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What Do Betta Fish Like In Their Tank?
When you’re setting up a Betta tank, we recommend the following equipment:
- Betta Fish Tank – Marineland 5 gallon kit
- A Good Filter Like The AquaClear Filter
- A Heater Marina Heater for Bettas and Bowls up to 5 gal
- A Thermometer Mini Glass Aquarium Thermometer
- Small Plants, plastic or live (preferably low light species)
- A Pump Tetra Whisper Air Pump
- Plant Substrate
- Hood and Light
This list is just a starting point and any large aquarium can be used.
Where Do Bettas Like To Sleep?
All animals sleep including your Betta fish. Where they sleep really depends on their attitude but most Betta fish will float at the top of your aquarium.
Other places you might see them resting is in a corner of the tank on the gravel or in a favourite hiding place like a cave. Sometimes they will also just use a plant leaf as a hammock.
Are Betta Fish Hard To Care For?
Like most fish, your betta will require some attention and work. However, they are no harder to care for than most other fish species.
In fact, Betta fish are great for beginners and actually quite hardy and easy to care for overall.
Should Betta Fish Be Active?
This one really depends on your Betta. Some Betta fish are very active and others are very boring to watch. It really comes down to their own personal traits.
You’ll get to know your Betta over time and learn what’s normal for them and what’s unusual behaviour.
Do Betta Fish Get Lonely
Betta fish are extremely territorial and enjoy living alone.
In fact, your Betta should not be kept with other fish that even has similar characteristics of a Betta fish.
Long fins, bright colours are all things that might set off the temper of your fighting fish and he may pick a fight.
There are a lot of fish (tank mates) that can live peacefully with your Betta as we’ve discussed above. Just make sure you have a big enough tank with lots of swimming room for all.
On another note, if kept in a small tank your Betta will get bored.
Where Is A Betta Fish From?
The Betta in your aquarium is likely from a Betta farm located somewhere in Asia.
However, the species itself is native to the Mekong basin of Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.