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#89427 Jul 13th, 2007 at 06:16 PM
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and I'm hoping to kep it alive lol I don't like the idea of keeping any animal in a cage or bowl, but I couldn't resist this betta, nice red colour, and quite lively!


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Coooool Kenny!!!!!!!!!! They do have vibrant colors Huh??
What type of bowl do you have it in??


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brttas are neat fish, so pretty!


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Don't worry you picked a very easy fish to care for.I my self have 6 right now.They like small non filtered water an air stone is fine but were the are from they don't live in large spaces.They are use to living in shallow rice pattys.And be careful they can drown if you fill the bowl to high.They can breath air and need to suface to get oxegen.If you stick with bottled water I use spring water from the store 1gallon should last a month.You should have your fish for at least 2 yrs.And there alot of colors to find I have a pink,a dark blue one with white tipped fins and and a really nice purple one.Good luck.If you have more to ask let me know.I breed them and I have Bettas for 7yrs. now

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I have a betta as well, a red male in a fish bowl for over a year now. DD had hers almost 3 years before he died of old age.


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Glad to know they are really that easy to deal with! I've read that they can jump out of their bowls, I've been keeping the lid on ever since! it didn't want to eat for the first three days, and I got worried, but it seems to be doing well and eating now. How do I know if its a male? It doesn't really flare up and the fish doesn't really change colours. I have a female I suppose? It's been alive for almost a week now and I'm having hope, after all it is an easy fish lol

littlelizard, any tips I should be aware of for success? The container is half filled, and I use regular tap water treated with some chemical to remove chlorine. Will it work if I just set some water up and wait for the chlorine to evapourate?


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Your Betta should be a male most stores only carry males.But to be sure just look at his fins they should be long and flowing,females have very short fins almost none.And letting water sit will be fine.I can't do that here I have too much lime in my water and its very hard.If you run across a female don't put her with your male he will kill her.Only during mating season do they get along.Females get along well,I had 5 in my tank at once after they pick who is the boss of the group they leave each other alone.I hope this helps.

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How's it going with your betta?

I sent you a PM yesterday because I believe I can't post the name of a website in the forum. I found a site with some great information about bettas.

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popogeejo, you can post the name of a website that is "non-competing" like a fish or rabbit group. just no gardening groups.

our critter section is more general than specific.

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Thanks for clearing that up for me!

Are we allowed to post the name of online gardening supply sites?

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kenny, glad to hear you got a fish, they are very relaxing to watch! good luck! neener


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