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RIP_Rosa 12-20-2007 03:30 PM

thre leap of the fish!!!
 
Hi Im new and just wanted to know if betta really jump? I just got a fish yesterday, and i woke up this morning and it was just laying on the floor. Is is likely that a fish is able to get that happy in less than 10 hours? I dont think it jumped, but my aunt said it jumped! :?: :?: :?: PLEASE HELP ME TO KNOW THIS! oh and i changed its water that night also so it was moves around some because its water was a little dirty!

vinoth1465 12-20-2007 04:50 PM

hi, welcome to fishforum.

yes, betta's do jump. when you do water changes make sure the water is de-chlorinated...

also, what size tank are you keeping your betta in... smaller the tank, the faster it will get dirty...

RIP_Rosa 12-20-2007 05:14 PM

well it died last night but i only had a cup like thing that was between a pint and a quart. I didn't know they jumped and feel stupid i didn't put the lid on, but i guess i learned about betta better and plan to do much better next time!!!!!!!!!! Is there any advice for me next time i get a betta?? That would be helpful! (Oh and it was a surprize to get the fish! I didn't even know until yesterday!) :?

vinoth1465 12-20-2007 05:34 PM

try to get atleast 2.5 gallons of water for them... but 5 gallons recommended... get a lid, but make sure there is space between the water and the lid... they breathe directly from surface air...

get a HOB filter or an internal filter recommended for that size of tank, and a 25 W heater... and your betta will be happy...

RIP_Rosa 12-20-2007 05:59 PM

what is a HOB filter and an internal filter? What are the prices that they run from? :?

Falina 12-20-2007 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RIP_Rosa
what is a HOB filter and an internal filter? What are the prices that they run from? :?

HOB = Hang on Back

In a tank of 5g which I would recommend, 2.5g is really too small IMHO, one filter would be all that is needed. A heater will be required unless your room temperature is in the high 70s which I doubt, as that would be quite uncomfortable for us to live in. Bettas don't like a strong current. The filter I use in my betta tank is an Elite Stingray 5. It's rated for 5g. Cost will depends entirely on where you live. I think mine cost 12 which is really quite cheap.

Sorry to hear about your fish. :(

RIP_Rosa 12-20-2007 06:58 PM

what is IMHO? And what is 12? And thanks for the apoligies! I am very slow on many things!!!

Falina 12-20-2007 07:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RIP_Rosa
what is IMHO? And what is 12? And thanks for the apoligies! I am very slow on many things!!!

IMHO - in my honest opinion

I can't convert 12 for you because I don't know where you live. Put it into an online currency converter and it will tell you how much it is equal to.

vinoth1465 12-20-2007 07:36 PM

this would be a very good filter for a small tank

http://www.petco.com/product/12148/R...no-Filter.aspx

RIP_Rosa 12-21-2007 06:17 AM

thanks that will really be helpful to me!! Thank you for the assistence! :D


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