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    My Pet Fishy

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    Okay, so I bought a beta for work. I have him (Raphael) in a large vase with a plant inserted in the neck of the vase. My fish is thriving. In fact, he is helping the plant grow- this plant has not sprouted a new leaf in 5 months. When I put it with Raph it started growing again.

    I never thought I would be so excited about a fish but he is so lively! I feel bad for him though, and that's why I'm writing this. I know Betas aren't suppsed to be housed with other betas because they fight. However, is there any other fish that I could place in there? Or is my beta fine alone?

    I feel kind of like a nerd getting all serious about a fish, but I sure do like him!!!
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    I read online that betas CAN be placed with other fish, just as long as they aren't fighting/hostile type of fish
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    It says you can put them with other fighting fish but I'd just skip that part and look at the other fish that can go with them instead.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siamese_fighting_fish

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    http://bettas.fishjunkies.com/tankmates.php
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    we used to have two different fish tanks. One for our beta and one for our other fish (goldfish and others). we got tired of keeping up two tanks so we pput the beta in with the goldfish, and they ate our poor beta. It was so sad cause we had him for like 4 years. so don't put him with goldfish.
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    Do some research on betta care. He should probably have some kind of heater in there and a small filter minimum to ensure he stays healthy.
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    In a container the size of a large vase, he is best on his own. If you want to have more than one fish, I would suggest going with a 5 gallon set up at minimum. Really, though, he is not unhappy on his own.
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    aw, get a frog!!


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    Do some research on betta care. He should probably have some kind of heater in there and a small filter minimum to ensure he stays healthy.
    I agree on the heater. I'm trying to talk DH into getting one for my Nolan bc he is pretty lethargic (just lays around and doesnt really swim much) since our place stays pretty cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss B Hav'n View Post
    In a container the size of a large vase, he is best on his own. If you want to have more than one fish, I would suggest going with a 5 gallon set up at minimum. Really, though, he is not unhappy on his own.
    Yeah I was just doing some research and it said that they are territorial. If you're sure he won't be lonely, I'll leave him alone.

    As far as a filter and heating goes, they said a filter isn't nessesary if I continuously change the water, which I do. Heating may be a problem. I may have to buy a small fish tank with a heater.
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    http://www.petco.com/product/14614/H...um-Heater.aspx

    I think I found a heater to do the job!

    Thanks for everyone's advice
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