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Old 04-24-2010, 01:14 AM   #21 
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Mister Sparkle,

I might actually respect your opinion if you weren't so rude about it.
Interesting that unwarranted accusations of cruelty aren't considered rude these days! Quite interesting, indeed.
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:52 AM   #22 
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okay thanks everyone for their opinnion
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:13 AM   #23 
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LOL at the childish arguing...

aaanyways... yes, i think the blue red "female" is actually a male! a young veiltail boy! have you any clearer pics of him/her?

as for the tanks. if you do your water changes rigorously i dont think they are brutally too small BUT your fish would do much better in larger tanks something around the 2.5g - 3g with heater if you dont have lots of space! thats my setup atm and its easy enough to manage. also, with larger tanks like 3g you'll be able to spread the water changes too a lil more!
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Old 04-24-2010, 12:39 PM   #24 
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Can we please get back on topic?
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Old 04-24-2010, 08:34 PM   #25 
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I think the red one is a male also. The split tank that they're in is a 1G so divided gives them .5G's each. Before I knew that bigger was better, I had a fish in a .5G and he was so lethargic and unhappy. You also can't heat a .5G safely, you'd probably end up cooking your fish. Once I moved that fish into a bigger tank, he perked right up. It's totally up to you (we're only here to recommend and suggest things, you don't have to do exactly what we suggest). IMO bigger is better, less water changes etc. In a 2.5G you could get away with 100% and 50% water changes a week. Where as in a tank/bowl that small you should be doing 100% water changes every day. Ammonia builds up VERY quickly in smaller tanks so watch out!
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:39 PM   #26 
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okay i'll try to get a bigger one.
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:52 PM   #27 
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Hope Mister Sparkles is okay with that, hehe.

Anyways, I agree with larger tanks. Perhaps using second-hand tanks for much cheaper, and dividing those would be nice. I see a LOT of 10 gallons on Craigslist, and the price is pretty nice, as well.
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Old 04-26-2010, 01:38 AM   #28 
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Hope Mister Sparkles is okay with that, hehe.
As long as we keep it to a proper "recommendation", I'm happy! It's the "cruelty" argument that gets me going!
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Old 04-26-2010, 05:23 PM   #29 
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I'm a newbie but I still want to get in my two cents as they say.lol.

From my research on bettas not just on this forum but others, I came to believe that bigger is better, that’s not to say small isn’t. When I first decided I wanted a betta I wanted to keep him in a smaller tank, something similar to yours but got told countless times, it was cruel. Small is only cruel if you don’t do regular water changes and neglect your fish and his well being. As long as you are committed to doing regular water changes daily or every other, then I think your fish will be fine where they are.

Larger tanks are only recommended as there is more room for the fish to swim and if filtration is used water changes won’t have to be carried out as often. Apparently bettas thrive more in a larger tank that said, I have a 54 litre and I barely see my betta as he is always swimming in the background and hiding in the plants. I personally think he would do better in say, a 5 gallon where I can see him and keep an eye on his food intake.

My advice would be do what you think is best for the fish we can only give advice, our suggestions and opinions but you’re the owner, if you think you are committed to the water changes, etc then keep your fish where they are =)

But like I said I’m also a newbie to bettas and aquariums and what I have said is probably a bunch of BS lmao.

Good luck =)
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:11 PM   #30 
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i'm soo confused about the fighting and such that all can is please get bigger tanks and do good with water changes for now
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