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post #1 of 6 Old 04-18-2013, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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Assesment of Alpha, my Betta and his home please?

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Alpha - 1 gallon Freshwater fish tank
Anyways this is my Betta fish. He is (i believe) a crowntail red betta male. It looks small because it is only one gallon. By the way does he look ok? (it 10:00 PM in my area so its time for him to sleep if he's not already). I am considering moving him to my 10 or 30 gallons (whatever is cheaper) but I don't know I am not too sure... Any help? If you don't want to click the link here is that picture I wanted "examined"
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-18-2013, 06:18 AM
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Your fish looks nice and healthy. He'd probably be happier in a larger container with heat and filtration. I first put my betta, Blue, in a 2 1/2 gallon desktop tank that included the light and filter. I purchased a small heater specially made for small tanks. It was very inexpensive. Some folks will say that a 10g tank is the minimum size for a betta. Mine is in a 10g now; however, that's just because I wanted to do something else with the 2 1/2 and the 10g was available. I haven't seen any noticeable improvement in his appearance, eating, or activity. As a matter of fact, he seemed to explore around more in his old tank. There could be other dynamics going on that I haven't considered. We have some very experienced betta experts here on the site. I'm sure you'll get some good feedback.

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post #3 of 6 Old 04-18-2013, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Crowntail Red Betta Fish eating - YouTube
video of him eating...does it work?
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post #4 of 6 Old 04-19-2013, 06:28 AM
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Awww, the video works fine, Alpha is a cutie!
I agree with Fish Monger, he'd LOVE a bigger tank. Hopefully you'll be able to upgrade him in the near future. For now, I'm thinking he's VERY happy to be out of that tiny cup!
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Nice video. He really goes after his food. I love the way they sneak up on it and then pounce.

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post #6 of 6 Old 04-19-2013, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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he's Always Hungry ><
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