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Old 09-04-2013, 03:11 AM   #1
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1gl betta bowl


Started this the other day iv heard these bowls are almost impossible to keep.....sounds like a challenge.

Using cycled water from 35 gl planted low tech tank on minimal ferts for weekly water changes.
1.5" of 3mml gravel with small clay tab for plant.
Plant water sprite.
Seasoned driftwood nil leech.
12w cfl 5000k
Inhabitants Half moon betta.

May plant a crypt but gonna see how water sprite fairs first. Not sure wether to add a snail or a few shrimp for algae control any suggestions. Also pp set at 8hr days in room with no direct sunlight.

Any advice from veteran nano bowl/tank owners is much appreciated.
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:22 AM   #2
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Ok, I am not one of those crazy guys that bash all the Betta's in bowls, but I do need to say this. Just because a human can survive locked in a closet, as long as someone feeds then and empties their slop bucket once in a while, doesn't mean that is any way to live.
I know animals aren't people, but seriously, that is not enough room to keep that fish full time, especially with the extra stuff you have in there. Are you sure that's a gallon? Pics sure make it look smaller!

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Old 09-04-2013, 03:31 AM   #3
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Ok, I am not one of those crazy guys that bash all the Betta's in bowls, but I do need to say this. Just because a human can survive locked in a closet, as long as someone feeds then and empties their slop bucket once in a while, doesn't mean that is any way to live.
I know animals aren't people, but seriously, that is not enough room to keep that fish full time, especially with the extra stuff you have in there. Are you sure that's a gallon? Pics sure make it look smaller!
Fair enough mate photos and fish bowls do play tricks its more closer to gl and a half also the drift wood is about the size of a matchbox car. Cheers for your concern but dont bother yourself buddy its all good.
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:41 AM   #4
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No worries, and now that the pics are right side up, it looks bigger, lol!
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:03 AM   #5
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Floaters and/or emmersed plants make small containers work, imhe.

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Old 09-04-2013, 04:04 AM   #6
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I don't mean to be rude, but really 2.5 gallons is really the bare minimum for a betta.
He barely has room to swim. Also bettas are a tropical fish and require a heater. They prefer water that holds steady at around 78 to 80 degrees f.

Please consider upgrading him to a more appropriate home. This bowl would be great for just a handful of shrimp though!
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:10 AM   #7
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Another consideration is that Bettas are happiest and healthiest in stable water temperatures of 76-82 degrees. It is hard to fit a heater in to a 1 gallon bowl with the odd shape.
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:25 AM   #8
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That's also a veil tail betta, not a half moon
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:34 AM   #9
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I don't mean to be rude, but really 2.5 gallons is really the bare minimum for a betta.
He barely has room to swim. Also bettas are a tropical fish and require a heater. They prefer water that holds steady at around 78 to 80 degrees f.

Please consider upgrading him to a more appropriate home. This bowl would be great for just a handful of shrimp though!
From where I stand he has heaps of room to swim also water temp is 22C and rising cfl will regulate temp. Australia is a hot place hes gonna like it here.
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:35 AM   #10
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That's also a veil tail betta, not a half moon
Cheers for that.
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:39 AM   #11
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Lol, your betta bowl is almost identical to the bowl holding my naughty betta. He's been in permanent "fish time-out" since he started picking on the amano shrimps in my Fluval. I have a used aquarium that I'm going to be giving to a friend, so he's going to go along with the tank and live a happier life in a new home with a doting new fish owner. Naughty betta is currently not enjoying fish time-out

That bowl would look pretty amazing with a couple of hawaiian volcano shrimps in it!
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:46 AM   #12
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Lol, your betta bowl is almost identical to the bowl holding my naughty betta. He's been in permanent "fish time-out" since he started picking on the amano shrimps in my Fluval. I have a used aquarium that I'm going to be giving to a friend, so he's going to go along with the tank and live a happier life in a new home with a doting new fish owner. Naughty betta is currently not enjoying fish time-out

That bowl would look pretty amazing with a couple of hawaiian volcano shrimps in it!
Exotic shrimp are banned in australia iv ordered some blackmore river native shrimp comming soon. There prolific alage eaters apparently and much similar in appearance to ghost shrimp. Me old mate Paul pictured here will be getting an upgrade soon to a 8gl tank
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:23 AM   #13
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I had my betta is a 2 gallon tank and I upgraded him to a 10 gallon and he was an entirely different fish after that. Just saying. x
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:33 AM   #14
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bacteria doesn't actually hang out in the water very much, so I wouldn't say its cycled. With that being said, keep an eye on the water parameters
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Floaters for coverage from light (and nutrient suckage) but also maybe some more stuff for him to rest on. Mine likes to sit on subwassertang and dwarf lily petals.
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