2 gallon fishbowl? ? ?
I finished my art project last week, leaving me with a 2 gallon fishbowl ^_^
So, I put gravel at the bottom of the bowl and I full up it up with water, added tap secure conditioner etc and now I'm ready to go. My bowl have been sitting for a good week or so.
So, what should I put in it?
Betta's can't live within unheated water, they're warm water fish.
Every Sunday? No. That's for aquariums, near filters, those need to have 25% hose down changes weekly. Bowls have to have their marine changed every day or every other day. And it's because of that that fish can't survive in them. Beneficial germs are things that eat away at waste and departed over food. Beneficial bacteria can't grow if there's no filter, and if you're constantly shifting the water. So, without beneficial germs ammonia levels will rise, and the fish will die.
By the way, betta's need 5 gallons of river per fish, heaters, and low flow filters.
Betta need a radiator as they are tropical fish- so atleast 24c. You should never change all the water as you will put to death all the healthy bacteria surrounded by the water that breaks down all the fish waste. Never rework more than 50% of the water at one time. Filters as well as collecting waste, are needed to circulate the hose down and to bring oxygen in to the water. Unfortunatley, changing the hose once a week is not an adequate substitute for this.
There are NO fish AT ALL suitable for a 2 gallon tank - and even less that are suitable short a filter. Bettas should NEVER be in anything less than 5gal, although I personally ruminate they'd be much better off in a 10gal, and goldfish need a minimum of 30gal to avoid the risk of stunted growth.
If you want to keep hold of anything alive in that ... Try a snail or shrimp - but even they'd be better off in a bigger reservoir.
Goldfish procure way too large for a 2 gallon and it would be torture to keep them contained by one.
You could get a pair of guppies, some shrimp, dwarf frog, killifish, etc.
check out http://www.petfish.net/kb/1/ for info about adjectives these animals. They also have an article that lists all things that walk good in a fishbowl.
this is the forum where you can post question about tiny fishtanks and bowls http://www.petfish.net/forum/index.php/b...
edit: morons a gold ingots fish needs 20gallon tank jesus there are silly people on this, do some research
you painted the outside of the bowl, right? and there is no way for the paint to leach into the river?
anyway... it's okay for a betta if you purchase a heater, 7.5watts would be fail-safe. here is a link to one:
you'll need to do a water transform every week like you said (more often than that shouldn't be needed and would just be stressing. it's colossal enough that one single betta should not be polluting the tank faster than that). just be certain to actually do the water changes. a question paper kit for ammonia would be a good idea so you can see precisely when the ammonia appears and start doing your water changes the day back. also might want to look into a silk plant for him to rest in.
if you don't want a betta you could get a mystery snail or a few phantom shrimp.
Nothing can survive long term in a fish bowl. All fish need filter. And some of them need heaters.
Your betta would be even more happy if you get a filter and heater!
EDIT: Bettas can live without a heater and near out a filter!
I'd suggest a betta, you really should get a heater though because your betta will hold on to getting sick & you will have to buy medicine for it.
Petco has nice tank for about $10 or Walmart & Petco have a 10 gallon tank for $11.
You would involve to clean the tank every three days though. Make sure that whether you get a betta you do a lot of research on them.