Lets shove you in a fridge for a week without cleaning your wastes
Originally Posted by PlakatFighter
A 1/2 gallon is perfectly fine, don't mind these people who always inist on others to get a bigger tank. Those people wouldn't be satisfy if your betta's aquairium were as big as Shamu's.... they'll still not be satisfied so don't mind them.
And daily water changes? Are you freakin' kidding me? Tell me you are, to whoever suggested that. To the thread starter, as far as water changes go these people always try to tell someone to over-do it... for whatever reason, who knows. For me in a half-gallon I would do 1-2 water change per week. Constantly changing water will stress the fish out and not give him enough time to acclimitize to the water.
These are just my opinion.
You'd be a pretty happy kid. LOL Ive tested the water in a half gallon tank with an average size betta, no live/stemmed plants, and yes- it can and often does peak between .25-5+ppm ammonia.
So, what were you saying? And ha. You test it after a week of not changing it.
Im not disagreeing with the size, that's preference, though hey- bigger is better, but for the changes,sorry but you're incorrect. Dont believe me?
Test it yourself.
And as for not being able to get a "huge" tank, no, most people cant. Which is fine.
But really. If youve got not enough space for a one gallon (which is really the same size, just more vertical), then why did you get the fish?
You wouldnt get a horse and keep it in your bathroom. Or a dog and keep it in your closet. They need space, and if you can fit it, why get it?
And no, Im not talking about 10+ gallon tanks here...