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Old 09-16-2011, 03:32 PM   #31 
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Please don't Get a new one if you are going to keep it in the .5 gallon tank it's whole life, I recommend getting a 2.5 gallon tank or 5 gallon tank with a filter for a Betta if you are going to get one
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:54 PM   #32 
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was planning on a 2 gal
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:42 AM   #33 
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So sorry for your loss Betaguy. I recommend a larger container also, mine has a 5 gallon tank and I change the water once a week
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:10 AM   #34 
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My beta fish is acting up, first time owner and ive had him for a year.

was using normal tap water and callled petsmart and they said i needed to dechlorinate the water, i did so last night and there is no change. is there something else that I should try?
you never de-chlorinated your water for a whole year? wow !! ..

*edit* oh .. went back to read the last page .. sorrie for your loss D= .. maybe it was chlorine poisoning .. make sure to add de-chlorinator to all water for fish

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Old 09-17-2011, 06:51 AM   #35 
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Im sorry for your loss...
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Old 09-17-2011, 01:43 PM   #36 
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is a filter required in your opinion teasell?
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:01 PM   #37 
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A filter isnt required, but you wouldnt have to do as many water changes, also the bigger the tank, generally the less water changes, I find it alot easier cleaning my 5 gallons than my smaller ones because you can just use a gravel vacuum to clean the gravel and take out water. fish stays in the tank. I currently have one un-filtered tank and it gets icky alot faster. I would really recommend you do alot of reading up on bettas before getting a new one. you would be suprised at how much work bettas really are. Everyone is helpful on here so dont be afraid to ask for help or ask questions. Im sorry for you loss.
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:31 PM   #38 
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i think a vacuum would help, so then i dont have to take out the bottum and such, for a 5 gallon change would it be 50% a week and a 100% every once in a while?
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:36 PM   #39 
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Also bad, got a thermometer and turns out my betta lived in dechlorinated water and 72 degree water for a year, i guess i had a strong lettle fella.
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:41 PM   #40 
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Betaguy, I do a 100% water change once a week on my 5 gallon tank. Right now I am having to do more as my Ghost did some tailbiting and I want him to heal up fast without any complications.

Clean water is a must with any kind of fish. Look at it this way would you want to swim around in your pee and poop. Sounds gross doesn't it. Our fish are kind of stuck if we don't do these clean ups for them.

I do have a filter it helps to keep the tank cleaner but regular clean ups are for the health and happiness of our finny friends
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