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Old 05-10-2011, 04:33 PM   #1 
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Would this be a good fish bowl...?

I'm looking for a good fish bowl for my new betta fish I got on Saturday. Right now she is in something about the size of the PINK one and I feel so bad. It was a temporary bowl for my other betta but now I bought one more and had now place to put her. So now I'm thinking aobut buying the PURPLE one.


Is this a good size? It's 10in. wide and 12in high.
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:03 PM   #2 
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I looked it up and it's 1.5 gallons. That's fine if you do 100% changes every other day. You will need a heater, though! I suggest the Hydor Theo 25 watt heater.
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:04 PM   #3 
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You could get a three gallon critter keeper for 12 dollars.
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:08 PM   #4 
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That's really not very big. According to the manufacturer's website, the purple one is 1.5 gallons. While some people do keep their bettas in a small container like that, keep in mind you'll likely need to do at least 2 water changes (if not 3) per week (one 50% and one 100%). It will also be a challenge to heat such a small tank; a betta really needs to be in 76* to 82* water. You'd probably be better to go with a slightly bigger 2.5 gallon tank. :)
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:11 PM   #5 
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The 2.5 gallon tanks are only around $12 and look nicer IMO. Plus, having the tank on a pedestal like that would make me nervous...
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:26 PM   #6 
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Ooo!
Lookie, lookiie!!
:D
http://www.amazon.com/PETCO-Keeper-R...888452&sr=1-25
You could probably find this at petco or petsmart without the shipping cost.
And it's more than 1.5 gallons...I think.
It's longer and shallower, but tall enough for them to be underwater safely...I'm pretty sure!

Just putting this out for an idea.
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Yup!
It's tall enough, I measured my bettas and they are around 3 inches tall when spread out, and so the height of this tank is twice that size.

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Old 05-10-2011, 07:28 PM   #7 
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Hmm...interesting. Thanks! Possibly going with Canuck Fins idea; Do you think it would be okay if I changed the water either Mondays and Fridays or Tuesdays and Thursdays? If I got the bowl?

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Old 05-10-2011, 07:46 PM   #8 
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I still think youre better off getting the bigger kind, I dont know why youre getting the smaller, more expensive keeper when there are others out there that are bigger and cheaper...Its just more work, and on the pedestal a disaster waiting to happen.
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:49 PM   #9 
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I would forget about the ones on a pedestal and get a normal critter keeper, as said, a 3 gallon is cheap, you can even get a 5 gallon one thats cheap too.
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:53 AM   #10 
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I agree about the pedestal, it looks flimsy and a disaster waiting to happen. Especially if you have cats... 8{
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