Betta Fish Care, Betta Fish Tank Set Up, Diet, And Tank Mates (Betta Splendens)

Betta fish care Introduction to the betta fish and basic how to care for the betta fish. The betta splenden is a great beginner fish that can fit in small spaces. These fish were originally created over 600 years ago through selective breeding in Thailand from their relatives who lived in small streams and rice paddies. They were specifically bred then for aggression to be used for fighting which is why they are also known as Siamese fighting fish, and is why it is advised to keep males separated from one another. The average lifespan of the betta fish is 3-5 years, but with proper set up, tank maintenance, and diet they can live even longer. Unfortunately, a lot of betta fish are commonly kept in small bowls, vases, or tanks giving people the impression bettas are not very active. Contrary to belief, these fish can be extremely active swimmers. For the Betta fish tank set up you will want to have: Minimum tank size 2.5 gallons (bigger is great) The smaller the tank, the more frequently you might need to do water changes If you do not use a filter, and do not have a heavily planted tank, you will need to do more frequent water changes. Low flow filter (bettas cannot swim well against too strong of a current) Ideal Temp for bettas: between 78-80 degrees (heater most likely required) Smooth substrate Decorations with no rough edges (bettas long flowing fins can easily snag on anything sharp) Plenty of hiding places (decorations or live plants) Betta fish are air breathers so air stones are not necessary PH between 6.5 and 7.5 A tightly fitted lid (betta fish are known to jump) Dechlorinator or water conditioner (to remove chlorine and chloramines) Bacteria supplement (beneficial bacteria helps to remove toxins from fish waste and any uneaten fish food) Betta fish Diet Betta Pellets or flakes (look for high quality protein with no fillers) New life spectrum, bug bites, or kensfish are great brands Betta fish can suffer from bloat and constipation from over feeding, feeding low quality pellets or flake foods, not soaking the pellets before feeding. To help prevent bloat soaking pellets in dechlorinated water for a minimum of 30 minutes before feeding will help, without doing this the food can expand in the gut leading to potential illness. Betta fish are insectivores and enjoy a wide variety of live and frozen food items such as Blood worms Daphnia Brine shrimp Adult Betta fish tank mates (minimum 10 gallons for this) neon tetras rasboras otocinclus snails ghost shrimp ***Not a good idea for beginners*** Keep an eye on your fish for any potential problems, even “peaceful fish” can sometimes cause problems as well as the betta (watch for any signs of fin nipping, stress in your fish, aggression.) Tank maintenance 10-15 percent water changes at least once a week while tank is cycling (ideally wait till tank is cycled before adding fish, this process typically can take 4-6 weeks) 15-20 percent as needed based on weekly water testing after tank is established Additional Information Tank Cycling https://youtu.be/O61NAy6SKAE Big City Bettas Gel Food Tutorial https://youtu.be/fTdB2xLMoXk My Betta Fish Kai's Tank Fluval Chi Tank http://amzn.to/2hhmQFZ My Filming Equipment Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR http://amzn.to/2j3G0jt Rode VMGO Video Mic GO http://amzn.to/2AWdw2h Music Thanks To: NoCopyrightSounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJeh_dLjPN4 Defqwop - Heart Afire (feat. Strix) [NCS Release] Defqwop • https://soundcloud.com/defqwop • https://www.facebook.com/defqwopmusic • https://twitter.com/defqwop **disclaimer** Some of the links above are affiliate links, which means if you buy through them I get a small percentage of the sale. All opinions on products are my own. Thanks for supporting the channel!

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Betta fish care Introduction to the betta fish and basic how to care for the betta fish. The betta splenden is a great beginner fish that can fit in small spaces. These fish were originally created over 600 years ago through selective breeding in Thailand from their relatives who lived in small streams and rice paddies. They were specifically bred then for aggression to be used for fighting which is why they are also known as Siamese fighting fish, and is why it is advised to keep males separated from one another. The average lifespan of the betta fish is 3-5 years, but with proper set up, tank maintenance, and diet they can live even longer. Unfortunately, a lot of betta fish are commonly kept in small bowls, vases, or tanks giving people the impression bettas are not very active. Contrary to belief, these fish can be extremely active swimmers. For the Betta fish tank set up you will want to have: Minimum tank size 2.5 gallons (bigger is great) The smaller the tank, the more frequently you might need to do water changes If you do not use a filter, and do not have a heavily planted tank, you will need to do more frequent water changes. Low flow filter (bettas cannot swim well against too strong of a current) Ideal Temp for bettas: between 78-80 degrees (heater most likely required) Smooth substrate Decorations with no rough edges (bettas long flowing fins can easily snag on anything sharp) Plenty of hiding places (decorations or live plants) Betta fish are air breathers so air stones are not necessary PH between 6.5 and 7.5 A tightly fitted lid (betta fish are known to jump) Dechlorinator or water conditioner (to remove chlorine and chloramines) Bacteria supplement (beneficial bacteria helps to remove toxins from fish waste and any uneaten fish food) Betta fish Diet Betta Pellets or flakes (look for high quality protein with no fillers) New life spectrum, bug bites, or kensfish are great brands Betta fish can suffer from bloat and constipation from over feeding, feeding low quality pellets or flake foods, not soaking the pellets before feeding. To help prevent bloat soaking pellets in dechlorinated water for a minimum of 30 minutes before feeding will help, without doing this the food can expand in the gut leading to potential illness. Betta fish are insectivores and enjoy a wide variety of live and frozen food items such as Blood worms Daphnia Brine shrimp Adult Betta fish tank mates (minimum 10 gallons for this) neon tetras rasboras otocinclus snails ghost shrimp ***Not a good idea for beginners*** Keep an eye on your fish for any potential problems, even “peaceful fish” can sometimes cause problems as well as the betta (watch for any signs of fin nipping, stress in your fish, aggression.) Tank maintenance 10-15 percent water changes at least once a week while tank is cycling (ideally wait till tank is cycled before adding fish, this process typically can take 4-6 weeks) 15-20 percent as needed based on weekly water testing after tank is established Additional Information Tank Cycling https://youtu.be/O61NAy6SKAE Big City Bettas Gel Food Tutorial https://youtu.be/fTdB2xLMoXk My Betta Fish Kai's Tank Fluval Chi Tank http://amzn.to/2hhmQFZ My Filming Equipment Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR http://amzn.to/2j3G0jt Rode VMGO Video Mic GO http://amzn.to/2AWdw2h Music Thanks To: NoCopyrightSounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJeh_dLjPN4 Defqwop - Heart Afire (feat. Strix) [NCS Release] Defqwop • https://soundcloud.com/defqwop • https://www.facebook.com/defqwopmusic • https://twitter.com/defqwop **disclaimer** Some of the links above are affiliate links, which means if you buy through them I get a small percentage of the sale. All opinions on products are my own. Thanks for supporting the channel!

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Bethany Nutting
Bethany Nutting - 2 years ago
FUN FACT: Bettas are known as the "Siamese Fighting Fish" because they were so very popular for their fighting sport in Thailand (formerly Siam). The emperor of Siam became so involved with these fish that he licensed, collected, and even taxed the sale and breeding of these fish and there was official betting... like horseracing... but betta fighting. They did not fight to the death, but to the retreat. The retreating fish would lose.
TANK ON! :D
Brittany Beyerle
Brittany Beyerle - 2 years ago
thank you for reading facts from a screen for us! your delivery and the reflection in your glasses says it all. though i suppose there are idiots who buy bettas and don't even do that. :/
MyHecticLifePets
MyHecticLifePets - 2 years ago
+Brittany Beyerle but awesome to know that i have it that well rehearsed
MyHecticLifePets
MyHecticLifePets - 2 years ago
+Brittany Beyerle there is no screen, only a window, no fancy lighting for me.
craig Deonarine
craig Deonarine - 2 years ago
This was an awesome video! you totally deserve more subs!
MyHecticLifePets
MyHecticLifePets - 2 years ago
+craig Deonarine Thank you
Kripke The Chameleon & Friends
Kripke The Chameleon & Friends - 2 years ago
Great video! This subject matter can go many ways so I'll leave it in your hands. In the near future I'll upload vids with my bettas in them. New Sub # 423. Feel free to check us out sometime.
MyHecticLifePets
MyHecticLifePets - 2 years ago
Thank you, I will definitely check out the channel :)
David's Fish Tanks
David's Fish Tanks - 2 years ago
Great video Subbed you ! ! !
MyHecticLifePets
MyHecticLifePets - 2 years ago
+David's Fish Tanks thank you
Julianna Juengel
Julianna Juengel - 2 years ago
Hey thank you for this info today.
matthew atmore
matthew atmore - 3 years ago
great info looking into getting betta fish
Shy
Shy - 3 years ago
What filter do you recommend for a 10 gallon betta tank?? any specific brand or model ?? Having a little trouble finding a low flow filter that has good reviews!
MyHecticLifePets
MyHecticLifePets - 3 years ago
+Shy glad to help :)
Shy
Shy - 3 years ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to reply! You're a life saver!! I've watched over 100 videos and finally got the info that I needed so thank you again :)))
MyHecticLifePets
MyHecticLifePets - 3 years ago
+Shy My tetra whisper 10i internal filter has done pretty well in my killifish tank (killifish need low flow like bettas), diy sponge filters are great here is a link to a pretty easy tutorial https://youtu.be/hmXWmgOJAcY, a lot of it is personal preference, you can do a power filter and add a baffle (basically just a piece of sponge to slow down the water flow) here is a link for a tutorial on that https://youtu.be/691yHieYHcI. I hope this helps to give you some ideas :)
dbachelor's Planted Aquarium
dbachelor's Planted Aquarium - 3 years ago
Great guide! Very nice video editing! :)
MyHecticLifePets
MyHecticLifePets - 3 years ago
+dbachelor's Planted Aquarium thank you

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Dee Fish Keeper
Dee Fish Keeper - 3 years ago
Great video! Save the Betta’s!!
DWSDARIUS FISH TANKS
DWSDARIUS FISH TANKS - 3 years ago
Awesome info!
MyHecticLifePets
MyHecticLifePets - 3 years ago
+DWSDARIUS FISH TANKS thank you
River Life
River Life - 3 years ago
Hey MyHecticLifePets - Thanks for the excellent Betta info! New subscriber.
MyHecticLifePets
MyHecticLifePets - 3 years ago
+River Life thank you for stopping by
V. Stag
V. Stag - 3 years ago
Awesome info Great video Thanks for sharing
MyHecticLifePets
MyHecticLifePets - 3 years ago
+V. Stag thank you :)
RockersEatRocks
RockersEatRocks - 3 years ago
Very informative! Great video. Thanks!
Gillian Stafford
Gillian Stafford - 3 years ago
Hey ☺ This was a very helpful video. I got a Betta about 3 weeks ago, and I was informed by the pet store that a 1 gallon tank was enough
Gillian Stafford
Gillian Stafford - 3 years ago
MyHecticLifePets Thank you so much ❤
MyHecticLifePets
MyHecticLifePets - 3 years ago
+Gillian Stafford a couple ghost shrimp, cherry shrimp, or amano shrimp with some moss might work.

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