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Betta splendens aquarium

Discussion in 'Fish' started by superdisc, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. superdisc

    superdisc New Member

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    Hi

    A week ago, I got a Betta splendens, in a fish bowl, from my girlfriend, as a gift. I was totally surprised. I went searching for some information about this beautiful fish, on how to care for it and stuff like that.
    But I found different manners of treatment...

    I also want to make an aquarium for the betta, but I really dont know the plants they like or which are perfect tankmates..

    Does anyone have some good tips and trics ?

    greetz
     
  2. TomMessenger

    TomMessenger New Member

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    They don't need a huge aquarium, but it will need to be filtered and heated. Mine's in a 15l cube :) Plant-wise, give them something they can hide in, as well as something near the surface they can lean or rest on. Mine continually swims through all the tight gaps between wood and plants, and then sits for a few minutes in the Bolbitis leaves.

    For tankmates they are probably best alone, however you could have slow moving, short-finned, non-nippy species though. Corydoras would be good as bottom feeders.

    Tom
     
  3. superdisc

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    Hey

    I was thinking of a small school of neon tetras, as tankmates for my betta... is this a good idea?

    I read that a betta swims most of the time in the supereficial water layers, and the neon tetras in the mid-layer... is this correct??

    greetz

    Sem
     
  4. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    I have had Betta's in a 45lt tank and I considered that way to small for them.

    The bigger the tank the happier he will be and a lot easier to maintain.

    You can put neon's in no problems at all he will love you so much for giving him live snack food.

    Keith
     
  5. SomeHobo

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    My advice

    Nothing less than 15ltr
    Heated
    Filtered

    Easy simple plants, mosses ferns water sprite ect
    Some floating plants

    DO NOT have other fishs with him, I've kept plenty of bettas and they never appreciate the other fishes,

    Do a 25% weekly water change using treated tap water.
     
  6. SomeHobo

    SomeHobo New Member

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    On a side note

    I have been thinking of buying another betta

    I've not found a decent filter that keeps good flow whilst keep the betta happy and not being posed about, so was thinking of using a air powered sponge filter

    No harm to the betta,

    Problem with betta is they hate flow, but plants love it haha
     

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