Finding Your Mini Aquarium Filter
As a betta owner one thing I noticed was how difficult it was to find a great filter for a small tank.
This is a big problem because in my opinion a betta tank should always have a way to filter the water, no matter how small the tank is.
However, I would recommend never keeping a betta in anything smaller than a 2.5 gallon tank.
I was surprised how little information there is online about mini filters for small tanks.
So, I thought it would be a good idea to provide some information to help out new betta owners, experienced betta owners and anyone who may be keeping any type of fish in a small or nano sized aquarium.
Mini Tank Filter Considerations
If you are looking for a mini tank filter for your betta or small fish tank here are few things you should consider:
- Filter Capacity & Flow Rate
- Type of filtration (media)
The filter I use which I think is a good mini fish tank filter is the Rio Mini 90 Internal Power Filter and I have a full review of it here: Rio Mini Internal Power Filter.
However, there are a lot of other mini betta fish filter options available. Below you will find 5 mini fish filter models along with the aquarium capacity for each mini filter.
5 Betta Mini Internal Aquarium Filter Options
Mini Internal Power Filter
|TOM Aquarium Mini Internal Filter 45gph Adjustable Flow New||Up To 6 Gallons.|
Flow Rate 45gph
|Aqueon 10-Gallon QuietFlow Internal Filter, Mini||Tanks 5-10 Gallons.|
Flow Rate 57gph
|Elite Underwater Mini Filter, UL Listed||Up To 3 Gallons||4||$|
|Tetra 25846 Whisper In-Tank Filter with BioScrubber, 1 to 3-Gallon||Up To 3 Gallons||4.5||$$$|
|Fluval Nano Aquarium Filter||Up To 15 Gallons|
Flow Rate 65gph
If you are unsure about whether or not you really need a filter for your betta please read our post about Betta Fish And Filters.
In it we provide options for the best betta filter (note they are not mini filters) as well as why you should always have a filter in your betta tank.