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Ok so first of all, one of my fish is dying sooo sad but i want a baby betta.

1. Can babies live in a 2.5 gallon tank?

2. What temperature should the tank be heated to?

3. Does the fish need a filter in the 2.5 gallon or would i just need to clean it more often?

4. I have nls small fish formula, would i need any other foods?

5. What are some other tips on making him happy and healthy?
 

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1. Yes, but a larger thank will be easier to care for, 5 gallons would be best if possible.

2. 80-84

3. Preferably a filter should be used to maintain the cycle but for a baby you need to do daily water changes anyway if you're going to raise it to adulthood. Daily water changes of at least 25% are necessary.

4. You can use that, you may have to crush the pellet. Frozen foods will be very good to feed as well and easy to take usually depending on the size of the baby. Feed twice a day for best results.

5. Feed twice a day, change water daily, keep water warm, and you should be set to go.
 

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+1 to lil

I do recommend at least 82 for the temperature though. but 80 should be okay.
 

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There are plenty of breeders that actually use lower temperatures down at 74-76 and their babies turn out just fine. Really, as along as the temp is decently stable, it's not going to effect the fry, especially at the stage of when they are sold at PetCo, it's more important when they are first born really.
 
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