Betta Fish Facts and Tips

Here are some Betta facts and tips to help you care for your Betta Fish! Sorry, I forgot to talk about flaring...they do that to make themselves look bigger when they are going to fight another betta fish. Or when they see their reflection because they think that it is another betta. :) Also, keep your tank at at least 70 to 80 degrees!!!

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Here are some Betta facts and tips to help you care for your Betta Fish! Sorry, I forgot to talk about flaring...they do that to make themselves look bigger when they are going to fight another betta fish. Or when they see their reflection because they think that it is another betta. :) Also, keep your tank at at least 70 to 80 degrees!!!

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Madison Moreland
Madison Moreland - 2 years ago
I see a lot of hate on this video but I one hundred percent understand where you are coming from. The first time I ever had my own pet betta I had close to the same exact set up and had an identical tank, I simply took one trip to petco and got everything I needed on impulse without doing extensive research. Later down the road I realized how many myths there were about betta care and how necessary it is to have certain equipment. Instead of yelling at you for what you are doing wrong let me point out some things and help you and tell you were to go from here. The first thing I see is the size of your tank, that has to be at most a one gallon, you said in your video that they don’t need a large tank to thrive; however, unforchnetly that is not true, the rule of thumb is at least 2.5 gallons per betta. In addition, I would suggest a filter. Unless you are doing water changes on the daily and have both a bacteria start up and a water conditioner handy I would invest in a good filter. They do not usually cost more then 20 dollars, I think I payed 11 for mine. I’m you video the water looks nice and clear which is what I like to see BUT you always need to keep in mind the waste created by your betta and the harmful bacteria that you can’t always see and can make your betta extremely sick. Another good investment is a heater. Betta fish come from a tropical climate and their water needs to be around 70 degrees at all times this allows them to be more happy and active. Those are just a few steps you can take to keep your betta happy and safe. I hope this helped and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to email me, I’m a proud betta parent and I love seeing others take part in the fish community!
Selena Wolf
Selena Wolf - 3 years ago
I'm very sorry but by the looks of that you don't necessarily know what you are talking about. The tank is way to small and most of the so called "facts" are myths....
akane. shadows
akane. shadows - 3 years ago
thats such a small tank. that poor fish.
Anuraag Yarramreddy
Anuraag Yarramreddy - 4 years ago
give ur betta at least a 2/3 gallon tank

that .5 gallon thing is inhumane
Parradoxx Productions
Parradoxx Productions - 4 years ago
look in to more Betta history and fix your tank that's small and you need more rocks and plants also more better hiding spots # never put salt
Ajplayer1212 articwolf
Ajplayer1212 articwolf - 4 years ago
No one ever talks about distilled water
frow234
frow234 - 4 years ago
You gotta do more research and learn about the animal your caring for. .5 is way way way to small, its literally the harshest condition they can survive. If you love him why do that to him
Rebecca King
Rebecca King - 4 years ago
allot of people with internet vet degrees here
SIMON Yu
SIMON Yu - 4 years ago
This video sucks on offence

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Nessa Deans
Nessa Deans - 5 years ago
Within 4 seconds of watching this video I decided you know nothing about Bettas
Olivia Jessica
Olivia Jessica - 5 years ago
I don't think you know much about betas if you're keeping it in such a small aquarium
Olyvia 0427
Olyvia 0427 - 5 years ago
I realized that yensid backwerds is disney
Carissa Yu
Carissa Yu - 4 years ago
Oh yeah ... lol
her tank is so small :(
Vicky Li
Vicky Li - 5 years ago
Please get that betta at least a 2.5 gallon. That is too small- it should be used as a quarantine at most.
Charlie Voss
Charlie Voss - 5 years ago
I had one of those i had none of the stuff you said to have and it lived for two years in tap water with no conditioner
Love Goldens
Love Goldens - 5 years ago
I'm so glad my betta lives in a Heavily planted 30 gallon tank. He spent a month in a breeder box (his fins were all chewed off). His attitude totally changed once I added him back into the main tank
Nicolas Lopez
Nicolas Lopez - 5 years ago
my betta fish lived for three years in a one gallon with a plastic plant and gravel feeding it tropical fish flakes
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+Nicolas Lopez 3 years is actually pretty low for a betta, a well cared for betta fish will live about 5-6 years
Angie Darst
Angie Darst - 6 years ago
Your tank is just fine, as long as you change his water every 3 days or so. I have a female Betta named (In Japanese) "Tahnahe" and her tank is 1.5 gallons with a filter system, light, real live plant (Jungle Val), and a rainbow cave with holes big enough for her to swim through. She is like soooo happy in there!!! I bought her from WalMart 2 weeks ago, when I got her, her water was so cloudy, with lots of poop on the bottom of the container, and her water stunk like death.. She was so sad in that little cup :(.. Your Betta may want a bigger better home too... You can buy a cheap fish tank that comes with a filter system and a light, at your local WalMart for under 30.00 U.S dollars!!!!! Great video and good luck <3
frow234
frow234 - 4 years ago
To small poor guy
wolverine1865
wolverine1865 - 6 years ago
Smallest tank I've kept a betta in was 10 gallons, biggest was 55 gallons. The one in the 55 gallon used to love swimming around the whole tank
wolverine1865
wolverine1865 - 6 years ago
Beautiful fish, but it needs to be in a bigger tank with a heater and a filter.

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Sierra Mitchell
Sierra Mitchell - 6 years ago
Dude your tank is too small and you need a heater. I know you just want what is best for your fish but helping companies make myths about animal abuse is just not right. I don't where this stuff come from because you can google betta care and it will tell you that you need a bigger tank and heater. Please do not just ignore this comment and get a bigger environment. That is there whole world. It would be like you living in a cramped closet. and people well my room is really small. But dude people leave there room you go to school, work, the mall, whatever but they don't just sleep there and get to leave so please put yourself in the position of your fish.
laurie vara
laurie vara - 6 years ago
I bet your very smart but this is all wrong I'm 11 and I know a lot of tips for fish I have a tiger oscar and a red belly pirhana I understand you need a filter a heater and and oxeyegon thing I don't know what it's called, I also under stand the nitregon cycle I also understand how big of a tank you need I have a 100 gallon tank for two fish
Vicky Li
Vicky Li - 5 years ago
Me too! I'm 11 and whenever I get a fish, I do about a month of research before I get it. In specializing in Bettas and goldfish. I have my Bettas in 2.5 gallons each, which is the minimum! My two Goldie's are in a 30 gallon! Research is the key, and I hate it when people don't do it :(
kayleigh an justice
kayleigh an justice - 6 years ago
i got rocks an thats gonna be hard but usally both of my bettas eat all the food an there both look healty 
FPV _ Airborne
FPV _ Airborne - 6 years ago
1:50 lie they need a huge tank that is so cruel
LazerFish98
LazerFish98 - 6 years ago
1: betta fish DO like larger areas. Rice paddies(although shallow) span for several several feet. "They're happy in small areas" is a marketing tool.
2: BETTAS DO NOT LIVE IN BRACKISH ENVIRONMENTS!!! This means they DO NOT like salt in their environment. If they're sick, use appropriate meds. Not salt.
3: "conditioner is vital" thanks capt. obvious
4: Filtration is an excellent thing to have(given that there's a very slow current) as well as oxygen is out I to the water even though they do gasp air.

For someone doing a "all about bettas" video, you sure are clueless
RABAandASH
RABAandASH - 6 years ago
Don't make a "facts and tips" about betta fish if you don't even know how to properly care for one. Get a bigger tank for him not to mention a filter and heater. They ARE happier in bigger environments, not in a small box they can barely turn around in
monshonday
monshonday - 5 years ago
Finally someone says the truth and your betta looks like it has fin rot
Madasi
Madasi - 5 years ago
+ReviewCam lool
Madasi
Madasi - 5 years ago
im laughing at her video so much because she is failing LOL
Shelby Dockter
Shelby Dockter - 6 years ago
That poor creature. He must be incredibly unhappy. A half a gallon IS WAY TOO SMALL!!!!!!!!!!!
lucy chen
lucy chen - 6 years ago
They need a big tank your just defending those cheap people like you
Justin Gulino
Justin Gulino - 6 years ago
You can be happy in your closet
horsesandbettas horsesandbattas
horsesandbettas horsesandbattas - 6 years ago
I subbed you can you sub me back. If you want of course

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Eternal Skyy Costumes
Eternal Skyy Costumes - 6 years ago
Get him out of that stupid cube I wouldn't ever see a large dog inside of a small crate without PETA on your butt! And a heater, too. Room temperature is never consistent no matter what, plus water temperature is ALWAYS 10 degrees colder than room temp! I would look for a HUGE vase if low on funds and smash the crap out of betta cubes, they deserve the same treatment as other animals people pamper to death!
Alfi Stanley
Alfi Stanley - 6 years ago
YOU ARE STUPID IDIOT
MsGemRising
MsGemRising - 7 years ago
You're off to a good start though. Very smart.
MsGemRising
MsGemRising - 7 years ago
That whole puddle fish thing isn't really true. The water they naturally thrive in is still water, but it isn't a puddle.
MsGemRising
MsGemRising - 7 years ago
They can't be 'happy' in bowls or tanks less than 2.5 gallons (5 are perfect, and the easiest to maintain..cheapest over time too). Basically, the way to know if your betta is in optimal conditions and happiest/.healthiest when they make bubble nests. Assuming they're male. Females don't make bubble nests. Yours is a male though.
MsGemRising
MsGemRising - 7 years ago
She is right. A little bit of salt is good for them. Especially when they're in a small tank like that (which they really shouldn't be). It prevents against a lot of ailments.
mckenna davila
mckenna davila - 7 years ago
Oh u need some plants In your tank/aquarium because Betta don't like to be seen while sleeping
Nikolay Georgiev
Nikolay Georgiev - 7 years ago
small aquariums are good for bettas but not in bowls
lonewolf2545
lonewolf2545 - 7 years ago
Putting it in a tank this small will kill the fish and putting a fish in a tanks this small will kill it.
Priscilla Navarro
Priscilla Navarro - 7 years ago
I was recommended by an expert to use Aquarium Salt for my betta tank to reduce stress and promote gill function. My last bettas died from unknown reasons but ever since I began using it for my new bettas they're all healthy and still alive,So it doesn't kill your fish.
ReviewCam
ReviewCam - 7 years ago
no. only aquarium salt
Xbox Gamerz
Xbox Gamerz - 7 years ago
Thank u so much
Geral indestructible
Geral indestructible - 7 years ago
Sooo cute i get one too 3 i think his name will be bubbles
XDchurro
XDchurro - 7 years ago
they can live in it for a while but will need an upgrade tho..
JadeTheName11
JadeTheName11 - 7 years ago
Can u put regular salt in there?
Bruce Baumer
Bruce Baumer - 7 years ago
my betta seem to stay in one spot can you help me get him happy please
NotoriousBunny
NotoriousBunny - 7 years ago
i hope you've done more research since this video posting? i assume you're regurgitating false information that was told to you by a pet store (i've worked in one and i know they teach their associates false information) its a sales technique to sell more bettas.
Michael Freeman
Michael Freeman - 7 years ago
salt will help get ride of fungus and guk on the fish but dos not work well with plants.
Jacob
Jacob - 7 years ago
1:43 ,... Ya bettas do need a big tank to live longer
Jacob
Jacob - 7 years ago
Oh, it has a filter and light...js

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Jacob
Jacob - 7 years ago
I used to have a tank like that, just black. Bettas hate small tanks, and live for a shorter amount of time. I got a two gallon tank, and he loves it. (bigger tank= :-) fish)
lonewolf2545
lonewolf2545 - 7 years ago
No, that tank is too small for any amount of aquarium salt. It will do more harm than good.
Ashley Maxwell
Ashley Maxwell - 7 years ago
Actually putting in salt will help prevent velvet and the ich. Only two or three peices of salt though. I once owned a betta fish. It died of old age :(
may2001gitls
may2001gitls - 7 years ago
actually i got a betta and he is making bubble nest so he is happy
ReviewCam
ReviewCam - 7 years ago
It will survive, but I wouldn't keep it in a small tank for more than a month. It's too small to heat with a heater, and bettas are tropical fish. A heater in a small tank will basically boil it:( Also, aquarium salt will help with ich, but ich is also treated with heat. Lastly, there really isn't much swim room in a small tank. But a 1/2 is good as a short term tank to rescue a betta from a tiny pet store cup:)
chris franklin
chris franklin - 7 years ago
She just sounds stupid. Reading all these facts straight from google. Here's 2 facts get a bigger tank and any salt kills bettas.
livelaughride1000
livelaughride1000 - 7 years ago
The tank she has there is a 1/2 gallon as I used to have the same one its fine
may2001gitls
may2001gitls - 7 years ago
is it ok to put your beta in a half gallon tank
lonewolf2545
lonewolf2545 - 7 years ago
In something that small it would do more harm than good.
Empy Ong
Empy Ong - 7 years ago
a SMALL amount of salt is okay,cos the salt help kill many parasites and fungus that is VERY harmful towards the betta
Sarah Nunn
Sarah Nunn - 7 years ago
Well the aquarium salt she has is specifically for "freshwater fish" it's made for them to help their gills...so no she's right it's good for your betta.
J Sancho
J Sancho - 7 years ago
hello Miss Yensin12 first of all you have a really sweet voice! about your betta bowl...it is kind of small also you don't need aquarium salt unless your fish is ill. what you do need is a filter other than that your are good!
Fiona Waterkey
Fiona Waterkey - 7 years ago
Guys dont listen to her. Do not put aquarium salt in the tank unless your betta fish is ill and sick. Bettas are more sensitive to salt then any other freshwater fish except for scaleless fish so do not put it in.
Fiona Waterkey
Fiona Waterkey - 7 years ago
lonewolf2545 is correct. salt should never be used in a betta tank. It stresses the fish out and even though your fish is still alive, it wont thrive and will be constantly under stress. If you want to help your fish, dont use salt unless you know what you are doing (salt is only good for when treating your betta to illness and even then, many people disagree with the effects. Many other freshwater fish can tolerate salt but not bettas-they are particularly sensitive.
Lau Arg
Lau Arg - 7 years ago
I just got a Betta yesterday. How do I know if he gets sick?
TheAZchambers
TheAZchambers - 7 years ago
he might have already been stressed out by that small tank moving him was just the final nail =( fish stress out easily and you can give them a kind of fishy PTSD making them live their whole life in fear =(
NiGhTmaReoFanGels12
NiGhTmaReoFanGels12 - 7 years ago
where is filter? where is thermometer? Bettas needs at least 3Gallon tank where it will be heater/filter, light/hood and thermometer .
lonewolf2545
lonewolf2545 - 7 years ago
Ugh. You've had a fish for a year and think you know everything. A betta is a freshwater fish. Period. End of story.
MissYensid12
MissYensid12 - 7 years ago
Actually...no it won't because my fish is still alive and I've been doing this ever since I've had it/
lonewolf2545
lonewolf2545 - 7 years ago
Betta fish are freshwater. Aquarium salt is for marine fish. Putting this in with your betta will kill it.
MissYensid12
MissYensid12 - 8 years ago
That's perfect!
noe navar
noe navar - 8 years ago
Can a Betta fish survive in a 5 gallon fish tank or is it to small?
MissYensid12
MissYensid12 - 8 years ago
yep :)
LOONEY108
LOONEY108 - 8 years ago
Yes, I know I saw 1 of your comments but just letting ppl know that those tanks' are deadly for betta & can bring diseases. Glad to know that he's in a better tank though :)
MissYensid12
MissYensid12 - 8 years ago
I moved him to a bigger tank with a heater and a filter btw
LOONEY108
LOONEY108 - 8 years ago
Just to let you people know , Small tanks are deadly to betta fish and can bring diseases to them . :(So don't put them in those little things
MissYensid12
MissYensid12 - 8 years ago
I already moved my beta to a bigger tank with a heater and filter. But he isn't doing well. :( Im doing everything that I can but with no results.
TheAZchambers
TheAZchambers - 8 years ago
not gunna lie had my betta in a 1 gal torture chamber he acted like hers slowly meandering around small fins after about 6 months moved him to a 5 with a filter and a heater and bamn he swims constantly and eats ferociously. his fins got huge and bright ...bigger the tank the more gorgeous ur Betta will become and the longer it will live
zebragirl120
zebragirl120 - 8 years ago
It should at least be in a 3 gallon
MissYensid12
MissYensid12 - 8 years ago
No he wasn't. This was his smallest home. I would never ever keep my betta in a cup!! He is now in a 2 gallon tank.
Michael Vo-Chau
Michael Vo-Chau - 8 years ago
how? it was living in a small cup before? so i think this is an upgrade. lol
Michael Vo-Chau
Michael Vo-Chau - 8 years ago
my fish did the same thing, its just not used to the new tank so its just a little stress i guess, but after a day or two it'll start eating.
Jewels
Jewels - 8 years ago
thx :)
MissYensid12
MissYensid12 - 8 years ago
I'm so sorry that I haven't gotten to your question until now...for some reason it didn't come up under my inbox..:/ Anyway, you have probably already gotten an answer, but I'll just answer as well. No, it will not kill your betta right on the spot. Sure, it could cause disease if you didn't clean the tank and let the food sit on the bottom for awhile...But if you are cleaning it at least once a week if it isn't filtered, then your betta should be fine :)
MissYensid12
MissYensid12 - 8 years ago
Yes, the Nutrafin Cycle is okay. But if you only have a 1 gallon tank or less then filtering and cycling the water isn't necessary. Aquaplus is also okay for your betta. Another good one is Nutrafin Bettaplus and that is specfically made for bettas. Just make sure that you follow the instructions and put in the proper amount for the size of the tank. Hope this helped you out :)
Jewels
Jewels - 8 years ago
do you know if Nutrafin Cycle is good for betta fish? and is Aquaplus good for betta fish?
Colby Richards
Colby Richards - 8 years ago
your betta is beautiful
keseyjo
keseyjo - 8 years ago
You need at least a 5 gallon tank for your betta alone. Go to the website bettatalk and it will tell you everything you need to take good care of one. Don't do anything less than a 5 gallon if you can help it. 2.5 is the absolute least you need to go.
lolboysz
lolboysz - 8 years ago
@kiberly Diaz u should try different foods like defrosted peas and yes you should clean the food he has not eaten only when you do water changes so it won't cause stress but also try different foods besides defrosted peas but he will need vegetation at Lear in his diet hoped this helped
MissYensid12
MissYensid12 - 8 years ago
But if your betta does not eat the food it will cause bacteria in the water very quickly and that can be deadly for him/her.
derick1616
derick1616 - 8 years ago
Im getting a betta fish soon and i was wondering how much would all the stuff I need for sure cost and what would they be???
MissYensid12
MissYensid12 - 8 years ago
@Elfsarefun yes, the fish will be fine
Carlie Beaupre
Carlie Beaupre - 8 years ago
@MissYensid12 hey but what are you doing ???
Carlie Beaupre
Carlie Beaupre - 8 years ago
@MissYensid12 are you going to make more vids some time ?
MissYensid12
MissYensid12 - 8 years ago
@darkangel65641 yeah I am...but im so busy :(
Carlie Beaupre
Carlie Beaupre - 8 years ago
are you still on here cause its now 2012 soooooo yah i havent seen you on much
Carlie Beaupre
Carlie Beaupre - 8 years ago
i love your vids
Carlie Beaupre
Carlie Beaupre - 8 years ago
I WATCH ALL YOUR VIDEOS !!!! AHAHAH I LOVE YOUR FISH IAM GETTING A WHITE HALF MOON BETTA FISH I SO EXCITED
Carlie Beaupre
Carlie Beaupre - 8 years ago
do you need a heater ??????
MissYensid12
MissYensid12 - 8 years ago
@fishfanatic111 I know. I am going to upgrade him to a 4 gallon tank very soon and I never said that it wasn't good for them to flare and I do see a lot of flaring with him and I even have a betta exercise mirror that I put in one a day for 5 minutes.

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breyershowstar
breyershowstar - 9 years ago
bettas actually can survive in tap water. its just not recommended to keep them in it for long periods of time. i work at a pet store and thats what my boss told me. but just for something as simple as a water change, it wont hurt. just as long as you have the water the correct temperature.
MissYensid12
MissYensid12 - 9 years ago
@Mutatedslug It's cool :D A bunch of people thought it was some sort bug or something.
MissYensid12
MissYensid12 - 9 years ago
@Mutatedslug First of all, it is not a toy, it is a decoration. Second of all, it is not a spider, it is a metal crab.
MissYensid12
MissYensid12 - 9 years ago
Congrats EveryoneLuvzBetaFish! I have been gone this past week and I have not had too much time on here...and I couldn't make any vids while I was gone...I tried to make a bunch before I left but I didn't have any time...I am making a tank cleaning vid maybe tomorrow... and I got the aquari-sol in the mail and I will show you that too!
MissYensid12
MissYensid12 - 9 years ago
@EveryoneLuvzBetaFish But, I have stuff on my desk...maybe you thought that one of those were a bug?
MissYensid12
MissYensid12 - 9 years ago
@EveryoneLuvzBetaFish What bug? There wasn't a bug...
MissYensid12
MissYensid12 - 9 years ago
@EveryoneLuvzBetaFish I'm glad that you are enjoying my videos! :)

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