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Posted 8/13/10
Thats pretty awsome, nice job!
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Citrus-Flower wrote:

By betta fish u mean the japanese fighting fish thingys right, if it is then u overpaid for its living expenses it can live in a regular fish bowl and survive but its your call


Yes, it can "survive" in a tiny bowl!
But so can you in footlocker! Of course you can't leave it! You got to eat, sleep, crap in there! 24/7 till you slowly waste away

1/2 gal unfiltered is ok with a 25% water change every 2nd day. (Minimum size to keep a Betta)
I choose 3 gal because I had it at hand and because I think it is cruel to keep those guys in tiny containers.

The filter makes sure that his water is clean and decreases partial water change to twice a month. (I am a bit lazy and yes I check the water perimeters)
I am aware that a Betta breathes through a Labyrinth System, but they do have gills, and use them to breath under water as well.
So I added an airstone.
I even treat his water so the chlorine from the tab wont burn his gills and cause him pain/death that can be avoided.
It is a tropical fish. temperatures should be between 72 and 80F.
Here in the north east kinda hard to achieve during the winter without a heater!

I did not overpay for his living expenses. I just gave him a decent home!
I did take the time to do at least a bit research before I went out to buy him!
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i simply love that setup
i was going to get fish but i ended up with cats...decided i didnt want them to kill the fish lol
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i thought there was some sort of new fish species discovery...a fish that looked asian! LOL...now that would be awesome! XD But this is pretty cool as well...and i have never had a fish before so i can't really comment on this... LOL
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mine..is dead. i kept him in an old mug. i can never have pets. my cat ran away, and i haven't cleaned my fish pond my dad made for me for 2 months i think. and my rabbits are now under my brother's care, if not they'd be dead too.
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Posted 8/13/10
That looks cool :] , Go buy some sea monkeys now :3
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wow. just .... wow. if you hadn't said it was a fish tank, i never would've noticed.

i'll make it clear: i'm not one of these people. but some people find that submerging their god in water is extremely disrespectful...... but...... its your tank, your choice
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Posted 8/13/10
it's beautiful i love it!
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Posted 8/13/10

MIraka wrote:

wow. just .... wow. if you hadn't said it was a fish tank, i never would've noticed.

i'll make it clear: i'm not one of these people. but some people find that submerging their god in water is extremely disrespectful...... but...... its your tank, your choice


I HAD NO IDEA!
I will make sure to call my grandma and ask her about details! Just thought it looked nice, but if it is a NoNo......
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I just remember from having my beta fish, that we were told that they are kept in smaller containers because too much swimming damages their fins and being labyrinth fish, they do like being closer to the top of the tank, so the smaller environment makes it easier on them; however, I don't think a 3 gallon tank is too large personally. We had ours in a 10 gallon when trying to breed it...by the way, the females are just as aggressive as the males. Our female got loose in the tank with the male, and proceeded to kill and eat him.
Anyways, don't know if you plan on putting anything else in there to keep your beta company (not that they need it). Just remember, 1 inch of fish per 1 gallon of water (unless you have awesome ventilation). And watch what types of fish you put with your beta...my husband laughed at me when I wanted to put a Gourami in with our beta. Needless to say, after doing research and finding out how aggresive gouramis can be, I had second thoughts.
I would if anything, put a plecostomus in the tank to ward off algea and help take care of waste. They are pretty docile and good company for all other fish.
Sorry kinda rambling now...
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Posted 8/14/10

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MIraka wrote:

wow. just .... wow. if you hadn't said it was a fish tank, i never would've noticed.

i'll make it clear: i'm not one of these people. but some people find that submerging their god in water is extremely disrespectful...... but...... its your tank, your choice


I HAD NO IDEA!
I will make sure to call my grandma and ask her about details! Just thought it looked nice, but if it is a NoNo......


it doesn't offend me. but....i did get a good laugh out of this. sorry if this offended you.
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Posted 8/14/10

Tarya wrote:

I just remember from having my beta fish, that we were told that they are kept in smaller containers because too much swimming damages their fins and being labyrinth fish, they do like being closer to the top of the tank, so the smaller environment makes it easier on them; however, I don't think a 3 gallon tank is too large personally. We had ours in a 10 gallon when trying to breed it...by the way, the females are just as aggressive as the males. Our female got loose in the tank with the male, and proceeded to kill and eat him.
Anyways, don't know if you plan on putting anything else in there to keep your beta company (not that they need it). Just remember, 1 inch of fish per 1 gallon of water (unless you have awesome ventilation). And watch what types of fish you put with your beta...my husband laughed at me when I wanted to put a Gourami in with our beta. Needless to say, after doing research and finding out how aggresive gouramis can be, I had second thoughts.
I would if anything, put a plecostomus in the tank to ward off algea and help take care of waste. They are pretty docile and good company for all other fish.
Sorry kinda rambling now...


The tank is 6sided. not too deep for the fish. He has no problem with being to far from the top of the tank. It is rather shallow!
Most Betta fanatics say that 5gal would be the perfect size, but I think that might just be overkill for one single fish!

I had a small Cory in the tank with the Betta. Worked out fine for 5 months, then one day out of the blue... the Cory lost one eye
We sentenced the Betta to life in solitary and moved the Cory to a friends community tank!

Too much swimming wont damage a Bettas fins! Sharp decorations, other ''fin nippers' or getting caught in the filter can cause that.
Some Bettas will even nip their own fins!
In most cases it is probably fin rot
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Posted 8/14/10

MIraka wrote:


KinkyQueen wrote:


MIraka wrote:

wow. just .... wow. if you hadn't said it was a fish tank, i never would've noticed.

i'll make it clear: i'm not one of these people. but some people find that submerging their god in water is extremely disrespectful...... but...... its your tank, your choice


I HAD NO IDEA!
I will make sure to call my grandma and ask her about details! Just thought it looked nice, but if it is a NoNo......


it doesn't offend me. but....i did get a good laugh out of this. sorry if this offended you.



well... one phone call to Japan later... I feel freaking stupid! lol
at least my grandparents got a good laugh out of it!

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Posted 8/14/10

Baka-God wrote:

Lawl, I thought it would be a rant thread about why Asians like fish so bad.


^ That.
Posted 8/14/10
Didn't know that The Buddha was a fish.
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