Caring For a Betta Fish in a Bowl or Vase - Pet Care Corner

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Caring for a Betta fish need not be hard, and assembling a list of supplies and accessories is the first step to building a healthy home for your pet. Due to the commercial exploitation of Betta fish, it is far too easy to fall into the common practice of keeping him in a bowl or plant vase.
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A siphon is a piece of fish tubing that can “vacuum” up waste and uneaten food. To start the siphon run the end under the kitchen sink. Once water is running out the other end (make sure the other end is over the sink too!). Put your thumb over it. Hold the tube ends at an equal level to avoid dripping. Put a bucket below your betta aquarium or bowl. Put one end of the siphon into your betta bowl and the other end below the bowl/aquarium over the bucket. When you take your thumb off the bucket end, the water will flow into it. Be careful not to catch your betta’s fins. If you have trouble controlling where the end in the betta bowl is going, you can buy a piece of rigid aquarium tubing and insert a piece into the soft, flexible tubing for more control. You can use a siphon to drain water, pick up excess fish food or excess fish waste in between water changes. Sep 21, 2009 - Heating Small Betta Fish Bowls | Betta Fish Care for Fighting Fish Enthusiasts.
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Hello! In case anyone is new here, I am a freshman at Western Illinois University where I study zoology. I moved in on August 19th of this year, but my pet fish also accompanied me on this new journey. My pet's name is Crush and he is a male betta fish who is just shy of his first birthday. While moving into my new (temporary) home for the year, the inner animal lover inside of me was anxious to get Crush back into his tank. Crush lives in a spacious five and a half gallon tank with a filter, heater, plenty of places to hide, and two snails. After successfully moving into my dorm, and getting Crush moved into his home as well, I began to socialize with the other ladies on my floor. While going from room to room meeting others, I couldn't help but notice a theme of fish bowls housing either a betta fish or a goldfish. While I understand most people want their room to feel more like 'home' by adding (what seems like) a simple pet to their dorm, most people fail to realize the reality of caring for a 'simple' fish. So what's wrong with housing a betta fish in a common one-gallon bowl (or any improper set up)?

1. Small bowls allow for ammonia to build up quickly which can be fatal to a betta fish.Betta fish originate from stagnant and shallow waters does not mean they can live in poor quality water. Kept in small bowls with nothing to do they often become sick and die very quickly. The reason for this is that in your tank exists ammonia and other dangerous toxins which should be cleared by the water changes. The truth is that Bettas are one of the easiest fish to care for. They don’t need much care and attention, just follow some simple works of looking after them and you will have healthy fish.One important factor in betta fish care is to use a container that allows the fish to swim around a bit. Bettas can of course survive in the little jars they are often sold in, but this is far from a healthy environment and bettas in such tight quarters may fade in color and become sluggish. Bettas don't need a huge amount of space, but a little room to swim, and a decent amount of surface area for the fish to get gulps of air in are recommended. As a suggestion, a 1 to 2 gallon fish bowl is a good option.Bettas are low maintenance and easy care fish, which makes them a popular fish for beginners and children. They can be kept in small, regularly maintained containers and do not need filtration. Keep your bowl away from drafts and cool breezes. The temperature should be a maintained at between 65 and 80 degrees. These little carnivores feed on mosquito larvae and similar foods in the wild, but commercial , and other small meaty treats will be accepted in the aquarium. Live plants such as , or a strand of or will provide a place for your fish to relax and help to keep the water clean and oxygenated.