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  1. #11

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    Just wanted you all to know I followed up after learning from you that it was cruel to keep my Betta in an undersized bowl.

    He now has a 5.5 gal tank that will be his, all his -- although I may add a snail or two eventually.

    Since my 30gal is still cycling, I talked the LFS owner out of some gravel from a healthy cycled tank. He didn't have any other media that he could offer me - but at least it's a start.

    I haven't moved him yet. I just got the 5gal set up today. I'll let it set at least 24 hours then put him in his new tank - unless you think it would be okay to move him right away. Right now he's in a bowl :o(

    Thanks again for showing me the error of my ways.
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
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    I am not sure why you would use fish store questionable media instead of media from the filter of your own safe 30 gallon tank.

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    my 30 gal is not yet cycled so I don't dare disrupt what's going on there. I was simply trying to jump start things for the Betta a bit - and trying to do the right thing based on what I'd read on another thread. I thought it was a good thing to seed with existing media. I also trust this FS. It's home grown, home owned, not a chain. Every tank is sparkling clean and the fish are all active and healthy every time I've been in there.
    So ... that's why i did it.

    Any opinion on whether I should wait to move him out of his little bowl and into the 5 gal or go ahead and move him now. And if I should wait, how long do you suggest.
    thanks.
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
    15 g FW planted:2 male guppies, neons, pygmy corys, clown pleco, 4 types of shrimp, assassin snails
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    Test pH and temp on both tanks. In order to prevent to big of a change, slowly remove bowl water and add 5 gallon water to the bowl. Keep doing this and try to keep water warm to prevent to much of a shock.
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    thanks. I'll start the process asap.
    appreciate it.
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
    15 g FW planted:2 male guppies, neons, pygmy corys, clown pleco, 4 types of shrimp, assassin snails
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    My brother keeps two african dwarf frogs in like a 3 gallon tank (I think that's how big it is.) I don't know much about them, but they're healthy and seem happy, and I'm guessing they'd be fine with your betta. :)
    "Can ye fathom the ocean, dark and deep, where the mighty waves and the grandeur sweep?" - Fanny Crosby

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    Thanks, Vodvader. I've been thinking about getting an ADF. They are such cute little guys
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
    15 g FW planted:2 male guppies, neons, pygmy corys, clown pleco, 4 types of shrimp, assassin snails
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    A 5 gallon is fine for a Betta. They do not require "friends" and most often are happier alone in their own home. We are the only ones who decide they always need friends, not them.

    I would think a couple apple snails would be plenty if you had anything. A 5 gallon offers no where for others to get away from a Betta who doesn't like them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie
    my 30 gal is not yet cycled so I don't dare disrupt what's going on there. I was simply trying to jump start things for the Betta a bit - and trying to do the right thing based on what I'd read on another thread. I thought it was a good thing to seed with existing media. I also trust this FS. It's home grown, home owned, not a chain. Every tank is sparkling clean and the fish are all active and healthy every time I've been in there.
    So ... that's why i did it.

    Any opinion on whether I should wait to move him out of his little bowl and into the 5 gal or go ahead and move him now. And if I should wait, how long do you suggest.
    thanks.
    My question is until you move the betta into the 5gal, what are you using for a source of ammonia in the 5gal tank or did you cycle using ammonia?

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    Andrea - since the Betta has been existing in a tiny tank that has had no filtration and since I've been using only conditioned tap water, I just moved him to the five gallon per previous advice on this thread. The only thing I did was condition the water and ease him into it over several hours with water exchanges between the small tank and the new one. I didn't add a heater until this morning and have it set to increase the temp gradually.
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
    15 g FW planted:2 male guppies, neons, pygmy corys, clown pleco, 4 types of shrimp, assassin snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://bit.ly/1vC7gVX
    fishless cycling: http://bit.ly/1DARf3T
    fish in cycling: http://bit.ly/1ILvcfp

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