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While it's generally a good idea to get a big tank to give fish plenty of room to swim about, some species like the Betta need less water than others. The minimum amount of recommended water for these colorful creatures is one-gallon-per-one-inch of fish. Keep in mind that, if you are keeping your Betta in a small tank or bowl (especially one without a tank or filter), you will need to change the water every few days while adjusting it to room temperature before adding fish. To see some sweet fishbowls and get started with a new friend,

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bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Thanks for saying what I was thinking spiceG and lilegwene. I have a betta, he lives in a 5 gallon, filtered and heated tank. He's VERY happy to be out of the plastic cup I purchased him in. If its possible to spoil a fish, he's definitely spoiled!
michlny michlny 8 years
THANK YOU! You didn't forget about fishies! Yay!
lilegwene lilegwene 8 years
I completely agree spiceG. There is a misconception among people about what Betas need to live a happy life. Realistically, they should be in a tank with filters and everything just like any other fish. Even though in the wild they live in puddles, they are able to move and the puddles are constantly getting new water through rain. People and pet stores keep betas in the smallest, cramped containers. It is really awful treatment.
spiceG spiceG 8 years
yes, it is true that betas CAN survive in low oxygen and in a small space, but putting them in these small spaces is HORRIBLE! betas, naturally, have a HUGE territory (that is why you cannot put 2 betas together) and should be given a LARGE tank. they can easily go in with all your other fish. so be nice and be right and NOT DO THIS, even though I will admit that it is adorable. just not right.
erratic-assassin erratic-assassin 8 years
that looks scary...why do fish freak the shit outta me??
mjcook mjcook 8 years
so cute!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
That Betta bowl is such a great idea :love:
wakeupandora wakeupandora 8 years
i wonder if i can have a pet in my office at work..
talrocks talrocks 8 years
cute!
SummerBaby SummerBaby 8 years
ooo i love this! its soo pretty! and then you can have two of them and they wont beat each other up! haha :)
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