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Old 03-28-2011, 10:57 AM   #1 
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I'm curious about how fish bowls are safe for a betta to live in. I've seen several people with their fish placed in fish bowls, but I heard that these little creatures like to jump out of their tanks at times. There's no cap on a fish bowl, so how exactly can they be safe? I currently have Mistress in a 2.44 gallon tank that my friend let me borrow, but she's going to need her tank back in a while so I need to know if having a betta in a 2 gallon fish bowl is a good idea.
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:15 AM   #2 
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I know I've heard people mention using saran wrap with some holes poked into it. I've got one with a doily with a piece of yarn laced into it to hold it on
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:31 AM   #3 
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That's an interesting idea, but isn't saran wrap a little fragile?
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:53 PM   #4 
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No, it's fine. There's no way the fish is strong enough to break through it.
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:08 PM   #5 
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I think if you were really worried you could do a couple layers, just don't forget the holes!
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:33 PM   #6 
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I just rescued 3 females who I am keeping in bowls (not my first choice for home but it was a last minute/rush rescue and still cost me almost 200 dollars to set up) and i have the same worries.
Try keeping the water level down a bit (about an inch) so that even if they DO jump they can't necessarily jump OUT
and saran wrap is also a good idea which i am going to do when i get home from work now, not only will it protect them from jumping but it will keep the water above humid and moist which makes breathing alot easier on their labyrinth organ
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:13 PM   #7 
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Is that you in the avatar?

Anyways you might want to check out these cheap aquariums from Wal-Mart. Just follow the link below.

http://www.walmart.com/search/search...h_constraint=0
Dude, dont be crude....

Saran wrap, doilies (with small holes) and plastic crochet mesh, weighted/slightly attached all do very well. My bet is saran wrap until you can find a lid that youre more comfortable with.

Ive seen the doilies and Ive gotta say, theyre really funny and adorable.

http://thegab.org/Tropicals/betta-basics.html
(scroll to the middle ish)
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:23 PM   #8 
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I have two 2 gal. drum bowls. Make sure you keep the water level down a couple/three inches. AND, if you can find a top or light that will work with it, all the better! :)

Here is a pic of one of mine with a light I had from a small tank I owned years ago:
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I LOVE drum bowls!
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:40 PM   #10 
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I LOVE drum bowls!
Me too!

Both of mine are heated (25 watt submersible heaters), filtered & have live plants and driftwood in them.
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