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SpaceBison
09-27-2008, 11:09 PM
I am getting a betta soon and I was wondering if I sould get a male of female betta. Should I get a male or a female??????????? you decide.....

Fishalicious
09-27-2008, 11:11 PM
If it's for your 10G in the siggie....neither :11: Your fully stocked :c2:

Tolley
09-27-2008, 11:24 PM
I agree with Fishalicious. Your 10g is fully stocked. Also the 1g is too small for a betta.

SpaceBison
09-28-2008, 02:08 AM
no, its not going in the 10g, but i heard that people keep betta in like 1/2 gallon bowls so wouldn't it be fine to keep it in the 1 gallon?

AABatteries
09-28-2008, 02:11 AM
I should just tell him this in real life but, I just wanted the post. >:D
You should make it a shrimp tank. Even though we have no experience with shrimp of any sort.

SpaceBison
09-28-2008, 02:14 AM
where do you get shrimp??? and should i get shrimp or 1 betta???? you decide...

AABatteries
09-28-2008, 02:18 AM
LFS, not PSP, aka Two Turtles or Wet Pets.

Mvjnz
09-28-2008, 08:18 AM
Bettas are active fish and should not be kept in anything smaller than 5 gallons (20 litres). If kept in anything smaller they will be lethargic and sit at the bottom the whole time. You'll enjoy your fish more if you give it room to move.

Also, a 20 litre tank is more stable than smaller tanks.

SpaceBison
09-28-2008, 01:37 PM
I have a 5g tank but i would need to buy a filter, gravel, a hood, and some plants. It would be a little expensive but all try it.

kaianuanu
09-28-2008, 04:57 PM
i have a 5.5 used for mbuna fry, do they make hoods that small?

SpaceBison
09-28-2008, 05:14 PM
I just got back from the LPS and got 2 neon tetras and a corycat for my tank. I didn't set up the 5g because i really didn't want to and it was expensive.

kaianuanu
09-28-2008, 05:19 PM
do u have a 5g or a 5.5g?

Kayla-Bug
09-28-2008, 05:22 PM
Cories are schooling fish and will need to be in groups. The one you have will be lonely if you just keep that one. Neons are also schooling fish, and will need to be in larger groups. If you think setting up a 5 gallon is expensive, then this may not be the hobby for you. Wait until you start setting up 55 gallons, or even 20 gallons. This hobby is NOT cheap.

Ryuu
09-28-2008, 05:36 PM
Cories are schooling fish and will need to be in groups. The one you have will be lonely if you just keep that one. Neons are also schooling fish, and will need to be in larger groups. If you think setting up a 5 gallon is expensive, then this may not be the hobby for you. Wait until you start setting up 55 gallons, or even 20 gallons. This hobby is NOT cheap.

I totally agree, overall ive spent atleast 400-500$ on buying and setting up a 10, and 20 gallon tank, with all the fish, and medication, rocks, decor and such. If you dont have a stable income or would rather spend money on something else, the hobby is not for you.

kaianuanu
09-28-2008, 06:07 PM
i never buy tanks new, i always hit the craiglist scene. With our bad economy, no one can afford their big tanks(except for me :)). And alot of the times u can find a 55 or 75 gal with filters, hoods, stand, lights, sometimes fish and decor too all for around 100! I love that place!

themuffinbandit
09-28-2008, 08:12 PM
i say get a male betta and put it in a 5.5g tank alone. maybe put in a pleco or something. i have a male in a 5.5g tank alone and hes really happy. its not too bad. u figure like 15 for the tank, 30 for the filter, 25ish for the heater (25watt), 10ish for gravel, and like 5-10 for plants, and 5-10 for rocks/ornament. and since u already have meds and salt and water conditioner, that shouldnt cost a thing.

o and for the filter, i like the aqua clear mini/20 b/c it comes with the inserts and stuff. and the gravel/plants/rocks/ornaments i go to petco where its pretty cheap.

xximanoobxx
09-28-2008, 08:19 PM
i say get a male betta and put it in a 5.5g tank alone. maybe put in a pleco or something. i have a male in a 5.5g tank alone and hes really happy. its not too bad. u figure like 15 for the tank, 30 for the filter, 25ish for the heater (25watt), 10ish for gravel, and like 5-10 for plants, and 5-10 for rocks/ornament. and since u already have meds and salt and water conditioner, that shouldnt cost a thing.

o and for the filter, i like the aqua clear mini/20 b/c it comes with the inserts and stuff. and the gravel/plants/rocks/ornaments i go to petco where its pretty cheap.

Can't put a pleco in a 5.5g tank

SpaceBison
09-28-2008, 09:27 PM
Ok i just set up my 5g with a 10g filter......the 10g filter at my LPS was only $3.62!!!!! all the whisper filters at the LPS were all on sale. I'm happy that I set up the 5g now and it wasn't even expensive.

SpaceBison
09-28-2008, 10:34 PM
:( it's a no go on the 5g I set it up but my mom was mean and made me take it down for no good reason. I transfered my cory to my 10g and just have the 2 neons in the 1g. I might get another neon.

Fishalicious
09-28-2008, 10:56 PM
Sorry but a 1 gallon should not even be seen as a tank full stop... it is far too small to house anything....even Neons... what kind of life are they going to have in a tiny thing with hardly any swimming room and no schooling friends as there is no room for more... it will also become overpolluted really quick... fish need to go places as well (toilet) .... can you even get a filter and heater in something that small? Take the Neons back and stick a nice water plant in there.

I am normally really laid back to folks choices - each to their own - now and again I just need to take the fishies side :11:

AABatteries
09-28-2008, 11:21 PM
:( it's a no go on the 5g I set it up but my mom was mean and made me take it down for no good reason. I transfered my cory to my 10g and just have the 2 neons in the 1g. I might get another neon.

You cried cause you had to tear down the 5g. Also the 2 neons will only be kept in 1g for about a week till the 50g is done cycling, we are planning on getting 20-30 neons for it. Along with 2 giant danios coming from Space's 10g. Plus a clean-up crew.

SpaceBison
09-29-2008, 12:04 AM
Ok but do I need a special kid of gravel for the plant???

Kayla-Bug
09-29-2008, 09:00 PM
no you do not. I do find that sand worked better for me in the plant situation. Some plants may be different but sand has worked the best for me.

themuffinbandit
09-29-2008, 10:38 PM
where would u get sand. all i ever see is gravel.

SpaceBison
09-30-2008, 12:28 AM
Wooo Hoooo!!!!! I can set up the 5g because my mom took back my 1g because it was leaking water. I have to get a hood for the tank so it will be set up in about a week or so.:18: :18: :18: :18:

troy
09-30-2008, 02:23 AM
You can get sand at Home Depot.

SpaceBison
09-30-2008, 11:20 PM
if you get normal sand do you have to wash it out allot? and wouldn't cloud up your water? :c1: