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post #1 of 7 Old 05-04-2011, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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ello, new user and new fish/tank

Hi guys! There were a few fish forum sites, but I chose this one because it had a nice and easy atmosphere look.
Anyway, I just bought a new Betta and a 2.5 gallon tank with a heater. His(I think) name is Minx and he's a regular Betta, although I somewhat regret not researching first about the types of Betta before randomly purchasing Minx at Petco because he had the best color there. I visited a Betta store a few weeks ago I was simply amazed at the selections and types there were, though there were ones I want I find it wrong to toss my Betta away just for a prettier one.
So I built him a nice forestry area which was suggested by a pet store and a few online researching.
Please rate my Betta tank and give me feed back rather negative or positive if its too forestry or wrong type of plants, all are welcome.
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-04-2011, 04:30 AM
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Your betta is def. a "he" and he's a pretty boy.

Your tank is a bit crowded for 2.5 gallons. I'd remove some of the plants and give him some swimming room.

Is the plant on the RH front of the tank bamboo? I'd be careful about that one as they've been known to rot quickly.

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post #3 of 7 Old 05-04-2011, 04:45 AM
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I agree on giving him swimming room. I think that plant behind the bamboo is semi-aquatic, I had it in my betta tank and it lived for a while fine but died and I saw it labeled later at a pet store as semi-aquatic.
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post #4 of 7 Old 05-04-2011, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Your betta is def. a "he" and he's a pretty boy.

Your tank is a bit crowded for 2.5 gallons. I'd remove some of the plants and give him some swimming room.

Is the plant on the RH front of the tank bamboo? I'd be careful about that one as they've been known to rot quickly.
Thanks, I was told that bamboo went well with Betta because it helps absorb the bad stuff because Betta's don't really need filtration.
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post #5 of 7 Old 05-05-2011, 03:18 AM
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hello and welcome.
i had that plant in the front of your tank,and it rotted rather quickly.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #6 of 7 Old 05-07-2011, 03:02 PM
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Welcome to the forum.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #7 of 7 Old 05-15-2011, 04:32 AM
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well comming from an asian perspective, im familiar with the "lucky" bamboo plant. since it is above water it should be fine. if it is submerged, id worry bout rotting. knowing that you should be fine. give it light and cut it down if it gets too high. it will regenerate. as for your tank, some fake plants should be taken out (i agree) and your background, i tend to like to stick the background OUTSIDE of the tank rather than inside. as for new fish keeper, id reduce the amount of small pebbles in your tank. knowing that look into feeding amounts...
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