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Old 05-09-2010, 07:48 PM   #1 
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i went to petco and they had a ton of variety of beta's i am looking for a first beta because i made a deal with my parents any idea on what kind of beta i should get any advice would be greatly appricated
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Old 05-09-2010, 07:52 PM   #2 
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Any betta that catches your eye :) It doesn't matter if they're rare or not, but if you make a connection with one, you know you're bound to get it! But:
Make sure there are no fins/scales/body parts missing- no fungal or white stuff on the body, full, un-damaged fins, healthy scales, no buggy or white eyes, no continuously open gill plates, or red, swollen gill plates, and make sure the betta is attentive and flares if you put a mirror in front of it.
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:02 PM   #3 
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Any Betta you have the "connection" with. Whether it be male of female.

P.S. It doesn't have to be a mirror, it can be a Betta bowl neighbor.
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:06 PM   #4 
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thanks any other advice?
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:07 PM   #5 
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Yes, sorry, either betta neighbour or mirror.

Not really... but you have to have a cycled tank set up a week in advance.
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:09 PM   #6 
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just like the others said make a connection with a betta, but a heathy one
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:09 PM   #7 
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i am also getting a 10 gallon tank can i put two in?
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:14 PM   #8 
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With a divider, yes for two males.
You can also make a sorority and put 4 or more females in. you can have up to 9 in a ten gallon.
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:20 PM   #9 
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If you go with divider, get some tall plants to line the divider. So they won't see each other, and flare to much at each other.
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:23 PM   #10 
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without a divider i read that if there raised as brothers they wont attack eachother and what about 9 beta's being able to be in a 10 gallon tank
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