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Old 06-05-2010, 10:42 PM   #1 
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Will my betta get sucked up?

I have a betta for the first time ever and I have a 2gal tank and TetraCare Whisper filter came with it and my betta looks like he struggles to swim when around it I want to know will he get sucked up
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Old 06-05-2010, 10:45 PM   #2 
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My first betta got stuck to my filter (I don't remember the exact type but it is a whisper). I simply bought a tank separator and used that to separate the corner of the tank where the filter is. This creates enough of a barrier that I have not had any other problems.
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Old 06-05-2010, 10:57 PM   #3 
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also is a 2 gal tank big enough for a betta?
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Old 06-05-2010, 11:16 PM   #4 
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A 2 gallon is fine as long as you make water changes at least once a week.
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Old 06-05-2010, 11:52 PM   #5 
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Make sure that your filter is meant for a 2 gallon tank, a filter meant for a bigger tank would be too strong.
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:37 AM   #6 
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Take a piece of pantyhose and use it to cover the intake of the filter. That should slow the flow and keep his fins from getting sucked in.
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