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First Betta, Please Help
Since I've had my tanks my girlfriend has recently gotten the bug to get
some/a fish. So I told her we'd get her a betta since they don't really require
as much as a fw/sw fish does....At least I don't think so! We bought a 1/3
gal. bowl at Walmart, and some rock for the bottom. I cleaned the rock and
put water in it two days ago. Now what I need to know is when can I put the
betta in? Is there any kind of "biozyme" type of stuff I should put in the
water or anything to get it ready for the fish? What kind of food does the
betta eat? Regular flake? Any other tips I should know? Thanks for the help!
- Even though they treat bettas like goldfish, yours would really be happier
in a 5 or 10 gallon tank. You will have to make sure you do regular water
changes with a dechlorinator if you aren't using any filtration. They can
be fed flake, but most LFS stores do sell these betta bits (I think they are
by Hikari or something). I had one once in a 10 gal, but used heater and filtration
with mine. They are very tolerant of ph 6.0 to 8.0 so don't worry about that
- hi jeremy...everyone else must be sleeping so I will help...god I have not
had a betta since I was a wee kid...but anyway wally world is not a place
you want to buy fish!...your betta can be kept in most anything as you have
probably seen...a 1-10gal tank is fine...yours will do too...I'm just not
a advocate of this thing...anyway if you water has been sitting free for 24-48
hrs with out declorination it will be fine to put the fish in...use a water
conditioner in the future...try and keep the temp above or no lower than 70
degrees and do about a 50% weekly water change....flake food with about 45%
protein should be OK...I know there are betta fans out there who can help
you with anything else...