1 
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My first fish:

I purchased this fish to be the subject of a biology experiment, but after staring at him for awhile I decided I could not leave him to that fate. So I lied to my partners and told them I couldn't get the fish.

I named him William.
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However, as much as I care about Bill, all I have is a one gallon bowl, and I really cannot afford to buy an upgrade for him right now. Will he be okay? What can I do to keep him healthy and happy?

What's more, my lab partners bought a replacement fish for experimentation, which I rescued and smuggled out of the classroom. I managed to borrow another fish bowl from a friend to house Beatrix. So now I have two Bettas and no proper housing
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:58 PM   #2 
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Thank goodness you rescued Bill. He's beautiful!! They'll be ok in gallon bowls for now as long as you change the water 1-2 times a week. Water quality is very important.
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:03 AM   #3 
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Thank you!
I have had him for 2 or 3 weeks now and I have been changing that water every 3 or 4 days. It looks so unpleasant when it starts to get murky!
What would you recommend? If I were to put Bill and Beatrix in the same tank (with a divider of course) what size would you suggest?
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:24 AM   #4 
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so you stole a betta that your lab partners purchased...?
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:39 AM   #5 
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A 5 gallon would work but a 10 gallon would be better. There would be more room for plants and decorations .
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Old 12-19-2009, 09:29 AM   #6 
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Congrats on the new bettas. :) thank you for rescuing them.

Yep, a 5g would work fine, but they would LOVE a 10g!! :D

Welcome to the forum!
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Old 12-19-2009, 09:49 AM   #7 
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What was the experiment about?
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:57 AM   #8 
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That fish is incredible! omg! Good work!! What was the experiment about!
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Old 12-19-2009, 11:32 AM   #9 
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And.. with a ten you could even go three and put another boy in there if you were to run into one.
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:34 PM   #10 
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What sort of school is it? I'm not sure about all schools, but when I was still in school any experiment involving live animals was strictly forbidden to prevent any possible cruelty or neglect.

Poor little things. While it's a shame you had to steal them, I'm certainly glad they're with someone who cares about their well-being.
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