Is This Ok For Betta

Daniel Price

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is this ok for betta
 

CanadianFishFan

Member
I suggest adding more plants as bettas like to hide in plants. And maybe take that glass vase out, bettas sometimes get stuck in them and freak out because they can't get out. And they need to breath at the surface but they can't because they are stuck and don't see the glass.
 

FriarThomasIII

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Remove the vase, replace it with sideways terracotta pot hidden with stem plants like rotala or anacharis. Add something like anubias nana or something and add tons of plants. Add some taller spots with either plants or hardscape for them to rest just below the surface.
 

Algonquin

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A lot of bettas like a "Betta Leaf Hammock" to rest on. It comes with a little suction cup, you stick it to the side of the tank just below the surface.
 

123

Member
I suggest anubias plant. The ones I bought are quiet tall. This would provide some hiding place and also it has big leafs so the fish can lye and rest on them And it is super easy to keep alive ... I literally do nothing to keep it alive Maybe just a hint of liquid fertilizer here and there.
 

BobNJerry

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Daniel Price

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Where do I get the plants?
 

OneLittleBubble

Member
That's literally my setup, are you using the tetra filter and the heater too?
I would add more hiding spots for the betta and get rid of the vase because fish have a hard time finding their way out.
 
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Daniel Price

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OneLittleBubble said:
That's literally my setup, are you using the tetra filter and the heater too?
I would add more hiding spots for the betta and get rid of the vase because fish have a hard time finding their way out.
already done
but I got a very tight budget and still need cash for the betta. I got a fish store that has healthy ones including a white with blue speckles that I want to get. would drift wood be good till I get more plants?
 

FriarThomasIII

Member
Daniel Price said:
already done
but I got a very tight budget and still need cash for the betta. I got a fish store that has healthy ones including a white with blue speckles that I want to get. would drift wood be good till I get more plants?
Driftwood is fine, especially with plants. They will love them both.
 
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Daniel Price

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FriarThomasIII said:
Driftwood is fine, especially with plants. They will love them both.
so it will be fine with drift wood for a few weeks?
 

FriarThomasIII

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Forever, if you want. Driftwood looks nice and natural and looks great with plants, and you can attach moss and java fern to it too
 

OneLittleBubble

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Sometimes driftwood tends to grow fungus so watch out for that
 

FriarThomasIII

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OneLittleBubble said:
Sometimes driftwood tends to grow fungus so watch out for that
mainly the spiderwood and the roots, given that there are usually leftover nutrients. THe fungus clears in about 2 weeks.
 
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Daniel Price

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FriarThomasIII said:
Forever, if you want. Driftwood looks nice and natural and looks great with plants, and you can attach moss and java fern to it too
only drift wood? I Got java moss

FriarThomasIII said:
mainly the spiderwood and the roots, given that there are usually leftover nutrients. THe fungus clears in about 2 weeks.
I got a snail. would it eat the fungus?
 

Aqua Hands

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BTW, I would spend atleast $12USD+ I went cheap and got an ugly one. worst mistake ever. nearly got out of the hobby. my tank was lame, my fish was lame. the hobby turn lame to me. ITS NOT THOUGH. please don't hurt me lol
 

FriarThomasIII

Member
Daniel Price said:
I got a snail. would it eat the fungus?
Snails love the fungus and will devore it with absolute relish.
Aqua Hands said:
BTW, I would spend atleast $12USD+ I went cheap and got an ugly one. worst mistake ever. nearly got out of the hobby. my tank was lame, my fish was lame. the hobby turn lame to me. ITS NOT THOUGH. please don't hurt me lol
Yeah, my 30 when I first got it had decided to go super cheap and get crappy stuff and 2 dollar guppies from petsmart that I didn't like and I was just so sad and disappointed in my tank, but now it's better when I put some thought and got things I actually wanted.
 

A. Rozhin

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Aqua Hands said:
BTW, I would spend atleast $12USD+ I went cheap and got an ugly one. worst mistake ever. nearly got out of the hobby. my tank was lame, my fish was lame. the hobby turn lame to me. ITS NOT THOUGH. please don't hurt me lol
There are no ugly bettas, only unloving keepers.
 

Aqua Hands

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DuaneV

Member
Its a good start, but has a ways to go.

Take out the glass vase, there is no need for it. Scoop out the gravel and toss in sand (you don't HAVE to, but I think it looks better and bettas like it more). Get a couple large anubias and drop them in. Once the pothos start shooting out roots and fill in, it will be nicer. Go outside and find some beach and/or oak leaves and drop them in too.
 

Michael.j.gomez

Member
Hello, I noticed you have a intank power filter. You may want to cover intake slots w/a piece of household sponge 1/4"thick,cut to size. I have a male that would stick himself to intake then pull free (caused fin damage & rot). Hope this helps!
 

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