Everything You Need to Know About Bettas | Big Al's

In this Fish Feature, you'll learn everything you need to know about how to properly care for Bettas! Links for all the products we discuss are below! VISIT US ONLINE: http://www.bigalspets.com PRODUCT LINKS: CHEMICALS: 19244 - http://www.bigalspets.com/prime-250-ml.html 22337 - http://www.bigalspets.com/betta-basics-250-ml.html 2383 - http://www.bigalspets.com/betta-complete-water-conditioner-1-25-fl-oz.html 52003 - http://www.bigalspets.com/betta-water-1l.html 4091 - http://www.bigalspets.com/multi-purpose-water-conditioner-4-fl-oz.html ​5061 - http://www.bigalspets.com/multi-purpose-bio-support-4-fl-oz.html​ FOOD: ​26193 - http://www.bigalspets.com/betta-dial-a-treat-0-12-oz.html​ ​18508 - http://www.bigalspets.com/betta-bio-gold-0-70-oz.html​ ​TANKS: ​78059 - http://www.bigalspets.com/betta-light.html 52092 - http://www.bigalspets.com/betta-duo.html ​52093 - http://www.bigalspets.com/betta-trio.html​ ​68272 - http://www.bigalspets.com/betta-falls-black.html​

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In this Fish Feature, you'll learn everything you need to know about how to properly care for Bettas! Links for all the products we discuss are below! VISIT US ONLINE: http://www.bigalspets.com PRODUCT LINKS: CHEMICALS: 19244 - http://www.bigalspets.com/prime-250-ml.html 22337 - http://www.bigalspets.com/betta-basics-250-ml.html 2383 - http://www.bigalspets.com/betta-complete-water-conditioner-1-25-fl-oz.html 52003 - http://www.bigalspets.com/betta-water-1l.html 4091 - http://www.bigalspets.com/multi-purpose-water-conditioner-4-fl-oz.html ​5061 - http://www.bigalspets.com/multi-purpose-bio-support-4-fl-oz.html​ FOOD: ​26193 - http://www.bigalspets.com/betta-dial-a-treat-0-12-oz.html​ ​18508 - http://www.bigalspets.com/betta-bio-gold-0-70-oz.html​ ​TANKS: ​78059 - http://www.bigalspets.com/betta-light.html 52092 - http://www.bigalspets.com/betta-duo.html ​52093 - http://www.bigalspets.com/betta-trio.html​ ​68272 - http://www.bigalspets.com/betta-falls-black.html​

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Eric Start
Eric Start - 3 years ago
Hey tried to buy the food but your link 404s
Lola Black
Lola Black - 3 years ago
Can you use normal water fish conditioner
stefdarkvidsgames
stefdarkvidsgames - 3 years ago
7:03 soooo funny. look in the background when she walks away
Smokey Bear
Smokey Bear - 3 years ago
Milf
Ruby Wyrell
Ruby Wyrell - 3 years ago
My betta and my guppies are fighting in my one gallon. I just have 11 guppies which isn't to much. Help
Katrielle Person
Katrielle Person - 3 years ago
Maybe not enough space. And guppies might remind it of Betta depending on what type.
vr jr
vr jr - 3 years ago
Hmm maybe too much water.
shaunak patil
shaunak patil - 3 years ago
this video was all about your products about betta fish...not much info about betta fish itself
Kevin Leong
Kevin Leong - 3 years ago
What fish can you put in the tank with your betta?
Burbing Berries
Burbing Berries - 3 years ago
One of my betta attacks snails and anything else I dont get permission from it to put in its tank first. All betta are different
AuXiliary
AuXiliary - 3 years ago
I have never heard it said as bet-uh. I've always heard bay-tuh.

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Phoenix 1303
Phoenix 1303 - 3 years ago
I Bought Halfmoon Betta After 2 Days He's Died Idunno Why But I Had Only 2.5 Gallon aquarium
Phoenix 1303
Phoenix 1303 - 3 years ago
Midnight Alpha But I Used Anti chlorine Mannn:)
Midnight Alpha
Midnight Alpha - 3 years ago
If u used just tap water that's why
Emily LovesHorses
Emily LovesHorses - 3 years ago
1. Betta should not be in a bowl.
2. Those dial-a-treats are treats not food and these freeze dried foods can lead to countless diseases because they aren’t the healthiest. They should only be used sometimes as treats.
Vinay Raja
Vinay Raja - 3 years ago
Can Betta fish live with other fishes
Michelle S
Michelle S - 3 years ago
Vinay Raja it really depends on the betta. Some will tolerate other fish, and some will not. If you would like to have a betta in a community tank, make sure the aquarium is of the proper size. I would suggest at least a 20 gallon just to be safe. They usually will not do well with colorful fish like fancy guppies due to their long and colorful tails. I would suggest the keep them with other tropical fish with short tails that can swim fast. Zebra danios, cardinal or neon tetras, cory cats, plecos, I think would all be fine. If the betta decides to attack any of the other fish, or they attack him, have a backup plan. Such as an extra tank. I send my best wishes. If you have any more questions I’d love to answer them.
My Pets
My Pets - 3 years ago
If you guys want to know how to ACTUALLY take care of a beta I have a new beta care video up on my channel. I hope these bowls are temporary...
Emily Sanchez
Emily Sanchez - 3 years ago
You don't put bettas in bowls!!!
That is a common mistake. But your fish won't have a happy life. Imagine living all your life in a super small bowl!!
Anthony Agosta
Anthony Agosta - 3 years ago
Poor girl has trailer trash face.
Pet Central 101
Pet Central 101 - 3 years ago
Could you maybe not keep the bettas in the bowl, even for showing? It may influence people that they should keep bettas in bowls this small. No hate though!
Fresh Falcon
Fresh Falcon - 4 years ago
Please look at my Betta from your store!
https://youtu.be/DI4m6tScKzQ
Kim Yaworski
Kim Yaworski - 4 years ago
Thank you such a great change to see people who actually know how to properly care for them making videos!!
Big Al's
Big Al's - 3 years ago
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!
Charlie Yang
Charlie Yang - 4 years ago
Lets just hope people know the fish are only in the bowls just so we can see them.

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Ronald Cox
Ronald Cox - 4 years ago
Im Cindy...ty for info..I want to try the prime. the food i have like you said good brand. I have used frozen brine shrimp too. they dont seem to like the dry worms..i have 7 tanks with betta
Kishore Kumar
Kishore Kumar - 4 years ago
how long will they live?
Monkey Nut
Monkey Nut - 4 years ago
I can't believe you even suggest the bowls are ok.
MM playz
MM playz - 4 years ago
what's a Batte fish
Cyrilcynder1
Cyrilcynder1 - 4 years ago
I really hope this chick isn't telling people in the store that it's okay to keep bettas in those bowls still. I know it's been 2 years since the upload of this video, but that remains, unlike the Hikari bio gold thing which is now a bad brand
TheJewelOfJool
TheJewelOfJool - 4 years ago
Cyrilcynder1 Wait, Hikari is bad now?
Vaniji
Vaniji - 4 years ago
"Don't over feed your betta because their stomach is as big as their eyeball"

suddenly remembers that I gave my betta 6 pellets
Scott Believer
Scott Believer - 4 years ago
What fish could you put with him ? cory cats and tertas ? what about large shrimp ?
Scott Believer
Scott Believer - 4 years ago
I will have snails also. I also will try the otoclonus cat fish.
david dior
david dior - 4 years ago
Scott Danziger cool, i prefer my tank with bettas and snails, since they have a very hard shell that the betta could not penetrate, and they clean up algae in the tank.
Scott Believer
Scott Believer - 4 years ago
That is my concern. I want a lot of plants, that might help.
david dior
david dior - 4 years ago
Scott Danziger well, it depends on the size of the tank. you could put 3 - 5 ghost shrimps in a 2.5 gallon tank. just put some large ghost shrimps, because some bettas could see the shrimps as a snack
Let's Talk Boxing
Let's Talk Boxing - 4 years ago
Anyone that knows alot about bettas that I can ask a few questions to?
Alex Jonsson
Alex Jonsson - 4 years ago
My fish is in 3 gallon by himself
Ben Coelen
Ben Coelen - 4 years ago
Big Als - TERRIBLE support. Buy elsewhere
Big Al's
Big Al's - 4 years ago
Hey Ben, it's Brian here-- the video producer at Big Al's. As the video guy, I don't generally handle customer service or support-- I just make videos, because... well... I'm the video guy-- but I hate to see dissatisfied customers take out their frustrations in the comment section of my videos. I'd love to do whatever I can to help you, and take your concerns to the higher-ups here at Big Al's. Shoot me an email to brian@bigals.ca ASAP!

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shawn mendes muffin
shawn mendes muffin - 4 years ago
mine died
Faith Sarah
Faith Sarah - 4 years ago
shawn mendes muffin I'm soryy
Addies World
Addies World - 4 years ago
so can I use all of the betta stuff
Wes P
Wes P - 4 years ago
Great video. And I understand completely what you meant about the small bowls, that it adds stress for the fish and they WONT live long in them. I did catch that part. Apparently others didn't, but it's alright. Your just saying what you have to about the small bowls to be able to keep the Business going.
Sammi Abrams
Sammi Abrams - 4 years ago
I love the assortment of fish that you have. Every time I go to one of your stores I get surprised by how much the fish change.
just me at home
just me at home - 4 years ago
This felt more like a commercial than an educational/instructional video...
Nestor Nero
Nestor Nero - 4 years ago
She just said put a lot of plants to rest on and all I see is that betas are put in to small bowls and cups it just not fare
Victor Baker
Victor Baker - 4 years ago
Nice video but I don't need or want most of your snake oils.
Mya Miller-Ahsan
Mya Miller-Ahsan - 4 years ago
my beautiful Betta lives in a nice 5.5 gallon with silk plants as of right now. but soon I am getting him a 10-20 gallons with live plants.
Claws and Fins
Claws and Fins - 4 years ago
Love this ❤️ getting a betta as soon as I figure this out! Can you use well water for betta fish? I have well water and I think it would be a little expensive to buying betta water all the time , but if that's how it is ,I will have to do it...

Help please!!!!!!!!
xOGx-B4L15T4
xOGx-B4L15T4 - 4 years ago
my betas one of the happiest fish! it gets a 40 gallon bowfront to itself, with a couple zebra danios n the water condition is mint perfect
xOGx-B4L15T4
xOGx-B4L15T4 - 4 years ago
if you guys educate us about this, why do u guys keep ur betas in those tiny tiny tiny tanks for months until its purchased?
beckyosborne
beckyosborne - 4 years ago
the Bettas actually get sold out almost weekly. And are water changes on a regular schedule.
Felix Camero
Felix Camero - 4 years ago
xOGx-B4L15T4 Jesus fuckin Christ dude I mean don't make assumptions so fuckin quickly man
xOGx-B4L15T4
xOGx-B4L15T4 - 4 years ago
+beckyosborne nope, not for most of stores. I went to my local big als n there were betas in cups. a few months later, i went to purchase some dechlorinator n there r the same betas but dead
beckyosborne
beckyosborne - 4 years ago
xOGx-B4L15T4 bettas are usually not in store for more than a week or two at most.
the hope is they will go to a good home. Also many stores have a display with a sump and trickle system, that keeps the water nice and clean.
solar clapson
solar clapson - 4 years ago
Holy products! That's ridiculous. Cycle the tank, do water changes, and feed them properly. No chems. needed.
Dita Ch
Dita Ch - 4 years ago
Wow So many things to spoil them water babies.
Flamingchicken
Flamingchicken - 4 years ago
Why are they in bowls
GillianReadstoYou
GillianReadstoYou - 4 years ago
Flamingchicken I think that it is just to display them clearly for the viewer
Flamingchicken
Flamingchicken - 4 years ago
It's bad for them and it can kill
Collin Kisor
Collin Kisor - 4 years ago
Flamingchicken because someone put them in there
Rengie kago
Rengie kago - 4 years ago
I use tetra fin I heard those were good
Rebecca Lowe
Rebecca Lowe - 4 years ago
My betta lived for two years. Is that good? Is that short? Do you think I could improve something? (I got my betta from PetSmart, I feed them pelleted food TetraBeta, and he was a Crowntail Betta.)
Buzzcargo
Buzzcargo - 4 years ago
Rebecca Lowe 2-3 years is good for bettas. :)
Nerd voice tells STORIES
Nerd voice tells STORIES - 4 years ago
My betta eats flakes not the pelts is that a problem
Joseph Jones
Joseph Jones - 4 years ago
You dont need Betta water for a Betta right?
Joseph Jones
Joseph Jones - 4 years ago
+knocknockify ok
knocknockify
knocknockify - 4 years ago
No, just tap water that's been dechlorinated with Seachem Prime is fine.
s_ r
s_ r - 5 years ago
i have 55 havaly planted tank with 3 female in my living rook and 10 gallon divided hospital/emergancy tank
Senpai Solo
Senpai Solo - 5 years ago
What other fish do well with betas?
DokiYukuSenSen
DokiYukuSenSen - 4 years ago
Other tropical fish that are not extremly vibrant and colorful, aggressive, need different water parameters, larger and therefore will eat your betta, have long, draping fins similar to a betta, or are a lot faster then a betta when it comes to feeding to a point where the betta can't get any food (bettas are slow due to their long flowing fins, unless it's a female or shorter finned male). Also other bettas (unless it's a female only aquarium).
WhiteKoneko
WhiteKoneko - 5 years ago
Depends on your tank size and temperament of your betta. Some good tank mates are: Ember Tetras, Harlequin Resporas, White Cloud Mountain Minnows, Pygmy Corydoras, Loaches, Plecos(Beware, some plecos get HUGE), certian snails, ghost or cherry shrimp, and neons. Be careful not to get anything that will nip the fins of the poor Betta.

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RaymondJamiro Cabañero
RaymondJamiro Cabañero - 5 years ago
Thank you for all your replies I finally have a bigger tank and had my new mail veil tail betta fish.
Kenneth Reyes
Kenneth Reyes - 5 years ago
2:13, every pet owner that has a betta needs atleast more than a 2.5 gallon.
Kenneth Reyes
Kenneth Reyes - 5 years ago
I like the jumbo plakat, dumbo plakat, and the king sized ones.
Jason Ross
Jason Ross - 5 years ago
hello, I have had my betta blck crown tail for a couple month now and he is losing his color on his body. what can I do to fix this problem?
Jason Ross
Jason Ross - 4 years ago
it is a 2.5 gallon. I just found some meds at pet smart and now it is going away. up grading to a 10 gallon next week
Manny Blackstar
Manny Blackstar - 4 years ago
Jason Ross what's the tank size? don't feed much. water changes and all. but you first need to confirm the size of your tank.
Kenneth Reyes
Kenneth Reyes - 5 years ago
MOst likely it has a illness like fin rot, or your tank is smaller that 1 gallon. If so get a better tank with a heater and filter. The rest of the decor and substrate is up to you.
Tiger Boss11
Tiger Boss11 - 5 years ago
A betta can not go in tiny boles!
Caren Hall
Caren Hall - 5 years ago
My betta boys are both perfectly happy in my 4ft community tank with sharks, corydoras and danios. They're only terretorial if you don't give them space for their territories.They don't mind most other fish, guppies do tend to annoy mine a bit, so be watchful.
Sad Vampire
Sad Vampire - 5 years ago
My tank is a little smaller than a disco ball would that be good?
Its.Legit. Ariana
Its.Legit. Ariana - 5 years ago
No prob and good luck!
Sad Vampire
Sad Vampire - 5 years ago
+Its.Legit. Ariana tysm
Its.Legit. Ariana
Its.Legit. Ariana - 5 years ago
+Aidan Whillans Sounds great:-D Snails and shrimp are some that most territorial bettas get along! Maybe buy a ghost shrimp(their about 25 cents,cheap)And If he gets along with it maybe buy a cheap guppy and If he gets along with them then he is a great community fish.If he eats the shrimp hes too territorial(He is not to have with others),then if he bites the guppy then maybe a snail and shrimp are your better option!
Sad Vampire
Sad Vampire - 5 years ago
+Its.Legit. Ariana yep I'm planning on buying a really big tank soon and I know I need to have room for him to swim around there's room at the top :), but if I buy a huge tank I would like other fish but I'm scared he will be very agro.
Its.Legit. Ariana
Its.Legit. Ariana - 5 years ago
+Aidan Whillans Sounds okay just dont go too crazy with the decor , but I would recommend a bit bigger If you would like for them to live longer!
Sad Vampire
Sad Vampire - 5 years ago
+Its.Legit. Ariana okay and the disco ball is at least a little bigger than a full blown basket ball
Its.Legit. Ariana
Its.Legit. Ariana - 5 years ago
+Aidan Whillans
Sad Vampire
Sad Vampire - 5 years ago
+Its.Legit. Ariana not really sure my beta seems to be fine he looks like he is having fun he has a plant and I just got him a rock and he loves swimming threw it
Its.Legit. Ariana
Its.Legit. Ariana - 5 years ago
If its bigger or the same as 2.5 gallons it should be fine
fish lover Carlo
fish lover Carlo - 5 years ago
i hope you those owner of betta know that they shouldn't keep them in a bowl god bless big al's
WhiteKoneko
WhiteKoneko - 4 years ago
+Manny Blackstar You can see him on my channel. I have a video of him I took when I put him in his tank when he arrived from the breeder. The corydoras and snail are a very recent addition to his tank.
Manny Blackstar
Manny Blackstar - 4 years ago
WhiteKoneko wow. it seems pretty awesome. can you send a picture of your happy betta please? thanks.
WhiteKoneko
WhiteKoneko - 4 years ago
+Manny Blackstar Mine lives in a proper 5gal tank with a netrite snail and two albino corydoras and loves of foliage and a gentle current. <3
Manny Blackstar
Manny Blackstar - 4 years ago
WhiteKoneko my betta lives in a bowl
WhiteKoneko
WhiteKoneko - 5 years ago
I love your betta avatar, very pretty. I love purple! My betta's blue with a black head and tiny bits of red in his fins.
The Fine Bros
The Fine Bros - 5 years ago
#Big Als I Wonder If My Betta Fish Has White Spot
The Fine Bros
The Fine Bros - 4 years ago
Flower purple msp you have any social media
Glitter Bettas
Glitter Bettas - 4 years ago
Trung Huynh probably has ich treat it fast
RaymondJamiro Cabañero
RaymondJamiro Cabañero - 5 years ago
How about my bettas I don't have a enough of money to have a 5-10 tank...... I leave in the philipines
LateoJack
LateoJack - 4 years ago
RaymondJamiro Cabañero tanks in the philippines are really cheap
Kenneth Reyes
Kenneth Reyes - 5 years ago
Okay. The thing is, If you don't wanna rehome them. Keep each of them in a separate bucket with a filter, heater, and lighting. It may not be a tank but it is better than a small jar. OR you can just use jars and clean them every 2-3 days.
GoldfishCraft
GoldfishCraft - 5 years ago
If you already have the fish, then there is little things you can do to improve their quality of life slowly. First of all, just start saving your money to get a 5 gal tank in the future. It is not the end of the world if they stay in a smaller tank for a certain time, as long as you still take good care of it. Just get the biggest you can get for now. If they are in a small tank with no filtration, make sure to do regular water changes to keep the water quality as high as possible and at least invest in a water conditionner to make your water safe for the fish. Get a small low flow filter when you can. Basically, just make a list of what you would ideally need and get them one by one slowly ;)
Its.Legit. Ariana
Its.Legit. Ariana - 5 years ago
If you cant give them a good home and can afford a good life for your fish don't get any
Sami S
Sami S - 5 years ago
Well too bad then, rehome them
RaymondJamiro Cabañero
RaymondJamiro Cabañero - 5 years ago
How about my bettas I don't have a enough of money to have a 5-10 tank...... I leave in the philipines
Becca Seguin
Becca Seguin - 5 years ago
I have a betta in a 200 gallon community tank with angel fish, danios, sharks, plecos, bichirs, etc... You don't need a small or shallow aquarium, actuay bigger is better. I completely disagree with a lot of things she said, not gonna point out each one. Yes I do have years of experience with fish and other animals and o actually professionally specialize in betta fish, so yes I do know my information. just so many things she said that I have to disagree with. Biggest disagreement would have to be, NEVER KEEP A BETTA IN ONE OF THOSE TINY ASS BOWLS!!!
deep sea siren
deep sea siren - 3 years ago
Becca Seguin I swear bettas can have a territory up to a mile
Kenneth Reyes
Kenneth Reyes - 5 years ago
Thats why you put the leaf hammock near the surface in a low current area. Leaf hammock should be in a kinda shady area and sunny area or even near the heater if the betta gets sick.
LeNimph
LeNimph - 5 years ago
IT also strongly depends on what type of betta you have. A veil tail or plakat would probably be the only bettas that would do well in a big community tank like that. Anything else with an elaborate finnage would probably be nipped, and might have issues swimming, dealing with current, and blowout a tail (in the case of a halfmoon) which leads to other issues like proper fin care and the dangers of fin rot.. When she mentioned a shallower tank she was talking about the dumbo betta which really is a poor swimmer.
Big Al's
Big Al's - 5 years ago
In fairness, she did say that keeping bettas in larger aquariums is always best for them (they will live longer, healthier lives). She addressed the popular practice of keeping bettas in small bowls, and said a 5g minimum is MUCH better for the wellbeing of the fish. All we can do is say what is best for the fish, which she did, but it falls on all owners to choose for themselves.
Cowboy Fishgod
Cowboy Fishgod - 5 years ago
5:15 your second favorite makes them fat for a reason, take a look at the ingredients. stay away from Hikari betta bio gold, it's awful. i'm surprised New Life Spectrum Betta Formula wasn't mentioned, well worth the extra $$ and your betta will love you for it.
Kathy Lynn Maracle
Kathy Lynn Maracle - 5 years ago
We have a betta in a 5.5 gallon tank along with a dwarf frog and 4 cherry shrimp. We have been feeding him frozen blood worms (bought from Big Al's :p) and diced raw shrimp (teeny pieces) because he appears to love these 2 foods, and we prepare tons of these for our black ghost knife at the same times of the day.

Should we add anything else to our betta's diet? Both he and his frog buddy seem content eating bloodworms and shrimp, but I worry they need greater variety in their diet...
Big Al's
Big Al's - 5 years ago
No food should ever be fed exclusively - variety is always best. In instances where you are dealing with a thin/underweight betta, some foods work better than others for weight recovery.
Sweet Cakes10950
Sweet Cakes10950 - 5 years ago
I have a 2.5 gallon tank with a twin tail halfmoon betta and a dwarf frog
WhiteKoneko
WhiteKoneko - 5 years ago
Twin tails are pretty. I got a Super Delta Betta from a breeder. <3
EdEgg Man
EdEgg Man - 5 years ago
ima buy all of theses products
Salem Ross
Salem Ross - 5 years ago
Plz HELP. Hey, so yesterday I decided to purchase a tetra 50 watt heater for my 10 gallon tank. It's odd because it seems to be working fine, but it turns on and off. The light with shine red for about a minute, and then turn off. The tank used to be around 68 degrees F (I know, that's really bad! That's why I got a heater) and now it's 71 degrees. It said on the package that it would go up to 78 d. Am I doing something wrong? Or does it take more than one day to heat up? Someone plz help, thanks.
Big Al's
Big Al's - 5 years ago
Muhenoor Ali is correct! Depending on the type of thermometer you're using, you could be getting a false reading. We highly recommend the plain old floating thermometer with suction cup for an accurate temperature reading (http://www.bigalspets.com/floating-glass-thermometer.html). If the temperature is, in fact, stable at 71 degrees, it means the heater has a faulty thermostat and you can either turn the heater up the difference of 7 degrees and it should maintain 78. Or return the heater for one with an accurate thermostat.
HUKS DON
HUKS DON - 5 years ago
once it reaches the temperature you set on it. it will turn off temporarily . but and once it detects its gone below the temperature you set it will come on again.
AllFishyLove101
AllFishyLove101 - 5 years ago
Ok thank you
AllFishyLove101
AllFishyLove101 - 5 years ago
And do sword tails mollies get along well with guppies and female bettas
Big Al's
Big Al's - 5 years ago
+AllFishyLove101 - Yep, for the most part!
AllFishyLove101
AllFishyLove101 - 5 years ago
Really good tips and very good advice
Tommy Juarez
Tommy Juarez - 5 years ago
can you guys make a vide how to move your fish to a different tank and boll with no additional
Ethan Hellyer
Ethan Hellyer - 5 years ago
Thank you, i am 12 years old and i am looking for a betta and I didn't know how to keep one!
Big Al's
Big Al's - 5 years ago
+Ethan Hellyer - We're happy we can help! Good luck with your betta! When you get it, send us a picture on FB! (http://www.facebook.com/bigalspets)
Andy Pham
Andy Pham - 5 years ago
What do I do if my betta is nipping it's fin
s_ r
s_ r - 5 years ago
that probally means it is getting bored flote a table tennis ball in tank.have lots of plant.change the locetion of your decrour
ivan ruiz
ivan ruiz - 5 years ago
+Big Al's do you add conditioner daily
StephMullyy
StephMullyy - 5 years ago
No. Every water change.
MSteveYang
MSteveYang - 5 years ago
tbh all that chemicals are unnecessary. it does more damage than it does good. just give them good aged water and they'll do fine. running water or having a filter in their tank is unnecessary. it stressed them out more than anything. they prefer calm undisturbed water.
Kenneth Reyes
Kenneth Reyes - 5 years ago
The betta just have to get used to it, anyone or anything can get used to something. Plus filter and heater AND 5 gal+ is good for the better in the end. Do it for the welfare of the fishes health and happyness. A thriving fish is a happy healthy fish.
Alan Surgeoner
Alan Surgeoner - 5 years ago
+MSteveYang I hate to see the bettas in those little bowls so I'm glad they don't advocate keeping them in one -not this channel anyways. I agree with most of what you say about to many chemicals especially , but I disagree with you about the filter. Any living fish will always do much better with a filter of some sort in the tank. I know that Betta's are more hardy when it comes to water parameters than most fish ,but I have found even a small filter (along with keeping the environment cleaner ) will see the fish more active rather than sit in one spot and barley move. These can be some of the best fish you will ever keep with their own personality and they can be quite amusing and can learn to feed from your fingers and (pardon the obvious quote) but they will go through hoops for you. There is even a video a girl made of one who does this for food rewards. It may seem a small thing but it can't be a bad thing to add some enrichment to the life of a little fish . Good luck with your fish and I do not mean you are wrong just I have found it beneficial in my experience with these beautiful fish
Alex Yen
Alex Yen - 5 years ago
Love the video!
shres
shres - 5 years ago
did u say they live for ten years!!
Simply Third Street
Simply Third Street - 5 years ago
I recently lost a 7 year old betta.
Big Al's
Big Al's - 5 years ago
+Tashi Shrestha - It's possible, if kept in the right conditions.
Joseph Borges
Joseph Borges - 5 years ago
I really hope those bowls are temporary!
Fat Rabbit
Fat Rabbit - 3 years ago
How come I see these fish in plastic cups for months in your stores?
Alex Po
Alex Po - 3 years ago
It's just for show in the video
FirstClassFishKeeper
FirstClassFishKeeper - 4 years ago
Big Al's baby betta food?
Batman Robin
Batman Robin - 4 years ago
Big Al's I bought a betta from you and had really great results! Mine was beautiful and I want to get some fancy guppies from you. Maybe some tequilas or galaxys
Big Al's
Big Al's - 5 years ago
+Joseph Borges - Darn skippy! In other words... yes.
Emily Thigpen
Emily Thigpen - 5 years ago
Is there any way you could make a video for beginners about how to change the water in an aquarium?
Alan Surgeoner
Alan Surgeoner - 5 years ago
+Emily Thigpen Just a suggestion ,but do you have any airline for the fish pumps. I have a piece of clear airline about 2 feet in length. I have only 2 small tanks now but used to keep larger. Anyway I put one end in through a hole in the tank lid (like a feeding hole, When I set the cover or lid of the hole down (without forcing shut) it should hold the airline. The other end I let hang into a bucket ( One that I only ever use for my fish stuff) If you suck and quickly remove your mouth before the water end up in it, but let the water carry on syphoning out into the bucket. You can even set the airline to the level of the tank you wish to drain till. Once the water has half filled the bucket ,I usually take out any ornaments and plants that are needing cleaned and also my filter . In the bucket I clean my filter media (sponge or filter pads etc, then with an old tooth brush I have had in boiling water to sterilise I brush clean the ornaments and with an old cloth or something I wipe plant leaves and just anything else from the tank you want cleaned. then continue emptying as much water as you are wanting or needing to change -recommended usually 20% to 25%. I do this at least once every ten days ,some people do it on a 3 day rota other 14 to even 21 days ,depending how good your filter is and what your water parameters say though not everyone has test kits etc. This would be if you are going to get into the hobby seriously or if your budget allows. Anyway I hope this helps and you can always find plenty of channels on YouTube with folk in the hobby willing to show or tell you any questions you may have. We all want to keep our fish the best we can so good luck with yours . Alan
Big Al's
Big Al's - 5 years ago
+Emily Thigpen Great suggestion!
Olivia M
Olivia M - 5 years ago
I don't know if it would be a good idea keeping them in a big tank but at the same time I'm getting Plattys and the betta might eat the fry witch would be good to keep the tank balanced and not over populated
What do u think I should do
s_ r
s_ r - 5 years ago
i have my betta in 55 gallon back in the days my uncle has 105 gallon with 5 betta the bigger the tank better
GoldfishCraft
GoldfishCraft - 5 years ago
Keeping bettas in big tank is definitely a good thing ! And do great in community tank, as long as you only have one betta in it. So enjoy your betta with your plattys ;)
beckyosborne
beckyosborne - 5 years ago
Should be okay
Olivia M
Olivia M - 5 years ago
So I just got a 50 gallon for Christmas And I have three bettas The problem is that I don't want to put one In a bowl and I am getting ride of my 10 gallon because it was far to crowded because there was five fish in half of the tank ( I was using dividers
s_ r
s_ r - 5 years ago
if you have males the may need to divide the tank but females havaly plant the tank and when i say havaly i mean form top to bottom in half of the tank
Alan Surgeoner
Alan Surgeoner - 5 years ago
+JC&#39;s Fish I don't know how your fish would do but there are one or two videos on here with Male Betta's living in the one tank. If you have quite a few rocks and planted areas in your tank for them to hide in or just get some peace you can have male bettas in the same tank. I know everything in your books or people will tell you it can't work but every fish is different. If they have room to get away from each other and as I say somewhere they can quietly slip off to, even from some of the other fish in the tank at times you can try it. Wait until you have an afternoon to yourself and put the two you find calmest in together( Some folk say they have to be youngfish to do this but like I say every fish is different. just sit with your net ready to separate if it does not work. But don't be to hasty they may square up to one another but I have done it and they squared up a couple of times and eventually took less notice of each other. I have also had them where the two fish just seemed as though they were going to sort it out and that was it they had to be separated. If you do try please could you let me know how it turns out . thanks
beckyosborne
beckyosborne - 5 years ago
You can get dividers or stick to the side boxes and keep the males separated
KittensandMichaelClifford
KittensandMichaelClifford - 5 years ago
Hi! If I have a male betta in a 5.5 gallon tank would it be ok to add other fish and make a small community tank? Great Video!!
Big Al's
Big Al's - 5 years ago
+Katie Ellis - 5.5gal may be a bit tight for a community tank with a betta, but ultimately it's your call if you'd like to try. Just be sure, no matter what size of aquarium, to get fish that aren't going to make the betta go into crazy-dominance-fight-kill-win mode!
Andy
Andy - 6 years ago
I use that betta water shit for everything, making meth, my ex wife's gas tank, satanic rituals ext.
Juan Perez the bean
Juan Perez the bean - 4 years ago
Dis nigga
LateoJack
LateoJack - 4 years ago
i use it to clean my ass after shitting hard
Big Al's
Big Al's - 6 years ago
Well, that's an odd thing to say, Andy...
Big Al's
Big Al's - 6 years ago
Hey Matthew Beard! Thank you for your comment and we absolutely appreciate your concern. As mentioned in the video, and as you acknowledged, we always recommend keeping bettas in a larger aquarium with proper filtration and heating. The idea that bettas can be kept in smaller bowls long-term is a very common one worldwide-- we don't encourage it and strongly suggest larger aquariums-- but if people decide that's how they want to keep their betta, we want to (at the very least) provide simple tips on how to keep it healthy for as long as possible.

We can't say it enough-- IT'S BEST TO KEEP YOUR BETTAS IN AT LEAST A 5-10gal AQUARIUM WITH PROPER HEATING AND FILTRATION! They'll live happier, healthier lives! And ultimately, that's what we all want for our fish!
vagkingjg
vagkingjg - 3 years ago
A real person wouldn´t agree to the concerns of the (obviously way better informed) audience instead of NOT spreading stupid bs in an "information purpose video". Oh, wait, you´re trying to sell something. My bad....
WhiteKoneko
WhiteKoneko - 5 years ago
I'm gonna be doing a planted 5 gallon for my future betta fish. My recent one passed away suddenly. RIP Pepper the Veil Tail Betta. But I look forward to providing a proper home for my new fishy friend and plan to stop by my local Big Al's soon to pick up some things.
Aquatic squid
Aquatic squid - 5 years ago
Have you borrowed the name if TOY STORY 2 just wondering
Rubber Duck
Rubber Duck - 5 years ago
+Big Al&#39;s At last, a fish store that says this instead of the normal &quot;Put it in a cup&quot;


By the way, Zoo Med also do pellets, which seem pretty good, sadly its the only thing my boy eats... apart form snail eggs.
Matthew Beard
Matthew Beard - 6 years ago
Big Al's is a massive company with a huge following, you're practically leading the industry. Why oh WHY would you endorse the idea that betta bowls are okay? Even with daily water changes, to put a betta in an unfiltered, unheated, uncycled bowl is animal cruelty. If I went to the kitten section of Big Als and said "Hey can I put a kitten in a cardboard box for it's entire life?" you wouldn't be like "Well it's not your best option but you can! It won't live as long and it's probably not a good idea but it'll be fine."

I know that this video did try to argue against bowls but even showing a betta in a bowl is just spreading a terrible stereotype.
beckyosborne
beckyosborne - 4 years ago
Matthew Beard I had to .
Gemsiey
Gemsiey - 4 years ago
Matthew Beard it's temporary for the video, obviously, their professional on and off the camera
xOGx-B4L15T4
xOGx-B4L15T4 - 4 years ago
ik thx so much for saying that cuz i was about to type up an essay2
beckyosborne
beckyosborne - 5 years ago
Unfortunately because its because there is a market for the bowls... I tried to express that bigger is better.
John Daly
John Daly - 6 years ago
Separate question re:Bettas: What about tankmates? Are females easier to keep in planted community tanks?
beckyosborne
beckyosborne - 6 years ago
Females are less aggressive than males. One lady per 1.5 gallons. Odd numbers seem to work best. Tank mates can vary depending on the personality of the betta male. I recommend wire cloud minnows, fast strong not nippy. And they don't look like a betta. Avoid fish that look like another male.
John Daly
John Daly - 6 years ago
I like your Canadian accent in pronouncing "Betta" :). Everywhere in the US, people call them "Bay-tuhs", though it's clearly spelled just like you said it. What's the story?
Animals4life
Animals4life - 5 years ago
It's not the accent. That's the correct way you're supposed to pronounce betta. You can find out on bettafish.com.
John Daly
John Daly - 5 years ago
+Rachel Fajardo check out Noam Chomsky!
Rachel Fajardo
Rachel Fajardo - 5 years ago
+John Daly Just because something is spelled one way, doesn't mean it has to be pronounced that way. Example: Phoenix, bologna..
beckyosborne
beckyosborne - 6 years ago
I think it's the maple syrup and hockey.
beckyosborne
beckyosborne - 6 years ago
You wanna feed different foods regularly .
Olivia M
Olivia M - 5 years ago
Becky can u answer my comment above
Big Al's
Big Al's - 6 years ago
+beckyosborne Oh man! Becky herself, ladies and gents!
Leo Diaz
Leo Diaz - 6 years ago
Btw hakari sucks one of the worst food out there
Leo Diaz
Leo Diaz - 6 years ago
+Big Al's paradigm fish food is wat I use awesome food
Big Al's
Big Al's - 6 years ago
+Leo Diaz Hey Leo! Different strokes for different folks! Becky has had great success using Hakari-- what is a food you're fish have done well with?
Leo Diaz
Leo Diaz - 6 years ago
We're is tetra safestart that's an awesome product to cycle a tank?
beckyosborne
beckyosborne - 6 years ago
:( discontinued.
Chelsea McFadden
Chelsea McFadden - 6 years ago
Good job!
Big Al's
Big Al's - 6 years ago
+Chelsea McFadden Thanks :)
NightSky TV
NightSky TV - 6 years ago
Whers thomas

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