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a ten gallon is even better and costs 9-10bucks


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yep thats true..here u can get a 10 gallon for that price at wal mart. I wish i had a place to put a 10 gallon though.

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yep thats true..here u can get a 10 gallon for that price at wal mart. I wish i had a place to put a 10 gallon though.

yea, i don't know if i have room for a 10 gal. but if i did have a 10 gal i'd want more fish to live w/Jose and i don't know if hed eat them??? and you speak of aquarium salt??!??!?! i do use a 'bowl prep' kind of stuff...i'll post the name in a few mins. when i get up and look at it
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i feel the same way...i would want to put more fish in thats a no no with a male betta! I dont mind cleaning his home once a week

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...1&N=2004&Nty=1Read this link on aquarium salt

This one has some good info on it too http://freespace.virgin.net/fish.things/saltin.htm

another one....http://www.fishyou.com/freshwater/salt.html

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we have 'tetra aqua safe' and then also 'Jugle start right' (i don't use both, just one or the other
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hmm.. when I had my betta in a bowl he never made it dirty. I only changed it like once a week.
Now he is in a one gallon or something, which has a filter, i havent changed it in like a week and a half, so I need to to a change today..
I wish I had room to put my aquarium back in my room for him though =( He would be so much happier! Im trying to find a way. lol
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How big is his bowl? If it's less then a gallon then he really, really needs a bigger tank and that would definately help .

The Mini-Bow kits are fine but don't use the filter they come with...he may get his fins caught and it's way too strong.

How much are you feeding him?




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he gets the reccommended 6-8 pellets twice a day
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That's an awful lot. Don't listen to the label...they say to feed more so you'll use it faster and have to buy another container . Even with HBH Betta Bites, which are crazy small, I don't feed that much. I feed four or five of those twice a day. With normal-sized pellets my bettas only get one or two twice a day. Of course, they usually just get frozen foods now anyways .

Also, what size is the bowl? You forgot to answer that . It would really help us to decide if it's feeding or something else causing the dirtiness.

Oh, and what do you mean when you say the bowl is "dirty"? Is the water cloudy?




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You can have fish in the aquarium with a male betta.Just not another male or female betta.
My male is living with an aquatic frog atm.I had guppies with him but they died (not because of him,filter incidents!)

I have a female with 2 corydoras also. All live in 10gallon aquariums though.

I used to have an awful overfeeding problem.
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You can have fish in the aquarium with a male betta.
not with my betta...i tried putting him with my community fish and he acted like Jaws!! Harrassed all my fish and shred their tails to bits! I had gouramis, bala shark, pleco and some tetras at the time
So he definatly needs to be in his own house. I think he likes it like that. He always has such a beautiful bubble nest that he sure looks proud of.

But some bettas are more pleasant and can tolerate being with community fish. Its something you gotta watch to make sure its gonna work out.

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That's an awful lot. Don't listen to the label...they say to feed more so you'll use it faster and have to buy another container . Even with HBH Betta Bites, which are crazy small, I don't feed that much. I feed four or five of those twice a day. With normal-sized pellets my bettas only get one or two twice a day. Of course, they usually just get frozen foods now anyways .

Also, what size is the bowl? You forgot to answer that . It would really help us to decide if it's feeding or something else causing the dirtiness.

Oh, and what do you mean when you say the bowl is "dirty"? Is the water cloudy?
these pellets are smaller than the end of a pin head. i watch him eat them all....feeding is not an issue as i know food doesn't float to the bottom.
also I did explain that the dirtyness is a film that he makes on the top of the cage.

his cage holds water, how much, i have no clue. if i find out i'll tell ya
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wow...a cage that holds water...i have never seen one of those...hehe..im playing Tara! slap me now! ....

hey, post a pic of Jose in his cage...hehe...tank/home!!

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these pellets are smaller than the end of a pin head. i watch him eat them all....feeding is not an issue as i know food doesn't float to the bottom.
also I did explain that the dirtyness is a film that he makes on the top of the cage.

his cage holds water, how much, i have no clue. if i find out i'll tell ya
Like a clear-ish film? Or bubbles?

I would say to get a small filter but that's kind of hard to do in a bowl.

Maybe do partial water changes daily and change the water completely once or twice a week. Like I said, it's hard to offer advice without knowing the size of the bowl . If you could get a picture we might be able to guess .

Or you could just go and get one of those desktop aquariums that comes with a small undergravel filter. The filter won't exactly clean the aquarium but it'll prevent that film you were talking about. Though it will also prevent bubblenests which might annoy your betta, hehe.




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not with my betta...i tried putting him with my community fish and he acted like Jaws!! Harrassed all my fish and shred their tails to bits! I had gouramis, bala shark, pleco and some tetras at the time
So he definatly needs to be in his own house. I think he likes it like that. He always has such a beautiful bubble nest that he sure looks proud of.

But some bettas are more pleasant and can tolerate being with community fish. Its something you gotta watch to make sure its gonna work out.
Sorry.My bettas were calm.But it IS possible though.Depending on the temperment& other tank inhabitants chose [:
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