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post #1 of 2 Old 01-22-2008, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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Need Help Please

Hi everyone.
I'm having a hard time with my tank and I don't know what to do.

I'm very new at keeping fish. I've had terrible luck in the past, but decided to try my hand at being a betta mom again.

The problem I'm having is that I don't know the first thing about keeping fish.

I have a 2.5g tank. In it is what I think is a dwarf frog, a betta and, two snails. They have lots of fake plants to play in. I have Nutrafin betta flakes, freeze dried blood worms, and sinking pellets for the frog. The water conditioner I have is called AquaPlus, and I have a low grade test kit for checking pH.

The AquaPlus is for much bigger tanks than the one I have. It gives measurements for a 10g tank. 10ml of conditioner for 10g of water. Easy math if I'm changing the whole tank.
The test kit I have only checks pH. I need a better one.
I don't have a heater, or filter, or lights.
Any and all suggestions, advice, info, pointers, anything is welcome. I am completely uneducated when it comes to keeping fish.

Thanks to everyone for your time.
P.S.-The pet stores in my area are as good as useless.

Thanks for all you time everyone.
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post #2 of 2 Old 01-22-2008, 09:10 PM
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I have had great luck at keeping betas- my oldest, Princess, lived for 4 years. Here is what I have learned: A 10 gallon is ideal- you may not notice it with a small tank, but they are much happier with room to swim =]. A heater is necessary, as they are used to warm climates. Betas do not tend to like filters. They are used to still water, and may even get stuck in the filter. Good luck with your beta! if you have any more questions, feel free to PM me.
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