Air pump and a betta? 10 Gallon Tank

  1. e_watson09 Well Known Member Member

    Alright so today I noticed that both of my betta tanks are getting that annoying little film from the water not moving enough. I think I fixed the 2.5 gallon by moving the filter a little.

    I have read bettas generally don't like the extra movement but do you think it would be a big deal if I had the air pump going along the back wall with a airstone? So it'd be little bubbles all the way against the wall?

  2. Cichlidnut Fishlore VIP Member

    What tail type are they? My HMPK likes current.
  3. Fall River Member Member

    My betta lives in a 20H with an air powered sponge filter. Loves to swim into the bubble column low and ride out high on the other side.
  4. e_watson09 Well Known Member Member

    He is just a plain pet store cup betta. I have just heard they don't like to be blown around which is why I haven't added an air stone so far.
  5. Cichlidnut Fishlore VIP Member

    Veil Tail? They have a harder time swimming with a current. If you could get a longer air stone to lower the intensity of the bubbling, that might help. If you get a valve on your airline, you can adjust the air flow down to a level that won't be blowing him around.