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  1. #1

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    0 Not allowed!
    a buddy of mine wants to add a betta in his 3 gallon tank he got.
    filtered and heated.
    i told him that it is not recommend to put one in less than a 5.
    when i was younger i kept a betta in a 1-2 liter bowl. he lived for a year.
    i didnčt know they needed a 5, but i lived quite long. one fifth of their normal life span.
    so i thought why isn't a 3 good enough
    what do you guys think

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    Depends a bit on the shape of the 3 of course. Usually anything smaller than a 5g is a royal pain in the rear to heat and filter. And if anything goes wrong chemically you have absolutely no buffer room, you'd need to take immediate action

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    And if anything goes wrong ..
    +1
    This IS the issue right here [Aside from the fact that plenty of room is always nice. :-D]

    The margin for error wrt water parameters is microscopic in such a small volume of water and things can potentially go downhill fast in tiny tanks.

    Simply put: a larger tank is easier on both fish and fishkeepers.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    that was my main fact but then my brain jumped into my past. thank you for setting my mind straight

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