How to Choose the Right Betta Fish Tanks | Earth's Friends

Betta fish can get ill easier in smaller tanks so please remember to change the water frequently 🙂
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The volume of water itself plays a role in the overall living conditions in your Betta tank. All fish tanks accumulate pollution as time passes. If you think of a stream or lake, you can imagine how these bodies of water have natural processes that ensure waste is properly eliminated and water conditions are adequate for life to thrive.
Betta fish need , so you should never divide a tank smaller than 5 gallons. 10 gallon tanks should only be divided twice.
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Hi I need your advice. I recently got a male betta ( B-Red) and I thought he needed a neighbor, so I got Blue (in a separate tank). Now B-Red acts all agitated. No longer coming to stare at me when I approach, and not eating like he did before. In stead he backs up slowly, hides, or swims around crazily, and eats after I move away. Now The tanks are separated 4 inches apart with stuff in between so they are not really seeing each other, as I thought he did not like that I got another fish. But he is still acting shady. Can you explain why he is no longer friendly, hides, or acts agitated. Meanwhile, Blue is chillin, like he used to at first. They are both in 1Gal tanks. Please advise. We suggest a 5 gallon tank for the happiest and healthiest betta fish. Small tanks and bowls are not .
Photo provided by FlickrHi Sophie, Betta fish can live in tanks that small but they thrive in 5 gallons! Happy and Healthy is what we want! 🙂
Photo provided by FlickrWell, if something cool and unique just isn’t your thing below we have listed 3 Simply Awesome Betta Fish Tanks.
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While you can always buy a standard 5-gallon glass or plastic tank and , the best 5-gallon Betta fish tanks on this list all include built in pumps, lights and filtration.These misconceptions are a recipe for an unhappy fish. In this article we cut through the myths and present you with the 7 fundamentals of the ideal Betta fish tank.The Fluval Marina Mini is an inexpensive, compact heater from Hagen, one of the most highly-regarded companies in the fishkeeping business. At only 6 inches in length, this submersible heater can find a home in even the smallest or most oddly-shaped Betta tanks, and the included bracket and suction cups make installing it a breeze.But even though Bettas can survive in smaller tanks, it’s not ideal for the fish. If you want a happy, healthy and long-living Betta fish, you really , and 10 gallons or more is better.Keep your Betta in a tank of at least 10 gallons (about 38 liters),and make sure that a minimum of 5 gallons (19 liters) of your tankspace is dedicated to theBetta. This will for your Betta and will allow the tank to help you keephealthy fish. Perform your , so that your Betta always has clean water and thewaste that is not processed by the is removed. Your Betta will need a to keep the water from becoming toxic, and you will need to keep thefilter in good condition. When selecting a filter for your Betta,make sure that the filter will not produce excessive current in yourtank, and this will make it difficult for the Betta to swim. What thisprimarily means is that you should not select a filter that issignificantly overrated for your fish tank, not that you need to lookfor a special filter with a low flow rate. However, this is anotherreason not to try to keep a Betta in a small tank, since filters forsmall tanks and bowls generate too much current for many fish,particularly calm water fish like Bettas.Betta fish are best kept individually, either in Betta bowls or in fish tanks smaller than five gallons. Community aquariums with other small, non-aggressive tropical fish are fine too, as long as there is only one Betta per tank. Keep the fish tank out of direct sunlight, and decorate with colorful gravel, rocks and plants.That’s why self-cleaning Betta fish tanks are all the rage. They promise you the benefits of having a beautiful Betta fish swimming around without any of the maintenance downsides.Ember Tetras thrive in the same tank conditions as Bettas, and enjoy tanks with a lot of vegetation to explore. A small school of Ember Tetras should peacefully coexist with your Betta fish and will add variety to your tank.