All cool Betta tanks have a few things in common. They are all big enough for your Betta to be happy, they all have some sort of substrate, and they all have decorations, structures, and plants for your Betta to hide in and explore.
But you can combine these elements in many different ways to come up with a stunning tank design.
These 19 attractive Betta fish tank ideas should get your creative juices flowing so that you can design your ideal Betta tank.
Whether you try to recreate one of the tanks on this list or come up with your own unique idea, there are endless possibilities for your Betta’s home.
What do Bettas like in their tank?
There are a few must-haves for your Bettas tank;
- Warm water
- Live plants
- Caves and hiding places
There are many other things that your Betta will enjoy having in their tank, but those are the must-haves, in my opinion.
What should you not put in a betta fish tank?
There are lots of things you shouldn’t put in your Bettas tank, but here are a few you need to avoid.
- Anything with sharp edges. Plastic plants, rocks, and ornaments can sometimes have edges that will tear your Bettas fins.
- Fish that are brightly colored and have long flowing fins.
- More than one male Betta.
What size tank should you get for a betta fish?
The best size tank for a Betta fish would be at least 10 gallons in size. However, it is not uncommon to find perfectly healthy Betta fish in a 5 gallon tank. That said, I would avoid anything smaller than 5 gallons.
One major element of an attractive Betta fish tank is the use of live plants. This helpful infographic shows you how to create an awesome “carpet” effect with your tank plantings:
Courtesy of: The Aquarium Guide
Making extensive use of live plants in your tank takes an additional level of care and planning. But the results are often worth it and will help you create an attractive home for your Betta.