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  1. bettalover2033
    08-24-2010 01:55 AM - permalink
    whose that little CT male in your avatar? hes cute
  2. Dead Sunlight
    08-13-2010 09:25 PM - permalink
    Dead Sunlight
    So sorry for your loss!
  3. peaches3221
    08-09-2010 05:49 PM - permalink
    thanks! i accepted your friend request and i will look into a 2 gallon bowl!
  4. Oakly
    08-08-2010 12:12 PM - permalink
    Heyy Peaches, love your avatar! You could get your betta a two gallon bowl and leave about an 1.5 inches of water at the top, that way you have no jumping out of the bowl. I know what you mean about the tight budget! I find it hard looking after all my pets! Lol! I "friended" you =)
  5. peaches3221
    07-21-2010 12:39 PM - permalink
    she actually uses half gallon jars. she said one quart jars are a temporary home. half gallon can be permanent. and i have been looking for an upgrade, but petco's one gallon filtered tanks have an undergravel filter, which just send all the dirt to the bottom.
    and i can't aford anything larger because i'm 12 and am on a $10 a week budget. i love my fish and don't want to keep them cramped up in a small tank. i would buy a two gallon bowl, but i'm afraid he will jump out.
  6. XSprinkleFaceX
    07-21-2010 11:39 AM - permalink
    Sorry to get involved...But peaches, on bettatalk the 1/2 gallon thing is like her last choice and she even says to clean it every 3-4 days. She doesn't even recommend it. And she also says that bettas in that home style are more likely to get fin and tail rot and other bacterial diseases.

    When she's talking about recomending the 1/2G she's refering to people that have alot of bettas, mainly like breeders, which is EXTREMELY expensive to keep them all in tanks. Plus, there all gonna be sold to people with bigger homes. the 1\2G is just their temporary home.

    Not saying your betta's gonna like die right away or anything, but your heading to many problems such as tail/fin rot and other bacterial infections which in the long run will be more expensive. PLUS by getting a 2.5-5G tank your just making your life easier, and expanding your fish's life longer.
  7. peaches3221
    07-20-2010 12:09 PM - permalink
    i did my research. i do water tests and clean it very thoroughly. my house is kept warm, around 75 degrees and my fish is very healthy and active. check's housing section. it says that 1/2 gallon tanks are fine, and the website is run by an experienced breeder.
  8. frogipoi
    07-19-2010 09:41 PM - permalink
  9. frogipoi
    07-18-2010 09:35 PM - permalink
    I am ashamed of you. A happy betta in a 1/2 gallon? I wonder if your betta is happy? What is he or she in? Put more thought and research in that post. A happy (cold and unhappy) betta in a half gallon with no heating or filtered water? Only cleaned once a week? Gosh!
  10. frogipoi
    07-18-2010 09:31 PM - permalink
    Originally Posted by peaches3221
    bettas DO NOT REQUIRE A HEATER/FILTER!! your betta can live a happy life in a half gallon container as long as you clean it once a week!!
    This is kinda wrong. A heater is a must in the cold seasons unless you want a cold unhappy fish. Temp is dangerous and you can't depend on luck forever peaches. A filter is a recommended thing and will be helpful during the cleaning period. A half gallon tank is too small and will need more cleaning then that! Peaches, a happy betta would be in a 2.5 gallon or a 5 gallon not a half gallon. PM me if you want to defend your post.

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