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

When you select a pair of Betta Fish, pick a pair that are very similar in size
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The filter is one of the most important pieces of equipment in a betta’s aquarium setup. Filters remove solid fish waste, remove dissolved chemicals from the water, and provide surface area for beneficial bacteria that detoxify harmful waste compounds in the water. There are many types of filters from hang-on-the-side to canister filters to sponge filters. The most important aspect of picking the right filter is making sure the filter is rated to the size aquarium you have. This information will be on the filter packaging. It is always better to over-filter an aquarium than under-filter. When selecting a filter for a betta aquarium, choose a filter that does not create strong currents in the aquarium, as bettas prefer slow moving water.
Check out some of the best tanks for your Betta fish and learn how to choose the right size aquarium for a healthy, happy fish.
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Available in four, eight, and sixteen gallon sizes, this biOrb presents a different take on the seamless, 360-degree fish tank. This is again an acrylic construction for superior strength and visibility and the five-stage filtration is integrated. The lid is magnetic to ensure a tight fit, though this may actually be something of a drawback once you add your heater. If you live in a particularly warm area or keep the space the tank will be in quite warm, it might be possible to skip the heater if you opt for this one. Like the Aquaview above, the LED scheme in this unit is multi-color, with sixteen colors and brightness controllable with a remote. This one also one-ups the Aquaview in that the shape hides the water line so all you see is the fish environment. In addition to this gray color, you can get it in white. It’s a bit pricey and not exactly perfect for all betta owners, but the novel approach and healthy tank sizes make it an interesting option. Size: Bettas will grow to an average size of 2 1/2 – 3 inches. Temperament: Betta fish are a tempermental fish that portrays an awesome personality to behold in the home aquarium.
Photo provided by FlickrMar 18, 2013 - Tank Size - The optimum breeding fish tank size for the pair of Bettas is ten gallons
Photo provided by FlickrThis one page betta fish care sheet is packed with easy to digest information on all aspects of betta fish care. From tank size to diet to filters and more.
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Remember too, that the bettas we keep in our homes come from generations of domestic stock and are very different from their wild cousins. The next time you hear that bettas should be kept in a small bowl, know that it is simply not true. The smallest acceptable tank size for is one gallon (3.8 liters) and this minimum is not recommended. About and up is much better for your fish.A couple of months ago, I stumbled upon a photo on Facebook and was totally in awe of the Betta fish tank by . Here’s the photo below (I’ve edited the size of the photo to suit the site’s criteria): Not many because of their temperament and because of this betta fish fighting is an unfortunate "sport" in some parts of the world. Tropical fish with regular size fins may do well, but avoid tropical fish with larger fins like guppies or angelfish. Tank Size - The optimum size for the pair of Bettas is ten gallons. You will need to add some decorations and plants to allow the fish some privacy; however, avoid using gravel for safety purposes for the female.If you are a beginner to keeping and caring for betta fish you should check out our . This page looks at the natural habitat of the betta fish, then uses this information to give advice on all aspects of – from tank size to betta fish diet to betta fish tank mates. All on one page!The most common cause of constipation is overfeeding. Whatever you are feeding your betta, too much of it can be a problem. Unlike many other fish, bettas are quite sensitive to overfeeding and cannot be fed according to the directions on most . Many flake and pellet foods for tropicals recommend feeding what your fish can eat in 2 – 5 minutes. This is usually too much for a betta. Instead, it is common practice to feed according your betta’s stomach size. A general rule of thumb says, your betta’s stomach is about as big as one of his eyeballs and he should be fed that amount at a time. This equates to about 2 – 3 pellets or 3 – 4 bloodworms for a full-grown adult male betta. Feeding this two times per day will insure your betta is getting enough to eat.