Keeping Fish

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  1. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Spring Dreaming Premium Member

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    the clips aren't in the water and they are made of aluminum, I have kept many females together, they occasionally chase each other but mostly get along and are nice fish with great colors.
     
  2. Shellybean02

    Shellybean02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's strange... at the bottom of the tank? If there is no top on it they will obviously get out; if there is a top, they won't be able to surface breathe. You mean the box I got is good for fish besides bettas, right?
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Spring Dreaming Premium Member

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    After further looking around at what's available, I think yours is meant to float at the surface, eBay has a lot of different ones.
     
  4. Shellybean02

    Shellybean02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it okay for the box to just be floating and moving around? Or will it scare the fish(when I get them)?
    I just remembered that I'm in no rush, so I can just get clips/suction cups when I buy the fish, or just experiment with it floating... I have the time[​IMG]
     
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  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Spring Dreaming Premium Member

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    I read the reviews on Amazon and people were talking about keeping bettas in them, so I guess I would see how much floating it does, I personally would try it out, it should be easy enough to tether it or as you said suction cups, I saw a lot that uses them. I will be looking forward to seeing your tank when it's all going, how many gallons?
     
  6. Shellybean02

    Shellybean02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought it would be okay to start with a ten gal. What do you think?
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

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    That's how I started, don't over stock, or overfeed, fire it up slowly as far as fish stocking, add bacteria, and do your water changes, did you get yourself a gravel siphon and a couple of buckets.
     
  8. Shellybean02

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    Is a gravel siphon something to pick up nastiness settled in between the gravel pebbles? And would four or five bettas(three females and one or two males) be okay in a ten gal?
     
  9. oldhenlikesdogs

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    A gravel siphon will suck the poop and debris out of the gravel and allow the gravel to fall back to the bottom, it takes a bit to get the hang of but once you do it's easy. It's recommended to change 10% of the water every week, I do bigger changes than that, for tropical I do 30-50, in my goldfish I will do 90%, start with 10-20% every 7-14 days and see how it goes, water changes remove nitrates, you will have to see what works for you. Recommended stocking rate is 1 inch of fish per gallon for tropical but I try to stock lower. So you can certainly keep that many bettas.
     
  10. Shellybean02

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    Cool
    I'm so excited to choose my bettas! There are a lot of bettas at petco but some don't look very healthy or attractive... I'll name the females Brooke, Lynn, and Penny(I love PA and Brooklyn). The males will be Monroe and Orlando (other places).
     

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