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Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by mela_fish, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. mela_fishNew MemberMember

    Hello everyone!

    I am new to this forum and I am really excited to learn about fish keeping! I don't have much experience besides cycling and tank sizes. I am thinking about getting a betta soon and am very excited to be a fish owner!
     
  2. Katie13

    Katie13Fishlore VIPMember

    Welcome to Fishlore!
     
  3. AllieSten

    AllieStenFishlore VIPMember

    Welcome to Fishlore!
     




  4. James17

    James17Well Known MemberMember

    Howwddddeeeeeeeeeee, Pull up a chair for a while.
     
  5. jmaldo

    jmaldoWell Known MemberMember

    Welcome to Fishlore. Your gonna love it here. Great knowledgeable people. Recent Betta owner myself.
    :;bananawater
     




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    mela_fishNew MemberMember

    Thanks guys!!

    Does anyone have any tips?
     
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  7. Katie13

    Katie13Fishlore VIPMember

    On what specifically? I can assure you you won't regret keeping bettas. I'm a breeder myself.
     
  8. OP
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    mela_fishNew MemberMember

    Thanks! What size tank do you recommend?
     
  9. Katie13

    Katie13Fishlore VIPMember

    The minimum is 2.5 gallons for bettas. I prefer 5 gallons of more. Mine are mainly in 5 gallon tanks, but I have a few in 2.5 gallons.
     
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    mela_fishNew MemberMember

    Do you breed bettas for profit?
     
  11. Katie13

    Katie13Fishlore VIPMember

    I breed bettas because I love it. I have my hopes set on IBC quality. You don't make too much of a profit off it. It's not easy for sure. I wouldn't recommend it for those lacking experience. It shouldn't be your first egg layer. It can go horribly wrong real quick.
     
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    mela_fishNew MemberMember

    I was just wondering because I wanted to get my betta from somewhere besides a chain pet store.
     
  13. Katie13

    Katie13Fishlore VIPMember

    What type are you looking for?
     
  14. Kenny777

    Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Welcome to fishlore!!
    You are gonna love it here and all of the members are so friendly and helpful!!
     
  15. Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember

    You can get some really nice ones on EBay. Just make sure the seller has a good rating and is from the US.

    I got two of mine on EBay, but you can find nice ones on Aquabid, and local fish stores if they carry them.
    If you ever are looking online, let me know what you're looking for and a price range and I'll keep an eye out on websites for you. (I look at the bettas on EBay every night. lol)

    Remember to cycle the tank before adding a betta, though. :)

    Welcome!
     
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    mela_fishNew MemberMember

    I was looking into a halfmoon betta but I don't know if I'm getting one for sure yet.
     
  17. Kenny777

    Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    I found a double tail halfmoon plakat at my lfs aka petco.
     
  18. OP
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    mela_fishNew MemberMember

    Thank you so much! That would be awesome! I'll keep a look out!
     
  19. Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember


    You're welcome. Any idea of the color you're looking for?

    If you like halfmoons, look into Halfmoon plakats. They're really nice. Here are my two:

    image.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpg

    The make I got for $45 + $15 shipping and the female I got for $25 with free shipping.

    For beginners I'd stick with short tailed bettas or female bettas. In my opinion, they're a bit more tolerant of beginner mistakes. Also way more decor options!
     
  20. Kenny777

    Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Man I'm jealous periwinkle has such pretty colors!!
     




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