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Hanna
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Re: Betta Tanks!! Updated - new post
« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2010, 05:27:36 PM »

Tank you Minde and OrandaLover, KARMA to yous too, lol I think we all are a nice bunch of peeps sharing our fishy journeys with each other.  Kiss
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« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2010, 11:18:53 PM »

Definitely  Cheesy Thanks for the karma, Hanna!
Well, we all love fishies, so why not help each other with them?  Grin
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Re: Betta Tanks!! Updated - new post
« Reply #32 on: December 27, 2010, 07:15:42 AM »

My betta gets water changed everyday. Even though he is in a 3 gallon vase.
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« Reply #33 on: December 28, 2010, 07:19:56 PM »

wow - no offense, but don't you think that's a bit stressful? Just my opinion, but Athena lives in a 1 gallon, gets a water change on time once a week, I've tested her water, and she's in prim condition  Wink
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« Reply #34 on: December 29, 2010, 09:55:57 AM »

Yeah, I agree with OrandaLover. 3 gallons is pretty perfect size for a betta, and from what I noticed, they're very clean fish Smiley
Maybe you could start changing once a week, really? Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: December 29, 2010, 10:07:14 AM »

Yes, they are very clean fish - if you don't overfeed them  Tongue (haha, I made that mistake ONCE... never again! Wink )
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« Reply #36 on: December 29, 2010, 01:34:00 PM »

I was changing the water for Bruce not long ago, he'd been in the bowl for a week, and then I wanted to siphon the gravel, but... there was nothing there! :O I'm used to having huge loads of goldfish "dirt" coming out of there but... not this time xD
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« Reply #37 on: December 29, 2010, 01:52:28 PM »

LOL Nossie! Athena's different from most bettas I've kept. MOST are VERY clean.... Two days after I last cleaned Athena's bowl, you could SEE the mess she made!  Grin
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« Reply #38 on: December 29, 2010, 03:32:35 PM »

Lol! Smiley I really didn't think that bettas would be too interesting when it comes to personality. But I feel pretty attached to Bruce already! He was pretty picky about what he ate, and he still refuses to eat anything that doesn't fit perfectly in his mouth xD

I'm starting to worry that every single fish in the world would be fun to know! Cheesy
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« Reply #39 on: December 29, 2010, 04:11:23 PM »

Oh, definitely true! Every fish is interesting, I think. Especially my betta Athena - she's very proud of herself and whenever it's feeding time, she'll "beg" by waggling her fins really quickly. She even knows when feeding time is! Wink
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« Reply #40 on: December 30, 2010, 09:41:52 AM »

Bruce was so sweet when I fed him blood worms last time! Cheesy I put in a small lump of them, he ate it and put his nose towards the surface for more food Wink One little piece after another Smiley Like a little... fish xD
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« Reply #41 on: December 30, 2010, 12:47:31 PM »

Haha, Like a little... fish LOL, that's gonna be stuck in my head the rest of the morning!
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« Reply #42 on: March 24, 2011, 12:34:56 AM »

Wow I am learning about all types of fish care this is great some gave me a betta tank and was thinking about gettin one   Shocked
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« Reply #43 on: April 23, 2011, 01:36:21 PM »

once i upgrade my goldfish to a hugh tank im considering to get a beta for my 1.5g bowl, is that a bad idea? im hearing so many mixed opinions. or is it just the male that can survive in smaller tanks?
if its horrible for the fish i will not get one.
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« Reply #44 on: April 23, 2011, 03:40:55 PM »

Its fine.
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« Reply #45 on: May 03, 2011, 10:29:08 AM »

Both the male and female bettas obviously have so called "labyrinth organs" that allow them to breathe directly from the surface, just like most gouramis as well. Bettas naturally live in small muddy pools, and are able to jump between them if one dry out. You should try to keep the bowl fresh, by doing at least two water changes a week.
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« Reply #46 on: May 24, 2011, 01:54:17 PM »

Hi All

Im new here. I had Mr. Blue (Betta) for almost 4 yrs. in a 1 gallon bowl. I then read, not on this site that he should be in a bigger tank. So I bought a 2.5 gallon with a filter. Before I transferred him over to the bigger tank he did not eat and he was always in the bottom.  I was told that he was constipated and old. He died on Mothers Day.  I am interested in buying another Betta.  What are your thoughts.
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« Reply #47 on: May 24, 2011, 07:58:25 PM »

hi D359! I'm so sorry that Mr. Blue died!  Cry
You definitely should get another betta though. It's a good way (for me at least) to cope with a lost one. Bettas are so interesting - if this is one of your first bettas, i would recommend sticking to the normal veil tail varieties. the fancier kinds seem to be pickier and harder to keep. But veil tails are just as pretty! I know my new boy Plato is. Grin
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« Reply #48 on: July 27, 2011, 05:06:41 PM »

i say a 5 gallon with a filter. 2.5 MINIMUM. I had a male betta in a unfiltered 1 gallon, water changes once a month. Lived five years, but that was ABUSE! haha i was only five.
Now i have a happy halfmoon in a filtered five gallon. save up and buy on sale. and bettas do need cycled water. bowls don't go through cycles. On another note, if you MUST buy a betta with the tank, get cycle, they sell it at petco. really works, if you didn't know about it.
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« Reply #49 on: July 28, 2011, 02:24:21 AM »

Keep mine in a filtered 8 gallon bowl Wink
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« Reply #50 on: August 30, 2011, 01:57:33 PM »

My Betta lives in a 2 gallon Fluval Spec. He has a few buddies. A dwarf frog, an Amano shrimp and two Nerite snails.

I will post a picture when this forum decides I am worthy.
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« Reply #51 on: September 01, 2011, 09:38:04 AM »

As promised... this is my Betta's home.
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This is my Betta.
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and this is his room mates.
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« Reply #52 on: September 01, 2011, 01:39:13 PM »

That's stunning! And so fresh-looking Smiley I bet he enjoys himself there Wink
Does he have a name? Smiley
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« Reply #53 on: September 01, 2011, 04:06:23 PM »

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #54 on: September 01, 2011, 04:07:00 PM »

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That's stunning! And so fresh-looking Smiley I bet he enjoys himself there Wink
Does he have a name? Smiley

No name. Haven't thought about anything fitting. I usually don't name my fish. I just have too many. That tank alone has the Betta, a shrimp, a frog and two snails.
My 150 at home has about two dozen in it and my 6 gallon has 9 fish, 5 shrimp and 4 snails. Then I have a single frog in his own little tank. I think I may find him a new home.
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« Reply #55 on: September 01, 2011, 04:18:09 PM »

Maybe I will call him Dante.
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Re: Betta Tanks!! Updated - new post
« Reply #56 on: September 03, 2011, 03:23:53 AM »

Do you keep only goldfish or do you have a lot of others too?? Smiley
It sounds so awesome! Cheesy (I need more tanks too as soon as I can get a bigger place to stay...)
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« Reply #57 on: September 05, 2011, 06:38:19 PM »

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Do you keep only goldfish or do you have a lot of others too?? Smiley
It sounds so awesome! Cheesy (I need more tanks too as soon as I can get a bigger place to stay...)


I actually don't have any goldfish at the moment. I am working on building a set up for some.

I have that little 2 gallon tank at my office, a 6 gallon Fluval Edge community and a 150 gallon African Cichlid tank.

6 gallon Edge
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150 African Cichlids
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« Reply #58 on: September 06, 2011, 01:51:21 AM »

I... am SO jealous! @__@
Your tanks are to die for! @____@
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« Reply #59 on: September 06, 2011, 06:14:41 AM »

Wooow!!!!! I wouldn't be suprised if your chichlid tanks gets in a magazine!!!!! Shocked Shocked
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