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Thread: College Betta

  1. Default College Betta


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    Hey all!

    I'm "moving" back to college, but I'm actually gonna be home most of the week (or in class). I was thinking about getting a betta for my dorm room, but there's only 1 day a week guaranteed that I'd be in my dorm room to care for him if I did. If I got one he'd be in a 5-5.5 gallon tank, with fake plants and I could probably stop in once a day to feed him so he wouldn't starve... it's just... Would it be cruel to him? He wouldn't have anyone in the room with him and if something went wrong with his filter or heater it would be a day or so before I noticed. Once the year is over I could bring him home and put him in my bedroom, no problem (I already have one Betta in the "fish room" so I wouldn't want to put him there to avoid stress).

    I want to do this, but I also want to be kind to the fish.
    1 Tank: 15 gal;???

    2 Tank: 40 gal; fish: 2 Bronze Corys. 4 Mollies. 1 Albino Rainbow Shark. 1 Guppies. 2 snails. ? cherry barbs. 1 Betta Male, 2 Otos.

    Q-Tank; 1 Molly, 2 Bronze Corys.

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    I think the fact that you asked the questions and pointed out all the problematic issues is your answer.
    Bettas are very social fish. He would be bored without company. As long as you're not going to be in the room, seems it would be best if you wait until school is out in the spring to get your betta and tank :o)
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Alright, thank you. I was just looking for another opinion. (I'm still fairly new to fish, and while my home tanks are doing wonderfully now I still don't know much more than "don't kill the fish".)
    1 Tank: 15 gal;???

    2 Tank: 40 gal; fish: 2 Bronze Corys. 4 Mollies. 1 Albino Rainbow Shark. 1 Guppies. 2 snails. ? cherry barbs. 1 Betta Male, 2 Otos.

    Q-Tank; 1 Molly, 2 Bronze Corys.

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    It's good to ask - always. And you know more than you think. You knew enough to pose the question, which means you know enough to understand that having a tank in a dorm room that you will rarely visit is not a good thing :o)
    Good luck with school!
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    It's good to be there a lot of the time incase anything goes wrong. People say adults should be fed once a day and sometimes it's good to skip a meal once in a while.
    Living the fish life -FishLife

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