I show off a few different sizes of betta aquariums
Feb 4, 2016 - Learn how to choose the right Betta fish tank and which aquarium size and style will best meet your Betta's needs.
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The Tank - Your Betta's Home Bettas are labyrinth fish, meaning they can breathe directly from the surface of water. Therefore they don't need air pumps to provide them with oxygen like most fish do. You often see bettas at pet stores in small bowls without any type of filtration at all, as bettas do not like fast currents (they come from small rice paddies). And most pet store employees advise their customers to keeps bettas in such small spaces because they seem "happier". How would you like it if you lived your entire life in a 2 x 3 ft room?Bettas need a minimum sized aquarium of two gallons. Although bettas can easily be kept in a two-gallon aquarium, the bigger the better - they would also appreciate the extra space. The larger the tank, the less frequent you'll have to execute water changes. Make sure the aquarium has lid or hood, as bettas are excellent jumpers.
Any aquarium with capacity less than 2 gallons is not suitable for a betta. An aquarium of 2 gallons or larger gives your betta room to swim freely. Bettas love swimming around the edge of the aquarium, playing with toys, such as ping pong balls, and ducking into and out of plants. With a tiny tank, he'll barely be able to turn around, much less play with toys. Some stores sell tanks that claim to be specifically for bettas, but many of those tanks aren't even a gallon in capacity. Your betta will not only be unhappy in a tank that size, but she'll also likely have a lower life expectancy.
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Even many of the so called “betta containers” and bowls supposedly designed for bettas are far too small for them. It’s actually quite easy to provide a healthy environment for bettas and most will thrive if provided with a 5 gallon (19 litre) heated tank. While a 2.5 gallon (10 litre) tank also works well, it can be difficult to find a proper heater for this size tank. And an aquarium containing a betta should always be heated.Experienced betta-keepers recommend an aquarium size of 20 – 30 gallons. However a 10-gallon sorority can be successful – but you may have to remove a bully female if she won’t settle down and become sociable.Opinions differ on the minimum size tank for a female betta sorority aquarium. Some aquarists report the best success with tanks at least twenty gallons in size. The fact is this, the smaller the tank, the more likely the female bettas will fight.I show off a few different sizes of betta aquariums. Different people recommend different sizes for betta tanks. The more room you give your betta, the happier they'll be and the longer they should live. Thanks for watching.