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Old 06-01-2009, 09:09 AM
 
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Update: Pepper seems happy now. I hope I can keep it this way and he lives a long life. Thank you for all the support.

27th was the first day he actually ate ok, and started swimming about. And on 28th I changed about quarter of the water, and then again today. I've been checking the ph and ammonia, and I think I'm doing ok by him. Coz he has remained steadily active and curious these last few days. He made a bubble nest couple days ago! Of course I freaked when I saw the bubbles, and thought he had so much gas that he may blow up! Lol! But a quick search on google answered my questions. I'm not buying him a girlfriend though, Haha! I think I'll just have to take it a day at a time.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Whitewater, Colorado
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I strongly recommend a ten gallon aquarium.. In my experience, they love the extra room. I have found that a bubbler or something that creates a current is a source of entertainment to them, as they love to swim through/against the current. Oh, I would never change the whole jar of water. If you are religious on doing a partial water change, then the water clarity should remain excellent.
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:34 AM
 
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Thanks Firebug! Appreciate it. Have been looking at local fish-stores and I'll get him the aquarium soon.
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Independence, MO
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About 1/4 water change once a week for a Betta is plenty. Add a little aquarium salt to the water too. This is good for their slime coat and helps fight off ick and fungus. Betta are meat eaters. We always used freeze dried brine shrimp. A 10 gallon is awfully big for a Betta. My daughter always kept hers in a "desktop aquarium." About a 1 or 2 gallon octagon shape. Actually betta do better in a small decorative vase. As another poster said, they do live in puddles. They also breathe air. So you want to make sure not to fill the container clear to the top. If you ever notice betta in aquariums, they hang out close to the top of the water.
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