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Old 01-19-2011, 04:00 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Worried about my bowl size! Please Help!

My bowl size is VERY small and I'm worried my Comet won't live too long! I really don't want him to get stressed out and die! Here are pics of my bowl size:
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:10 PM   #2 
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if you can try to get a bigger bowl or tank and a heater.

I got a 5 Gallon starter kit for $30 at Wal-mart and my Betta is thriving in it!
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:16 PM   #3 
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Awesome, can I even go for like a 3 gallon?
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:18 PM   #4 
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3 gallons is fine. You can get a 3 gallon Pet Keeper at Petco for $12.99.
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:18 PM   #5 
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http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=3611436

Would this be good?
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:42 PM   #6 
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Yes, but if you use the filter it needs to cycle for a few weeks before the fish in. So you could just not use the filter, and do water changes more often. You'll still need a heater, though.
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Old 01-19-2011, 05:09 PM   #7 
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fill that bowl with more water LOL its a fine size, i had a betta in a bowl that big and she lived for 3 years!
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Old 01-19-2011, 05:22 PM   #8 
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Your bowl is only half full. I have my Betta in a 1.8 gal filtered heated bowl and he is very happy.
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Old 01-19-2011, 05:29 PM   #9 
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@BeCkS No, that bowl is NOT big enough. Please don't mislead her just because you got lucky. It's not normal for a Betta to live that long in a bowl that small. That was a rare occurrence, and that should not be encouraged.
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Old 01-19-2011, 05:37 PM   #10 
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Let's not confuse the poor newcomer Grundylady! Anything over 2.5 gallons is fine, so a three gallon would be great. The more space the better of course :D I've got mine in a 14 gallon! Until you can get a bigger tank, your fish will live. I'd do daily 100% water changes. I'd remove the rocks, fill the bowl all the way, and put saran wrap with holes poked into it over the top of the bowl and secure it, so the betta cant jump out, but still gets air (holes in the saran wrap cover). :D Just remove the saran wrap when doing your daily water changes ^^
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