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I just bought a betta!

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by Maraya, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. Maraya

    Maraya New Member


    I usually post on the doggie thread.......but I'm also, the proud new owner of a BETTA fighter fishie. He's maroon, real pretty......stares at me and flares his "mane" alot. I named him Abe. any tips on keeping my baby happy healthy and alive for a LONG time? 8)
  2. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

  3. Maraya

    Maraya New Member

    thanks for the links...i'll check em out. my fishy is now in a half gallon round goldfish type bowl.....with rocks and a tiny tree thingy........but next week he (Abe) will be in a one gallon. i can't maintain anything bigger. but i want him to have a little castle for a hiding place during stress.........he loves to hide....but also loves to come to the glass and say hi to me....he gets real excited when i get home........he'll stare at me lol....when i'm watching tv. :mrgreen:
  4. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Actually, a larger tank (like a 3 - 5 gallon) would be a lot easier to maintain than a 1 gallon. A 1 gallon would need 100% water changes every 3 days, but a 3 - 5 gallon with a small filter would only need about 20% every 1 - 2 weeks.

  5. Maraya

    Maraya New Member

    oh really? okay i'm going to the pet store today so i'll look into that one. thanks!! :D
  6. drab911

    drab911 New Member

    Hello there...
    I have a planted 16 gallon tank and at the time i bought my betta I kept him in a fish bowl thinkin he couldnt get along with the other fish..
    anyways the bowl was SUCH a pain to keep clean and changing the water... so I ended up putting him in my big tank and he LOVES it! much healthier looking.. so the size definatly matters and filters help SO much for keeping it clean!
    good luck!

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