Aquarium Waterproof

By · Saturday, June 20th, 2009

Aquarium Waterproof

For about $ 6 you can have a Betta fish home, and while they are one of the easiest fish to never consider (even easier to fish colors), there are a couple things you should know to keep his not only alive, but looking good and staying active.

1) At least one gallon container. Two liters is much better.

Do not listen to the pet store people about betta fish can live in a small cup of water. They want to sell a new one in two months, when the current dies. It does not matter if the fish looks terrible from here and then. Keeping a betta in a small bowl "betta" also means that you have to change the water almost every day. If kept in a tank of two gallons, you can get away with changing the water twice a week, and if you get a three-gallon pot or more, you will be able to change only once a week.

Another problem with having a betta in a bowl so small is that their water temperature may rise or fall dramatically between day and night. This will stress the fish a lot and make it much more easier for your betta ill. Then you have to buy $ 10 or more fish medicine. So, a good-sized bowl, please. Even a vase world will.

2) A betta in a bowl.

The pet store will probably tell you this, but not put more than one betta in a bowl. Even women and men do not get along. One attack the other until their wings are crushed and die of stress after a few days.

3) Bettas need to be hot.

Betta fish need water that is around 75 to 80 degrees. That may be easier during the summer but during winter, especially at night, the betta will need additional heat. Otherwise, get sick, looked terrible, make you feel bad and then will cost $ 10 or more for fish medicines, which may or may not save the fish.

If you do not want to use the classic tube heaters are not covered with rubber flaps that hot five ten gallon tanks. They cost around $ 8. Or, if you have one, you can put your betta in a seedling heating pad. These sources are waterproof and heat to very low heat, and no risk of overheating or burning betta (or their children if the fish).

4) Do not overfeed the betta.

Bettas should be fed once a day. Do not feed them one day a week to keep them in top condition. In fact, if you want to go away for 3-4 days, you betta will be fine for as time. If you happen to have a living plant on your plate, be reflected in the plant, but even without it will be fine.

How much to feed your betta? Good, not much more than the size of their eyes. That is how big is your stomach. Just in case you were wondering: Overfeeding bettas over patients anything besides bad water.

5) Skip the "betta water" in the pet store

Get a small bottle of air betta water or general water conditioner for aquariums. The $ 5 pass through the water conditioner will create the same amount of $ 200 for "betta water". You can use tap water for your betta, just follow the instructions for the water conditioner. I like to keep 2-3 gallons of treated water jugs for changes water.

You should do the water changes. Even if you just pour half to two thirds of the water, then pour in water pre-treatment, which is much better than nothing, and it will take less than two minutes.

Pamella Neely writes about betta fish care and betta fish tanks. She has put together a list of 100 betta fish names.

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