Question About Betta In Fish Bowl

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Chandell, May 17, 2018.

  1. ChandellValued MemberMember

    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?
  2. david1978Fishlore LegendMember

    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.
  3. maggie thecatWell Known MemberMember

    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.
  4. GalathielWell Known MemberMember

    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.
  5. GreekGillsValued MemberMember

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

    I know! I have

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