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Old 01-16-2012, 02:44 PM   #1 
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new betta owner. :)

I am new to bettas, i have had gold fish and newts(seprate aquariums).
I have a 20 G cycled aquarium set up.
baffled filter and the heater is adgustable.
I have it set to 77 but it is steady at 79.
Is this a good temp, what is 2 high?
How often should I change the water?
What would be a good feeding amount and schedule.
I have betta flackes and pellots.
Not having tank mates.
My aquarium includes the following.
2 packs $15 for a 3 pack of silk plants
1 pack of $10 silk plant
2 packs $10 for 2 pack of plastic plants (Using to bafful my filter)
6 bags $10 per bag of dec glass rocks
1 big castle $10
3 small dec from dollarama $2 each
Skull free lol :)
New Filter $30
20 G aquarium, and heater $75
Thermometor $4
DC symbol lol $5
Bobbers $4
Betta log $10
Betta leaf hammock on the way. $4.00
Betta water cond $10
Betta flackes and pellots $5 each
2 G tank for water changes $10
About $300 or more for my set-up :/
As well i'll post a pic of my aquarium, and my new male betta which I am getting on thursday or friday. :)
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:10 PM   #2 
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:11 PM   #3 
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Wow! That is one luck boy! And very nice tank!
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:32 PM   #4 
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As well can you floate a betta in the bag as you would a gold fish so they will be used to the water temp?
If yes how long? and if not how do I put him in?
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:04 PM   #5 
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oohhh my gosh i love the design of your tank! and yes its best if you float the betta so that it can get used to the temperature of the tank water. i normally float mine for about half an hour
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:34 AM   #6 
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First of all, WOW! Awesome tank.

And yes, you have to float the bag when you get your betta. I usually do it for about 30 minutes and I add a little bit of water from the tank to the bag every 5 minutes (just add about 5ml) so he can get used to the water as well as the temperature. Less chances of shock.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:00 AM   #7 
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Thankx :)
I am very excited, my first betta! :P
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:47 AM   #8 
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I have been checking the temp every so often and durin the day its 77-78 at night its 78-79-80 .. will this be okay for my soon to be betta.
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:57 PM   #9 
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My new Betta fish named Fishy :P
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:58 PM   #10 
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Is it a he?
Fishy has a white body with purple and pinkish fins.
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