Betta fish care!

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shihab khan
shihab khan - 2 years ago
Brother....i have some question.
Is that plan real or made of plastic??
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My betta fish laying down in the bottom of tank and swimming abnormally .....what should I do??
Please ans and help....
Jan Hennawy
Jan Hennawy - 2 years ago
I have a betta and I don't have a filter but he's still alive. I live in a warm climate where his required temperature is our area's everyday climate. Should I get a heater?
My Pets
My Pets - 3 years ago
Great video! I just did a beta care video too and I tried to explain everything in simple terms! Beautiful fish by the way!♥️you just got a new sub!
Hari Nivas
Hari Nivas - 3 years ago
Is this boxer breed
corner poppy cat
corner poppy cat - 3 years ago
How do you condition the water Like how much conditioner do you put it the water?
Sara diamond vlogs
Sara diamond vlogs - 3 years ago
What do u use to edit and what do u record on
aj moreno
aj moreno - 3 years ago
She is over her saying a lot of people don't take care of bettas but she Don even have a filter
Pat was patted
Pat was patted - 3 years ago
filters are NOT optional
Shawnlyq
Shawnlyq - 3 years ago
2nded!
Steven Vlogs
Steven Vlogs - 3 years ago
GUYS YOU WONT BELIEVE IT :D OK SO I USED TO KEEP MY MALE BETTA IN A 1.7 TANK AND I KNEW IT WAS SMALL BUT I DID SOME RESEARCH ON MY BETTA AND I FIGURED OUT THEY LIKE MORE SPACE AND ALL SO TODAY I FINALLY GOT MY MOM TO BUY ME A 10 GALLON TANK AND A FILTER AND A HEATER AND SOME DECORATION ETC... SO I AM IMPROVING MY BETTA'S LIFESTYLE BUT CURRENTLY I AM CYCLING MY TANK SO WHEN ITS TIME TO INTRODUCE MY FISH INTO HIS TANK, HE WONT GET STRESSED! BUT BEFORE I RELEASE HIM INTO THE TANK I MUST FIRST ACCLIMATE HIM! BUT YEAH, IM SO HAPPY, NOW MY FISH WILL THRIVE!
Steven Vlogs
Steven Vlogs - 3 years ago
honestly i don't know what tank mates are the best with a betta in a 10g but idk if my male will be ok with tank mates to share it with, i showed him his reflection and just flared and didn't act crazy or anything, but then when i showed him one of my females, he flared and went crazy! so idk if its a good idea to add any tank mates for him
Shawnlyq
Shawnlyq - 3 years ago
Hahaha yeah! Hopefully your betta now gets more friends and plants in his tank :3
Steven Vlogs
Steven Vlogs - 3 years ago
yeah i just love fish keeping <3 and lol
Shawnlyq
Shawnlyq - 3 years ago
So much emotions..... TOTALLY ME WHENEVER I GET AN FISH TANK UPGRADE LOL

10. comment for Betta fish care!

mike mccray
mike mccray - 3 years ago
I love Berta I have is cute Berta to ok
NBA Collectables
NBA Collectables - 3 years ago
Betta r omnivores
Thomas Borisov
Thomas Borisov - 3 years ago
rice patties are not miles long they are only a few feet
june toh
june toh - 3 years ago
I think people thought that since betta cup that we buy from were so small so they want to have one
Ellysse Collado
Ellysse Collado - 3 years ago
I'll get a betta for my 8th birthday in 3 days on Sunday
Cosplay Guru
Cosplay Guru - 3 years ago
I'm coping with the death of my 2 year old Betta and was wondering what type of small not such a big deal tank such as a 5 gallon would be good for a new Betta?
sofie williams
sofie williams - 3 years ago
they are also found in rivers or small streams
Giraffe Crafts
Giraffe Crafts - 3 years ago
Is it okay I have a 2 gallon tank??
kesron richardson
kesron richardson - 3 years ago
how to know if your betta  femake is ready
the_big_bang_artist 25
the_big_bang_artist 25 - 3 years ago
Thanks for the tips and I have a question why do bettas need moss balls and do you have get one
A derpy Potato 17
A derpy Potato 17 - 2 years ago
strangerthings 25 I do recommend them
A derpy Potato 17
A derpy Potato 17 - 2 years ago
strangerthings 25 so they can music them around, plus the capture debris in the tank. ,kind of like a filter but yeah

20. comment for Betta fish care!

Polly Dang
Polly Dang - 3 years ago
For some reason my betta doesn't like light
Akemi Anderson
Akemi Anderson - 3 years ago
washing your tank in warm water is still contaminating your water with chlorine exspeshally if your cleaning your sponge filter with warm water becuse the chlorine sticks gets into the sponge best way to clean decorations and a filter is by washing it in the old water becuse then there is no risk of chlorine and it also helps boost the fresh new tank if you have some of the old water as it's not that much of a harsh change for the fish x
Big nugget is cool
Big nugget is cool - 3 years ago
Finally someone who has the same rocks as me btw how much was your heater?
Roxy Moon
Roxy Moon - 3 years ago
Thank you for your video it was helpful your yellow Betta is very pretty I HAD one just like it but hey past away sadly I miss him every day his name was spark RIP sparky. :(
Waffles The Leopard Gecko
Waffles The Leopard Gecko - 3 years ago
A heater is not a have to have if you live in Temperatures/house temp is 75-80 but a filter is like a must have
Anessa Decker
Anessa Decker - 3 years ago
I'm about to buy my first betta fish so I was wondering about how much does it cost to buy a betta fish along with the tank and water kits and food and cleaning supplies and all the stuff that you need
Lizi
Lizi - 3 years ago
Having a heater for your fish is really an after purchase thing. I would say that if you want one, you can get one off the bat, but personally I choose to watch my Betta and if they seem less active, I will purchase another. I have many fish, and many tanks, so I naturally do have a few on hand at the moment, but as someone who can't say 'no' when I see a fish at a store that looks older, I do tend to run out of supplies.

My main tank at the moment, housing my newest Betta, "Quinn", is a 3.5 gallon TopFin. I prefer Grreat Choice (yes, that is how it is spelled) and TopFin, as they are generally good quality for a low(ish) price. It has no heater, as he is swimming comfortably. He does however, have a filter. I personally say that you should always attempt to have one of the above; a filter, a heater, or an air pump.

Heaters are good to imitate the climate they would naturally live in, a filter helps keep the water clean and flowing, and an air pump is useful if you have a cover on your tank to keep the air fresh. I generally go for a filter or air pump because Bettas are surface dwellers, they spend a good amount of time close to surface level, and having some motion at a higher level can be very beneficial to their health.

My last point to share is about Petco. Petco is notorious for abusing their animals. One of the worst cases, is feeder animals, namely mice and fish. Live fish are kept in crowded tanks for feeding to turtles. I would attempt to find a different choice of pet store. PetSmart is not the best, especially when it comes to the supplier of their animals, but they are, in a large scale, better. I personally will shop at PetSmart, and local shops out of convenience, and am also someone who goes in looking for hurt or sick fish, the less glamorous and less wanted. If you go online, there are many stores that sell only fish supplies that sell online. I go there for many of my supplies, while I do however, buy fish in store.

Thank you for reading, and I appreciate any and all response!
Johnovan Dupper
Johnovan Dupper - 3 years ago
you know your stuff! nice video!
ILoveFmressel U should sub to him
ILoveFmressel U should sub to him - 3 years ago
I have a 1.8 gallon bowl with a filter and a water fall with two female bettas
Twenty Øne Trash Piløts
Twenty Øne Trash Piløts - 3 years ago
ILoveFmressel U should sub to him you need a bigger tank the BARE minimum for one betta is 2.5 gallons you need at least 10 gallons for 2 bettas
Rebecca Garrow
Rebecca Garrow - 3 years ago
It's cute how her Betta just keeps swimming around the hamic

30. comment for Betta fish care!

Wwen26 AJ
Wwen26 AJ - 3 years ago
I have a cool fish tank 20 gallons with 16 fish my favorite fish I have is my sucker fish he sucks on he glass and he eats all the alge on the tank he looks like a cat fish but like 3 or 4 inches and is black and I know a lot about fish you have a cool tank I subscribe to you
Kristof's Exotics
Kristof's Exotics - 3 years ago
I just made a very simple guide to Betta fish care to keep your pet Betta Fish happy and healthy.
swaggg master
swaggg master - 3 years ago
You need a filter
Hippie. Hipster Madness
Hippie. Hipster Madness - 3 years ago
how many gallons is that tank?
Alexandria Rising
Alexandria Rising - 3 years ago
I have had 3 bettas die on me. this is a very helpful video. I did all sorts of stuff wrong. I will definitely watch this video everyday. cause I used to feed them just blood worms, they had their tank changed way too often. barley used aqurium salt. and they ended up dieing on me over fin rot, and fungal infections.
Waffles The Leopard Gecko
Waffles The Leopard Gecko - 3 years ago
Only use aquarium salt when it's sick because than it won't be used as a sickness treatment
Christopher Salazar
Christopher Salazar - 3 years ago
I don't have to have it when I live in an environment from 70- 120 degrees
rich b
rich b - 3 years ago
My Beta Fish had to be placed on Prozac and Xanax.
ajay khara
ajay khara - 3 years ago
Very cool
Giulio Trapella
Giulio Trapella - 3 years ago
what a horrible tank !!!
Waffles The Leopard Gecko
Waffles The Leopard Gecko - 3 years ago
It's super big
Linda Eckels
Linda Eckels - 3 years ago
i realy want a betta
Animal lover 33
Animal lover 33 - 3 years ago
Great video!
Ary Still
Ary Still - 3 years ago
I only have one fish tank and it's a five gallon I'm still deciding what fish to get
Baby Jojo
Baby Jojo - 3 years ago
Ary Still you could get 5 fancy guppies if you want the most fish. it's a gallon per guppy. but a betta would like that too. if you really want a betta you can get a divider and get 2 bettas so each one would have the minimum of a 2.5 gallon tank. or just one betta
Jade Warren
Jade Warren - 3 years ago
Hi! I have a Betta to, your Betta seems healthier than mine though.
Shawnlyq
Shawnlyq - 3 years ago
I have a betta too :)
sturamic super
sturamic super - 3 years ago
betta filters are not optional...
SohiHien
SohiHien - 3 years ago
There are sponge filters that work using an air pump. They are perfect for bettas since they don't have anywhere to be sucked into. People use them for shrimp tanks too. Also many people will baffle the filter so that the water coming out is less strong and people put things like sponges around filter intakes to stop fish from getting sucked up. There was probably more flow then you thought if the betta got sucked in. It really doesn't take much for them to get into trouble since they are not strong swimmers
sturamic super
sturamic super - 3 years ago
ArtDigistic yes no problem btw you don't need a bubbler if you have or are thinking about getting one, a bubbler can actually drown your fish because of the gills have a thing called a labyrinth that makes them get air from the surface weird fact
ArtDigistique
ArtDigistique - 3 years ago
sturamic super
Got it. Thanks!
sturamic super
sturamic super - 3 years ago
ArtDigistic yes mandatory but what you can do is set something around it to lower the suction or have a filter that is external and a small pump inside the tank. You can do some research on it
ArtDigistique
ArtDigistique - 3 years ago
I once kept a male crowntail betta in a 10 gallon community tank along with a filter. The current wasn't strong, but he got sucked right into the filter. After the incident, I'm afraid to place a filter in a betta tank. So are they actually mandatory? I think it can be quite dangerous in some ways.
SohiHien
SohiHien - 3 years ago
Bettas have the ability to breath air from the water surface but they also need to breath water through their gills. A betta that is constantly breathing from the surface is not a healthy or happy betta. My fish hardly ever breath from the surface because they get all the air they need from the water. Oxygenated water is important since it keeps the water from becoming stagnant which can cause bacteria/fungus growth. Filters also house most of the bacteria needed to convert the harmful ammonia generated by the fish into less harmful nitrate. Filters are important for every fish!
sturamic super
sturamic super - 3 years ago
Dougyy yes you need one, its not about the air, about the cleanliness of the tank. bubblers aratare not filters
Dougyy
Dougyy - 3 years ago
thats what im confused about ? because one lady at petsmart told me you really dont need one and ive seend some professional videos where they just breath atmospheric air, so do i need a filter? or a small one
The Hobby Home _
The Hobby Home _ - 3 years ago
Animal lover 33 you're bruh
Hope
Hope - 3 years ago
I think that you should use a filter, but bettas actually breathe atmospheric air, so the oxygen level in the water is less relevant.
Gamer2001
Gamer2001 - 3 years ago
You are an idiot.
SohiHien
SohiHien - 3 years ago
No they aren't. Every fish needs a filter. The filter provides a means of keeping the water oxygenated and is where the majority of the nitrifying bacteria live. This bacteria is vital in keeping stable and healthy water conditions in your tank. Without this bacteria the tank water will get toxic quickly and make fish ill. Without a filter you would need to a partial water change every day to keep wastes in check.
Mary Kier
Mary Kier - 3 years ago
If I use a filter, can I do a complete water change every two weeks?
sturamic super
sturamic super - 3 years ago
Mary Kier no, if you have a 2.5 gal you have to do complete water change every week. if you have a five gallon with a filter you have to do 20% water change every week.
Thomas bach
Thomas bach - 3 years ago
You should get it a cave hide
Katie Medland
Katie Medland - 3 years ago
I'm confused; you said you need to do a water change once a week if you don't have a filter, but twice a week if you do have one? That makes no sense.
Joel Jose
Joel Jose - 3 years ago
this is a great video
pet lover boys
pet lover boys - 3 years ago
I have a betta fish to
pet lover boys
pet lover boys - 3 years ago
I love your betta fish

50. comment for Betta fish care!

Johanna Gonzalez
Johanna Gonzalez - 3 years ago
My dad is going to buy me a betta fish
Lauren Mcintyre
Lauren Mcintyre - 3 years ago
Putting a mirror against the glass like that is unhealfy for your betta. It causes them stress and the reason they flare up is to try to intimidate and scare off the 'other' fish. I'm not hating here I just thought I would tell you because it's a common misconception about wheather it's a good thing to do or not. ☺
Tony Kart Racer
Tony Kart Racer - 3 years ago
It's good to flare them sometimes....... it keeps them active, healthy excercise, and keeps them alert. Just don't over do it, once in long while is good for them though.
Queencool45 AJ
Queencool45 AJ - 3 years ago
:Hears her Betta's name is Moonlight::Flips table: "I thought my Betta Moonlight had a creative name! D:"
dave x
dave x - 3 years ago
I❤️your decerations
hoseokaka
hoseokaka - 4 years ago
Sparkles was so cute swimming around the leaf hammock
DrawnByChloe
DrawnByChloe - 4 years ago
Can you use a reptile heater for the Betta that goes on the out side of the tank
Animal lover 33
Animal lover 33 - 3 years ago
DrawnByChloe no
Chesa Djanelle
Chesa Djanelle - 4 years ago
Great video! I'll get myself a Betta :)
155DJJ
155DJJ - 4 years ago
Even if you have one Betta  in a 2.5 gallon, you really need a heater.
Atomic Jay
Atomic Jay - 4 years ago
Hello I'm gonna save a betta from a cup Imma get it in a 1.5 gallon tank with a filter and a plant soft and I have a 29 gal with river monsters so yeah uhh he will die but I have a 10 gal but for now he will stay in a 1 gallon
Joleeze Bell
Joleeze Bell - 4 years ago
In love with your tank set up <3 my betta is 6yrs old. hes not very smart.... XD
Kitty Kiss
Kitty Kiss - 4 years ago
When I do a nitrogen cycle it's going to take a month for my 6.5 gallon tank. When I do it, do I add a little bit of fish food once a week to start/keep the cycle going? Until it is finished, of course. And what do I do after the month is up? Should I clean the tank using my siphon before adding the fish so there is no food waste?
Don't really know anymore
Don't really know anymore - 4 years ago
do I need a heater if I live in a tropical place (27°C plus)
Parradoxx Productions
Parradoxx Productions - 4 years ago
thanks for saving my veiltail Betta your tips are the best and changing the food worked
Janessa Khor
Janessa Khor - 4 years ago
are some aquarium salts blue? Because mine are, and are they safe for my betta?
Mayra Escobedo
Mayra Escobedo - 4 years ago
is 38% good forma bettas
Mayra Escobedo
Mayra Escobedo - 4 years ago
is 38% good forma bettas health
Mayra Escobedo
Mayra Escobedo - 4 years ago
38% proteíns is good for betta
Mayra Escobedo
Mayra Escobedo - 4 years ago
38% proteíns is good for betta
Katie Jackson
Katie Jackson - 4 years ago
Going up for air is NOT GOOD. That means you're fish doesn't have enough oxygen and is struggling to breathe
dogsarebetter
dogsarebetter - 3 years ago
Betta fish differ from other fish in that they need to get air from the surface due to their labyrinth organ
William Simonsen
William Simonsen - 4 years ago
No, thats whats speciel about a betta. They breathe ocygen from surface, they live like that in the nature
user blocked
user blocked - 4 years ago
Everybody says blood worms are good but my betta won't touch it.
UnicornFarts
UnicornFarts - 4 years ago
I have to know these things quick! Do you need a lid with a heater? What is the least price a walmart for a heater? What is the least price for a filter there? Thanks!☺
Ellie Claire
Ellie Claire - 4 years ago
How much was you tank?
alyssa nicole
alyssa nicole - 4 years ago
How about gravel?
Lightning Breyers
Lightning Breyers - 4 years ago
Sparkle is beautiful! Thanks for the advice!
More DeathWish
More DeathWish - 4 years ago
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HighRollahz808
HighRollahz808 - 4 years ago
That Tetra fish food is not good for your fish, I heard. Is that true?
bwigs
bwigs - 4 years ago
flakes are good (but not amazing). but pellets i here is not what you should feed
Joshua Liang
Joshua Liang - 4 years ago
do show ur face :D
Chakra Jon
Chakra Jon - 3 years ago
you're pathetic
Shadi Wolfie
Shadi Wolfie - 4 years ago
awwww sparkles is just swimming around that leaf happyle and healthy
Rachel Anais Polanco
Rachel Anais Polanco - 4 years ago
I just got a Betta fish. He is such an awesome guy. I wasn't expecting a fish to be cool and I really got him for my 4 year old. Anyway, I am new to this.
I only have him in a 2.5 gallon for now which he is actually doing really well in and seems happy. He made a bubble nest and swims in the silk plants I got him.

Anyway, two questions:
1. Can I cycle the water for a 2.5 gallon tank or should I just do a full water change weekly? I really want this fish to live a long time, he is really cool.

Also, I have conditioner and quick start in there both by API.

2. He seems perfectly fine in the 2.5 gallon, he's really curious and healthy looking.
It more so seems to bother me because the tank just looks small to me. What is your advice?
Becca Seguin
Becca Seguin - 4 years ago
I have professional experience working with betta fish and other fish and animals. I just wanted to say that I glad you didn't say bettas can't go with other fish, because that is partially false. I also wanted to add in that with every betta comes a different personality, and different preferences. So some bettas prefer flaked food over pellets, or pellets over flaked food. For anyone who recently purchased, or are thinking of purchasing a betta for the first time, to buy both flaked food and pellets. What your gonna do is if it doesn't seem to want to eat the pellets at all, then remove the pellets and replace them with a pinch of flaked food. You do have to be patient tho because like I said, all bettas have different personalities. Some bettas take longer to eat, and that's okay, but if the betta tries to eat a pellet, spits it out and doesn't even egnoledge it at all, then try the flakes. Make sure the betta sees the flakes fall in the. water by dropping it in front of them. For all the bettas I've had it's always been different.

Each of my bettas favorite treats where the same tho. They all LOVED freeze dried blood worms for bettas, and I recommend feeding them at least once a week(Not as their daily meal)!!!
Shawnlyq
Shawnlyq - 3 years ago
I know I'm replying at least a year later, but yeah! I manged to introduce my betta in a community tank.

Btw Becca Seguin, if you could, do you mind checking out my tank to give some advice or tips?

As I'm rather new to Betta keeping and would love to have more concrete feedbacks on the tank itself. Sorry if it sound like blatant advertising but you could just check out 4:15 to 4:45 to skip on my boring speeches and etc.
Becca Seguin
Becca Seguin - 4 years ago
+Gina Jimenez If you know how, they can live together in a sorority tank. there are multiple videos on YouTube that you can watch that will show you how to do it.
Gina Jimenez
Gina Jimenez - 4 years ago
Can 2 beta girls live together ??
J-Vulpes
J-Vulpes - 4 years ago
You should add a few hiding places for your fish. Bettas require lots of hiding places.
Wowplayer 123
Wowplayer 123 - 4 years ago
I used to have a betta named Sparkles too :)
Jilli Nine
Jilli Nine - 4 years ago
What if I dooon't have a heater...
Flo Green
Flo Green - 4 years ago
Pretty tank and fish, love it
I'm WWinning
I'm WWinning - 4 years ago
Hi :) Great video! Quick question, do you always keep aquarium salt in your Betta's tank water? If so, how much do you use per gallon? And do you re-add a smaller dose per water change? Thank you so much for your help :)
Big City Bettas
Big City Bettas - 3 years ago
Tealgirl 11 Actually they're brackish.
Big City Bettas
Big City Bettas - 3 years ago
To everyone here who is saying that you shouldn't use aquarium salt all the time or that it in any way is dangerous for a betta I highly recommend you actually do research before misinforming others as scientifically you are incorrect and using salt for bettas is not only recommended but will benefit their over all health. Don't believe me? https://www.ibcbettas.org/aquarium-salt-the-healthy-preventative-v-2-0/
Big City Bettas
Big City Bettas - 3 years ago
Bettafishylove This statement is completely erroneous. I have been using aquarium salt consistently with my bettas for over 20 years and every breeder knows that bettas do best in partial salinity. Why do you say things that just aren't true??
Animal lover 33
Animal lover 33 - 3 years ago
I'm WWinning only put the salt in the tank if your Betta is sick and only use salt for fresh water aquariums follow the instructions on the box for how much to add
Tealgirl 11
Tealgirl 11 - 3 years ago
a betta fish is a freshwater fish thus, you do not need any water salt, only water conditioner
Joshua Liang
Joshua Liang - 4 years ago
do show ur face :D
Scamcaster
Scamcaster - 4 years ago
You add 1 teaspoon for every 5 gallons.
I'm WWinning
I'm WWinning - 4 years ago
+Bettafishylove Thank you :)
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 4 years ago
No I do not always keep aquarium salt in the tank, it's dangerous to have it all the time. Betta fish can get used to the salt if you use salt in every water change. So when they're really sick, the salt won't help the fish. Also, the salt measurements are on the side of the package. :)
927BalletandGaming
927BalletandGaming - 4 years ago
wow thx! i never new that thats what fish meal was :)
K Carvill
K Carvill - 4 years ago
Can you keep them in a large fish bowl? Also how long do bettas live?
daniel pippitt
daniel pippitt - 3 years ago
depends how large no less than 2.5 galons
Salem Ross
Salem Ross - 4 years ago
No you can't keep them in a bowl that's terrible
Pabu Boyer
Pabu Boyer - 4 years ago
well i watched expert videos and they said that the fish don't NEED a heater only if YOU want a heater you can get one. Make sure to watch my video about betta's in a couple of days! ;) (btw, clean your tank at least ever three days)
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 4 years ago
Betta fish are tropical fish, the strive in warm water. Heaters are recommended because the warm water helps their digestive system and help prevent sicknesses. I would also say that cleaning the water every three days can stress the betta (unless you have a small, temporary home for the fish or if your fish is sick).
Shelley Raham
Shelley Raham - 4 years ago
thank you so very much we just are going to change our water for the first time . We have one of those bubble mirrors are they not good to use?
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 4 years ago
Mirrors can stress bettas out because they tend to flare when they see another betta or their own reflection. Take the mirror out of the tank, it's ok to use once in a while but not everyday.
Brooke.h
Brooke.h - 4 years ago
So if I got the frozen bloodworms I would only have to feed my betta once a week
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 4 years ago
No, feed your bettas everyday, but you could fast your betta after feeding him/her bloodworms the day after.
Slime Farm
Slime Farm - 4 years ago
Good job, I'm gonna get a beta for my sisters birthday so this is helpful
Michael Lou
Michael Lou - 4 years ago
Awesome info. You know your beta, girl!
Kaelyn Unicorn
Kaelyn Unicorn - 4 years ago
@Twentysstar blood worms are treats u r only supposed to feed them blood worms once a week
Gabriel E. Gonzalez
Gabriel E. Gonzalez - 4 years ago
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Lauren Kip
Lauren Kip - 4 years ago
I am getting a Betta fish soon and I was wondering if you need a filter for the fish
justkenna97
justkenna97 - 4 years ago
on ever credible site i have seen it is, you just shouldn't get one that is too strong because they don't like strong currents 
Noice
Noice - 4 years ago
They're not recommended.
justkenna97
justkenna97 - 4 years ago
+Lauren Beauty yes a cycled filter
jaycob saechao
jaycob saechao - 4 years ago
what do i do if my betta is shy
jaycob saechao
jaycob saechao - 4 years ago
oh alright
Noice
Noice - 4 years ago
If you just got it, give it time to mellow out. If after a week and your betta is still shy, put a cave or some type of decrotation that will allow your betta to hide.
BEEDiAMOND88777
BEEDiAMOND88777 - 4 years ago
I have just started to research about Betta fish as I want to get one.. just wondering what kind of food can they eat other then fish food from the store.. and are they fresh water fish?
Luna harmony 1987
Luna harmony 1987 - 4 years ago
No filter?
Noice
Noice - 4 years ago
+Luna harmony 1987 You're welcome. :)
Luna harmony 1987
Luna harmony 1987 - 4 years ago
(Clicked the link) Thanks!
Noice
Noice - 4 years ago
+Luna harmony 1987 Some of them can be quite simple to tell. For example they are kind of like bettas. The males are colourful with long fins while the females have short plain fins. The top and tail fin are longer than the females. Also you can get fancy females that have colourful fins if you want females.
Here is a picture that might help you: https://www.google.ca/search?q=difference+between+male+and+female+guppies&espv=2&biw=1680&bih=949&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwisl6aWtPHLAhUimYMKHSv9CPsQ_AUIBigB&dpr=1#imgrc=hvnbQl-5h_CE8M%3A
Luna harmony 1987
Luna harmony 1987 - 4 years ago
Well,can I tell the difference like goldfish, (male/female) around the tail?or is it something different?
Noice
Noice - 4 years ago
+Luna harmony 1987 Guppies are a great peaceful school fish, but you can have them in a group of 2, if you want. Yes, they can live with rosy red minnows but make sure if you are getting guppies, get the same gender of fish or if you do want male and females, have them in a ratio of 1:2 (male to female). Mostly because they're live breeders, and the male will harass the female to mate. But I would suggest getting the same gender for now. Guppies are tropical fish and need to be in temperatures of 22-28°C/72-82°F and minnows are coldwater fish which can live in temperatures of 18-26°C/64-79°F. So maybe put your temperature in between the 2. If you have a good filter I would say that you can have 2-3 guppies in the tank. Also if you have live plants, the plants break down the ammonia and bad bacteria, which you can add a few more fish. I hope this helped. Feel free to ask me if you have anymore questions.    
Luna harmony 1987
Luna harmony 1987 - 4 years ago
*5 rosy red minnows actually
Luna harmony 1987
Luna harmony 1987 - 4 years ago
Few questions for you....(if you don't mind) are guppies a school type of fish? And would they do good in my 5 gallon fish tank with 4 rosy red minnows?
Noice
Noice - 4 years ago
+Luna harmony 1987 If you have a 5 gallon or larger, I would recommend guppies. They are like mini bettas but with very bright colours. They are very peaceful community fish, and can be kept with many different types of species. (I do not recommend putting them with bettas though.)
Luna harmony 1987
Luna harmony 1987 - 4 years ago
It's at least around 2.5 (if not already) gallon tank.... I like betta fish, but more into rosy red minnows....
Noice
Noice - 4 years ago
+Luna harmony 1987 True
Luna harmony 1987
Luna harmony 1987 - 4 years ago
But still.... it's better to have one than not
Noice
Noice - 4 years ago
No, their not recommended.
Luke - CSGO & More.
Luke - CSGO & More. - 4 years ago
Hi I Have A 5 Gallon Tank With A Heater, Filter, Plants, Air Pump, Decorations, Gravel And all that but i'm worried that my filter is too strong i have no fish in at the minute in letting it cycle but when i have the filter on its lower setting it still blows the water from the back of the tank to the front i dont know if this is normal or not... any answer would be much appreciated
Luke - CSGO & More.
Luke - CSGO & More. - 4 years ago
+LegitGaming how big is your tank? :)
RX580Gaming
RX580Gaming - 4 years ago
+Luke - CSGO & More. yeah, a crowntail betta, ghost shrimp, and some comet goldfish
Luke - CSGO & More.
Luke - CSGO & More. - 4 years ago
+LegitGaming haha do you have any fish yourself? xD
RX580Gaming
RX580Gaming - 4 years ago
+Luke - CSGO & More. there you are again! Christ
Luke - CSGO & More.
Luke - CSGO & More. - 4 years ago
+Appelle i ended up getting a new sponge filter but thanks for the advice
09k 6QQ
09k 6QQ - 4 years ago
+Luke - CSGO & More. You could try putting some type of mesh around it so the fish doesn't get stuck
Luke - CSGO & More.
Luke - CSGO & More. - 4 years ago
+origamicrocus thank you i will try that today since i am doing a 25% water change
origamicrocus
origamicrocus - 4 years ago
Try a different filter or putting a plant in front of the output. Make sure you turn off the filter when feeding the fish.
Bella
Bella - 4 years ago
thank you!

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123
123 - 4 years ago
Awesome video, beautiful betta!
Mia diCanio
Mia diCanio - 4 years ago
i have a half gallon tank... but i don't have space for a bigger one >.< help?
Animal lover 33
Animal lover 33 - 4 years ago
You can get guppies
Shantelle Lester
Shantelle Lester - 4 years ago
+Mia diCanio don't get a betta. please don't let an animal suffer because you do not have space. wait for it to get a better owner
Sunny Animals
Sunny Animals - 4 years ago
oh my gosh thank you! i have Aqeon pellets at the moment, but I'm switching to national geographic betta pellets which have no wholde fish meal. i currently have a 2.5 with a heater and some plants and a hiding toy thing. I'm heading to the store to get some water conditioner because my water has a PH of 7.8 and i'd like to get it to 7.2 or 7.1 :)
Blafily
Blafily - 4 years ago
My new male betta doesnt swim like yours. Hids in his house and doesnt come up for water while i see him. 1.7 gallon tank. Heater and temp says 77 degrees. I think he is stressed because i did a 100 percent water change for first week. Im still learning. His color and fins look fine. Will he get use to his environment and stop hiding? Or will he not recover?
Hailey
Hailey - 3 years ago
+BusyPetKeeping 101 guppies aren't that good to mix with bettas
BusyPetKeeping 101
BusyPetKeeping 101 - 4 years ago
Too tiny tank get a 10 gallon fully sand substrate,highly planted(live),get 1-2 places for it to hide and then(optional) get 5-8 guppies so it doesnt feel to lonely
origamicrocus
origamicrocus - 4 years ago
Bettas can take a while to acclimate. Give him 3 weeks to adjust. If he keeps in the house, he may just like it there. Try adding more things for it to explore
llibbyobrien
llibbyobrien - 4 years ago
do you have to plug heaters in?? I don't have a heater for my betas
Horses
Horses - 4 years ago
Sounds great :)
llibbyobrien
llibbyobrien - 4 years ago
+Horses ok. I have a heated 5.5 tank that I plan to upgrade, I'll just make a divider and put them in that
Horses
Horses - 4 years ago
No problem, I do surggest to buy one they are cheap and it will expand there life span :)
llibbyobrien
llibbyobrien - 4 years ago
+Horses ok thx
Horses
Horses - 4 years ago
Well if they are alive still and you have had them a while now I think they would have adpted to it
llibbyobrien
llibbyobrien - 4 years ago
+Horses YAS and yas
Horses
Horses - 4 years ago
Well are your fish alive annd are they betta fish?
llibbyobrien
llibbyobrien - 4 years ago
+Horses well I feel bad now...
Horses
Horses - 4 years ago
+Leaping.libby Yes
canadian draqula
canadian draqula - 4 years ago
just wondering, i have a water osmosis machine that purifies my water and takes all the dirty stuff out of it. would it still be safe using water from the tap if my water is truly purified?
Lifewithpets
Lifewithpets - 4 years ago
Great video. Good information for those just starting out with these wonderful pets:)
melissa powell
melissa powell - 4 years ago
I have a beautiful black orchid betta community egg layer and its a he his name is Twister and I have a small tank and don't have a heater. but I use a LED light and it warms the tank but I use the water with no chlorine in it. I also thing Twister is at least a year old.
Cute Dogs
Cute Dogs - 4 years ago
I have a couple of questions 1How much conditioner do you need for the water? 2is it okay if I get a 5 gallon tank? 3can I put a goldfish with a betta? 4what type of plants should I get besides silk? 5 how do I keep it from becoming sick? I hope you can anwser my questions soon thank you
Cute Dogs
Cute Dogs - 4 years ago
Because I'm getting a betta soon
Gracie Hackworth
Gracie Hackworth - 4 years ago
Thank you for making a such thorough video covering everything! These are hard to come by and you definitely nailed it! :)
pinkie24
pinkie24 - 4 years ago
so you dont use a filter for them?
Noice
Noice - 4 years ago
+The Nerd Knight It depends on the tank. If you have anything smaller then a 3 gallon, you need a filter. If it's over a 5 gallon and all you have is a betta in there, then you don't need one. It all depends on the bio-load. Plus as long as you are doing daily-weekly water changes, you don't need to have one.
Neko girl
Neko girl - 4 years ago
Noice not recommended? Are you mad?
BestBetta
BestBetta - 4 years ago
It's your choice. If you want your Betta to live his longest, I recommend getting a filter. Just make sure the current of the filter isn't very strong since bettas are calm water fish.
Noice
Noice - 4 years ago
No, their not recommended.
Snigdha
Snigdha - 4 years ago
Hi ^-^
I have a dumbo betta named Mauve, who I got around 5 months ago, and is still living. He is in a 2.7 gallon tank. I don't have a heater, but I live in a tropical climate place (UAE, that is). In his tank he has a fake driftwood with some leaves on it (they are not sharp, even though they're fake) along with another plant. I also made a leaf hammock for him to rest on. His substrate is small pebbles. Ever since I removed some decor (which were making his fin rot worse [He had fin rot ever since I got him, and his fins are regrowing]), there has been some space in the tank. Maybe I could get a small cave or something for him, but I haven't confirmed yet. He doesn't have a hiding place, so he usually rests under the shade of the plant or on the leaves of the driftwood. What should I do? What do you think I can get him to furnish his tank? :0
J Klimek
J Klimek - 4 years ago
Maybe a mini rustic bridge. 6 dollars and can be found at petsmart
Asia Bovian
Asia Bovian - 4 years ago
is there a heater in the tank
FloBotsInc
FloBotsInc - 4 years ago
how much aquarium salt should you use per us gallon in a betta tank ??
FloBotsInc
FloBotsInc - 4 years ago
I only asked cuz she brought it up in the video
Anal Avocado
Anal Avocado - 4 years ago
If you really need to add salt for treating diseases or something I would say about a tablespoon per 5 gallons
Noice
Noice - 4 years ago
I'm sorry, I don't know what you have read about, but most petstore have their Bettas in the freshwater section. Which means no salt.
llibbyobrien
llibbyobrien - 4 years ago
None
Camille Larocque
Camille Larocque - 4 years ago
hello i got a beta fish and i wanted to keep it for at least a year. is it ok to put my beta in a quarter gallon tank?
Camille Larocque
Camille Larocque - 4 years ago
+betta.love.101 ! yeah :( I've been begging my mo for EVER to find the old tank. She always say no since she said that it will be more work even though i told her about this vid
uniquefluffball
uniquefluffball - 4 years ago
+Camille Larocque like a 0.5 gallon take? Noooo , it's best to keep them in at least a 2.5 gallon or more . The food may be just too big , take the fish out with some of its water in a cup then try to feed it . You can cut little pellet into chunks with a fork or stick of some sort .
Camille Larocque
Camille Larocque - 4 years ago
also once i tried to feed my beta a pellet but i just continued to spit it out
PamperedPets
PamperedPets - 4 years ago
How often do you feed your betta? Also can they be with an algae eater or something to help keep the tank clean? I've never heard of the Moss balls
BindiAndFriends
BindiAndFriends - 4 years ago
+PamperedPets22 that would be good as well
PamperedPets
PamperedPets - 4 years ago
+BirdAndFishGirl okay thanks. someone else also suggested to me a siamese algae eater?
BindiAndFriends
BindiAndFriends - 4 years ago
yes but it depends on the betta. i would recommend an albino pleco or mystery snail
Camille Larocque
Camille Larocque - 4 years ago
i have bettamin food! well hopefully my fish will last...
TwentysStar207
TwentysStar207 - 4 years ago
Hey, I got a betta January 10th, watched your video and did some research. I had a 2.5 gallon tank, heater, live and fake (silk) plants; he got fed a couple pellets or bloodworms morning and night. I thought I did everything right but I got home today and he was dead. What did I do wrong??
Pabu Boyer
Pabu Boyer - 4 years ago
or you had the tempature too high or too low. the right tempatures to use are from 78-80 ferenhit I beleive.
Pabu Boyer
Pabu Boyer - 4 years ago
you have to let the cup/bag hat they come in in the water for about ten minutes, so if you didn't do that he could've been in shock. Or you didn't feed him enough, or you fed him too much. Or you didn't clean out his water enough. Sorry for your loss :(
#Clashwith Nitram
#Clashwith Nitram - 4 years ago
+xXAwesomeWolfXx they wont eat , they are going to be lethargic - less active and wont flare and lastly his or her color would get fade
#Clashwith Nitram
#Clashwith Nitram - 4 years ago
+justkenna97 this comment is right use sponge filter
RaNdOm PlAyS
RaNdOm PlAyS - 4 years ago
U overfeed them bettas have small stomach. i give my betta bloodworms every saturday and at sunday i dont feed them
Ginger
Ginger - 4 years ago
+TwentysStar207 Bettas need filters, just like any other fish. They need stable water parameters in a cycled tank because daily water changes are going to be an unnecessary hassle for both you and your fish. As for current concerns, you can baffle a tank to slow down the current. Cut a piece of water bottle and stick it over the end of the filter so water is less forceful when it hits it, and depending on the intake, you can use a sponge or a panty hose on it. It's just not fair to have a fish living in those conditions without a filter. Daily water changes are no substitute for an establish aquarium.
Noice
Noice - 4 years ago
+Kikyo4815 I have a thermometer. Thank you!
Kikyo4815
Kikyo4815 - 4 years ago
+xXAwesomeWolfXx Betta are active fish, and when they're awake they should normally be swimming around their tank and exploring. If the water is not warm enough for them, they won't be as active. They'll seem sluggish or sleepy a lot. If it is really too cold, they may lose their appetite and not eat. The best way to check if the water is at an okay temperature is to get an aquarium thermometer. You can find some for under $5.
Noice
Noice - 4 years ago
+Kikyo4815 Ohh okay. Do you know any signs that will show that they think the temperature is too cold?
Kikyo4815
Kikyo4815 - 4 years ago
+xXAwesomeWolfXx Between 78 and 80 fahrenheit is the best temperature for them, but anywhere between 74 and 82 is considered safe.
Noice
Noice - 4 years ago
+Kikyo4815 Aww, that sucks. Wait what is the temperature you should have your betta at?
Kikyo4815
Kikyo4815 - 4 years ago
+xXAwesomeWolfXx They don't require filters but if you don't have a filter, more frequent water changes are needed to keep ammonia from building up. You can however get gentle current filters that are fine for bettas. 68 Fahrenheit is not warm enough to keep a betta healthy. They won't die from that temperature alone but it will slow down their metabolism, making them more lethargic, as well as lowering their immune system and making them more susceptible to illnesses.
Noice
Noice - 4 years ago
+justkenna97 Okay.
justkenna97
justkenna97 - 4 years ago
like i said they don't like strong currents but they should have filters 
Noice
Noice - 4 years ago
+justkenna97 I know, but if your house is at a warm temperature, so is the water in your tank. They do not like moving currents because they aren't normally swimmers.
justkenna97
justkenna97 - 4 years ago
+xXAwesomeWolfXx betta fish need water to be at least 23 C or 74 F and it is better they have a filter as long as it's not too strong, every credible site i have seen does advise on getting both a heater and a filter
Noice
Noice - 4 years ago
+Fish Geeks Bettas are not recommended to have a filter nor a heater. The only time that you need a heater is if your tank is below 20 Celsius/68 Fahrenheit. They do not need a bubbler, their gills are made for them to get air from the surface. They can get stressed out quite easily, so watch out for that. They also do not like very bright lights. If you see your fish flaring, try to find out what (s)he is flaring at.
justkenna97
justkenna97 - 4 years ago
+Fish Geeks actually it's not the water from a cycled tank you need the media from an already cycled tank you need, the bacteria lives in the media not the water itself
Cute Dogs
Cute Dogs - 4 years ago
I'm sorry for your loss☹️
uniquefluffball
uniquefluffball - 4 years ago
Did you acclimate him ? Did you test the water? He could of had a disease when you had them but that's very uncommon . Maybe you put too little water conditioner in there , did he start to slow down and just fall to the bottom and slowly stop breathing of he did then is was most likely to do with the water quality . Also I don't recommend feeding him bloodworms everyday maybe two days a week.
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 4 years ago
did you cycle your tank before adding fish? did you add in the correct amount of water conditioner? If so, he could've been in shock... sorry to hear that :(
Elena Govea
Elena Govea - 4 years ago
thank you for ansering my questions great advice
HanaeSage11
HanaeSage11 - 4 years ago
Is a 1.5 gallon tank ok
Hailey
Hailey - 3 years ago
+Aquarium Boy123 just because it's alive doesn't mean it has the best quality of life.
J Klimek
J Klimek - 4 years ago
Try to get a 2.5 they're not that expensive.
Aquarium Boy123
Aquarium Boy123 - 4 years ago
Yes it is mine have been alive for 5 years and still is
Ahlex Perez
Ahlex Perez - 4 years ago
no
Mystry Tree House MTH
Mystry Tree House MTH - 4 years ago
im really thanking u for making this video I learned alota things but whwre  got my fish from is not a big place they gave me in a small jar and that lady who was the owner of that store she told me that if a betta fish is a male and another male gets togather they fight is that actually true plz tell me because I want to know if shes lying or not and how do u pore the foods in the tank doent the waters get dirty and your fish is very healthy mine today had n accident it was when I was going to change the fish waters I accidently droped him in the bacein and there was a whole and I quicly covered it and I was scared to touch him and he couldent breathe and I was going to pick him up any way but when I removed my hand and was about to cath him he fell right in the bacein whole I was so nervous I cried for him byyy pretty much was a sad story
Snigdha
Snigdha - 4 years ago
+Mystry Tree House MTH What the lady said is correct, male bettas have their own territories, so when another enters theirs, then they fight. What do you feed your betta? Pellets, flakes, or what? If flakes, buy some pellets instead. Flakes come in various sizes so there isn't a specific amount you can feed your betta. It can cause the swim bladder of the fish to expand and make it hard for them to swim. If pellets, you feed them 2-3 pellets twice a day. If the pellets are big, crush them so that your fish can eat them easily. You have to pour the pellets into your hand, and not directly into the tank. Then you put them in the tank. If you have a pepper container, you can pour the pellets packet in there. By the way, did your fish die or something? You said you dropped him in the basin hole.. You ought to be more careful. When you do full water changes, you should first take the betta gently out of the water using a cup. Kindly do not use a fish net. Then, keep the betta elsewhere so you won't bump into the cup so it will tip. Then you do the water changes. After you do so, let the water temperature settle down. Then firmly let the betta in the tank.
Animals Are Awesome
Animals Are Awesome - 4 years ago
Do you still make videos??
Tipp Waddle
Tipp Waddle - 4 years ago
I just purchased a betta fish. He is currently still in the plastic bowls that they have the bettas in at the pet stores. I am wondering how long should I wait to put him in his new tank after setting it up? I don't want to stress him out. I just got him last night.
Hailey Varner
Hailey Varner - 4 years ago
very good video
Min Young Sok
Min Young Sok - 4 years ago
what is a moss
Tasha Fuquay
Tasha Fuquay - 4 years ago
how much do heaters cost ?
Gilbert Salazar
Gilbert Salazar - 4 years ago
I see this fish all the time in a pet store with out no heater , do they really need one ?
Jamie Kelly
Jamie Kelly - 4 years ago
+Summer Wagster I'm no expert but I think you should be alright in Florida, at least for most of the year.
Princess Summer
Princess Summer - 4 years ago
+Jamie Kelly I'm in Florida would I still need a heater? It barely gets cold
Jamie Kelly
Jamie Kelly - 4 years ago
Yeah it gets pretty cold there this time of year.
Gilbert Salazar
Gilbert Salazar - 4 years ago
+Jamie Kelly I Iive in nyc so I guess I could use one
Jamie Kelly
Jamie Kelly - 4 years ago
In my part of the word it goes up past 120 in the Summer.
Jamie Kelly
Jamie Kelly - 4 years ago
I personally think it depends on the climate of where you live.
SquatchFace
SquatchFace - 4 years ago
can you feed a male betta feeder fish?
NEB Barnes
NEB Barnes - 4 years ago
I am concerned about my beta fish, Chet. I have never owned a fish before so this is new to me. I put Chet in a 10 gallon tank but only filled it with 8 gallons. I have a tall silk plant with lots of places to hide. A log with a small bush on it, and a house that looks like squid words home. I have a heater in there that keeps water at a steady 72 degrees. Also have a filter but I don't think its really strong. I let him stay in his container for an hour inside the bigger tank so he can get acclimated to the temperature of his home. After an hour I fished him out with a net and put him in the tank. He sank but then started to swim. Hiding in a corner. I have seen him swim but he mostly stays in the corner next to the heater. How do I know if his water is good? Is he still adjusting to his new surroundings? I am just confused. Any suggestions would be helpful. you seem to know what your are doing. Great work on the video.
NEB Barnes
NEB Barnes - 4 years ago
+T&Cvideos He is fine now. I don't actually have a thermometer so I will need to get that next. He has tank mates too.
tatum
tatum - 4 years ago
The water might be too cold they need about 77-82 degrees
Be Bui
Be Bui - 4 years ago
All's nice
JustALittleGreenFrog
JustALittleGreenFrog - 4 years ago
You don't have a filter in your water!!!!!!!
JustALittleGreenFrog
JustALittleGreenFrog - 4 years ago
+Coligex Gaming yeah, I know but if you don't have a filter the water, the water doesn't have all the "good stuff" that the betta needs to have heathy air.
I'm not saying that I disagree with you, im saying that a nomal filter is better.
Coligex Gaming
Coligex Gaming - 4 years ago
You can have a very weak filter
Janet Plattner
Janet Plattner - 4 years ago
love your chanl iv lernd a lot from you
Blahblah
Blahblah - 4 years ago
Great video! Thanks for all the helpful information! :)
Haylee Lenten
Haylee Lenten - 4 years ago
I didn't have water conditioner for some time with a betta I really like him and I almost cried when u said that ( don't say my name on camara)
Ashley Heart
Ashley Heart - 4 years ago
Did you cycle sparkles tank before you put her in??
Maria Garcia
Maria Garcia - 4 years ago
Your betta is sooooooo pretty!
Elena Govea
Elena Govea - 4 years ago
pleace tell me my betta fish is just there doing nothing not even swimmming hes alive but was wrong also pleace tell me cold water hurts bettas . first my blue betta is very happy un a bowl but my another is sad that betta is in like a regtangle medeim tank pleace answer my questions ......thanks you
Elena Govea
Elena Govea - 4 years ago
Thank you for the advice
Markus Hinton
Markus Hinton - 4 years ago
Try looking into buying a heater. Is your tank above 2 gallons? You should also buy some more plants and decorations. Cold water stresses your Betta fish. If that doesn't work then it could have swim bladder disease.Whenever my Betta has swim bladder disease, I give her a tiny bit of a pea and some conditioner to help the illness. Make sure you take the skin off of the pea. I hope this helped
Kerry Crone
Kerry Crone - 4 years ago
I have 4 rose pedals this is very educational In a meeting subscribing now
Clutch Baller123
Clutch Baller123 - 4 years ago
I give my betta some food with fish meal,squid meal and all kinds of meal. My betta is turning gold on his belly and he goes nuts when he gets the chance to eat the food.
VivaLaVida
VivaLaVida - 4 years ago
this was sooo helpful, i think im getting a betta today :)
Aurorardor
Aurorardor - 5 years ago
very informative video! I really like your tank set up for your female beta, has lots of space for it to swim and hide. inspiring sharing :)
Sophie Pink
Sophie Pink - 5 years ago
Do you need a lot of conditioner???????? And how much money would it be?????
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+Sophie Pink Seachem prime: two drops per gallon about $5 per bottle.
Kristen Haleyoi
Kristen Haleyoi - 5 years ago
Also the amount of conditioner will vary depending on which ones do use lots of the conditioners was have on the back how much you use per the gallon amount of your tank
Kristen Haleyoi
Kristen Haleyoi - 5 years ago
Personally I use: API aquarium salt-$5, TopFin Betta water conditioner-$7, Prime-$8. Prices will vary depending on where you live and the pet stores prices. You will definitely need a water conditioner because you're supposed to use tap water and normal tap water has chlorine and many other harmful chemicals for a betta to live in.
kaite.pandas 1155
kaite.pandas 1155 - 5 years ago
why did you delete all your old videos?
Msangelina408
Msangelina408 - 5 years ago
What kind of water do u use? sink water?
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+Ksenia Bodnarchuk It's really best just to use aq salt to treat disease, other than maybe adding a tiny pinch (dissolved of course) when you do your water changes if you have really low salinity, in general it's unnecessary and sometimes even harmful to always use aq salt, just using water conditioner is fine.
Kristen Haleyoi
Kristen Haleyoi - 5 years ago
+Aly Homewood so than when would I put in the aq salt in changes. Can I use it regularly?
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+Ksenia Bodnarchuk You shouldn't use aq salt on a regular basis, aq salt for more than 10 days can cause organ damage, also, why are you using two water conditioners? You only need prime.
Kristen Haleyoi
Kristen Haleyoi - 5 years ago
You use sink water yes but you have to treat it with water conditioners personally I use for my betta topfin betta conditioner,aquarium salt from API ,and prime and the reason you have to use this is because normal sink or tap water has Coreen and lots of other harmful chemicals in there so don't buy bottled betta water or anything you just use normal sink water with water conditioners you can get at any pet store
Adhvika Arunkumar
Adhvika Arunkumar - 5 years ago
I have a 5 gallon fishbowl. Is that fine?
Kristen Haleyoi
Kristen Haleyoi - 5 years ago
+jill valentin you would need a 25 watt heater because 5 watt = 1 gallon
jill valentin
jill valentin - 5 years ago
as long as you invest in a heater and filter:) there's a 15watt heater at Petsmart for around $10 and it isn't technically big enough but i have it for my 10gal and it works fine so far! as for the filter, I can't recommend anything because the filters in all my tanks just came with the tank but topfin is a really good brand based on the products that i buy from them and the reviews that i've heard about their filters are really great!
NoseBleed Koujaku
NoseBleed Koujaku - 5 years ago
my pet fish "Sir" lasted for 2 years almost 3 but died becuase they found the water was contaminated with E Coli(live in Georgia) so yep :(
NoseBleed Koujaku
NoseBleed Koujaku - 5 years ago
+jill valentin its tough :(
jill valentin
jill valentin - 5 years ago
aw im sorry :( i had a betta who lasted for almost 3 years also. he died this summer while I was out of town.
CocoCarrots
CocoCarrots - 5 years ago
This was so informative and helpful! Thank you!
Lynn Little
Lynn Little - 5 years ago
I have a huge 5 gallon fish bowl can I put my fish in there provided that is it a heated tank?
Kristen Haleyoi
Kristen Haleyoi - 5 years ago
Is it a Bowl or a Tank, if it's a tank you should be fine. If your talking about a heated tank you'll need a heater bulgur if you have all That then that's a great setup for a Betta.
tevis56k1
tevis56k1 - 5 years ago
How much food are betta supposed to eat.  I am so afraid to overfeed Puffin, but don't want to starve him either.  This is first time having a fish and I  already totally love him.  Ive seen videos say as much as they eat in 5 minutes so I fed a few pieces at a time while watching but after 10 pieces In like 2 minutes, I got scared because pet store told me no more than 5 pieces every other day.  Who is right.  Thank you.
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+tevis56k1 How much to feed depends on the particular fish and the particular food, you have to experiment a little to figure out what's right, generally you want to stay within 2-5 pellets per day, per fish, I feed 2 omega one pellets a day which my fish do quite well on, bettas stomachs are the size of their eye so overfeeding can be a serious issue, you want to ignore anyone who says "as much as they can eat in X minutes" because it just doesn't work for bettas, it's an ok rule for some community aquariums but with bettas it's absolutely ridiculous, in two minutes a betta will eat 3 cheeseburgers and a milkshake if you let them, they can and will eat themselves to death you also want to discount pretty much everything that pet stores say, when I got my first betta, the pet store had me keeping two bettas in a 2.5 gallon with sharp plants, no heater and a filter which basically took up half the tank, and that was actually pretty good for a pet store, seriously they have no idea what they are talking about. Oh one more thing, generally it's not a great idea to add salt to your normal aquarium, aq salt should not be used for more than 10 days, adding a small dose (I wouldn't exceed 1/8 of a teaspoon per gallon and less is good too) is fine and can even have slight benefits, but while aquarium salt can have great benefits when it comes to treating illnesses and even breeding , normal aquarium use is not necessary and can even be harmful in some circumstances. And congratulations on getting your fish a heater.
Kristen Haleyoi
Kristen Haleyoi - 5 years ago
I would normally feed three pellets morning,three pellets afternoon /night
tevis56k1
tevis56k1 - 5 years ago
+tevis56k1 BTW, thank you for all the other tips I learned from your video.  Today, Puffin will be getting new food, plants, heater, and aquarium salt.
rampage lolzz
rampage lolzz - 5 years ago
I only use half gallon tank for my betta fish, is that okay for them?
I always clean their tank every day
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+Im Zense NO, you NEED a heater, generally aquarium heaters don't have any affect on health, but if you can't have a heater you can't have a betta, bettas are tropical and NEED a stable tempurature that is between 76 and 82 degrees with the ideal being 78 degrees, this is easily acomplished with an adjustable heater.
Im Zense
Im Zense - 5 years ago
SOMEONE HELP I'm getting a 10 gallon and splitting it so I can have 2. I can't have a heater coz of health problems but can have a filter. I was told a heater is not needed and I don't live in a very cold climate. Is this ok ?
agsparkle37
agsparkle37 - 5 years ago
What kind of tank do you have? I am looking for one for my bettas and love this one!
Kristen Haleyoi
Kristen Haleyoi - 5 years ago
+Aly Homewood I love the TopFin 5.5 gallon aquarium starter kit, it comes with the tank,a net, a filter( the filters is to strong for a Betta fish though) a thermometer and a hood with LEDS. My Betta fish Jaxx loves the tank.
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+agsparkle37 thats just a standard 5 gallon, you can get an aqueon 10 gallon at petsmart for $10
Gracie Williams
Gracie Williams - 5 years ago
She's big for a girl!
#Clashwith Nitram
#Clashwith Nitram - 4 years ago
some female are bigger than male maybe her female is a giant betta
Noice
Noice - 4 years ago
I'm guessing she has a king/giant betta, which can be male or female. That type of betta is way bigger then the average size for that species of fish.
Clutch Baller123
Clutch Baller123 - 4 years ago
+Gracie Williams her female is almost the size of my male, and my male is three times bigger than my female.Who I assume s still growin
pandaline
pandaline - 5 years ago
I noticed that sparkle swam circles around the leaf hammock, my betta loves to do that too I find it very cute when he does
_xX_Andy The Hacker_Xx _
_xX_Andy The Hacker_Xx _ - 5 years ago
i just bought a betta but it will not eat
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+andrew lee It is normal for betta fish not to eat the first few days in a new tank, if after a few days your fish still won't eat you can try to tempt them with frozen or live food such as bloodworms, mosquito larvae, or brine shrimp
SweetPugs
SweetPugs - 5 years ago
I bought a fish tank yesterday with all the stuff c: but I have a problem - >,< so I started putting in the water products but then I realised the pet store employ that sold us the stuff gave us , easy balance plus by tetra instead of water conditioner. So a day later I got water conditioner and put it in but it's been like half a day and it still smells like chlorine. Is it normal for it to not work for a while or is it because I put it in a day after? Please help asap.
SweetPugs
SweetPugs - 5 years ago
It was the filter making the smell we bought some new filter parts and now it's fine. I got my betta yesterday and he's very happy :) Thanks for the help.
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+SweetPugs Water conditioner should work instantly, what brand are you using?
SweetPugs
SweetPugs - 5 years ago
I got my 10 gallon fish tank yesterday! I was gonna get an axolotl but they didn't have the type I liked at any of my local pet stores, so I'm getting a betta! This helped so much. My dad's going back to the pet store today because the guy that was giving us the products for the water literally forgot the water conditioner -
SweetPugs
SweetPugs - 5 years ago
Aww :c I'm sure you'll find one somewhere.
Kristen Haleyoi
Kristen Haleyoi - 5 years ago
Where do you live, in my area there haven't been any axolotls ever here, and for you to get them in at pet store! Lucky
Katie Hancock
Katie Hancock - 5 years ago
But with my betta he lived for like 4 or 5 years with like none of that i did the conditioning the food the worms the plants and thats it so how did he live so long i "bad" fish boll?
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+Katie Kat Yeah, thats suprising, you probably had a pretty hardy fish, occasionally a betta pops up somewhere that is extremely hardy and has survived many years in a fish bowl, however, it is important to remember that this is not the norm and that surviving does not equal thriving.
ColorfulMadness AJ
ColorfulMadness AJ - 5 years ago
My brother has his beta in a Half gallon and his gf betta so there put something in the middle, there have a bigger tank that their not using its just sitting there, ;(
Kristen Haleyoi
Kristen Haleyoi - 5 years ago
Tell them to do more research because that counts as animal abuse
KawaiiKix
KawaiiKix - 5 years ago
Please respond!!! So I have 2.5 gallon tank but I don't have a filter or heater. I can't afford it :( the only reason I have a fish is because my mom wanted to teach me about responsibility. Will a betts be ok without those? Thank you!
Kristen Haleyoi
Kristen Haleyoi - 5 years ago
Plus try to use a Marino moss ball, the are amazing as a plant to filter out your water
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+Macki Wingate A lamp will only heat the top of the water, if any at all, and will only heat 1-2 degrees. A lamp is not suitable replacement for a heater.
Macki Wingate
Macki Wingate - 5 years ago
if you can't attain a heater try using a lamp!
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+KawaiiKix Yes bettas need a heaters, sometimes in the summer they can be ok (I have had unheated tanks during the summer and it was pretty stable at 77.1-82 degrees and never changed more than 2 degrees per day.) If your mom wants to teach you about responsibility she may buy you a heater if you tell her how important it is, after all, it is very responsible to do your research and release that you need one.
Natalie Monroe
Natalie Monroe - 5 years ago
i have two different thermometers. one that sticks on the outside and one on the inside. i do have a heater but i only put it in during fall/winter. 
Natalie Monroe
Natalie Monroe - 5 years ago
+NezSor VIR my temperature is normally at 80 degrees without a heater?
KawaiiKix
KawaiiKix - 5 years ago
Oh okay thanks :)
Natalie Monroe
Natalie Monroe - 5 years ago
betta's will be okay without a filter and heater, don't worry! maybe you can get a thermometer to just check that the temperature is in between 72-82 F? and without a filter you should clean your tank often. if you're thinking of keeping your fish for a long time, i would recommend saving up your money for a filter and heater. hope this helped!!
BreAnna Mills
BreAnna Mills - 5 years ago
Hey you guys saying not to trust her. Why not ? I completely 100% agree with everything she has said and I've done LOTS of research and she gave better info than most websites. Oh and thanks for letting me know about the fish meal....now I know why my betta was bloated every time after eating. Thanks for making the video you did great job
Also I would like to see all your bettas
Chelsea Samantha
Chelsea Samantha - 5 years ago
how many frozen blood worms should you feed a Betta fish ?
Kristen Haleyoi
Kristen Haleyoi - 5 years ago
+NezSor VIR a day or a week 3-4
Fur and Fins
Fur and Fins - 5 years ago
What a great vid
Se la Vida
Se la Vida - 5 years ago
How often should you feed a betta?
Kristen Haleyoi
Kristen Haleyoi - 5 years ago
I feed my Betta Jaxx 2 pellets morning, 2 pellets afternoon/night
Mini Mixers
Mini Mixers - 5 years ago
is is ok to have glass marbles as substrate?
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+Mini Mixers Yes but I would recommend against it, bacteria don't colonize on glass as well as they do on sand or gravel, if you have a good filter it should be fine, but it may make it harder to cycle.
Alexis Hirschy
Alexis Hirschy - 5 years ago
One day can you show us your male beta
Moonlight
Chris Farrell
Chris Farrell - 5 years ago
NOT TRUE DO NOT TRUST HER
Ty Brown
Ty Brown - 5 years ago
+Chris Farrell but it is true
Thank You
Thank You - 5 years ago
Shut up chris
tupac is still alive bitches i am right here
tupac is still alive bitches i am right here - 5 years ago
Yes it is
my zoo
my zoo - 5 years ago
Why?!
Erik Watson
Erik Watson - 5 years ago
U earned a sub :D

Die Rat
Die Rat - 5 years ago
Your betta looks like a male
Blazing Bettas
Blazing Bettas - 5 years ago
no Betta fish are from Vietnam
Blazing Bettas
Blazing Bettas - 4 years ago
+Bethany D. Ya your bettas are doing great! And so are mine! If people have hate they need to keep it to themselves
Blazing Bettas
Blazing Bettas - 4 years ago
+Bethany D. yup
Blazing Bettas
Blazing Bettas - 4 years ago
+Bethany D. I know!!!!! I agree with you! It drives me crazy
ReviewCam
ReviewCam - 5 years ago
She really loves her betta leaf!
iWuvHuskys
iWuvHuskys - 5 years ago
I find it weird that I would need to change the water MORE if I DO have a filter.
BreAnna Mills
BreAnna Mills - 5 years ago
You don't have to
And again she miss spoke
ArachnetArtemis
ArachnetArtemis - 5 years ago
It's the fact they said you need to change it MORE with a filter.
BreAnna Mills
BreAnna Mills - 5 years ago
I think she just miss spoke
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+iWuvHuskys You don't I think she said that accidentally, you actually need to change it less (although having a filter DOES NOT mean that you get to slack on maintanance)
simply. shamya
simply. shamya - 5 years ago
I have that exact same tank from my previous leopard gecko that died. How many gallons is it. I plan on moving bettas there
Weasleys Weezer
Weasleys Weezer - 5 years ago
I have mine in a 3 gallon hex tank with an undergravel filter. I can't get a heater because I don't have a job and my husband doesn't think I need one. Been trying to get a heater for my Black Moor's too. :(
bettaforever
bettaforever - 5 years ago
they don't if you have a stable temperature of 72-74 degrees farenhight. black moor live like 15 years. mine is 8 years old and is the size of my hand now. he lives in a 20 gallon alone.
bettaforever
bettaforever - 5 years ago
they don't if you have a stable temperature of 72-74 degrees farenhight. black moor live like 15 years. mine is 8 years old and is the size of my hand now. he lives in a 20 gallon alone.
Weasleys Weezer
Weasleys Weezer - 5 years ago
During the summer not so much, but it gets really cold here in the winter and I don't run the heat unless absolutely necessary because of high cost. So a heater for the fish during that time would be ideal.
achoo ccooll
achoo ccooll - 5 years ago
i had a betta that lived for 6 years. R.I.P BOOTS
achoo ccooll
achoo ccooll - 4 years ago
;)))
Joseph Farah
Joseph Farah - 4 years ago
+Elusive Bre that name is so cute!
Lucy Cunnold
Lucy Cunnold - 5 years ago
+Breanna Cave You had a fish called Boots? I love that name:)
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+Maddie Rea Yes, if it's not adjustable (aka you can customize the temp and it will shut off after that temperature is reached) then definitely don't put it in your tank, if it is customizable (and accurate) than you could use it, but it's still a bit of overkill, if you haven't ordered yet, you should probably downsize and get the same quality of heating for a lot less money.
Archit
Archit - 5 years ago
Nice Video
al jones
al jones - 5 years ago
i like how you interupt yourself, it made me smile.
Drua Thao
Drua Thao - 5 years ago
I thing that your Betta is a male
Paige Hitt
Paige Hitt - 5 years ago
Hey so my male veiltale bata fish has like his fins where stuck together I got the treatment but then he still has it I think and at the bottom of his tale is like ripe what do I do about a ripe fin what treatment. PLEASE HELP ME.
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+Paige Hitt Your betta is clamping his fins, this is not a disease in itself, but it can be an indicator of many different things, first, are there any other symptoms, has your bettas behavior changed? have they stopped eating? are there any aesthetic differences (ie white spots or torn fins)? What is the temperature of your tank?
If the temperature is not between 78 and 82 degrees fahrenheit than you need to correct that and that should solve the problem, if your fish's behavior has changed or if they look different, than you are looking at possible diseases. Do you test your water? If the PH is off or the ammonia is up than that needs to be corrected and that should fix the problem. The other thing you described could be one of three things, First: fin rot, this is a bacterial disease that can be caused by poor water conditions, tail biting, or injury, if it is fin rot, evaluate the cleanliness of your tank (not just physical cleanliness but water chemistry too) and the two things I am about to talk about. Fin rot should be treated with aquarium salt(Important: never treat with aquarium salt for more than ten days or you risk serious organ damage) or antibiotics depending on severity (if it's just the tips of the fins use aquarium salt, if it's farther along, treat with erythromycin.) Second: normal torn fin, if you have sharp objects in your tank, like plastic plants, or sharp rocks, than those need to be removed immediately, you can let the fin heal on it's own or use seachem stress guard, which I have found to be an excellent slime coat type product, the third, final and most unlikely possibility, tail biting is usually caused by stress, but can be triggered by other factors, a tail bite will always be a U shaped piece missing from your betta's tail, try to catch your betta in the act before assuming this, if you do determine that it is tail biting, it could be that water parameters are off or that the tank is too small, or doesn't have any decorations, evaluate your tank, if this clears it up for you, great, glad I could help, if not, please fill this out: 
Housing 
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance 
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity: 

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?


Hope I could help
Sarah's World
Sarah's World - 5 years ago
Pretty Tank:D
n o
n o - 5 years ago
my sister's betta fish Blue has been living in tap water for 3 years!! Mine does not thought. Blue is actually still alive
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+Veryberry108 aj Is it from a well? does she add water conditioner?
Reiann Goh
Reiann Goh - 5 years ago
Please make a video in curing white spots for bettas! Mine has white spots for a week now and I tried methylene blue and aquarium salt for 3 days with no improvements... :(
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+Reiann Goh That is a bit to hot for bettas they should be kept at 25-27 degrees celsius, however, if the temperature  was stable, I doubt that that alone would be enough to kill a betta, if the temperature was fluctuating than that could have done it, if any of the water parameters were fluctuating than that could have done it. Did you test your water? Is your tank cycled?
Reiann Goh
Reiann Goh - 5 years ago
+Firn Kahn Too much carbon? Temperature is 28 to 30 degree celcius
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+Reiann Goh Oh, thats terrible, SIP.
Reiann Goh
Reiann Goh - 5 years ago
+Firn Kahn Hey I've added aquarium salt too if you read my latest comment. But err none of these matter to me anymore... sadly cuz my fish has passed away with itch and fin rot.
Reiann Goh
Reiann Goh - 5 years ago
Oh and I also use aquarium salt! I read that I shouldn't be using it for more than 10days cuz the bacteria becomes immune to it? 
Reiann Goh
Reiann Goh - 5 years ago
+Aly Homewood So it's been about a month and it's getting worse!!! D: I dont get it? I used the itch medicine and my tank's temperature is at 30 degree celsius.
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+Delois Richardson In order to treat ich, you should raise the tank temperature to 85 degrees fahrenheit in order to make the parasite become free  swimming in the water in order for the medication to work.
Delois Richardson
Delois Richardson - 5 years ago
+Reiann Goh  Its called ich and just go to a pet store and get the stuff for it
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+Reiann Goh No problem, I hope your fish feels better soon, Good Luck!!
Reiann Goh
Reiann Goh - 5 years ago
Thankyou! :) You are a great help! I'll follow your instructions, hopefully I can see some changes in a month
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+Reiann Goh If that is the case your fish might have something called "hole in the head disease" (which is exactly what it sounds like) Here is an excellent outline of betta fish diseases and how to treat them:
http://bettafishawarenessday.blogspot.com/2012/09/betta-fish-disease-and-illness.html
Reiann Goh
Reiann Goh - 5 years ago
Im not sure if it has ick? Cuz it has 2 white spots that grows larger and some tiny "holes" around his head. 
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+Reiann Goh Your betta has ick, an external parasite that looks like a bunch of white spots on your fish, treat by doing 100% water changes every day, raising the tempurature to 85 degrees fahrenheit and using AQ salts, sometimes ick can take up to a month to treat, stay with it, if you have any ick medication, I would use it in conjunction with what I just described minus the AQ salts (never use aq salts with ANY medication)  if you moved your fish to a 1 gal quarantine tank do a 50% once a day, if your fish is in a 2.5 or 5 gal tank do two 50% (for 2.5 gallon) and 25-50% (for 5 gallon) water changes a week. If you have an antibiotic, I would use it, it won't help the ick but it will eliminate the risk of secendary infections.
Colton Fey
Colton Fey - 5 years ago
+Reiann Goh Your betta has ick, i would recommend getting something specifically for treating ick.
TheLions Vlogs
TheLions Vlogs - 5 years ago
and do i still need to put water conditioner if i live on a well?? its natural filtered water.. and u said that there is chlorine in the tap water??? how do u guys brush your teeth with that water then! lol i thought there was only flouride in tap water.. lol i dont want to live off of tap water XD.
Emily p3nnycraft
Emily p3nnycraft - 5 years ago
Also, be sure to check your pH, well water is more prone to high calcium content, (usually measured in "water hardness") The calcium comes from limestone deposits underground, and can make your water more alkaline: a.k.a. higher pH. So just be sure to keep an eye out for that! ;)
ArachnetArtemis
ArachnetArtemis - 5 years ago
Water continental might help with removing heavy metals which could be present and could effect fish. I know copper is deadly to apple snails (not fish though...)
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+Leone Cruz No problem
TheLions Vlogs
TheLions Vlogs - 5 years ago
ok thanks
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+Leone Cruz Well water is usually free of chlorine, however, if you have some, I would still recommend adding the water conditioner, just to neutralize anything dangerous that may be safe for you, but lethal to your betta.
TheLions Vlogs
TheLions Vlogs - 5 years ago
ok
TheLions Vlogs
TheLions Vlogs - 5 years ago
how much is a 2.5 gallon tank?? how much did u get it for?? i am trying to buy one for all of my 7 bettas
TheLions Vlogs
TheLions Vlogs - 5 years ago
i baught my aqueon tank for 500 dollars cause i saved money just for that... so im happy with it its very high tech
Macki Wingate
Macki Wingate - 5 years ago
aqueon often has their tanks for very inexpensive! I bought my 10 gallon for $10!! my natgeo 2.5 starter tank I think I paid somewhere in the $20 range. :)
TheLions Vlogs
TheLions Vlogs - 5 years ago
no no no it totally fine! :)
TheLions Vlogs
TheLions Vlogs - 5 years ago
cleo maria of course ill separate them.. i have been taking care of bettas for about 8 years now but thanks
TheLions Vlogs
TheLions Vlogs - 5 years ago
this was like from along time ago i already got my 120 gallon tank lol
Delois Richardson
Delois Richardson - 5 years ago
+Leone Cruz well I personally think you should get a 5 gallon tank or ten but if there small go right ahead;)
bettaforever
bettaforever - 5 years ago
+Leone Cruz you can get at 2.5 at petsmart and petco for about 15 dollars.
meowrisaaa
meowrisaaa - 5 years ago
i love how she kept swimming around the betta leaf lol so cute
Chris Johnstone
Chris Johnstone - 5 years ago
+Bettafishylove Hey I'm just wondering how you know if it is a female or male! Because I got my from the local pet shop and they didn't tell me! And also is hermit crab heaters good?
bettaforever
bettaforever - 5 years ago
+Nicole C No no I had to look it up before I even commented It is hard for me to tell the difference sometimes. You probably know more than I do.
Nicole C
Nicole C - 5 years ago
Oh, sorry. I used to be really interested in bettas and I used to read some facts and such from websites. Guess I'm not as educated about bettas as I thought... I'm sorry.. 
bettaforever
bettaforever - 5 years ago
+Nicole C actually males can have short fins and the can also have fake egg spots not most of the time though. Also males usually have longer ventrals and a round anal fin. Dont rely on color females can be just a colorful as males!
Nicole C
Nicole C - 5 years ago
I'm actually not sure. But it's always best to get the necessary product that's designed for the animal. You can always ask a local pet shop for an opinion incase you're not sure. Good luck for your first betta!  
Chris Johnstone
Chris Johnstone - 5 years ago
+Nicole C Do you know if hermit crab heaters work?
Chris Johnstone
Chris Johnstone - 5 years ago
+Nicole C Thankyou so much! This is my first Betta Fish!
Nicole C
Nicole C - 5 years ago
+Chris Johnstone The females have shorter fins, smaller bodies, and they aren't as colorful (not sure how to explain.) They also have an egg spot which is kind of hard to notice at first. It's usually located beneath them, stomach area and is white. The males have longer fins and have bright colors. They're larger than the female. They have a beard when they flare. (well usually). But if you got it young then wait a while because at first the males look like females. (learned from experience).
Cc Sal
Cc Sal - 5 years ago
I meant feel like not fell like.
Cc Sal
Cc Sal - 5 years ago
Actually, Bettas can be in a half gallon tank. But Ya can put them in whatever Ya fell like.☺️
jill valentin
jill valentin - 5 years ago
?? no. 2.5 is the technical minimum but 5 is better. nothing under 2.5 can be heated
Jenni_1128 _
Jenni_1128 _ - 5 years ago
Yeah I know now thanks. I typed that when I want just starting my research on bettas. I know all the myth and facts now.
Jimbo 71
Jimbo 71 - 5 years ago
Haha where did you hear that?? That little half gallon tank with a picture of a betta on it at Walmart?? The argument on minimum tank size is usually between 3 and 5 gallons and I think it's just opinion because either is fine but one half of a gallon??? That's completely ridiculous, a 1 gallons is ridiculous and a 2 gallon is pushing the envelope!
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+Cc Sal +Jennifer Sanchez  Just by the way, a few betta facts: Bettas DO NOT do better in small containers, that is very popular (but completely wrong) myth. In fact bettas do not come from tiny puddles, but from rice paddies, miles long and 2-3 ft deep! The reason they are able to survive in such small containers is because they have a labyrinth organ which allows them to breath air, this organ, however does not make them immune to ammonia, which is still quite toxic, and still builds up in those tiny cups quite easily. Also, bettas are active fish that do need swimming space, the minimum size home tank for a betta is 2.5-5 gallons with 1 gallon being the minimum for a temporary quarantine tank. The fact is, that most pet stores (as counterintuitive as this may seem) are quite misinformed when it comes to betta care, it's best to do your research before buying a fish, especially a betta.
Cc Sal
Cc Sal - 5 years ago
Yup I got the email saying u subbed.
Cc Sal
Cc Sal - 5 years ago
K meh 2 channel is called GreenCheetahLps but I'm gonna do some renovating and make it into and animal channel.
Cc Sal
Cc Sal - 5 years ago
I used to have a bird but she got sick i❤️Her. Now I have a fish and may get a lizard and maybe hermit crab I love pets SOOO much. Btw do u think I should make my 2 channel an animal channel.
Cc Sal
Cc Sal - 5 years ago
Thx! I hate when they mistreat animals too y even buy animal(s) if ur gonna make them suffer.
Cc Sal
Cc Sal - 5 years ago
Ik so that is y u put them in a bigger tank or bowl.
Cc Sal
Cc Sal - 5 years ago
Bc Bettas come in small containers or bags when u get them they r used to the smaller space, they only need a little room to swim and if u put them in big tanks they may feel lost.☺️
Cc Sal
Cc Sal - 5 years ago
Betta fish R supposed to be in small tanks/bowls they should not be in huge tanks they should be in at least half gallon tanks. As I said before put them in whatever u think is good for him/her.
Cc Sal
Cc Sal - 5 years ago
Again, yes u CAN put them in a Half gallon people put them in fish bowls. But like I said u can put them in whatever u think is best
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
technically bettas can survive in 1/2 gallon but to even do that a 50% water change would have to be performed once a day in order to keep ammonia at a safe level. Also since something that small can't be safely heated. So while a betta can technically survive in something that small, they will not thrive and they will die prematurely.
Ayame Noel
Ayame Noel - 5 years ago
Do you think you could do a betta baby care video? I've seen they have betta babies at Petco and I would like to know if their care is any different. Thanks!
Bryanna Rocky
Bryanna Rocky - 5 years ago
9:50 that fish is so cute
0065pop AJ
0065pop AJ - 5 years ago
What type of heater do you have? And around how much did it cost?
Kristen Haleyoi
Kristen Haleyoi - 5 years ago
I use the national geographic 25 watt heater for my Betta Jaxx, it cost around $25 . 5 watts of power = 1 gallons worth of heat
ReviewCam
ReviewCam - 5 years ago
+0065pop AJ IMO the Marina 8 watt is wonderful for 2.5 gallon tanks. They do the job and don't crap out after a while.
katie wilson
katie wilson - 5 years ago
I got my 2 bettas from walmart
k den
k den - 5 years ago
And I know you have to feed your beta 3 times a week but how many times a day?
Kristen Haleyoi
Kristen Haleyoi - 5 years ago
I feed my Betta 2 pellets in morning and 2 pellets at night/afternoon
k den
k den - 5 years ago
What about a 9.18" Lx6" wx6 .12"h? Plz answer!!!!
Emily Kaylin
Emily Kaylin - 5 years ago
what other fish do good with Bettas? I have a ten gallon tank & I want to get some algae eaters as well as some schooling fish.. Any suggestions?
Aly Homewood
Aly Homewood - 5 years ago
+Emily Meyer Nothing that is colorful or has long flowing fins, invertebrates do great with bettas and can be added to your standard 2.5 gallon filtered tank because of their small bioload.
misty dawn
misty dawn - 5 years ago
Snails. Cory cats and sometimes guppys:)
Bella and Bettas
Bella and Bettas - 5 years ago
what a beautiful betta:)
Marcus Taylor
Marcus Taylor - 5 years ago
+Bettafishylove you know how to properly look atter bettas unlike other youtubers. Great vid
Alexia Gloger
Alexia Gloger - 5 years ago
Lol
Angie Paquin
Angie Paquin - 5 years ago
Video request:
You should make a video on guppy care! And breeding guppies!!!!!!!!!!!!
LosingDrea
LosingDrea - 5 years ago
I am impressed by your knowledge. Thank you for the video and the tips. You have a pretty betta there and I look forward to watching more of your videos and seeing more of your fish. I am a new Betta owner and I have him with some Zebra Dianos and Corydoras. I wanted to know what other types of fish I could keep my Betta with and that is how I found your channel.
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
+LosingDrea  thank you!! :)
Karl Karlsen
Karl Karlsen - 5 years ago
There are a lot of low light plants that would do well in your aquarium. Your bettas will be much happier with live plants. Also, adding some peat to your filter will make the water slightly acidic, which betas really love. You can talk to your local pet shop about this. Good luck and you have a very pretty fish!
Angie Paquin
Angie Paquin - 5 years ago
Wow thanks, I had no idea how to take care of a betta when I got mine! All I new is that I wanted a fish. I have a veiltail male royal blue, turquoise, and black and his name is Indigo and I love him soooo much!
Stephanie Parkman
Stephanie Parkman - 5 years ago
Do you have an instagram where my daughter could contact you about her betta fish she has never had one and she is nervous
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
+Stephanie Parkman sadly I deleted mine due to never being on it, but I am on youtube 24/7
Jailyn Downs
Jailyn Downs - 5 years ago
For more oxegyn, di you recamend a bubbler?
Joseph Farah
Joseph Farah - 4 years ago
+Jailyn Downs if the current is too strong, it can whip your fish&#39;s fins around and make it hard for him to swim. choose a weak one.
also, betta's don't require oxygen from the water, they have a labyrinth organ which means they get a lot of oxygen from the air.
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
+Jailyn Downs yes!!
Harry Potter
Harry Potter - 5 years ago
Please add real plants
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
+Payam Jourabchi I did in my 10 gallon tank
Chino 0701
Chino 0701 - 5 years ago
They Also come from vietnam
Sammy Isnadin
Sammy Isnadin - 5 years ago
Nice
OriginsPower
OriginsPower - 5 years ago
What 5 gallon tank is good that I can use a filter with for my betta
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
+OriginsPower  Any 5 gallon they are all the same!
differentvlog01
differentvlog01 - 5 years ago
Okay I bought a heater for my fish tank it's turning orange but the water stays cold someone help
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
try a new heater because some heaters can be broken
Whanatae Dunn Briend
Whanatae Dunn Briend - 5 years ago
i really like your fish it is very cute also i have a girl betta and i got her at petsmart and this guy who works there recomeded a food for her it is called aqueon  betta food is that i good food for her ? I cheaked  the ingreedants in it.
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
+Whanatae Dunn Briend Leave the betta alone, It will release the eggs by herself so you don't really have to do anything unless your breeding 
Whanatae Dunn Briend
Whanatae Dunn Briend - 5 years ago
ok thanx do u know how to talke care of pregant betta fish ?
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
I don't think that's a great food, its pretty low on protein
Dr.Mill7 Aviation
Dr.Mill7 Aviation - 5 years ago
aww so cute, im getting my Betta very soon so excited, I might name it Spur or something else. I just hated when people put Bettas in small bowls :(
Zan cx
Zan cx - 5 years ago
Do you absolutely need a heater
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
yes because bettas are tropical fish and  they are so much active in warmer water, it also helps with their digestive system
Tiffany Nunez
Tiffany Nunez - 5 years ago
U don't need a heater . You'll only need it if ur home or area u live in is always cold
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
If it gets below 72 degrees then you need one
NukeGaming
NukeGaming - 5 years ago
Your tank is so beautiful and neat!
Im Darnelle
Im Darnelle - 5 years ago
What'd you use to record im use my ipad and I don't like the quality yours is nice what do you use? Great video
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
I use a canon powershot A2300 hd camera!
Edward Eckel
Edward Eckel - 5 years ago
IM about to get a betta fish i wrote down everything from this video onto paper so i can remeber since i have no idea how to properly care for a betta fish
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
great and awesome!
Zach
Zach - 5 years ago
I've been looking for a good beta fish guide and this one is perfect! it was simple to follow plus you just earned a  new subscriber!
Zach
Zach - 5 years ago
Your welcome! :-)
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
thanks:)
Katie Koerner
Katie Koerner - 5 years ago
How do you keep your fish that long???
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
follow everything I said in this video lol
fish herp
fish herp - 5 years ago
very informative! Beautiful female btw! 
Roxy Morgan
Roxy Morgan - 5 years ago
She looks very active for a female betta fish :)
Roxy Morgan
Roxy Morgan - 5 years ago
Lol i know but what i mean is she must be very healthy lol
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
female bettas can be active too lol
Cristin Teasyatwho
Cristin Teasyatwho - 5 years ago
Thanks for talking about the whole fish meal. It's disgusting
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
+Sneezy Kream It should say it somewhere on the bottle, mine says it on the bottom 
mlb1213
mlb1213 - 5 years ago
+Sneezy Kream It usually says it on the container somewhere. Yes, I know I am not bettafishylove.
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
I'm glad my advice helped you :)
Ryan ry
Ryan ry - 5 years ago
Love how the tank looks! So simple and beautiful
Gymnastics4eva
Gymnastics4eva - 5 years ago
That is such a pretty female betta. I love her colors and also your doing an amazing at taking care of her
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
thanks!
Merb ii
Merb ii - 5 years ago
I hate how people keep putting bettas in bowls just because they live in rice paddies. Rice paddies are like a thousand gallons or more
Ozzie Seeker
Ozzie Seeker - 2 years ago
Small surface, Very deep
Callum Games
Callum Games - 3 years ago
Merb ii but the ones we keep are not usually wild so they have adapted
mandelin thompson
mandelin thompson - 5 years ago
do you have a filter on the tank for the 2.5 gallon? by the way your videos are awesome 
mandelin thompson
mandelin thompson - 5 years ago
thank you so much. you have inspired me to get some bettas. could you do a video on your organization for them and your cleaning routine 
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
I just said in the video that you don't have to have one but it would be great to own one
bleh ber
bleh ber - 5 years ago
Great video. My three shortfin plakat male bettas are in 3 big tanks. They are four years old and still healthy.
nicole c
nicole c - 5 years ago
Where did u get ur fish tank ? Thanx
Kristen Haleyoi
Kristen Haleyoi - 5 years ago
+Bettafishylove really mine was like $200-$500 dollars for eveything
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
+Sierras squeaks everything in the tank + the tank was around $40 
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
petsmart!
Alexia Gloger
Alexia Gloger - 5 years ago
My guppy has a cloudy patch over its right eye, what do I do?
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
+ExplosiveFish I used aquarium salt and clean water everyday to help my friend's blind betta and it worked 
ExplosiveFish
ExplosiveFish - 5 years ago
Epsom Salt, or MelaFix, aquarium salt doesn't work on cloudy eye.
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
try some aquarium salt, if that doesn't work then try to search online!
Lovely Bettas
Lovely Bettas - 5 years ago
i love sparkles!
Lovely Bettas
Lovely Bettas - 5 years ago
+Bettafishylove lol
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
thanks! she loves you too<3
Brandon Yang
Brandon Yang - 5 years ago
Cool video
Alexia Gloger
Alexia Gloger - 5 years ago
I have a sick guppy, is it okay if I put it in a 2.5 gallon tank with aquarium salt until it gets better ????
Alexia Gloger
Alexia Gloger - 5 years ago
Ok thanks!
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
yes, as long as you have a filter or an air stone!
Lorenze Raj
Lorenze Raj - 5 years ago
Can u make a video how to take care of guppy because my brother dont know how to take care of guppys
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
there's bunch of videos on youtube on how to care for guppies if it's that urgent but I'll try to make a video!
Alexia Gloger
Alexia Gloger - 5 years ago
For the aquarium salt, do you give it to betta's every time you change the water? Or just occasionally? If occasionally than how many times?
Lindz Da FinS
Lindz Da FinS - 5 years ago
+Bettafishylove also a good point.
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
+Mike White I agree with you that she's a great youtuber but if you add salt every time you do a water change, your fish will get used to it and when its really sick, it wouldn't take any effect
Lindz Da FinS
Lindz Da FinS - 5 years ago
+Mike White believe me, from experience, I tried using it like that too. I ended up with dropsy. There's no need to add it when you do your water changes weekly.
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
yes only add when your bettas are sick, overdosing can be bad too
Lindz Da FinS
Lindz Da FinS - 5 years ago
No. Only add it when treating disease. Exposure to aquarium salt for more than 2 weeks at a time can lead to dropsy (kidney failure).
Fishlover
Fishlover - 5 years ago
How do u split a moss ball?!?!
Fishlover
Fishlover - 5 years ago
+bettaforever thanks so much 
bettaforever
bettaforever - 5 years ago
+Fishlover you just cut it into two with scissors and then wrap it with sting so it grows in the ball shape. of course flip it every week.
Chainsaw Reptiles
Chainsaw Reptiles - 5 years ago
Yeah
Chainsaw Reptiles
Chainsaw Reptiles - 5 years ago
Rip It In half Pretty Much :p 
Space Pets
Space Pets - 5 years ago
good job
sassy+chic
sassy+chic - 5 years ago
I know there's a lot of people abusing bettas. I heard that bettas are nothing but that is not true they r cute :)
ReviewCam
ReviewCam - 5 years ago
+sassy+chic They are beautiful fish, the problem is that they can't be housed together so pet shops put them in separate containers, tiny ones, and people think that's how they're supposed to be kept. They are treated better at smaller, privately owned pet shops.
Hilda Lind
Hilda Lind - 5 years ago
+musicsparks21 Some people does that! They have the bettas in a 2 liter tank :(
BeYouTea
BeYouTea - 5 years ago
SPARKLES IS QUEEN B SORRY BEYONCÉ
BeYouTea
BeYouTea - 5 years ago
I never get that comment you and sparkles rule
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
YES I LOVE YOU SO MUCH
BeYouTea
BeYouTea - 5 years ago
I got valentine I will make a video really soon
InfinityPets
InfinityPets - 5 years ago
Cool video
probono17
probono17 - 5 years ago
Can i use sand for my bettas tank
probono17
probono17 - 5 years ago
Thank you
baieligh Keane
baieligh Keane - 5 years ago
if you have cat fish then you really should get sand so the gravel doesn't scrape up under them  
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
I use sand for my 10 gallon tank and its not too bad, but the water might be a little cloudy at first! sand is also a little bit more harder to clean so if you wanna try that you can! :)
Hey Julia
Hey Julia - 5 years ago
Great video :)
jev1206
jev1206 - 5 years ago
What will the moss ball eat?
BettaFish2002
BettaFish2002 - 5 years ago
The Marimo doesn't necessarily eat anything, but it does suck up some bad things. It can suck up byproducts of fish waste and nitrates( if the numbers increase over time, they can stress and kill your fish.).  This is why we perform partial water changes, to keep nitrates in check. Like live plants, moss balls absorb nitrates. But - like plants - it’s usually not a large amount. Only if a ball is kept in a few gallons would it make such a difference as to delay water changes(I still suggest doing frequent water changes). However, any nitrate absorbent is a benefit to your tank’s ecosystem. Moss balls are also like little filters, sucking up debris and small amounts of ammonia and phosphates.

A little note: Like plants in general, moss balls suck up CO2 and release oxygen in the water. So if you don’t like noisy air stones, some Marimo moss balls are a great addition to help oxygenate your tank.
Credits to: http://mariekbloch.hubpages.com/hub/Benefits-of-the-Marimo-Moss-Ball

Sorry for the long read, but I wanted to help!
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
the moss ball does not eat anything :)
Fish4Ever
Fish4Ever - 5 years ago
Nice video! I like your tank :)
Bettafishylove
Bettafishylove - 5 years ago
thanks and I like all of yours!
BrittleProductions
BrittleProductions - 5 years ago
I'm glad you made this! 

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