how to set up a 2 gallon fish tank quick and easy, in under 9 minutes
Most goldfish shouldn't be kept in tanks that are under 20 gallons, and they may even be better suited to small ponds once they reach maturity.
Hi, I have a new betta in a 5 gallon tank with a filter but no heater. He is in my classroom at school and the classroom stays around 78 degrees. It is a school building so stays fairly chilly. I have ordered a 25 watt heather for my tank (it will be here tomorrow).. But I was wondering if its safe for the fish to add the heater and slowly adjust the temperature? Or do I need to take him out?
Betta fish can happily live in community tanks and many specialist aquarium stores are now displaying their betta fish in community tanks. This isn’t a hard thing to manage as betta males are actually fairly peaceful, usually only attacking other male betta or those they confuse as male betta. In fact the biggest issue with betta fish in community tanks, isnt the aggressive betta, but fin nippers and fish that are simply too fast for the slow moving and eating betta boy. Success can be found with many of the laid back tetra varieties, female guppies, and other live bearers that are different in colour to your betta. As for tank size, while your betta can survive in a 2 gallon tank, this is not a recommended healthy environment. The smallest you want to keep a Betta in would be a 5 gallon tank with partial water changes every other week. A 5 gallon tank doesn’t take up much room and is much more adaptable. You have extra space for decoration as well and you’ll have a chance to see your betta actually living instead of existing. But you wanna know the best size for a Betta? 10 gal community tanks have been shown time and time again to be the best homes for betta fish. They don’t need such frequent water changes, they can support live plants and self regulate much better than a smaller tank. Add the that all that added space that you can decorate and aquascape, 10 gal and larger really are the best choice for any loving betta owner.
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2. "Betta fish like small spaces" -- Absolutely, positively false. And I've tested it. I have tried a betta in a 1/2 gallon tank, then a 1 gallon, then a 2 gallon, and then a 5 gallon. Guess which tanks he was the most active and enthusiastic and interactive in? That's right - the 2 to 5 gallon tanks. Betta fish do *not* live in puddles; they live in rice paddies which contain several thousand gallons of water, they do not live in puddles unless it's during a drought and in that case the fish is very likely to perish. I can't stand seeing little 1/4 gallon tanks being sold. And that brings me to divided tanks...they look very neat, and save space, but ammonia builds faster and these fish are *amazing* at getting from their side to another's side and fighting. So I'd suggest steering away from that as well.I'm frustrated that I spend $40 on these supplies, and from what I'm reading, I don't have a large enough tank. I don't have room for a 20-30 gal (75-115 l) tank. Should I return the fish or is there any way I could make this smaller tank work? Maybe for one fish?I recently purchased two small goldfish for my son. We were instructed by the employee at Petsmart that the 2.5 gal (ca. 10 l) tank would be sufficient. I bought gravel, plants and water conditioner (stress coat).Something I'd recommend is getting a 5-10 gal tank (many retail stores and pet stores sell a 5gal hex with a built in filter, and buy some naturally smaller fish. I like the small colorful ones anyway. Guppys are great. They're super colorful and are small. They also breed easily, so you can have babies. That's a different can of worms, though. You can also get neon tetras, platys, swordtails, mollies, etc... You can also get a cool pet like a crayfish or fresh water crab. They don't need much space, just a place to hide (they'll create one if you put an object like a hide in their tank), flowing water ( a filter return is fine), and food to eat. Mine ate fish food, fish waste, and the random muscle I would catch at the river. I'd catch them at the creek and keep them for a couple of years. They molt and get bigger every couple of months. Another cool feature is that they turn colors to match their surroundings. Not like a chameleon, but I caught one that was a 1/4" long and it was jet black. I had white gravel in the tank. He got lighter at every molt and by the time he was 2-3" long, he was blue-white. He started killing my fish and had to go, but he was cool and I caught a smaller one to replace him. They clean fish waste and can be kept with fish if there is plenty of room. They are predators and will hunt them eventually. Good luck.