Aqueon betta bow 2.5 gallon fish tank

This is a review of sorts of the aqueon betta bow fish tank, which is almost identical to the aqueon mini bow fish tank except for this one was cheaper and has a divider.

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This is a review of sorts of the aqueon betta bow fish tank, which is almost identical to the aqueon mini bow fish tank except for this one was cheaper and has a divider.

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Sofia Misty
Sofia Misty - 3 years ago
so cute!! I'm gonna get one :D But I would get a small, gentle filter for the other side as well to keep both sides of the tank clean for both bettas, and put the heater ( if one is necessary ) in the middle so that heat can flow through both sides.
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 3 years ago
Sofia Misty Awesome! Have fun with it:)
CheekyHamsters 11
CheekyHamsters 11 - 3 years ago
I know he does not use this tank anymore but it makes me sad to see this
1. To small to divide
2. They can see eachother and try to fight.
AND
3.Diseases in water can spread very easily. I know people keep compatible fish together but when they can't live together it's even worst because it is getting 2 fish sick that should not be in the same tank.
Belle 12
Belle 12 - 3 years ago
it is good for 2 they both look really happy. Tank size does not matter it is if they are happy
Princess O
Princess O - 3 years ago
Belle 12 ur really dumb lmfao
Mika Chan
Mika Chan - 3 years ago
amen!!
Melody S
Melody S - 3 years ago
James Riemer the bigger one looks "happy" because he is flaring
Alleixas Bukikosa
Alleixas Bukikosa - 3 years ago
I see them flaring
larisa pogorelova
larisa pogorelova - 4 years ago
I would keep one Betta in the tank. If you ever decide to get a split tank again, I would suggest another dividor, since the one shown is see-through and stresses the fish out :)
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
I do not even have this tank anymore, my current bettas are all in their own tanks:)
155DJJ
155DJJ - 4 years ago
This  is a great review buddy!
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
Thank you:)
GalaxyCat 799
GalaxyCat 799 - 4 years ago
I have this tank
GummiesPlayz
GummiesPlayz - 4 years ago
hi can you take the middle off
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
If they can get at each other, yes.
Trash Osu Player
Trash Osu Player - 4 years ago
Won't the Bettas fight though?
GummiesPlayz
GummiesPlayz - 4 years ago
thanks
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
Hi, you sure can.
Grace M
Grace M - 4 years ago
His divider is upside down lol I have the same tank and if you look on the top side of the "finger grip" it says bottom
Grace M
Grace M - 4 years ago
+wiznat10 your welcome
wiznat10
wiznat10 - 4 years ago
thank i have the same tanks and never noticed is says "BOTTOM" fits a bit better. :)
Grace M
Grace M - 4 years ago
+Hickster58 yea I just thought that was funny
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
lol, yeah, figured that out a while back :P

10. comment for Aqueon betta bow 2.5 gallon fish tank

BettaFish 2017
BettaFish 2017 - 4 years ago
This is only suitable for one betta
MikeeThe Gamer
MikeeThe Gamer - 4 years ago
Can you remove the divder
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
Yep, it just slides in and out.
Carmelle LaPointe
Carmelle LaPointe - 4 years ago
I would really suggest having only ONE betta in that small tank;)
Tom Feeley
Tom Feeley - 4 years ago
Thanks! Rinsing it is a good tip
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
+Tom Feeley You're welcome:)
Tom Feeley
Tom Feeley - 4 years ago
How often should you replace the filter?
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
+Tom Feeley Change the filter cartridge about once a month, but you can rinse it off in water change water at each water change.
Jnm1220
Jnm1220 - 4 years ago
why cant you just remove the divider?
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
+Jnm1220 :)
Jnm1220
Jnm1220 - 4 years ago
oh i see thats good to know then
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
+Jnm1220 They will also fight, so will females in this small a tank. Females can be put together in 10 gallons or larger and in larger groups
Jnm1220
Jnm1220 - 4 years ago
i know males cant be put together but what about a male and a female
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
you can with only one betta, 2 bettas will kill each other
Nandha Chokkan
Nandha Chokkan - 4 years ago
how do u keep 2 bettas ? my female keeps swimming around the divider thru a gap and fights with male
Nandha Chokkan
Nandha Chokkan - 4 years ago
+Nandha Chokkan If u look closely at the divider it says "BOTTOM" at the area with the tab. the tab goes down first
Nandha Chokkan
Nandha Chokkan - 4 years ago
+Hickster58 hey I found the prob
Nandha Chokkan
Nandha Chokkan - 4 years ago
+Hickster58 will they kill each other?
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 4 years ago
mine did that a few times as well, kinda a problem with dividers.
Carloslee Mingjun
Carloslee Mingjun - 5 years ago
too small for betta
John RandomYT
John RandomYT - 5 years ago
to small to split
Crazy gamer
Crazy gamer - 5 years ago
Ok thank you
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 5 years ago
+Crazy gamer Welcome

20. comment for Aqueon betta bow 2.5 gallon fish tank

Crazy gamer
Crazy gamer - 5 years ago
Is there filter more filter pad you'd can get to change them out
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 5 years ago
you can buy more filter pads from most pet stores for the tank.
John RandomYT
John RandomYT - 5 years ago
One betta should have a 2.5 gallon tank
The Tetra
The Tetra - 5 years ago
Enough room for one fish, not near enough for two.
Christopher Salazar
Christopher Salazar - 3 years ago
Robert Thompson
I believe it is some sort of swamp puddles that go around for miles.
Robert Thompson
Robert Thompson - 4 years ago
Tucker Caldwell What type of habitat do bettas live in the wild?
MLGamerPlays Mc
MLGamerPlays Mc - 4 years ago
+Tucker Caldwell True true
bradrobertsboy
bradrobertsboy - 5 years ago
Do you need a heater ! For bettas
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 5 years ago
+bradrobertsboy They need to be in 70 degrees or hotter water, but 75-80ish is preferred. If your water is not at least this hot than you would need a heater.
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 5 years ago
@BellaAndBettas I believe around $15 from petco.
Bella and Bettas
Bella and Bettas - 5 years ago
Also how much was your male? I have a dragon scale female plakat maybe crowntail and I got her as a baby for 1.99$
Bella and Bettas
Bella and Bettas - 5 years ago
Too small
itZz JDM
itZz JDM - 5 years ago
Hey will my betta be healthy if I take the divider out and have 1 Betta in there is it still too tiny
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 5 years ago
Thanks alot:D
itZz JDM
itZz JDM - 5 years ago
Thx hickster58 love your videos keep it up bro
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 5 years ago
+itZz JDM I have had 2 bettas in here with the divider and both were healthy. Only having one betta in it is better though, and is great for them, a lot better than a small bowl!
Sinnipop Lolligag
Sinnipop Lolligag - 5 years ago
I'm getting one of these tomorrow. I wanted a 5 gallon, however I feel like a 2.5 will be fine if he's by himself. I also got a Aqueon betta heater for the tank, but I'm worried it'll get too warm. What do you think? In the winter it's 60ish in here, and 70 - 76 in the summer.
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 5 years ago
I would still put a thermometer i/on the tank to be safe. My tank gets to around 80 without a heater in it in my apartment. Your welcome:)
Sinnipop Lolligag
Sinnipop Lolligag - 5 years ago
I was most worried about overheating. I didn't think they had their own internal thermometer to keep track-- awesome. I can breath easier. Thanks a ton. :)
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 5 years ago
+Sinnipop Lolligag Very nice:) I had a marina small heater in mine and it worked great. The small heaters are usually preset and should not heat up the tank more than that temp, but of course other factors may. I Imagine you should be fine, just keep an eye on the temp.
Steenad010
Steenad010 - 5 years ago
Oh ok thank you, another question, I just ordered the aqueon mini beta bow 1 gallon. ..what's the best heater? Plz thank you
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 5 years ago
Sorry but i do not know. I really only have heaters in my bigger tanks, as my apartment is always hot enough to where I do not need a heater.

30. comment for Aqueon betta bow 2.5 gallon fish tank

Karleigh Reamer
Karleigh Reamer - 5 years ago
I want to put two bettas in with the divided but people keep saying its two small but I might put 2 females the only thing Is making me not want to do it is that they can see each other I don't want them to stress eachother out though some females can be friendly to one another I won't know their personality till, and the filter seemed to be too strong for my old betta that passed away so if I get a new one im gonna get a different filter
Karleigh Reamer
Karleigh Reamer - 4 years ago
wow i just relized how bad of a comment i made i would never house two bettas in that tank i have 2 guppies and its more fitting for them
Freshwater tanks
Freshwater tanks - 4 years ago
+Kyle Bethe I have 3 tanks a 300 gallon 10 gallon and 5 gallon and maybe your better but I have been in for six year Idc if you think your better I just try my best which is kind of easy
Kyle Bethe
Kyle Bethe - 4 years ago
+Danny Nguyen​ I've learned a little. Try coming on something that isn't 39 weeks old. Considering I'm one of the biggest killifish breeders in my state now, and have many many display tanks, all going much more successfully than any tank you'll ever own
Freshwater tanks
Freshwater tanks - 4 years ago
+Kyle Bethe that's terrible your bad
Karleigh Reamer
Karleigh Reamer - 5 years ago
the tank is too small for three female betta fish and you are supposeed to keep 5-6 female fish in a 10 gallon to balance things out
Kyle Bethe
Kyle Bethe - 5 years ago
+CuteCavies I have three females in my tank, no divider, 2.5 gal mini bow. I love the tank, and the fish get along fine. They do fight a little, but it goes away with time. Its more of them figuring out who the dominant one is, but multiple females with no dividers (more than 3) is like a bachelorette group more or less.
Steenad010
Steenad010 - 5 years ago
Hey can I use my own filtration? And would I be able to get a solid divider that will fit for this tank? I feel the filter takes up too much space... I'm a beginner n want to find a better home for my 2 betta,and recommendations is welcome thank you.
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 5 years ago
you might be able to use a small in-tank filter, but then it would take up a bunch of room for the betta sadly. You might be able to build a solid divider, but then the filter would only work on one side and the water would not completely circulate.
I would recommend getting a 10 gallon tank and putting in a divider. You can either buy the divider or make one. They are usually pretty cheap to buy, but be warned, that not all companies dividers will fit every 10 gallon tank.
If you check out my divided 10 gallon tank video on youtube, you can see the one that I made for super cheap.
Best of luck:D 
IMUNNORMALXD
IMUNNORMALXD - 6 years ago
I might be getting the aqueon betta falls but I found out this one is bigger and decent for bettas
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 6 years ago
Thanks for watching/commenting. I would for sure recommend this tank or the new version with LED lighting over the betta falls, it gives bettas more room.   
XRevelation0X
XRevelation0X - 6 years ago
Your divider is actually upside down.
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 6 years ago
Thanks, I have fixed it since this vid:D
papercandles
papercandles - 6 years ago
That tank sells for  $28 at petsmart.
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 6 years ago
Your welcome:) The tank was great with 1 betta on each side, this is one of my favorite tanks for bettas.
papercandles
papercandles - 6 years ago
+Hickster58 Thank you so much for all the advice!  How well did it work out with having two bettas in the tank with the divider?
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 6 years ago
The tank is VERY quiet, and i believe it always was, but cant remember how it was at first. Some filters take a bit to quiet down, such as the aqua clear 70. I have no personal experience with the national geographic stuff, they look cool though. If they come with a tetra filter, i would go with the Aqueon, I personally dislike tetra filters, the ones I have in my ten gallon tank seem like the filter pads rip easily. As far as heaters, i personally don't use one, as before when i was in my college dorm, it was always very warm, in the upper 70's or hotter, even during the winter. Now i'm in a 3rd floor apartment, and it is still in the upper 70's in my fish tanks.  I know Fluval makes a small heater for their Fluval edge tanks that should be good, I really like fluval as a brand. 
 If you have any more questions, feel free to ask, I enjoy helping people with animal questions:D
papercandles
papercandles - 6 years ago
+Hickster58 How is the filter? Does it run quietly  or does it make a lot of noise? Another tank I am considering is the National geographic half moon aqua oasis starter kit, but I like the dimensions on the Aqueon better I think. It goes more swimming room, even though they are both 2.5 gallons. I need to decide in the next few days so I can set a tank and heater up.  I have a betta in a temporary 1/2 gallon tank. Can you recommend a heater? Thank you in advance and I am sorry for all the questions! 
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 6 years ago
I personally really like the tank for bettas. I think Aqueon is a decent brand, better than Tetra, which is what alot of smaller tanks are made by/ come with, especially filter wise.
papercandles
papercandles - 6 years ago
+Hickster58 not a problem! This is one of the ones I am considering on purchasing. I am back and forth on the size and the tank to purchase lol
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 6 years ago
Thanks for watching/commenting. They must have lowered the price, probably since they now have the ones with LED's instead of the incandescent lights.
HappyGuava1
HappyGuava1 - 6 years ago
Thank you for the video!! I was tricked into the "Bettas need tiny bowls" myth but then I found out that that is not the case. I looked up a ton of tanks and I have decided that my betta calico would be very happy in this tank. Thanks!
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 6 years ago
+HappyGuava1 Thanks for watching commenting. Your welcome, glad i could help:D I'm sure your betta will be much happier in this tank than in a tiny bowl.
Tegan Post
Tegan Post - 6 years ago
with a tank that has a filter like this , do you ever have to take the fish out and do a full clean/ water change ? 
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 6 years ago
Your welcome:)
Tegan Post
Tegan Post - 6 years ago
Great! Thank you!
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 6 years ago
+Tegan Post Thanks for watching/commenting:) You should still do partial water changes, with a gravel syphon. You do not necessarily have to do 100% changes unless the tank gets very bad or fish keep dying on you. 
ryan jansen
ryan jansen - 6 years ago
Terrible tank. My betta fish died because of that tank. It jumped out of the tiny opening in the back.
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 6 years ago
+ryan jansen Sorry just saw this comment. Yeah ADFs can be asses, especially when they get big, then they will try to eat anything and everything, lol.
ryan jansen
ryan jansen - 6 years ago
Sorry for the terrible grammer
ryan jansen
ryan jansen - 6 years ago
Well maybe he was trying to kill himself. I figured out that my african dwarf frogs were biting and nipping at his fins because I bought new betta today and saw them do it to him which made me furious so I dumped my adfs in a creek so problem solved
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 6 years ago
thanks for watching and commenting. I'm sorry to hear that your betta died. I have personally had no problems with the tank but luckily none of my bettas are jumpers.
Got2LoveFish
Got2LoveFish - 6 years ago
It is not very good for the male to be flaring at the female all the time, it stresses him out too much and half the tank is too small for a betta
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 6 years ago
Over 1000 views!!! Thanks to everyone who has/is/will watch this and my other vids, your all awesome:D
Rusty Ghostman
Rusty Ghostman - 6 years ago
Nice tank, u gonna put in the heater they make for these tanks?
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 6 years ago
Thanks for watching:) My room is in the upper 70's so I don't need a heater.
TangyNeonz
TangyNeonz - 6 years ago
Thanks for posting :) I have a 1.5 gal now and was thinking of upgrading if I decide I want another betta after my current one passes (he's three years old now). Just FYI I have heard a lot of bad things about this particular divider and it was helpful to see this video because it showed me why... The bettas can both see each other at all times which can be stressful (you can see them both flaring throughout the video) and the holes are big enough for one to take a bite out of the other one (noticed that a few times too). You already said the female crossed over once, has it happened again? I'm not going to divide a 2.5, but I am still curious.

I used to feed that tetra flake stuff - the white bits are shrimp. My betta used to love those. :) Stopped feeding as flakes are messy - bettas are likely to miss the little bits of 'em and they mess up your tank. I used to pick out the shrimp and just feed those for treats though! The omega one pellets are one of the best out there and I'd stick with them if I were you.

Also, the tetra water conditioner works fine but compared to others it is very watered down... if I remember right it was 2 drops per litre? I have top fin water conditioner now and that's two drops a gallon for a slightly larger bottle at a similar price. Anyways if that's your only tank it'll still last you a while - but just in case anybody else is reading!

...Sorry this is so long. :D
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 6 years ago
Thanks for watching:) As someone else stated, in this video I actually have the divider in upside down, lol. I put it in correctly a week or two ago and it's alot better, have had no problems with either betta getting to the other side, but as you said, the hills in the divider are just big enough that the bettas can "bite" each other through em:( This tank is still good though, especially for just one betta, as the filter it comes with works great without having being to strong to where it messes with the betta. My favorite for brand is omega one or new life spectrum, both you all real ingredients, not just fish meal.
MsPixelatedPaint
MsPixelatedPaint - 6 years ago
The divide is upside down.that's why they can cross.
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 6 years ago
lol, I feel so stupid! you are totally right, I fixed it and now it works a lot better! Thank you for telling me that and thanks for watching:)
Pet Care 101
Pet Care 101 - 6 years ago
Awesome video! Will be getting a betta soon with that tank :)
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 6 years ago
It is a nice tank, filters not to strong for bettas, which is somewhat rare in these small tank. Thanks for watching:)
Hickster58
Hickster58 - 6 years ago
+ReviewCam Thanks for watching and commenting. The filter on this tank seems to be just right. Its strong enough to suck in the crud, but not enough to suck in fish.
Infamous Aquatics
Infamous Aquatics - 6 years ago
Making me want a betta!! Tank looks pretty sick.

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