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Old 01-20-2011, 12:22 AM   #1 
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Question First post & first betta in a long time

Okay. So I have had about two Betta's before in my time and just a few days ago decided to get another on a bit of a whim. I ended up finding a super pretty crowntail but i just bought a small starter kit. He was fine the first day but today isn't doing too much swimming around and spat out his food. The tank is only half a gallon AND I REALIZE NOW THAT'S WAY TOO SMALL after going through all these forums, hence the first post part and just joining, so I am going to get a new tank tomorrow thanks to all your posts & alot of youtube tank watching.

I think i am going to get the 6 gallon eclipse tank, does anyone have this? is it good? or any other reccommendations?
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:30 AM   #2 
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Okay. So I have had about two Betta's before in my time and just a few days ago decided to get another on a bit of a whim. I ended up finding a super pretty crowntail but i just bought a small starter kit. He was fine the first day but today isn't doing too much swimming around and spat out his food. The tank is only half a gallon AND I REALIZE NOW THAT'S WAY TOO SMALL after going through all these forums, hence the first post part and just joining, so I am going to get a new tank tomorrow thanks to all your posts & alot of youtube tank watching.

I think i am going to get the 6 gallon eclipse tank, does anyone have this? is it good? or any other reccommendations?
That'd be a great tank. Remember to get a heater, too! I have a Marineland 5 hex and I like that, and Ive also had a 1.5 gal tetra brand one, which worked well (with upkeep) and fit my budget.
Make sure you get conditioner, some nice soft plants and substrate and youll be golden :B
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:30 PM   #3 
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That's plenty big enough!
But yes, make sure to get a good heater if you're going anything bigger than a gallon, and even a gallon is a bit small.

As for your betta problems. About the swimming, he's cramped in a small space, so swimming around is a bit hard. He could also be cold. Betta's like 70's to even the low 90's Fahrenheit. 80's are a nice temp to stick with. As for him not eating. Mine's not doing too much of it either right now. I just got him yesterday and I've been told that he needs to settle in. But he's active. That might be your's problem too.
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:35 PM   #4 
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Just a little reminder....this is an old thread...started 1-20-2011 and the OP may not respond......
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