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@anonymous: Bettas actually need WARM water. Goldfish need COLD water. You can keep a Betta in unheated water but u are risking disease and a shorter lifespan. A Betta is a tropical fish, and Goldfish aren't. Goldfish also need MUCH larger tanks than most people keep them in. They can get quite large and they create a huge amount of waste. A healthy Betta (one kept in ideal circumstances) can live 4+ years. The average lifespan the way they are kept, is less than 2. Many live less than a year. There are reasons for that... if u want a healthy Betta, keep it in warm, filtered water, test the water parameters regularly, and keep it in at LEAST a 3 gallon alone (preferably 5 gallon) or a larger tank if u want tank mates. Tank mates should be other warm water, non aggressive fish, preferably smaller fish with shorter fins. Some Bettas cannot accept any tank mates, others are more relaxed about it. At any rate they should share the same habitat requirements. Of course u can do what u want, but why keep fish just to make them suffer and die young?
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@anonymous: Bettas actually need WARM water. Goldfish need COLD water. You can keep a Betta in unheated water but u are risking disease and a shorter lifespan. A Betta is a tropical fish, and Goldfish aren't. Goldfish also need MUCH larger tanks than most people keep them in. They can get quite large and they create a huge amount of waste. A healthy Betta (one kept in ideal circumstances) can live 4+ years. The average lifespan the way they are kept, is less than 2. Many live less than a year. There are reasons for that... if u want a healthy Betta, keep it in warm, filtered water, test the water parameters regularly, and keep it in at LEAST a 3 gallon alone (preferably 5 gallon) or a larger tank if u want tank mates. Tank mates should be other warm water, non aggressive fish, preferably smaller fish with shorter fins. Some Bettas cannot accept any tank mates, others are more relaxed about it. At any rate they should share the same habitat requirements. Of course u can do what u want, but why keep fish just to make them suffer and die young? Jump to Fish suitable for a 5 Gallon Tank - There are very few fish which will thrive in an ..
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People who breed bettas typically keep the males in bowls, even jam jars, but what casual hobbyists don’t realise is that these bowls are kept in heated fish rooms, and the water in the bowls is changed at least once a day. That’s an insane amount of work for someone who just wants a pet fish: if you want a betta, invest in a 5-10 gallon tank, buy the heater, install a filter, and enjoy your fish doing nothing more strenuous than replacing 25% of the water weekly and periodically cleaning the filter as required.I have a 5 gallon tank with a very senior Betta, I thought it needed life so I added some shrimp, which he ate. Then I tried 2 mystery snails. What a horrible idea! They made such a freaking mess! If you have a 5 gallon tank, just keep it simple. I decorated with live plants to make it more enjoyable for me. If my old man fish ever dies, I’d like some crabs and shrimp in there. This is about the only site I’ve found that gave proper advice. And I’m saying this from experience.No matter what fish or critter you are interested in, you should consider the largest tank you have the space for. Just as a 5-gallon tank is better than littler aquariums, you'd be better off still with a tank of at least 10 gallons.I have a 5 gallon tank with a very senior beta, I thought it needed life so I added some shrimp, which he ate. Then I tried 2 mystery snails. What a horrible idea! They made such a freaking mess! If you have a 5 gallon tank, just keep it simple. I decorated with live plants to make it more enjoyable for me. If my old man fish ever dies, I’d like some crabs and shrimp in there. This is about the only site I’ve found that gave proper advice. And I’m saying this from experience.