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Old 05-08-2010, 06:42 PM   #1 
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Question What betta?

I am considering buying a male betta but have no idea what kind to go for.
I already have a name and everything.
I hope to have him as a college mate so the tank can't be too big.
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Old 05-08-2010, 06:47 PM   #2 
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You just need a healthy one! However, your tank should be at least 2.5 US gallons with a filter and heater. If you are getting a betta from a pet store, you should look for:
clear, unswollen eyes
smooth scales with no white dots(ich)
no cottony/fungus stuff on him
fins intact with no black rims(fin rot)
he should flare if you hold up a mirror or if he sees another betta
hope this helps
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Old 05-08-2010, 06:56 PM   #3 
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Alright!
Thank you for the advice.
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:01 PM   #4 
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Definitely look for an active one, too. When you are examining the bowls, look to see who notices you, watches you and follows you as you move around.
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