Need Betta Myths That Are Not True Help

  1. H

    Holographiccowfish New Member Member

    I am planning on getting a betta for a 5 gallon tank I have lying around and want some myths that are not true in case i come across them
     
  2. AquaticJ

    AquaticJ Well Known Member Member

    That they don’t require a filter, they absolutely do.
     
  3. Lollipop0912

    Lollipop0912 Valued Member Member

    Myth #1: Bettas can be kept in .5 gallon tanks. It’s thier natural environment in rice fields.
    Myth #2: Bettas can’t have tank mates
    Myth #3: Bettas can’t be housed together. (In sororities, they can .)
    Myth #5: Bettas don’t need a filter or heater
    Myth# 6: you don’t need to cycle a betta tank
    Myth #7: Bettas can only live for a year
    Myth #8: Bettas hate people
    Myth #9: Male Bettas are better than female bettas. (They cost more and have a little longer a fin.)
    Overall, Bettas are awesome, resilient, cute pets.
     
  4. Rtessy

    Rtessy Well Known Member Member

    Myth1: they'll drown
    Myth2: they can survive any condition because they live in tiny puddles
    Myth3: 2 female bettas are fine together
     
  5. Lagertha

    Lagertha Valued Member Member

    Bettas are always aggressive and will kill tank mates.

    Bettas are super hard and can live through anything.

    Bettas don’t require clean water.

    Bettas can live in jars.

    Bettas can live off plant roots.

    Bettas don’t require water changes.

    Bettas can live with goldfish.
     
  6. puffer boi

    puffer boi Well Known Member Member

    i think you mean hardy not hard.

    myth 1. bettas taste good
    myth 2 they can survive in anything that has water in it
    myth 3 they dont like big tanks

    wow that is funny!! :D
    i guess some people are not too bright
     
  7. david1978

    david1978 Fishlore VIP Member

    Hmmm not sure how they taste. Lol
    Myths aside. 5 gallons is a nice size tank. A heater and filter are required. Clean water helps prevent a lot of issues. A precycled tank is best but if your careful you can do a fish in cycle.
    As far as myths i dont believe any of them anymore. There fish so they have the same basic requirements as other fish.
     
  8. Lagertha

    Lagertha Valued Member Member

    Same thing my friend.
     
  9. puffer boi

    puffer boi Well Known Member Member

    sounds wierd sayying 'my betta is really hard.' :D:D:D:D
    lol
     
  10. CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFan Well Known Member Member

    10/10 on grammer

    Betta cant swim backwards WRONG!!!
    Bettas live in small puddles WRONG
    Bettas like company Wrong
    Bettas dont have feelings We think its wrong
     
  11. Lagertha

    Lagertha Valued Member Member

    Hard as NAAAAAILS!

    Which they’re actually not.
     
  12. h

    helpmyfishplease New Member Member

    Myth - all bettas love a hammock and you have to get one.
     
  13. Rtessy

    Rtessy Well Known Member Member

    You don't have to get one, but from experience, they do love them. It's where mine hangs out literally 95% of the time... Same with the one I was looking after, though he hung out there 99% of the time because of his long fins :D
     
  14. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

    Welcome to FishLore!
    Rather than asking what is not true perhaps ask what is true (or at least commonly accepted as true) so you can best learn how to take care of you fish. Here you go:
    Betta Care Sheet
     
  15. CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFan Well Known Member Member

    .... It says Myth: They didnt mean it lol. But same out of my 14betta only one used it.... hmm
     
  16. Wobbegong

    Wobbegong Well Known Member Member

    Betters are herbivores
    You don't need to do water changed in a betta bowl
    you can keep a betta in a bowl
    Betters are highly aggressive and will kill anything they see
    betters live in tiny puddles
     
  17. Rtessy

    Rtessy Well Known Member Member

    I thought they were saying the myth was that the bettas liked it. Guess it's just a personality thing for those guys, lol