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Old 01-19-2011, 03:31 PM   #1 
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Smile My Betta! Check him out. I need some name ideas!

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Old 01-19-2011, 03:34 PM   #2 
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That tank is WAAAAY to small!!!!!
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:38 PM   #3 
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Really? He doesn't seem to have a problem with it.
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:45 PM   #4 
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Most people recommend at least 2.5 gallons. Makes them more lively and heathier in the long run. :)
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:45 PM   #5 
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Beautiful veiltail boy! He looks like a Comet :)
Welcome to the wonderful, colourful world of Bettas!

But indeed, we recommend that bettas require a minimum of 2.5 gallons, and your bowl looks to be under a gallon. It's fine for a temporary home until you can find something larger. Some cheap alternatives to tank kits could be rubbermaid or sterilite containers, often found in hardware stores, department stores or at Wal mart. I hope this helps somewhat, since he really is a gorgeous little guy and hopefully he will live a long happy life.

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Old 01-19-2011, 03:48 PM   #6 
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It is, and it's a size where you will have to change the water everyday so it doesn't build up ammonia which is very toxic to fish. I kept my first Betta in a small tank before I was aware of the toxins in water and all that stuff and he became very sick. Also, by not keeping up with water changes fin rot is easy for your fish to get. A good minimum sized tank is 2.5gal. It's something you could fit a small heater and filter in if you choose to do so.
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:53 PM   #7 
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Does this mean he won't live too long? I might not get a 2.5+ until next month!
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:55 PM   #8 
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Until you can get him a bigger tank, I'd change out those sharp rocks for something smoother. :) His fins could get damaged.
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:13 PM   #9 
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There not as sharp as they look. It's probably the weird angles making you think they're sharp. :)
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:30 PM   #10 
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As long as you do regular water changes your Betta would be able to live in there until you get a larger tank. :)
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