Question About Betta In Fish Bowl

Chandell

Member
My friend just got a betta for her daughter that she is keeping in a fish bowl. Would she still need to use a water conditioner if kept in a bowl?
 

david1978

Member
Yes weither a bowl, tank or pond if you have chlorine/chlorimine in your water you need to use a dechlorinator. Hopefully the bowl has a filter and a heater. Bettas are still fish and have the same basic needs.
 

maggie thecat

Member
Yep. Water is water. And so is all the stuff that gets put into it.

If you can gently encourage your friend to get a sponge filter and a small heater, please do.
 

Galathiel

Member
You might tell your friend that the water needs to be changed every day (at least once, more preferably) if you keep a fish in a bowl. A tank with a filter would be better .. at least 2.5 gallons, but 5 gallons is better. Bettas need warmer water so they need a larger space so they can have a heater if the temps are lower than 78 or so.
 

GreekGills

Member
Then your friend should prepare for a sick betta. Giving a fish poor water conditions stresses the fish and causes all sorts of problems.
 
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Chandell

Member
maggie thecat said:
Yep. Water is water. And so is all the stuff that gets put into it.

If you can gently encourage your friend to get a sponge filter and a small heater, please do.
Thanks
GreekGills said:
Then your friend should prepare for a sick betta. Giving a fish poor water conditions stresses the fish and causes all sorts of problems.
I know! I have
 

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