Type Of Water For Betta Fish? Please Help! | My Aquarium Club

BettaSafe Water Conditioner For Betta Fish Kit | Tetra Aquarium
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While warm water is vital for betta health, your fish also requires a consistent water temperature, so avoid rapidly raising the temperature. Instead, raise it by a few degrees every day. At minimum, your fish should be housed in one gallon of water per fish and ideally much more. Proper oxygenation is vital for betta health, so install an air stone. Change the water regularly or purchase a filtration system that does not cause the water to run rapidly. Bettas prefer still or slow-moving water.
So how do we get the ‘right’ water for a betta fish? Typically there are 3 sources you should go to to get your water:
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For best results you should start by filling your Betta container with “aged” or “conditioned” water found in existing aquariums. Typically Bettas come from slow moving waters, even the edges of rice paddies in S.E. Asia. Tap water is suitable for them, but it should be treated to rid it of chlorine or chloramines prior to pouring it into the container, which is harmful to the fish. There are many varieties of Bettas available (Split Tails, Half Moon, Round Tail and Crown Tail to name a few) and almost every color under the rainbow. An Aquarium Adventure fish specialist can help you select a good specimen. Fist time fish owner here. I am going to use bottled spring water for my betta. Do I still need to treat it with a water conditioner?
Photo provided by Flickri use the water in the bottle that is for betta fish is that fine i just got mine today and have no idea how to do this
Photo provided by FlickrNo. Please do some more research. Unless you’re going to change the water daily (stressful for the fish), bettas need a filter.
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Myth: Bettas, even in small and unfiltered tanks, do not require frequent water changes as they thrive in unclean conditions.
Reality: Tying back to the myth regarding the ideal water conditions of bettas, it is a common misconception that the species is found in dirty, muddy puddles, which has convinced some novice aquarists that clean water is not demanded of the species and could even be harmful. In reality, the opposite could not be more true. The selection for decorative and show finnage types in bettas has created fish that are in fact highly sensitive to water quality; unless conditions are pristine (right down to hardness and pH, even!), you can expect crown tails, half moons, and other long finned bettas to suffer deterioration of the finnage. The poor circulation to the extremities of these lofty fins also makes them a prime target for bacterial infections, a problem only exacerbated by unclean water. Make no mistake: there is no such thing as a fish that thrives in waste-laden, filthy water! In nature Bettas feed on insects at the surface, so small pellet food or worms (such as tubifex or blood worms) will be the best choice for them. Be careful with your feedings. Overfeeding will cause the water to become cloudy and smelly from the accumulation of decayed food. This water will, in time, become harmful to the fish. When feeding, remember that less is best. A safe recommendation is to feed 2 to 4 pieces of food every other day.Tips on Keeping the Siamese Fighting Fish
The Siamese fighting fish or “Betta” is one of the most popular of all aquarium fish. There are several reasons for this popularity. First, is their beautiful colors often referred to as “splendid”, thus one of the more popular species Betta splendens. They are in the family of fish called Anabantoids. As such they have a special labyrinth organ that other fish do not. This enables them to get oxygen from the water surface as opposed to using their gills to extract oxygen from the water. Because of this special feature they are able to be kept in a small container or bowl, whereas other tropical fish need a larger aquarium with added filtration. The sales of Bettas have surged in recent years as they’ve become displays in beautiful, ornate vases, bowls and glasses and easily kept on a table top, desk or counter. that has the perfect pH and dH is vital for your Betta. When all is well in the aquarium regarding every aspect of the water, your fish will thrive, be very active and have a good appetite.