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Old 04-04-2011, 08:50 PM   #1 
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Need advice :)

Im going to get a heater and filter for my new tank that is about 2.5 gallons and need suggestions on what brands i should look for...Also i need to get more betta food and wanted some advice on some of the best foods i could get for my betta thanks to all that reply
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:39 PM   #2 
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A good size heater would be 10-15 watts. Most people here recommend the Marineland stealth heaters, but I know in Canada I can't find any that are smaller than 25 watts. Adjustable heaters are better than preset ones.

I *personally* think that having a filter in a 2.5 Gal is a waste of time, as you'd have to change the water 3 times a week, one of them being 100% anyway.

As for food, some bettas are picky eaters, so you'll just have to experiment. All I know is that you should only give them bloodworms as a treat (especially freeze-dried ones) because if fed too much, it will cause bloating!

I think Hikari Gold is the cream of the crop though :D

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Old 04-04-2011, 11:58 PM   #3 
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A good size heater would be 10-15 watts. Most people here recommend the Marineland stealth heaters, but I know in Canada I can't find any that are smaller than 25 watts. Adjustable heaters are better than preset ones.

I *personally* think that having a filter in a 2.5 Gal is a waste of time, as you'd have to change the water 3 times a week, one of them being 100% anyway.
This is not true. The presence of an adequate filter eliminates the need for a 100% change, though you should siphon out some of the debris and poo at the tank's bottom once a week.

As for food, some bettas are picky eaters, so you'll just have to experiment. All I know is that you should only give them bloodworms as a treat (especially freeze-dried ones) because if fed too much, it will cause bloating!
You can use frozen ones all the time- though they can be hard to deal with..
Omega one, hikari (NOT bio-gold, it has too little protein now), tetra betta, aqueon, wardley, and top fin brands are frequently used and well loved.

I think Hikari Gold is the cream of the crop though :D
Just shovin' that in for clarification.
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:05 AM   #4 
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Taa-daa~ Help to the rescue~ Thank you thank you P3<3
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:19 AM   #5 
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Miew! <3
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:54 AM   #6 
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thank you

ALSO im sort of broke....well thats normal for a 15 year old boy (i think) haha but my parents wont fork out the mulah (money) so if anyone has extra stuff they might want to share *hehe* maybe you could help a brotha out and send me some free stuff or know of a way to get free stuff fork out the information or ideas pweeeeeeeeeezzzzzzz :) thanks peeps
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:57 AM   #7 
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this isnt a cheap hobby......fyi lol
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:00 AM   #8 
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im a cheap person so it fits haha...... with a big heart and i want to keep my fishy warm so hahah help me out :)
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:03 AM   #9 
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im just trying to keep busy plus i love these fish and would fight my dad if he killed my fish.....really it almost happened today haha
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:04 AM   #10 
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Make sure you stock up on epsom and aquarium salt just in case :)
oh also get a test kit too
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