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luv2fish39
01-31-2010, 03:12 AM
Hi guys

I just bought a new betta and need some advice on setup for him.. I've seen them put into all kinds of different containers, Vases, Bowls, etc. Any special requirements needed for them? I did buy distilled water for him. I also wanted to put him in a large vase with glass marbles and a bamboo plant any suggestions? I think him will look great in there..

EmmanuelJB
01-31-2010, 03:16 AM
Yup that sounds great as long as.....
-The vase is 2.5 gallons plus
-The vase hase some type of filtration
-The vase has a heater

I would love to see pics of the betta!

Read the info in the link below for detialed info on bettas!
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/bettafish/

luv2fish39
01-31-2010, 03:21 AM
Yup that sounds great as long as.....
-The vase is 2.5 gallons plus
-The vase hase some type of filtration
-The vase has a heater

I would love to see pics of the betta!

Read the info in the link below for detialed info on bettas!
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/bettafish/

Yes the vase is at least that large.. Wat kind of filtration would I need? And would a regular submersible heater by fine? Wat about cycling do you have to let the water cycle before adding him? How long should I wait? Can I add a female betta with him later down the road?

EmmanuelJB
01-31-2010, 03:27 AM
Yes the vase is at least that large.. Wat kind of filtration would I need? And would a regular submersible heater by fine?
Just a filter run by an airpump. Here are two I recomend for very small tanks:
http://www.petco.com/product/3199/Penn-Plax-Small-World-Filter.aspx?CoreCat=LN_Shopping_FishSupplies_Filte rs
or
http://www.petco.com/product/13868/Tetra-Whisper-In-tank-Filters.aspx?CoreCat=LN_Shopping_FishSupplies_Filt ers (The one for up to 3 gallons)

For a heater:
http://www.petco.com/product/102429/Hydor-Mini-Aquarium-Heater.aspx?CoreCat=LN_Shopping_FishSupplies_Heate rs
or
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+3743+21323&pcatid=21323 (The 10watt mini)
They also sell a small tetra brand heater at walmart that would work.

HeatherB
01-31-2010, 03:37 AM
And please feed him food. Betta's do not eat plant roots!!! Do you have any pictures?

AmyLynn
01-31-2010, 03:44 AM
NO to the female betta. He will end up killing her trying to mate.

To see your betta at his best he really would love something 5 gallons or bigger with adequate filtration and heating. It's going to be very difficult and very cluttered to filter and heat a 2.5 gallon vase.

EmmanuelJB
01-31-2010, 03:49 AM
Do not add a female bettas. They would most likley fight as bad as 2 males in that small of a tank. I agree a 5 gallon would be best. I would try to cycle the tank first. I don't know hoe much of a benefit it would be though a small tank like that woulld have a hard time retaining a cycle....

annageckos
01-31-2010, 04:34 AM
I recommend a min. tank of five gallons. IMO a vase is not the right shape for bettas. They need more side to side room to swim, not up and down. In a five you can easily get a small sponge filter powered by a air pump and a heater. You can still add a 'bamboo' plant(they are not true bamboo and they are not aquatic) but make sure the leaves of the plant is above the water. I live to root clippings of pothos plants in my fish tanks. Just put about six of so inches of the stem(without leaves) in the water and they take off. It looks nice too. Make sure you feed your betta, they do not eat plant roots like alot of people believe.

Pele
02-13-2010, 04:59 AM
ditto. I honestly wouldnt go for a vase, due to the vertical shape, difficulty for filters, and lack of access to air

souly
02-13-2010, 05:33 AM
Yeah, Get at least a five gl tank. They make those setups for under 50 bucks usally. a vase will not only stunt his growth, but reduce his life spam.