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Old 07-14-2010, 11:50 PM   #1 
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Whats the smallest tank i can get to keep a betta fish happy? i really dont have room for a 10 gallon fish tank
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:07 AM   #2 
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I've watched my betta in 4 different tank sizes. He loves the one he's in now which is 10 gal but I know that he was also pretty happy in his 3 gal as compared to the 1.5 gal and pint sized bowls he was in before that. I did a lot of research before getting the 10 gal and have come to the conclusion that the absolute minimum tank/bowl size should be a 1.5 gal and a comfortable yet minimal size would be 3 gal. I think 5 gal would be even better but only you know what size restraints you are under.
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:42 PM   #3 
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Most quality adjustable heaters require at least 2 gallons, because that is what they were designed for. For that reason, I would say that two gallons is the absolute minimum, because having an adjustable heater really is not optional if you're keeping bettas. However, personally, I will not permanently house bettas in anything smaller than three gallons, but obviously bigger is better. 5 gallons is also a good tank size. The Marineland Eclipse 3 is a nice kit, it's well designed and comes with a fluorescent light and a filter and is very quiet.

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Old 07-15-2010, 02:35 PM   #4 
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I agree, 2 gallons is the minimum. Personally I like 3 gallon tanks. They are a good size but don't take up too much room. My eclipse 3 is an awesome little tank and I'm always looking for them on sale or on craigslist to get another.
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