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Old 05-17-2010, 07:58 AM   #1 
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Common sense ?

I have my king betta in a temp 2 gallon tank (untill my 20 gallon is set up)
and this tank has a clear plastic lid that covers the entire top of the tank ,except for one small hole where the air tube goes in ...the light sits on top of this clear cover ...my betta went to the top to get air and just bumped the plastic lid.....so i took the lid & light off ....i cant use the lid & light now right ?
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:23 AM   #2 
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I think I know what type of tank you're talking about and you can use it. Just remove a bit of water, leave an inch. I don't think your air hole with the tube is air tight right? So he'll get enough fresh air.
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:05 AM   #3 
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Bettas are jumpers, especially Kings because they have shorter fins. Just lower the water level a couple inches from the top so he can't hit his head and put the lid back on so he doesn't jump out.
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:02 AM   #4 
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Some pics to clarify

heres the hex temp tank
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:03 AM   #5 
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yeah, just lower the water an inch or two and it'll be fine with the cover on.
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:13 AM   #6 
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Thank you :) he seems to like the tank ,i do not have a heater cause its only a 2 gallon tank but i think the 15 watt light bulb is heating the tank some and Henery David seems to like it , he swimmimg all around ,looks to be exploring his surroundings :) he likes the blood worms alot but isnt crazy about the flake food ...inm not sure how much to feed him hes a big boy :)
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If he eats everything within 5 minutes, it's fine. If there's leftovers after that time, it's probably too much.
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:25 AM   #8 
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ok will do ,thanks again, hes a hungry boy LOL
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:56 AM   #9 
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Don't feed him too much blood worms. Are they freeze dried? Freeze dried should only be given as a treat once or twice a week. Bettas will always look like they're starving, but don't keep feeding them. It's like a child wanting candy, it's not good for them but in moderation it's ok. I would suggest switching to pellets so you can make sure you're giving the right amount of food. When I had a King I fed him 7 pellets a day (4 in the morning and 3 at night). Their stomachs are the size of ONE eye, so it's VERY small. If you want to give him flakes, I'd do a VERY small pinch once in the morning and once at night and look for signs of bloating. If he's bloating a lot, than cut back on the amount of flakes. He will eat the flakes, just keep offering it to him and he'll eventually realize that that's his staple food.
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:26 PM   #10 
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Thanks ! yes they are freeze dried blood worms....how can i tell if he is bloating ? will he just look fat ? here are pics of him ,he dosnt look bloated to me ? http://fish2010.weebly.com
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