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Old 08-22-2012, 08:50 AM   #11
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Sounds like ammonia poisoning due to tank being too small. You don't mention a filter or heater? Bettas need warm water and all fish need a filter. Invest in a 5g tank (i know loads of people who use those little kritter keepers that are like $10 or something?) get a heater and a filter. Cycle the tank and you'll notice a huge improvement!
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:29 PM   #12
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Yeah we just have the Berta's sitting in a tank on her isle table. I mean I've had bettas like this before. And they lived a few years. I mostly go over and take care of my Betta since I know how to. And I normally do full water change. Putting in room temp+ water in it. With water conditioner. I feed him one medium to large flake just so there isn't extra flakes so make the tank look bad, or add ammonia. And he eats all of it and i usually don't have to watch him after. I change the water once a week at least maybe 2 times depending on the water condition. I would love to get a 2.5 for my Betta with a small filter. But it's just not going to happen with me just getting my 10. And it's cycling. I don't want to put him in there. For the reason he can get harmed by the ammonia I am adding because it is a fish less cycle.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:40 AM   #13
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Yeah we just have the Berta's sitting in a tank on her isle table. I mean I've had bettas like this before. And they lived a few years. I mostly go over and take care of my Betta since I know how to. And I normally do full water change. Putting in room temp+ water in it. With water conditioner. I feed him one medium to large flake just so there isn't extra flakes so make the tank look bad, or add ammonia. And he eats all of it and i usually don't have to watch him after. I change the water once a week at least maybe 2 times depending on the water condition. I would love to get a 2.5 for my Betta with a small filter. But it's just not going to happen with me just getting my 10. And it's cycling. I don't want to put him in there. For the reason he can get harmed by the ammonia I am adding because it is a fish less cycle.
Once a week in a tiny little tank like that isn't enough. Are you going to move him into the 10 afterwards? I'm leaning towards saying if you can't give him the minimum requirements then you should rehome him. He deserves better.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:08 AM   #14
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I say at least get him a 2.5 gallon with a small filter. I put my betas in a divided 5 gallon.
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