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Hey everybody!

Ok.. I give up. The Betta Bug has finally gotten to me. I know NEED another betta:-D


I can't afford another big setup right now like my 10 gal, so i was hoping to get a cheaper but still effective and "happy fish" setup.

Here is what i was thinking:

1 large Kritter Keeper
Some silk plants
A heater (anybody have any ideas for them)
A small filter/???????

and a Betta-safe decor of some sort..

I believe the large Kritter Keeper is around 5 gallons.

So my questions...

Would this be a suitable housing for one male betta permanently?
How often do i clean the tank, and would it be a partial or full water change?

I already clean my 10 gal. every week, would i just do a 50% water change on the 5 gal. then too?

Also, would a moss ball be beneficial to the fish and tank?

Thanks everybody! I am dying to get another BETTA!!!!!:-D:-D:-D
 

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Yet another strike of the Betta Bug... My dad says it depends if I can get another one... -_- It already struck me since I first came. *sigh*
Yes, a 5 Gallon KK is fine. :) I didn't know about them until after I got my 3.5 Gallon. -_- I currently have a Hydor THEO that kinda doesn't work... I don't know why but it only works sometimes.. Anyway, I think you should get a sponge filter or an internal one. I've heard about the Marina i25? If it doesn't have a filter, you have to do a 100% and a 50% per week. It doesn't matter the size. Don't you have a Moss Ball? Yes, they are beneficial. It's a plant so it helps with the quality. Hope you get another Betta! :)
 

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IME, the tetra whisper in tank filter (the one made for 3 gallons) is the best filter for bettas I've found. I have it in my 5.5 gallons (it's okay that it's only for 3 gallons because bettas don't have much bioload and the flow can't be strong anyway)...

The best part? It's like 10 bucks :D

And as for water changes, depends on if you get a filter (which I highly recommend)

Moss ball? Not sure about the benefits but I like the look of them :-D I have one myself :-D

Yes it will be suitable as long as the water temp is good with the heater and you cycle it (if yourget a filter...if not then just LOTS of water changes :) )
 

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You could go for a 2gal mini bow, for now until you do the divide..U only have one huh?..I know..when I took in sapphire..it's funny one fish on each side of the room, and when I had just Sammy..I couldn't wait to have another one..I was so curious to see what different personalities they have, and Sapphire is a trip..he is a miracle fish..my rescue..(I posted new pix..did you see them yet? ) and if that is your plan..to take in a rescue..or you going a different route..

I would do it that way..or yea, the KK is fine, I had sammy in a kk..before I did the upgrade, and I did the same with Sapphire..

he's in a 3 gal now..but I am going for a 10 gal to divide for both of them, then I will have space in 2 more tanks..:)
 

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You could go for a 2gal mini bow, for now until you do the divide..U only have one huh?..I know..when I took in sapphire..it's funny one fish on each side of the room, and when I had just Sammy..I couldn't wait to have another one..I was so curious to see what different personalities they have, and Sapphire is a trip..he is a miracle fish..my rescue..(I posted new pix..did you see them yet? ) and if that is your plan..to take in a rescue..or you going a different route..

I would do it that way..or yea, the KK is fine, I had sammy in a kk..before I did the upgrade, and I did the same with Sapphire..

he's in a 3 gal now..but I am going for a 10 gal to divide for both of them, then I will have space in 2 more tanks..:)
OMG yes i saw those cute pics of him! Who didn't haha? I plan on rescuing one and putting him in the 5 gal. KK with a heater and small filter. do you recommend any heater for that size tank?:-D
 

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The one I am using now..the Tetra 2-10 gal, I like it, it's not adjustable, but it's does the job..and I have one in Sapphire's 3 gal, and I think the Large kk is 3.5 gal..not sure..but it would be fine:)
 

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The one I am using now..the Tetra 2-10 gal, I like it, it's not adjustable, but it's does the job..and I have one in Sapphire's 3 gal, and I think the Large kk is 3.5 gal..not sure..but it would be fine:)
Thanks Lelei! I think i might pick the XL KK then....:-D
 

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Did you see the video too of Sammy? it's on my F/b page, click the link..ooh, I cannot wait to see what new fishy you get!! I am exited for you:)
 

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Yes you will NEED another moss ball (lol) =D the kk is perfect lots of people use them. and any internal filter would probably be good. i dont really like the tetra whisper 3i because it works by air pump and you cant cycle it because it has no bio media, only cartridge that you have to throw out every month. im sure theres other small filters out there
 

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Not sure what your budget is...

But at walmart there is a 10 gal starter kit- glass tank, filter & hood with light for $30.

You can get this adjustable heater with a thermostat on sale for $15! I have this heater and it works great and I LOVE the price!! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005440HLO?ie=UTF8&force-full-site=1&ref_=aw_bottom_links
Thanks Teeney! Its about money and room. Sorry i forgot to mention that:|

But, i will definitely keep that in mind :)
 

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I know what you mean about the betta bug...got bit bad myself...1 and half yrs ago, I got my dtr a betta in a 2.5gmini bow. That was it...now I have about 20 bettas (had tropical fish most my life, but never a betta!) and many are from Thailand. I have 2 sororities and four Kritter Keepers that are permanent homes for bettas. I use sponge filters but easier for me since I hooked them up to same air filter. I use the Petco submersible filter because its reliable, available locally, and adjustable. Currently my keepers get sunlight from a window part of day, which seems enough for floating plants such as dwarf water lettuce, Asian bogmoss, salvia, and Amazon frogbit, and duckweed. I plan to attach a 4ft shoplight above the keepers so they can have more aquatic plants since bettas seem to love a home with lots of real plants, just like me!
Anyway, I find that glassware and candle cups and holders make good and cheap homes for bettas.
 

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Did you see the video too of Sammy? it's on my F/b page, click the link..ooh, I cannot wait to see what new fishy you get!! I am exited for you:)
Thanks, i have to see the video! Gonna check it out right now....:-D

I am excited too!
 

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I know what you mean about the betta bug...got bit bad myself...1 and half yrs ago, I got my dtr a betta in a 2.5gmini bow. That was it...now I have about 20 bettas (had tropical fish most my life, but never a betta!) and many are from Thailand. I have 2 sororities and four Kritter Keepers that are permanent homes for bettas. I use sponge filters but easier for me since I hooked them up to same air filter. I use the Petco submersible filter because its reliable, available locally, and adjustable. Currently my keepers get sunlight from a window part of day, which seems enough for floating plants such as dwarf water lettuce, Asian bogmoss, salvia, and Amazon frogbit, and duckweed. I plan to attach a 4ft shoplight above the keepers so they can have more aquatic plants since bettas seem to love a home with lots of real plants, just like me!
Anyway, I find that glassware and candle cups and holders make good and cheap homes for bettas.
THANKS SO MUCH! This was a BIG help to me!!!

The betta bug is very contagious:lol:
 
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