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Thread: New Betta ^^

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    Default New Betta ^^

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    ok i went to pet store to get plant substration for the 65 gallon im making n found out petsmart by me dosen't carry it in store so i ended up walking by the beta n this guy caught my eye n well i ended up buying n tank n everything for him n my mom named him "balls" no clue why but i got a beta named balls now.. xD

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    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Canada

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    am sure I deserve a few of these... lol - Cyberra Thanks for sharing your X-stitch fish pillow project! - Aminax for being prone to computer problems - Cyberra happy birthday to me... August 29th - Cyberra earned ANOTHER one... siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh - Cyberra 
    I dub thee official greeter to the forum! - korith Happy Belated One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue You need another betta! - Pleco380 it birtha the birthday betta XD - genocidex A birthday betta for you. - mermaidwannabe 


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    Very pretty little guy ^_^

    Definitely an odd name, though >>

    The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of the act

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    Dec 2011
    Bridgeport Connecticut

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    Your first one Tiari - Strider199 It would take me many months to catch up to how many real bettas you have :) - PhillipOrigami great job with that post - Jaster Hope power is restored ASAP! - C-Dub Because I was wrong, and you were right. Sorry. - bethyMT 
    Cancer sucks and a beer won't replace what you lost ...  but here is one anyway. :-D - 850R Couldn't give you rep so sending a cookie instead for your betta advice! - andreahp 


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    LOL odd name indeed, lovely fish
    2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.

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    ok he now in a 5.5 gallon i disliked the 1 gallon he was in before because it had a under gravel filter that didn`t even seem like it worked any lol so now he has one with a top filter. i was wondering is there anything i can add in with him? or is he better off alone?
    56 Gallon Planted Tetra based Community Tank.
    "Rummy-Nose Tetra-4Red/Blue tetra -7,Buenos Aires Tetra-8emerald cory-5"1 Zebra Nerite"Albino Bristle Nose-2
    Plants:couple swords,bunch of Italian Vals,Java Ferns,

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    A 5.5 gal is still fairly small, so IDK what tankmates would be good except for maybe a snail. Also, you have to watch because some bettas don't like tankmates and will tear them apart. In my sorority tank, I've got a girl who rips snails to shreds and will tolerate nothing but her sisters in with her.

    Check and make sure the filter is not creating a whole lot of current. Most longfin bettas don't like that. If there is a lot of water motion, you'll need to baffle the filter or put sponge over the outflow.

    Also, good job for getting a bigger tank....a 5.5g is enough, and quite nice, for a lone betta. Do you know how you cycle it(fish-in cycle)? There are stickies all over the place if you need them. It is really easy to cycle a tank with these fish.
    1 - 55 gallon planted community
    3 - 10 to 20 gallon planted betta tanks
    My advice: slow down, think, and be willing to learn. Then you'll be fine, no matter what.

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    +1 with all of the above - you don't by chance have a good test kit do you?

    Cycling the tank for your betta will require you to keep track of your water parameters so you know when to change the water. Using the local pet store to do that for you isn't advised because they tend to use test strips which aren't very reliable or accurate. The API freshwater liquid kit is usually recommended.

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