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Old 07-28-2010, 11:25 PM   #1 
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Welcome Sonic (and me) to the community

Hello,
I just purchased Sonic (pics to follow) a blue male, quite content in his 2 gallon bowl. Should I upgrade to a 5 gallon? The man at the tropical fish store educated me quite well, except on that. The cruelty of the 1/5 gallon "betta box" is terrible, in my opinion. Any advice? Thanks.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:31 PM   #2 
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Hello and welcome to the forum. I'm sure your fish would love a 5 gallon tank.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:47 PM   #3 
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Whats up and welcome. As long as you and Sonic are happy with his habitat and you are, there is no need to change to a 5 gallon unless your impulsed to get it.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:48 PM   #4 
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I actually have a question regarding the bamboo I bought from the store-why does it make the water cloudy and swampy smelling (gross smelling)? I was told it is great for fish tanks, am I doing something wrong?
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One did you rinse it before putting it in. If not that mite be it. Or sometimes live plants in this case bamboo mite also require the use of a filter I have Mondo Grass and I don't have a problem in my 5 gallon so the absence of the filter could cause clouding I'm amusing it will clear in a couple of days.
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:39 AM   #6 
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Bamboo is actually not good for tanks. The leaves decay and do exactly as you described to the water. Only the base should be submerged in water. I don't know why they sell as good for fish tanks.
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I agree with Kuklachica. I don't think the whole plant should be submerged. At least that's what I've heard.
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:52 PM   #8 
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I heard a rumor that if you boil it you wont have any problems, but itll also be dead.
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