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Old 08-18-2011, 03:38 PM   #11 
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Good luck, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask anyone here. :)
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:12 PM   #12 
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Okay, I *think* you were saying you didn't understand my question. When he threw up the food.. did it look all chunky and gross like? Or did it look the same as when you gave it to him? Think about when you throw up... ick I know, sorry lol
But if it's digested then it could be something, if it looks the same then it could of been food he found on the ground from a previous feeding and was doing the spitting out thing fish tend to do.
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Oh. it was all chunky and gross. But, I'm glad to say that he is feeling SO MUCH BETTER! Thanks to everyone how helped! He just was sick for a couple of weeks. He's better! :)
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:34 AM   #15 
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To prevent something like this again, please upgrade to a 3+ gallon tank, with a heater. You can be sure that a lot of "diseases" can be prevented with this simple-dimple step. Glad he's okay now though...
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:45 AM   #16 
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Neil D is correct, a heater and tank are healthier for your betta.

Smaller betta containers need more water changes (at least twice a week) because the tank has no filtration. Lack of stable heat stresses the betta as well.

When you are ready to put together a new set up, you will need to 'cycle' the tank (before the fish goes in, btw). You can read up on cycling on this forum.

Also, be sure to buy an adjustable heater. That way, you can adjust the temperature of the water to the tank size and room temperature (some places on Earth get mighty cold in Winter, and it can drop the room temperature - which drops the tank temperature).

Buy a 'fish-tank-only' meat thermometer and use it to *instantly* measure the tank water temperature. Far superior to stick on thermometers.
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:40 PM   #17 
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I would, because I would do anything for my dear water baby, but I can't afford it. Plus, I don't really believe in like buying a HUGE tank for such a tiny fish. He's fine. :) Honest.
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:37 PM   #18 
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What size is his tank again? If it's over a gallon, there is probably a heater you can get that will fit it. When you have money, that is. Sadly, being broke is a common state among us fish owners.
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That tank, in the larges size available is .9 gallons.

Your belief is one thing, what your betta needs, however, is another. A betta NEEDS at least 2 gallons, which is available as a drum bowl for approx $12. plus $15 for the heater. You should at least be able to afford that. And maybe an extra $10 for plants. You should have enough gravel already.
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:11 PM   #20 
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I would, because I would do anything for my dear water baby, but I can't afford it. Plus, I don't really believe in like buying a HUGE tank for such a tiny fish. He's fine. :) Honest.
I agree with you ^^ My betta is happy in his 1/2 a gallon tank.
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