Are my bettas thriving???

NearMeBettas

As listed above I'm wondering if my bettas are thriving and having an ideal life? I have 10 betta's LOL!

Legoless male red vieltail.

Tank size: 3 gallons. (He was in a 2.5 but was really active and likes the extra half gallon.)

Filter: Wisper filter.

Filter cartridges: Xs whisper filter cartridges.

Heater: tetra 2-10 gallon aquarium heater

Thermometer: Aquaculture glass thermometer.

Constant Water Temp: 79° Fahrenheit.

Activity level: Medium.

Temperament: Aggressive.

Decorations: crypt

Hides: A coconut hide.

Substrate: Sand and fluvle stratnum

Diet: Tetra freeze dried river shrimp, Tetra freeze dried blood worms, live baby or mealworms guts, Fluvle bug bites, Aquaculture freeze dried crickets, and Northfin krill pro.

Feeding schedule:

Monday: 3 Fluvle bug bites morning and 3 night.

Tuesday: A tiny sprinkle of crushed Aquaculture freeze dried crickets morning and night.

Wednesday: Fast.

Thursday: A tiny sprinkle of Tetra freeze dried river shrimp morning and night.

Friday: 4 Northfin krill pro pellets in the morning and 4 at night.

Saturday: 2 or 3 Tetra freeze dried blood worms in the morning and 2 or 3 at night.

Sunday: 2 baby mealworms or 1 adult mealworm gut in the morning and at night.

Lighting: LED.

Lighting Schedule: 12 hours a day.

Tank buddies: Nothing.

Testing schedule: I test for everything nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, ect. once a week.

Water change schedule: 25% 2 times a week.


Strider male red vieltail. Val male betta. Descy male cellophane betta. Smauge male crowntail betta. (They are in a 10 gallon with tank dividers)

Tank size: 2.5 gallons.

Tank buddies: None.

Filter: I dono what kind. He is in a divided 10 gallon.. The filter was my parents.

Filter cartridges: I believe tetra power filter.

Heater: tetra 2-10 gallon aquarium heater.

Thermometer: Aquaculture glass thermometer.

Constant Water Temp: 79° Fahrenheit.

Activity level: Pretty mild.

Temperament: A bit aggressive.

Decoration: A couple of crypt.

Hides: A coconut hide.

Substrate: Sand and fluvle statnum substrate.

Diet: Tetra freeze dried river shrimp, Tetra freeze dried blood worms, live baby or mealworms guts, Fluvle bug bites, Aquaculture freeze dried crickets, and Northfin krill pro.

Feeding schedule:

Monday: 3 Fluvle bug bites morning and night.

Tuesday: A tiny sprinkle of crushed Aquaculture freeze dried crickets morning and night.

Wednesday: Fast.

Thursday: A tiny sprinkle of Tetra freeze dried river shrimp morning and night.

Friday: 4 Northfin krill pro pellets morning and night.

Saturday: 2 or 3 Tetra freeze dried blood worms morning and night.

Sunday: 2 baby mealworms or 1 adult mealworm gut morning and night.

Lighting: LED.

Lighting Schedule: 12 hours of light a day.

Testing schedule: I test for everything nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, ect. once a week.

Water change schedule: 25% 1-2 times a week. (I test my water to see if I need to change it twice)


Cookies female wild betta. Lady female wild betta. Donatella female betta. Tabitha female mustard gass betta. Nerissa female betta. (They all live in a sorority)

Tank size: 60 gallon paludarium- half full of water.

Filter: Whisper filter & sponge filter.

Filter cartridges: Whisper filter cartridges.

Heater: tetra 20-40 gallon aquarium heater

Thermometer: Aquaculture glass thermometer.

Constant Water Temp: 79° Fahrenheit.

Activity level: High.

Temperament: Very mild.

Decorations: No fishing no kidding sighn, crypt, duck weed, multiple bare roots?, peace plant leaves and stems out of water, out of water African colors, pothos, sweat potato vine.

Hides: 8 coconut hides, corner glass cave hide, glass house hide.

Substrate: Sand & fluvle statnum

Tank buddies: 6 Bronz Cory cats, 2 fiddler crabs, 4 female bettas, 4 molies, 2 guppies, and 3 platies.

Diet: Tetra freeze dried river shrimp, Tetra freeze dried blood worms, live baby or mealworms guts, Fluvle bug bites, Aquaculture freeze dried crickets, and Northfin krill pro.

Feeding schedule:

Monday: 3 Fluvle bug bites.

Tuesday: A tiny sprinkle of crushed Aquaculture freeze dried crickets twice a day.

Wednesday: Fast.

Thursday: A tiny sprinkle of Tetra freeze dried river shrimp twice a day.

Friday: 4 Northfin krill pro pellets twice a day twice a day.

Saturday: 2 or 3 Tetra freeze dried blood worms twice a day.

Sunday: 2 baby mealworms or 1 adult mealworm gut twice a day.

Lighting: LED.

Lighting schedule

Testing schedule: I test for everything nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, ect. once a week.

Water change schedule: 25% 1-2 times a week. (I test my water to see if I need to change it twice)
 

AggressiveAquatics

Everything sounds good but tank size. Bettas need a minimum of 5 gallons but a 10 gallon would be really nice. Sounds like you’re taking really good care of them though!
 

NearMeBettas

Everything sounds good but tank size. Bettas need a minimum of 5 gallons but a 10 gallon would be really nice. Sounds like you’re taking really good care of them though!
Thank you for your reply! I will definitely consider bigger tanks!
 

LHAquatics

Can I get pictures (plz)
 

Rachaeljuno

As listed above I'm wondering if my bettas are thriving and having an ideal life? I have 10 betta's LOL!

Legoless male red vieltail.

Tank size: 3 gallons. (He was in a 2.5 but was really active and likes the extra half gallon.)

Filter: Wisper filter.

Filter cartridges: Xs whisper filter cartridges.

Heater: tetra 2-10 gallon aquarium heater

Thermometer: Aquaculture glass thermometer.

Constant Water Temp: 79° Fahrenheit.

Activity level: Medium.

Temperament: Aggressive.

Decorations: crypt

Hides: A coconut hide.

Substrate: Sand and fluvle stratnum

Diet: Tetra freeze dried river shrimp, Tetra freeze dried blood worms, live baby or mealworms guts, Fluvle bug bites, Aquaculture freeze dried crickets, and Northfin krill pro.

Feeding schedule:

Monday: 3 Fluvle bug bites morning and 3 night.

Tuesday: A tiny sprinkle of crushed Aquaculture freeze dried crickets morning and night.

Wednesday: Fast.

Thursday: A tiny sprinkle of Tetra freeze dried river shrimp morning and night.

Friday: 4 Northfin krill pro pellets in the morning and 4 at night.

Saturday: 2 or 3 Tetra freeze dried blood worms in the morning and 2 or 3 at night.

Sunday: 2 baby mealworms or 1 adult mealworm gut in the morning and at night.

Lighting: LED.

Lighting Schedule: 12 hours a day.

Tank buddies: Nothing.

Testing schedule: I test for everything nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, ect. once a week.

Water change schedule: 25% 2 times a week.


Strider male red vieltail. Val male betta. Descy male cellophane betta. Smauge male crowntail betta. (They are in a 10 gallon with tank dividers)

Tank size: 2.5 gallons.

Tank buddies: None.

Filter: I dono what kind. He is in a divided 10 gallon.. The filter was my parents.

Filter cartridges: I believe tetra power filter.

Heater: tetra 2-10 gallon aquarium heater.

Thermometer: Aquaculture glass thermometer.

Constant Water Temp: 79° Fahrenheit.

Activity level: Pretty mild.

Temperament: A bit aggressive.

Decoration: A couple of crypt.

Hides: A coconut hide.

Substrate: Sand and fluvle statnum substrate.

Diet: Tetra freeze dried river shrimp, Tetra freeze dried blood worms, live baby or mealworms guts, Fluvle bug bites, Aquaculture freeze dried crickets, and Northfin krill pro.

Feeding schedule:

Monday: 3 Fluvle bug bites morning and night.

Tuesday: A tiny sprinkle of crushed Aquaculture freeze dried crickets morning and night.

Wednesday: Fast.

Thursday: A tiny sprinkle of Tetra freeze dried river shrimp morning and night.

Friday: 4 Northfin krill pro pellets morning and night.

Saturday: 2 or 3 Tetra freeze dried blood worms morning and night.

Sunday: 2 baby mealworms or 1 adult mealworm gut morning and night.

Lighting: LED.

Lighting Schedule: 12 hours of light a day.

Testing schedule: I test for everything nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, ect. once a week.

Water change schedule: 25% 1-2 times a week. (I test my water to see if I need to change it twice)


Cookies female wild betta. Lady female wild betta. Donatella female betta. Tabitha female mustard gass betta. Nerissa female betta. (They all live in a sorority)

Tank size: 60 gallon paludarium- half full of water.

Filter: Whisper filter & sponge filter.

Filter cartridges: Whisper filter cartridges.

Heater: tetra 20-40 gallon aquarium heater

Thermometer: Aquaculture glass thermometer.

Constant Water Temp: 79° Fahrenheit.

Activity level: High.

Temperament: Very mild.

Decorations: No fishing no kidding sighn, crypt, duck weed, multiple bare roots?, peace plant leaves and stems out of water, out of water African colors, pothos, sweat potato vine.

Hides: 8 coconut hides, corner glass cave hide, glass house hide.

Substrate: Sand & fluvle statnum

Tank buddies: 6 Bronz Cory cats, 2 fiddler crabs, 4 female bettas, 4 molies, 2 guppies, and 3 platies.

Diet: Tetra freeze dried river shrimp, Tetra freeze dried blood worms, live baby or mealworms guts, Fluvle bug bites, Aquaculture freeze dried crickets, and Northfin krill pro.

Feeding schedule:

Monday: 3 Fluvle bug bites.

Tuesday: A tiny sprinkle of crushed Aquaculture freeze dried crickets twice a day.

Wednesday: Fast.

Thursday: A tiny sprinkle of Tetra freeze dried river shrimp twice a day.

Friday: 4 Northfin krill pro pellets twice a day twice a day.

Saturday: 2 or 3 Tetra freeze dried blood worms twice a day.

Sunday: 2 baby mealworms or 1 adult mealworm gut twice a day.

Lighting: LED.

Lighting schedule

Testing schedule: I test for everything nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, ect. once a week.

Water change schedule: 25% 1-2 times a week. (I test my water to see if I need to change it twice)
Everything looks good but betta will really thrive in at least 5 gallons. It gives them more room, and more room for you to put decorations. Also, you could try live plants, they love those! But you are taking very good care of them
 

NearMeBettas

Everything looks good but betta will really thrive in at least 5 gallons. It gives them more room, and more room for you to put decorations. Also, you could try live plants, they love those! But you are taking very good care of them
I do have live plants.
Can I get pictures (plz)
Ok, so no new pictures but this is the divided ten gallon Descy, Val, Smauge, and Strider are in Before I got live plants and fluvle substrate lol.
Can I get pictures (plz)
Ok, so no new pictures but this is the divided ten gallon Descy, Val, Smauge, and Strider are in Before I got live plants and fluvle substrate lol.
Here is the 60 gal paludarium. (Waters cloudy. I just put new sand in (yes I washed it until water was clear) but I did lots of water changes and cleared thing up lol!) Again in the pic I don't have live plants or fluvle substrate. I can get updated photos in a couple of days. I have influenza and am to sick to take new ones now.
 

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FoldedCheese

Everything looks good except for the filter cartridges. How do you go about changing them and how often?
 

NearMeBettas

I totally replace the cartridge any time it starts looking yucky. It says to replace it monthly but I normally replace mine weekly or every other week.
 

AggressiveAquatics

I totally replace the cartridge any time it starts looking yucky. It says to replace it monthly but I normally replace mine weekly or every other week.
Thats throwing away a decent chunk of your beneficial bacteria when you do that. You shouldnt even change it monthly like the box says more like every 3-4 months or whenever it’s falling apart is when you should change it
 

LHAquatics

The only reason those companies say to change it is because the activated charcoal will not work anymore
 

NearMeBettas

Thats throwing away a decent chunk of your beneficial bacteria when you do that. You shouldnt even change it monthly like the box says more like every 3-4 months or whenever it’s falling apart is when you should change it
Wow! Now I can save a lot of money and help out my fish! Thanks for the information!!
 

Rachaeljuno

Yeah when I used those filter cartridges I changed them probably every 3-ish months. But I definitely recommend sponge filters too!
 

ForeverLuna

I know it’s already been said but 5 gallon or up would be AWESOME, but everything else looks really nice for your betta!
Yeah when I used those filter cartridges I changed them probably every 3-ish months. But I definitely recommend sponge filters too!
Yes, me too
 

NearMeBettas

I know it’s already been said but 5 gallon or up would be AWESOME, but everything else looks really nice for your betta!

Yes, me too
Awesome. I've upgraded to 5 and 10 gallons. :)
 

ForeverLuna

that’s great and happy fish keeping!!!
 

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