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Old 11-25-2010, 09:23 PM   #1 
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My new (and 2nd) Betta

I haven't named him yet, but here is my 2nd betta. My first was a dragontail and red, about 3 or 4 years back. This is a temporary tank until I get a nicer one with better rocks and maybe a light. Any suggestions for stuff to put in it, or a tank would be nice :)

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Old 11-25-2010, 09:44 PM   #2 
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Get a 2+ gallon tank and an adjustable heater and you are set. A filter will help but is not needed in smaller tanks. Also make sure you are treating your water with water conditioner (dechlorinator).
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:46 PM   #3 
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I dont want a big tank i have nowhere to put it.
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:47 PM   #4 
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well, you can get at least 1 gal tank. just make sure to regurly change his water every two days.
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:48 PM   #5 
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Every 2 days? that seems like a lot.
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:21 PM   #6 
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It might seem like much, but It's 100% neccesary. W/o water changes that often in a bowl so small, the ammonia will build up and sicken the fish. It can and will kill!
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:25 PM   #7 
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Alright. My aunt who runs a pet store said leaving a bowl of water out for 2 days will dechloronize it
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:49 PM   #8 
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Your aunt is wrong. That only removes chlorine, not chloromine...both kill fish! Also you need a tank with a heater and frequent water changes. A 2 gallon tank isn't that big.
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:23 AM   #9 
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Check out our Betta Care/FAQ stickies in the care forum. That should answer a lot of your questions about basic betta care.

When it comes to tank size, it's either you get a small tank (at least one gallon) and work hard to keep it clean, or get a larger tank, lose a bit of room, but not perform as much maintenance on it. There's honestly no inbetween.

If you don't perform frequent water changes for your tank, ammonia will quickly build up and poison and burn your fish. Not pretty.
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Old 11-26-2010, 03:02 AM   #10 
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I know changing water often sounds horrible, but it's whats needed if you arent wanting to get a larger tank. I have a 5 gallon and it sits on a nightstand, it really isnt that much room. If my 5 gallon seems small, a 2.5 surly couldnt take up much room at all.
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