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Old 11-29-2010, 05:10 AM   #21 
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If you lose some of the gravel it will actually make quite a big difference to the amount of space he's got in there :)

Well done for doing the best thing by your fish and getting a bigger tank :)
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:20 AM   #22 
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Thanks! Now how often should I change the water in this thing? It has an air filter if that makes any difference. The black rocks on the bottom will go away next time I change the water.
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:20 PM   #23 
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Is that a one gallon? I saw a tank like that at Petco, I think it said it was a 1g. If it is, you may need to do water changes often. My system is 3 gallon tanks. 75% water change every wednesday (half way through the week) and 100% every Saturday / Sunday (end of the week). It works well. No sick fish, larger swimming room for the fishies, and less water changes. Everyone's happy!


BTW: I don't think thats a filter. Thats an Airstone. I was right, I did have that tank! I use that airstone in my 14 gallon sorority. :D But it's not a filter.
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:21 PM   #24 
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Is that a one gallon? I saw a tank like that at Petco, I think it said it was a 1g. If it is, you may need to do water changes often. My system is 3 gallon tanks. 75% water change every wednesday (half way through the week) and 100% every Saturday / Sunday (end of the week). It works well. No sick fish, larger swimming room for the fishies, and less water changes. Everyone's happy!
So probably every 2 days I should change his water?
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:24 PM   #25 
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Yeah, that sounds good, if you can keep up. Just so you know, the recommended amount of water for a betta is 2.5 gallons minimal. But I know people who have kept their bettas in less space, and are alright.
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:19 PM   #26 
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Why would one small betta need so much?
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Old 11-30-2010, 12:44 PM   #27 
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Well, imagine being confined to your room 24/7. seeing the same things every day. Pretty difficult to entertain yourself. Pretty soon, you'll develop neurotic behaviors like talking to yourself or something. In bettas these can lead to tail biting, and glass surfing. Both of which can seriously hurt your betta.

Don't ever let anyone fool you into thinking that any living animal is low maintainence. if you buy a pet, be prepared to give that animal the best home you can possibly provide. If not, stay away from the pet store. Bettas are living, breathing things too. And I get incredibly irritated when I read a post from a novice getting annoyed when they have to put forth a little more than the minimum effort.

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Old 11-30-2010, 12:50 PM   #28 
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I cant tell from the picture, but do you have a heater for him? bettas are tropical fish and NEED to have water betwen 82* and 72* at the very minimum. I would worry about keeping one bellow 76* imo

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Old 11-30-2010, 12:57 PM   #29 
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Not to mention a lot of the pet stores have had some awesome sales on tanks lately. The 2.5 minibow has been on sale at petco for like $21, and on a regular day you can get a regular old 2.5 gallon glass aquarium for $15 from petsmart. As for heaters, they're not cheap. At least the quality ones... I use the Topfin 50 watt in my 10 gallon sorority and it's been working just fine. I think I picked it up for $27, but the 25 watt you'll need for your tank should be less.

And always keep an eye out in your newspaper or on craigslist, people are always trying to get rid of their old tanks.
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Old 11-30-2010, 01:47 PM   #30 
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As for heaters, they're not cheap.
the petland here in springfield ordered about 100 more of the aquaclear 10 (50w adjustable) heaters than they wanted and have em on sale for $12... score
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