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Do Betta Fish Need a Bubbler?

Betta fish do not require a bubbler, nor do they need wavemakers, sumps, or any of the more “complex” equipment. Betta fish only need a filter, heater, and 5 gallon or larger tank. Their tanks are some of the easiest and fastest to set up, which makes them a good beginner option. However, this doesn’t mean they won’t enjoy a bubbler, or that you can’t have one.

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Do I Need to Clean the Gravel in My Aquarium?

If you are just starting to get your feet wet in terms of aquarium keeping, you probably know that you need to do weekly water changes, but you may not know everything included in weekly tank maintenance. During your water change, you should take the time to vacuum the gravel, shift decorations frequently, and clean the filter media. Cleaning the …

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Can Betta Fish Live in Cold Water?

Our earth is a beautifully diverse planet, capable of supporting life at an incredible range of temperatures. The water alone ranges from colder than freezing to 750 degrees Fahrenheit, and there are living organisms that survive and thrive at these temperatures. Of course, “warm” and “cold” are subjective measures that range from species to species, but what do those words …

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What is the Minimum Tank Size for a Betta Fish?

When people first get their betta fish, they often keep them in inappropriately sized tanks. Many pet store employees are trained to give an overview of the care of several hundred species of pets, so there is some misinformation passed around, and unfortunately, this often includes common misconceptions about betta fish. In particular, there are common misconceptions that bettas cannot …

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Can I leave my betta fish for a week? – Betta Vacation Care

When first buying a pet, it is easy to study the overall care but miss a few important aspects. For example, when buying a betta fish, many people forget about upcoming vacations or work trips and struggle to care for their betta while honoring previous obligations. Much like a cat or a dog, betta fish should be fed multiple meals …

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Can Betta Fish Go Blind?

While most people know that fish can become sick from fungus or bacteria, a fish going blind doesn’t cross every fish keeper’s mind. How would you even go about caring for a blind fish? What are some of the major obstacles? And, most importantly, can they go blind, and if so, how? Betta fish can become blind due to a …

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Betta Fish Lying on the Bottom of the Tank – What to Do?

When you see your betta fish lying at the bottom of the aquarium, this is typically a cause for alarm. Normally, fish don’t lie down, do they? Fish swim even while sleeping, as they need to keep the water moving over their gills. So, what can cause them to lie down, and is it always a sign of poor health? …

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How Long Can a Betta Fish Live?

Despite being an incredibly popular fish, there are many mistruths and misunderstandings surrounding bettas, and one of these is their lifespans. Some people say bettas normally live 3-6 months, others boast about their betta who lived for 8 years, and others say 1-2 years is average. So, which of these is true? To put it bluntly, none of the above …

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BETTA FISH CARE SHEET

Betta fish are one of the most popular fish in the world. Specifically, whether it’s because of their vivid appearance or energetic behavior, these small beauties never fail to impress. However, it may seem like these species will be easy to care for, but this is unfortunately not the truth. Therefore, contrary to popular belief, they require lots of care. Generally, betta fish …

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BETTA FISH WATER TEMPERATURE

Generally, it’s a common belief that betta fish are low maintenance. And that they don’t need any special attention or care beyond putting them in a small tank. However, while bettas are hardy and adaptable, they still need specific conditions to survive. Thus, the ideal betta fish tank water temperature range is around 78-80 degrees Fahrenheit or  25-27 degrees Celsius. In general, bettas can …