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Old 02-25-2011, 08:20 PM   #1 
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Smile Betta Getting Active!

Well, from the advice I have been getting in this forum, I learned my tank is too small for my betta, working on getting a new one by convincing my parents :P but, now since you guys have told me to change the water everyday, my betta is getting a little happier! But, still refuses to eat. I always put it in water that is room temperature, but it turns cold after a while (no heater yet :P like i said, i'm working on it) I just want to say thanks to the people who have really helped me so far. Tomorrow, it will be the first week I have had a betta :) One week anniversary LOL
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:33 PM   #2 
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sometimes bettas can take a while to get warmed up to their new homes, thus they may not eat or be very active the first few weeks.
The best thing to do for a new betta is keep his new home as stress-free as possible. This means low lighting, water temp around 78 degree F, few to no tank mates, and limited water changes, unless of course it is a very small tank or the fish has a disease that needs treating.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:34 PM   #3 
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obviously this only applies to the first couple weeks, after that knock yourself out!
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:39 PM   #4 
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thanks for the advice you guys :) im falling in love with this website, with all the information I'm getting XD
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:49 PM   #5 
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In a one gallon, you can't really have limited water changes, but everything else is correct. If you have any hot water bottle pad things, you can get one warm and put the tank on it... though you'd have to monitor the water temp with a glass thermometer, which you can get for a dollar at walmart in the fish section.

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Old 02-25-2011, 11:37 PM   #6 
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Glad things are looking up for you and your betta!! Hope your parents can be convinced to help you soon...
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:35 AM   #7 
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Until you can get a heater, you could set his tank on a heating pad. Make sure it is set on low and check the temperature constantly to make sure there are no fluctuations and it is not getting too hot. With warmer water I'm sure he will liven up even more!
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