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    Quote Originally Posted by zackish
    yes but you ask 10 people that have bettas in small kits like at their desk in their workplace or whatever and I bet 8/10 then say they just dropped them in the bowl the first day and they have stayed there since....doing occasional water changes.
    I would love to see the full results of this survey. Do you have a link?
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    There is no survey it's just like off the top of my head, people I know. Everyone has bettas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zackish
    There is no survey it's just like off the top of my head, people I know. Everyone has bettas.


    Then using a bogus survey to support bogus facts doesnt really make a convincing argument, does it?
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    Regardless, I think those here at the forum try to advocate improving the way fish are kept.
    People may have dropped them into tap water and may still do so - but we should be responsible and try to educate about cycling.

    The fish may not look distressed - but it may be. We should practice what we preach.
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    Exactly what i think
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    If you have a betta in a 1g tank you will need to do at least weekly water changes of at least 50-75% because I'm pretty sure you cannot cycle a 1g tank that does not have a filter. If your fish has been in the same water for 3 weeks he needs clean water ASAP and if he still acts sick maybe its something else too but sickness is usually caused by stress which is usually caused by bad water conditions.

    Good luck with your fish. I hope he'll be ok after a water change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zackish
    yes but you ask 10 people that have bettas in small kits like at their desk in their workplace or whatever and I bet 8/10 then say they just dropped them in the bowl the first day and they have stayed there since....doing occasional water changes.

    i actually did that, my betta got finrot from tailnipping, so i plopped him into a uncycled waterhome 2g kit (no other tank available) and he was fine, no cloudy water, he had barely any bio-load

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    1 gallon tanks get very toxic very fast. You need to do water changes on those tiny tanks very, very often. They're equivalent to a gold fish bowl. If you could transfer some of the gravel over from your other tanks and put it on top of the gravel in this smaller tank it might help.

    But you need to be prepared in tiny tanks with no filter many, many water changes.

    With no filter there is no where for the good bacteria to live so it has to be in the gravel. I'd personally put a plant in what you have and get something bigger that has a filter so you can cycle properly.
    Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 09-13-2007 at 02:03 PM.

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