Betta in a 4 gal?

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White Shark
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Joined: May 15th, 2009, 11:43 pm

September 10th, 2009, 9:23 pm #1

I lost my white cloud, so now I have an empty four gallon. I'd like a betta, so I'm doing my research on it.

colors: I like the Marble color (at the bottom of this page: http://www.bettatalk.com/betta_colors.htm ), and the butterfly (above the marble), along with white opaque (although it says they're hard t breed and find(it's at the top of the page)) and the turquoise. I'm having trouble deciding, and that there's the fact that not all of them are stocked at petsmart.

health: how would it do in a four gallon, no heater biorb? HELP!!!
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4 gal: Male marble red and white betta
46 gal: 3 2 Yellow lab Cichlids
3 red zebra cichlids (I think one is a peacock, a mistake by Petsmart)
2 yellowtailed Acei
2 Kenyi
1 Bumblebee
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Kohaku Koi
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September 10th, 2009, 9:41 pm #2

need4heeterr
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White Shark
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September 10th, 2009, 9:46 pm #3

but if I got a heater for it I'd have to drop the water level down to about 2-3 gallons.
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4 gal: Male marble red and white betta
46 gal: 3 2 Yellow lab Cichlids
3 red zebra cichlids (I think one is a peacock, a mistake by Petsmart)
2 yellowtailed Acei
2 Kenyi
1 Bumblebee
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Will
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September 10th, 2009, 9:49 pm #4

Contrary to popular belief, assuming you're not in a cool area of the house, unheated tanks work fine for bettas. In a 4 gallon, I would recommend doing large (30 - 50 %) water changes weekly, leave filter media in filter. Getting individual colours is harder than it seems, I would recommend starting with what fin type you want. Here are some examples:

Regular
Plakat
Crowntail
Double tail
Veiltail
Roundtail
Halfmoon
King
Combtail

Here is a link to a website with pictures and information. http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/bettafi ... nforms.php



Good luck!
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September 10th, 2009, 9:50 pm #5

^Above commentary; use a 3 gallon heater to keep the water at a manageable 76 degrees.
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September 10th, 2009, 9:51 pm #6

thanks for the link, I'm reading the anatomy of them right now, thought it might help taking care of him-er..... her... I decided female.
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4 gal: Male marble red and white betta
46 gal: 3 2 Yellow lab Cichlids
3 red zebra cichlids (I think one is a peacock, a mistake by Petsmart)
2 yellowtailed Acei
2 Kenyi
1 Bumblebee
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White Shark
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September 10th, 2009, 9:53 pm #7

I'm liking the delta tail....
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4 gal: Male marble red and white betta
46 gal: 3 2 Yellow lab Cichlids
3 red zebra cichlids (I think one is a peacock, a mistake by Petsmart)
2 yellowtailed Acei
2 Kenyi
1 Bumblebee
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September 10th, 2009, 9:56 pm #8

My personal favorites are plakat and crown :)
Females don't have nice fins as much, unless you're a plakat geek like me :P
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Kohaku Koi
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September 10th, 2009, 9:58 pm #9

temps gotta stay at about 76 +
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White Shark
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September 10th, 2009, 9:59 pm #10

it stays about room temp., probably anywhere between 65-80, depending on the season.
African ciochlids FTW!!!
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4 gal: Male marble red and white betta
46 gal: 3 2 Yellow lab Cichlids
3 red zebra cichlids (I think one is a peacock, a mistake by Petsmart)
2 yellowtailed Acei
2 Kenyi
1 Bumblebee
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