Fish Tank Heaters & Aquarium Thermometers | PetSmart
Even people who keep Betta fish in small tanks rarely provide filtration or heated water, and they survive for the most part.
Hi, I find this article very helpful, but I just got my betta fish yesterday. I know for the most part on how to take care of them I just have not had one before. Someone got this for me so I would really love to have it happy with its new home. As of now, I have him in a 1gallon bowl without a heater or filtration. I have one little plant and some pebbles. I really think I need to at least get him a two gallon tank, but I do not have much space. Could you give me some tips on bowl cleaning, feeding, water changes, or anything else I need to do to make my fish happy. As of right now he does not look very happy. Any recommendations will be truly appreciated. Thank you.
Since betta fish can survive in many different types of environments, people think it's a good idea to keep them in decorative bowls or vases. In reality, bettas need plenty of space and filtered water in order to thrive. When you set up your tank, keep the health and happiness of your betta in mind. Don't forget the golden rule for bettas: never house two males in the same tank, or they'll fight to the death.
17 Items - Keep your fish tank at the perfect temperature
Aqueon® Submersible Aquarium Heater
Place your new aquarium on an appropriate aquarium stand that is suited for the weight of water and gravel. It will be important that your stand is level. Your fish tank should be positioned away from direct sunlight and any air vents. Fill the aquarium with about two (2) inches of water. Rinse the substrate (gravel/sand) and then add it to the aquarium. Note: You will need approximately 1-1.5 lbs of gravel per gallon of water. Once the substrate has been added fill the aquarium about half full of water. Next, add plants, rocks,driftwood and any aquarium decorations that would like to have to recreate your environment. You can then finish filling the tank with water. Place the heater in the tank, but do not turn it on at this time. Allow the heater glass to acclimate to the water temperature in the aquarium for one (1) hour before plugging it in. You can camouflage the heater behind any decorations rocks, driftwood or plants.I think you really love your beta, and want to do the best for it. Your beta tank is way to small, a beta is a big fish, and can.t be happy in such a little space to live. Think, you have to live your life in a space, as litte as a airplane toillet. I'm sad to say it, but in this little tank, it will not live a long time. Just search at google about taking good care of a beta, and you'll find lots of instructions about the size a tank should have. It also needs a filter, to get all its waste out of the water, and keep the water fresh and clean, places to hide, can be rockholes, or high plants, so it feels save. I'm absolutely not judging you, some petstores don't care of they sell proper envirements for the pets, and don't give always the right information, they only think about selling. Others really take care, and give you a really good advise, as they all should do I think. I think your little fellow needs more space, some gravel on the bottom, a few plants, en places to hide. It is a tropical fish, so a heater would be nice, and a filter is really needed. If he gets this, I'm sure, you'll have a happy beta, wich has enough space to show all his beauty, and even is gonna come to you wenn you're near his tank. (sorry for my bad english :-)). Wishing you all the luck and lots of joy with you're betta.