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Old 05-08-2011, 05:50 PM   #1 
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Ugh. Betta in a bowl.

So on CL someone is selling a 1yr old (so probably 2yr old) betta in a fish bowl. I don't have a cycled tank to put it in right now. If I put it in a 2.5 gallon rectangular with a heater, how often would I have to do water changes. I've never had a tank that wasn't cycled.
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:57 PM   #2 
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You'd only need to do one 50% and one 100% change per week. Easy!
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:01 PM   #3 
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So on CL someone is selling a 1yr old (so probably 2yr old) betta in a fish bowl. I don't have a cycled tank to put it in right now. If I put it in a 2.5 gallon rectangular with a heater, how often would I have to do water changes. I've never had a tank that wasn't cycled.
On my 2.5 gallons I'm a little obsessive... Generally I do 50%, skip, 100%, skip, 50%, skip, etc. So I do about 3-4 water changes a week. But it keeps their water super clear, makes their filter media last longer, and they're always really happy!

To do a water change of just removing water (even up to 80%) it literally takes me 10 minutes to do both. I just vacuum out the water into a 5 gallon bucket, dump it & refill it, treat all of that water, then pour the water into the tanks. Simple enough, right??

Good luck!!
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:04 PM   #4 
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Thanks! I already do a wc on D'Argo's tank on Sunday and my community on Wednesday so adding another one in there isn't a big deal. This guy has been on CL for a week and was just reposted. I'll see if I can get him.
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:09 PM   #5 
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are you gonna get him? in my 2 gallons, i usually do one 50%, then one 100%. or, you could do 3 100% a week. :d
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:16 PM   #6 
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Guys! On my local CL there's a "free betta" with its set up. She says its red white and blue but the "tank" it comes with are the 4 x 4 x 8 ones you divide...

RGeronmerogmqe. My mom thinks we're "maxed" out!! But I don't want him in there any longer D: What do I say? I can't keep him, so what would I do with him?
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:18 PM   #7 
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get him, and adopt him out? :d
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:40 PM   #8 
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Not to be overly critical or anything but there are 2 and 2.5 gallon bowls and drums (that people often call bowls) out there. They're often sold at pet stores too.

Do you know how big the "bowl" is? You might be able to take the fish and the enclosure.

Oh you can't take the fish. :[ Well... I don't really know how CL works.... could you comment on the post saying that the new owner would be welcomed into our community and given advice on how to care for their new pet? Maybe people would be more willing to adopt if they knew they could depend on this community for advice?
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:14 PM   #9 
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Not to be overly critical or anything but there are 2 and 2.5 gallon bowls and drums (that people often call bowls) out there. They're often sold at pet stores too.

Do you know how big the "bowl" is? You might be able to take the fish and the enclosure.

Oh you can't take the fish. :[ Well... I don't really know how CL works.... could you comment on the post saying that the new owner would be welcomed into our community and given advice on how to care for their new pet? Maybe people would be more willing to adopt if they knew they could depend on this community for advice?
Were you replying to me (OP) or to laughing? I can totally take the fish, why else would I post asking how often to do water changes on a tank that isn't cycled? I don't know how big the bowl is, the ad did not say. Seller has not gotten back to me after the initial e-mail so not sure if I will be getting him or not.
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To both of you about the bowl thing.

To laughing about the not being able to get the fish.

Sorry they haven't contacted you back yet. :[ Hope they get back to you soon and that you get the betta. =]
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