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Old 04-28-2010, 02:19 PM   #1 
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How many of you keep your bettas in a critter keeper?

I ask this question because I am desperately trying to find an affordable tank, I have just spent little under 300 on the setup of my 12 gall and really cant afford to buy an expensive tank for my betta. I thought he was doing fine in the 12 gall with the other fish but his fins are looking jagged and I am really worried. Plus, as the tanks are affordable I can have more bettas =)

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Are the critter keepers spacious? by this I mean can I put a ceramic pot, live plants in and the betta will still be able to swim freely?

Is it possible to put a light, if not what do you use?

Do you use heater or a filter?

Feel free to give any other information on these tanks?

Thanks =)
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:25 PM   #2 
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i keep tyedye in large kitter keeper and plan to get more, they're great! i don't have a filter or heater but i going ti get one. not sure about lighting

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Old 04-28-2010, 02:26 PM   #3 
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Critter keepers are fine, they make a 3.5 gallon and a 5 gallon one, so you can buy a larger, spacious one. They also make lights that attach to the little opening in the critter keeper. A filter won't be necesary with proper water changes, but you will need a heater.
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:36 PM   #4 
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How regular do you do water changes? I'm dreading how many bettas I am going to end up with, I have only had this one not even a week yet and im already hooked lol.
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:34 PM   #5 
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What type of heaters do you use for critter keepers?
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:43 PM   #6 
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Regular aquarium heaters. I don't see a need for a heater just for Critter Keepers ? As long as it fits, it should be just fine. The only thing that would bother me is the hood, but that's just my opinion. I have to have a tank with a hood and light attached, haha ...

The only "different" thing about critter keepers is that they are plastic, as opposed to glass or acrylic. If it's a 5 gallon, it will be 5 gallons, so everything you can put in *this* five gallon you should be able to put in *that* five gallon, unless it's a hex and a rectangular in comparison.

Heaters are necessary with bettas, so if you can't stick a heater in there, then don't get it unless it can be properly warmed up. But by the looks of it, I'm pretty sure this one can heat easy.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:15 PM   #7 
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I have never had a problem with heaters in my critter keepers
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:15 PM   #8 
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Kritter Keepers are amazing! They're so cheap and provide very suitable homes for betta fish :)

I've never had a problem with aquarium heaters in my kritter keepers, but since I find proper tanks more aesthetically pleasing, I switched to tanks with hoods/lights and the such ^^"
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Old 04-29-2010, 05:31 AM   #9 
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Yeah im not really keen on the look myself either but if their suitable for a betta then im sure its going to make a great temporary home for my little Aden =) I'll just have to learn to like the tank lol.
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:30 AM   #10 
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Critter Keepers are great. I have one that's around 2 gallons, and a 3.3 gallon one. They come in all different sorts of shapes and sizes.

The only 2 problems I have are that the hoods are usually hard to open/close, especially with a heater cord being jammed in there. They also scratch easily, since they're made of plastic.
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