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    Hi
    I have decided that i am going to get a betta fish this weakend and was wondering where the best place to put the tank is? Do they mind music or is someplace quiet best?
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    As long as the music isn't loud, I don't think they care. Low traffic areas are best. If you are constantly walking by the tank or there is lots of movement, it can stress them out.
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    Just don't put it in one of them little cups, or the boxs you see inside the tanks at stores, I reckon that looks so cruel and sad, my wife always wants to rescue them, I reckon it is a selling con of the fish shops, to con people like my wife.

    The worst I heard the other day at our local pet store, the seller when I asked if heating was nessesary (as they are in cups in a lot of stores), her reply was, most people just buy one for the summer, when it gets cold and they die, they buy another next summer, to me this seems like what we call over here YUPPIES, like the businessman who buys a Harley and rides it twice a year. Are our fish a passing fad like that, I say no.
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    Honestly as much as you're going to want to be around it try to put it in a non trafficy area.
    Keep in mind that fish feel the vibrations which is one of the reasons you shouldn't tap the glass, so if you have the fish on the counter with a boom box the baby is gonna get all messed up.
    As already stated NO SMALL HOMES we will not be happy if you do that :P
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    I read the average Betta only lives about a year and they are about 6 months when sold in stores. Obviously some live longer but they don't have a very long life cycle normally.

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    betta can have a 2-3 year life span if kept in the correct conditions,e.g NO small bowls,heating,filtering,feeding,etc...
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    make sure you don't place the aquarium right near a home heater or air conditioner

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    And away from a window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffs99dime
    make sure you don't place the aquarium right near a home heater or air conditioner
    Why not? My 1.5gal can't hold a heater (at least not one that I've seen). I use a space heater close to my tank in order to keep my betta warm on cold days.

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    because it will cause the tank temperature to fluctuate.

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