Air pump and a betta? 10 Gallon Tank

  1. e_watson09

    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. C

    Cichlidnut Fishlore VIP Member

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

    Fall River Valued 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. OP

    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. C

    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.