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Old 07-18-2011, 12:17 PM   #1 
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Thank you community!

I just wanted to say thank you bettafish.com community! All the information posted by the users on this site helped me with everything I needed to know in order to keep a betta.

I brought my first betta, a black and blue colored crowntail, home today and I must say he seems quite happy in his new 2.5 gallon tank with tetra 3i filter and zoo med bettatherm heater.

I will try to post some pictures when I get some time!

Thanks again!
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:22 PM   #2 
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Welcome to the forum and to the wonderful world of Betta keeping...glad you found us and that we could help.......

Look forward to pics and hearing more about your Betta adventures....
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:54 PM   #3 
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Here are some pictures of him and the tank.

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Old 07-18-2011, 01:01 PM   #4 
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Congrats, and I hope you have many wonderful years of fishkeeping ahead of you!

Your new boy is quite a looker! What is his name?
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:31 PM   #5 
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I haven't come up with a name yet. Ill give it some time. I'm sure ill come up with something.

I'm having some trouble getting him to eat. Every time I go up to the tank he takes off behind the filter. I put one pellet in and he never touched it. Is there any process that gets them used to being fed?
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:36 PM   #6 
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If he just arrived today, give him some time. My male halfmoon didn't eat for about a week when I got him. Let him get used to the surroundings. If possible, leave him alone in a semi-dark room so he has a chance to settle down.
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:46 PM   #7 
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I love his coloring. What a lucky little boy :3
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:59 PM   #8 
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Could you guys maybe give me some more advice on how often I should change my water since I'm running the 3 gallon filter. Also I would like to get a light for his tank. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:33 PM   #9 
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I had a 3gal with a filter before - I did 50% twice a week and one 100% biweekly. It was recommended two 50% and a 100% per week, but it was stressful on my HM to go through a 100% each week.
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:43 PM   #10 
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Nice tank and lovely Betta...nice find.....are those live plants....

In a 3gal filtered tank...water changes of twice weekly 50%...1-50% water only and 1-50% to include the substrate by vacuum or stir and dip method should maintain water quality....

Filter media-give this a swish/rinse in old tank water with a water change a couple of times a month....

As posted....he may need time to adjust to his new environment before he start to eat good for you...keep offering and be sure and remove the uneaten food unless those are live plants

A good quality varied diet fed in small frequent meals are best......
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