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Old 11-22-2004, 08:05 PM   #1
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kid's tank?

yes, i know i ask too many questions- but everyone is so helpful here!

Anyway, my 10 year old sister wants a betta for christmas. She wanted just a little bowl for it, but i have convinced her (and mom) to go for a 5 gallon tank. I know this is small, but it is really the most that she has room for, and she's not quite ready to do water changes on a large tank, I don't think.

So I was thinking about getting her the betta and a few small bottom feeders or something to keep it company and make the tank a bit more enjoyable for her. How about a couple pygmy cories? Any other suggestions?
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Old 11-22-2004, 08:25 PM   #2
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a five gallon tank is a good size for a betta, they like their water temp to be around 78 degrees, so she will need a heater and some sort of filtration as well. Betta dont NEED to have company, I would be reluctant to put any other fish in that small of a tank. The other fish would not be happy.
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Old 11-22-2004, 10:03 PM   #3
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This is what she wants:
http://www.bigalsonline.com/catalog/...217&pcid1=2253

so I figure we would just add a 50 watt heater and be ready to go...
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I don't see any problems with that. Just make sure you ditch the "fish food" and get a proper betta diet.
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Old 11-22-2004, 10:13 PM   #5
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A 25w heater would be just fine in there, but otherwise that is a great deal. I think this is the absolute smallest tank that anyone should keep fish in, and it is really appropriate for a betta. That is a great price - much cheaper than the Eclipse 6gal.
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We have a male betta and two cory cats in my sons 5gal tank.
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