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Beautiful Betta
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(21-02-2019, 01:23 PM)Annie Wrote: Upsets me to see Bettas kept like this  Sad Sad


That is horrible. I don’t know why the betta has this reputation for being in tiny tanks.

I wouldn’t be happy unless they were in 30L or more.

I’ve always thought it best to have a betta in a tank on his own, except for some shrimp, would you keep a one in a 60 on his own or would you have other fish?




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I kept my wild caught HMPK in with ember tetras and shrimp from day one, nibbled the babies but kept the numbers in check.

Betta displays in shops tend to be tiny because if they kept 50 bettas in normal tanks, they wouldn't have room for other fish. You will find they do daily water changes on them, infact most run a drip system with more than enough filtration Smile
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Wait until you see how Walmart stock their bettas....
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When I bred bettas I kept them in plastic containers about the size of jars and had holes in them. I then stood the jars in a tubberware box and filled it with water and put a heater and small airstone. This method works OK with small spawns but when I had larger spawns I kept them in jars and just water changed them everyday.

However I would never keep them permenantely in jars, this was just to grow them out.
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The sad thing about that shop where I took the photo, there was a woman with her daughter and they automatically thought the Betta went in a tank the same size it was displayed in, not their fault, no knowledge to draw on Sad silly shop staff offered her a cube thingy, a little bit bigger but still not sufficient
Cool I’m a goofy goober  Cool
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That is a Stunning looking fish Bill, very nice.  Wink 

Ian.
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Thanks Ian. 

I seem to have inadvertently sparked a discussion on the merits of betta tank size.

To be honest the tank I am preparing is 25 ltr (photo below). He will be the sole occupant other than a few shrimp.

Bill.

ps Hope you are feeling better.


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Do you have any large leaf plants you could put in? they like to rest on them Smile ( or a betta hammock! )
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(21-02-2019, 11:41 PM)Mossyboy Wrote: Thanks Ian. 

I seem to have inadvertently sparked a discussion on the merits of betta tank size.

To be honest the tank I am preparing is 25 ltr (photo below). He will be the sole occupant other than a few shrimp.

Bill.

ps Hope you are feeling better.

Hi Bill, feeling a lot better now thanks, not 100% but getting there.

All these people getting second tanks has got me thinking..... Wink No, i must resist temptation.

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12 Glowlight Tetras
16 Cardinal Tetras
6 Red Phantom Tetras
6 Silvertip Tetras
6 Cherry Barbs
1 Pearl Gourami (female)
5 Sterbai Corys
3 Bandit Corys 
2 Panda Corys 
2 Bristlenose Plecs (how many)
4 Bolivian Rams

Tank 83% stocked with above housemates.  Smile
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This new tank is my third one Ian.
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