Betta fish aren’t difficult to care for, but there’s definitely more involved than the average pet store employee will tell you.
Sure, you can keep your Betta in a vase and not pay too much attention to water quality. But don’t be surprised if your fish becomes depressed and lethargic, or even dies after just a few months.
Below is a helpful video with step-by-step instructions on how to set up your ideal Betta tank. It goes over putting in sand and gravel, filters, heaters and lights, and acclimating your fish to his new home.
What is the best size tank for a betta fish?
The best size tank for a Betta fish is at least 10 gallons. A 10 gallon aquarium provides plenty of room for your Betta to swim have a few tank mates and plenty of live healthy plants.
What do bettas need in their tank?
When setting up your Bettas tank do you best to include the following;
- The tank should be at least 10 gallons,
- Have plenty of vegetation and places to hide.
- Avoid fish that are brightly colored, have long, flowy fins, or that have a reputation for nibbling on the fins of other fish.
- Two male Bettas should never be put in the same tank together.
How to set up a Betta fish tank
If you follow the fundamentals in this article, it’s easy to create a healthy environment for your Betta fish. Your fish will be happier, he’ll live longer and you’ll get joy out of seeing him swim around his tank.