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Since: Apr 07
#1 Apr 19, 2007
Owned a Beta before. Put it in a fish bowl. Cleaned the water once/twice per week. Feed it once per day. He seemed happy. Maybe the problem was that I used essential oils in the room and the oils got on top of the water. He must not have liked that. He flipped out of the bowl. Found him once. Saved him. Found him the second time. Too late(out of the bowl over-night). Boy, was I heart-broken. Has been a while since then. Want another one, now. Seem ready. Have a NEW bowl(like the other one). Won't (and don't, anymore) use essential oils. Will see if that helps. Anyone think it will? Or won't?
#2 Jun 14, 2007
It sounds good, but I was just looking up info on betta care, and found out that bettas really need to be taken care of the same as any other fish. They need room, more than a small bowl. Its suggested to get a 2.5 gal tank for a single male betta and a 10 for up to four females. The water DOES need to be airrated, and covers need to be put over the bowl, because they will jump, and their water needs to be kept around 70 degrees. Remember that they are tropical fish, so they need the warmth, if there isnt enough warmth they will not move much and it will eventually kill them... this is just information I just found out....
Hope this helps a little...
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