So you have a betta and now need some advice on setting up betta fish tanks. We will explain how you can set up ay our tank so that your betta will be happy, healthy and hopfeully live a long life.
While many people use a bowl or vase to put there bettas in this is a very bad idea and will drastically affect the health and lifespan of your fish.
The smallest tank size you should consider is about 2.5 gallons Ideally, but ideally you should aim for a 5 to 10 gallon aquarium.
Some Items You Will Need
A filter to keep the water clean, a poor dirty enviornent can lead to diseases and drastically shorten your betta’s life.. The tank filter should have a an adjustable flow.
A tank heater, and to monitor the temperature of your water also a thermometer. The ideal temperature for your betta is between 75 and 80 degrees F. If the water is too hot it can breed bacteria and if to cold your betta may become “stressed” Smooth sand or gravel for your tank botton in a neutral color to enhance your bettas color. be careful of using any rough substances as that can harm or tear your betta’s fins.
Tank decorations to enhance yor bettas enviornment and add visual appeal to your new betta tank. Becareful to use only smooth decorations and be sure to add a cave or two as betta’s love to swim through them. Silk or live plants are also a good idea and avoid using any plastic as they may also harm your betta.
Putting Together Your Betta Fish Tank
Ideally you want to place your tank away from any direct sunlight, after finding the ideal spot start placing your sand or gravel on the bottom of the tank and add your tank decortaions. After fill the aquarium preferably with water that has been treated with a water conditioner which you can get at any pet store, after which you may add your plants
Setup and install your water heater and filtering system making sure they are working properly and than finally assemble the hood your betta is now ready for his (or hers) new home!
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