HOW TO: Care for Betta Fish

Aquatic expert Tom Sarac introduces different varieties of betta fish and offers helpful tips on caring for this popular fish species, including ideal habitats, food preferences, water conditions and more.

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Aquatic expert Tom Sarac introduces different varieties of betta fish and offers helpful tips on caring for this popular fish species, including ideal habitats, food preferences, water conditions and more.

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Nikola Srdic
Nikola Srdic - 3 years ago
I used to have a purple betta fish named Flounder but he died cuz mom plaxed tap water
My horse Stole my channel
My horse Stole my channel - 3 years ago
great pet store but make sure when you sell the bettas that they get tanks over 2.5 gallons ;)
Jasmine yancy
Jasmine yancy - 3 years ago
they dont meed light right?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Jasmine, the fact that the fish is not attacking and consuming his food has us more under the impression that temperature is too low. Please revert back with the temperature after having checked with a thermometer.
Jasmine yancy
Jasmine yancy - 3 years ago
Fluval Aquatics is he saving it for later? lol or he just doesnt like it?
Jasmine yancy
Jasmine yancy - 3 years ago
Fluval Aquatics oh ok its crazy because i just gave him food. he will chew it tgen spit it our whats that about
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Jasmine, that would work but we prefer one to two times daily. Less at each meal if its twice daily. Look for his stomach just rounding out slightly, its difficult to generalize in terms of time. Variety is important. If the fish does not eat for two days occasionally due to leaving on a weekend for example, don't worry it is not an issue.
Jasmine yancy
Jasmine yancy - 3 years ago
Fluval Aquatics ok thank you. should i feed him every other day 2wice a day?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Jasmine, hopefully the bowl is at least a gallon or more. You should have a thermometer to check the temperature daily, if it is less than 77 degrees F or 25 deg C you should get a heater, there is a Marina betta heater available, very important to check temperature on a thermometer daily. Surviving and thriving are two different things. To help the fish thrive make sure to get control and maintain temperature, change the water every 2 days with prepared water that is of the same temperature as the container. Make sure to feed a variety of foods, Fluval Bug Bites (Betta Formula) and quality frozen food (your local fish store can help with frozen food suggestions).
Jasmine yancy
Jasmine yancy - 3 years ago
Fluval Aquatics Thank you for taking the time out to write me. this is my first fish but i dont have a fish tank i have a fish bowl so theres no light. The guy said he could survive the fish bowl. if i put a plant in there then he wont have much room for him. Can he survive in the fish bowl i dont want him to die
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Jasmine, bettas do require light to be active and feed like most other fish. That said diffused room light is ok. What is really important is temperature, 78 to 80 deg F and good water quality, regular water changes. Live plants need lighting and do help water quality, would be good to consider keeping live plants with your betta.
Sunny Macwan
Sunny Macwan - 3 years ago
One of the most abused fish. Good to see proper tanks for them.
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Sunny, may we add also one of the most misunderstood families of fish. The Betta spelndens is so popular many over look the number of other very interesting species of great aquarium fish the genus Betta has to offer, we hope we informed accordingly in the video.
Dakeyah
Dakeyah - 3 years ago
what can i feed my betta fish? because i accidentally got him fish food and i won’t be able to go to the store until after tmmrw : (
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Regular tropical fish food flakes or micro pellets are fine. Variety is key, try Fluval Bug Bites Betta Formula next time you visit the store, great food and provides bettas with insect protein, in fact it is the number one ingredient!
Lucifer DarkDevourer
Lucifer DarkDevourer - 3 years ago
My right ear's deaf or sth
Rebecca Ericson
Rebecca Ericson - 3 years ago
Sure they can be kept in a 1/2 gallon tank.  I can keep my dog in a cage her whole life as well but I'm sure she'd like to actually move and stretch.  I didn't see any of those fish swimming, because they can't.  I wish companies would stop selling these fish bowls, don't call it anything other than a square fish bowl, and saying that the fish is happy.  When a fish has space he will move and take up the entire tank.  Put him in a 5 gallon and he'll swim the whole 5 gallons.  I'm not saying have a 29 gallon and only have one fish in it but be nice and a good owner.  We had an extra 10 gallon tank and It's amazing how active our guy is.  He has a filter, a heater and plants.  Please, reconsider purchasing these milk jugs.  Please Fluval, reconsider the size that you are selling and upgrade the size to at least a 2 1/2 gallon.  So many of your other products are good quality, why do you sell things that are clearly for profit only and not for the well being of the animals?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Rebecca, we agree bigger is better, that is why we cover a number of other options in the video. However, the bettas in the marina cubus tanks are swimming about and with the right maintenance their comportment, health and condition clearly reflect a healthy fish, also covered in the video. As for fish using the entire aquarium that is really dependent on the species, Tanganyikan shell dwellers are quite content to stay within an area of a few square inches of their shell, this due to the fact that in the wild this is the safest strategy for them. We could go much deeper into this topic but in the end Fluval offers a number of great options for bettas and we fully support larger habitats (and suggested them in this video), with heaters and the proper husbandry practices that we recommend in the video. We also show other species of bettas, B. macrostoma for example certainly does need an aquarium of 20 to 30 gallons that should contain a natural type scape with live plants and driftwood.
kent allan Relloto
kent allan Relloto - 3 years ago
can I ask what is the size of your small tank for betta
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Kent, we assume you are asking about the Marina Cubus tanks that we show, they are 3.4L. That said we do offer other sizes of tanks that are shown in the video, do consider them as well, more interesting as they offer a little more room which allows for greater plant and set up choices, for example the 6.7L Marina Betta aquarium. Do make sure frequent water changes are done and you use a heater and thermometer to maintain the 78 to 82 deg temperature range preferred by bettas.
Cheryl McCormick
Cheryl McCormick - 3 years ago
There in w/other fish like gold fish

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Cheryl McCormick
Cheryl McCormick - 3 years ago
Can betta fish be in a 7 gal. tank they keep dying !!!
I love hamsters 100
I love hamsters 100 - 3 years ago
I think that a one gallon is too small, you should aim for 2.5 but a fiver would be recommended, but the bigger the better.
Grayson E Lawrence
Grayson E Lawrence - 3 years ago
I recently got the fluval sea 13.5 gallon saltwater aquarium. Would this be a good tank for a peacock/clown mantis shrimp? Any help is appreciated.
Grayson E Lawrence
Grayson E Lawrence - 3 years ago
Fluval Aquatics ok thank you, and I was planning on not adding tankmates so that would be Perfect
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Given the aggressive nature and size that this species can achieve (up to 6 inches), it is if it is the only inhabitant. Note it is not reef compatible.
Preston plays Pioquinto
Preston plays Pioquinto - 3 years ago
i have that fish they are fighting they are two Colours one is red and two is blue
Madison Tomczak
Madison Tomczak - 3 years ago
I got my fish in Feb and now it’s November and it’s still alive and happy :))
Jessica Ryan
Jessica Ryan - 3 years ago
1 gallon is far too small for perminant living. they need a minnimum of 2.5 gallons
Jessica Ryan
Jessica Ryan - 3 years ago
It is stated around the internet that 1 gal is a minimum but that Betta thrive better in 2 and a half and up
I can say it is far better then the cups I’ve seen Betta been kept in
https://nippyfish.net/bettas-101/choosing-a-tank/
Jessica Ryan
Jessica Ryan - 3 years ago
I understand this video has been up for years now, but I do believe it is fair I question the advice given here. Of course I also understand care standards in fancy’s do change, just food for thought in fish care. I do appreciate the fact this video had a lot of information and time put into it but sometimes it’s hard to get everything right without question ☺️ keep up the good work
Jessica Ryan
Jessica Ryan - 3 years ago
Fluval Aquatics the issue is that it is mentioned that 1 gal tanks are a option for bettas , which is misinformation and is in fact well under half the size of the minimum standard recognised amongst the fancy online. These fish would struggle to find enrichment in a tank that size and to say they are ok to be in tanks half the size of a widely recognised minimum standard is troubling as people may go out and buy these tanks, or even smaller, which in turn will lead to compromise in the quality of life for the betta in question.
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Jessica, we do offer a variety of betta tanks, some alternatives are covered in this video. That said, the 3.4 Marina cubus we show do house healthy well conditioned bettas that are doing excellent! Marina betta heaters are available and with a water change every other day no issues with any nitrogenous water content.
BlasterICe
BlasterICe - 3 years ago
Question! My Betta keeps going to the surface to take a gulp of air. Is that normal?
BlasterICe
BlasterICe - 3 years ago
I see, thank you very much :D
Jayla White
Jayla White - 3 years ago
Don’t worry every single betta out there does that. Instead of them breathing the oxygen in the water (like goldfish) they take breaths from the surface:)
BlasterICe
BlasterICe - 3 years ago
Oh I see, thank you so much! This my first so im kind of afraid if it gets sick.
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Yes it is as it is an anabantid.

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Azhar Abbas
Azhar Abbas - 3 years ago
MsEvilone01
MsEvilone01 - 3 years ago
1:49 mine looks kinda like that one just much smaller
Pixled heart
Pixled heart - 3 years ago
I'm getting a baby beta fish tommarow and this video helped alot. Thank you

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Horticulture and Bonsai est2005
Horticulture and Bonsai est2005 - 3 years ago
think iv gone deaf canthear a thing
SnakeOil25
SnakeOil25 - 3 years ago
I used to keep my 3 bettas in 5 gallons tanks, each had their own until one of my tanks cracked so i have to keep my least aggressive male with my female, im really lucky cause the two completely ignore each other, waiting still after i move to replace his tank

Good video wonderful advice for people new to the hobby
litongtong
litongtong - 3 years ago
There so cute!
Kiwi's pets!
Kiwi's pets! - 3 years ago
Umm there is no sound
SpunkyRO !
SpunkyRO ! - 3 years ago
Someone help! About 2 months ago I got a betta fish and it was doing fine but after about a week it stopped eating and swimming around and I found it dead the next morning. I thought it was because I didn't have a heater and my house was kind of cold. So I got a heater and a new fish. And the same thing happened. Had it for a week and it stopped eating and swimming and died. So I upgraded to a 5 and 1/2 gallon tank, got plants and a cave, along with the heater and got my third fish. The guy at the pet store said I didn't cycle my tank so I did before I put my new fish in. I got her on Wednesday and yesterday (Tuesday) I noticed she wasn't eating her food. So I thought it was because of the kind of dirty water. So I did a about a 80% water change. I also had set some water in a bucket aside prior so it had a chance to grow some good bacteria. So I had about 1 gallon of the old water and like 1 gallon of the water that was sitting out and the rest new water. I conditioned it and everything. Btw I didn't scrub the sides of the tank or the plants so there would be some good bacteria left. So after I cleaned the tank I acclimated her for about 40 minutes and let her in she was swimming around and stuff but still wouldn't eat. Today (Wednesday, exactly a week from when I got her) she just sits on her betta hammock leaf and doesn't eat. ALL DAY! I'm scared she is going to die tomorrow please someone tell me what I'm doing wrong. This pattern keeps repeating itself with my fish
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Try some defrosted frozen blood worms and let us know, sorry for the late reply.
Jayla White
Jayla White - 3 years ago
What do you normally feed her?
SpunkyRO !
SpunkyRO ! - 3 years ago
Fluval Aquatics she is moving around a lot more! But still not eating
SpunkyRO !
SpunkyRO ! - 3 years ago
Fluval Aquatics okay thanks I'll do that and let you know
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Start by bringing the temperature up to 80 degrees F over a couple of days and see if that helps. Some thermometers can be off by a few degrees, if yours is and its actually 72 to 73 that would clearly explain the sluggishness of your Betta, let us know please.
SpunkyRO !
SpunkyRO ! - 3 years ago
Fluval Aquatics yeah I do it is at 76
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
You do have a thermometer yes? No temperature reading is mentioned in your post, please let us know what temperature the tank is at?
SpunkyRO !
SpunkyRO ! - 3 years ago
She hasn't eaten in almost 3 days
Preston Duff field
Preston Duff field - 3 years ago
thought i broke my headphones
Dragon ball Goku
Dragon ball Goku - 3 years ago
https://youtu.be/VItwr-ajzF4 do check out my blue betta fish
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Thank you for sharing, the fish look healthy but you will need to move the angel fish to a larger aquarium.
miasworld1865 gaming
miasworld1865 gaming - 3 years ago
wow finally some pet store people put betas in a tank and not in a cup lol
Bribri Gutierrez
Bribri Gutierrez - 3 years ago
I had a beta fish but it died there so cool
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Unfortunate to hear, a heater and thermometer is necessary for keeping bettas to maintain 78 - 80 deg F or 25 to 27 deg C.
Rumah Cupang
Rumah Cupang - 3 years ago
Wowwww

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boo 23
boo 23 - 3 years ago
My half moon enjoyed with video
Snow White Vlogs/does random stuff Forever
Snow White Vlogs/does random stuff Forever - 3 years ago
Is their a green one?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Yes there are green bettas.
Jacoby Williams
Jacoby Williams - 3 years ago
I have 2 beata one is blue and red and one is just blue
Ras Tandi
Ras Tandi - 3 years ago
Buy White me... Folow my instagram rastandi1048. Colection betta from Indonesia
April Her
April Her - 3 years ago
Get to the point
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
April, we apologize for testing your patience :) however, the betta family is larger than many are aware of, just trying to provide an overall view and helpful advice on the many options you have within.
J In The Bay
J In The Bay - 3 years ago
The left ear enjoyed this video
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!♥️
Cooper Morrison
Cooper Morrison - 3 years ago
bed-as?
fxpiano channel ID
fxpiano channel ID - 3 years ago
In Indonesia we call them "Cupang" :p
MarkJoshua Oliver
MarkJoshua Oliver - 3 years ago
Hi i'm wondering if i leave the male in with the fry since day 1 of breeding will the fry not get aggressive when they get to adult size or just the females are good and separate the males ? also got vids on breeding them. :D
MarkJoshua Oliver
MarkJoshua Oliver - 3 years ago
got it :D
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Mark, just as a helpful reminder, make sure to cover the tank with a full glass lid to ensure air temperature is the same as water temperature, critical in the first few weeks for new fry.
MarkJoshua Oliver
MarkJoshua Oliver - 3 years ago
oh that was fast replay and yeah ill do so.
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Mark, congrats on the breeding. The male should be removed as soon as the fry are free swimming. As for the fry you will have to set up multiple jars to isolate the males as they become visibly different. You can raise them in one gallon jars to a developed size, get ready to perform daily water changes...The females can be raised in an appropriate sized tank for the quantity of fish, the odd overly aggressive female may have to be isolated.
My Bettas life
My Bettas life - 3 years ago
Hi Great video
Alexander Price
Alexander Price - 3 years ago
i love that black and red betta fish
fish tank arowana fish
fish tank arowana fish - 3 years ago
good
LetsplayZ
LetsplayZ - 3 years ago
Is filtered water ok or do you need water conditioning
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Please be specific as to how the water has been filtered?
Well Wild
Well Wild - 3 years ago
Hey, have a look at this great Chart of different types and ways to distinguish between bettas:
https://steemit.com/animals/@wellwild/betta-fish-variety-types-colors-and-patterns-full-chart
ralph jenzel Yalung
ralph jenzel Yalung - 3 years ago
every when the water changes in tank?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Ralph, let us know which aquarium you are referring to? We show and discuss a number of them in this video.
Raindrop Services
Raindrop Services - 3 years ago
Some good info here. Thanks.
Gage Doomfield
Gage Doomfield - 3 years ago
PLZ SOME ACTUAL EXPERIENCED BETTA FISH EXPERT RESPOND TO THIS. I have my crowntail betta in a 10 gallon tank... Is there such thing as a tank that is too large for him (he is a male crowntail) Should i get him some tank mates for such a large tank for him? I keep 9 common goldfish in a 10 gallon right above him (YES IM AWARE THIS IS CONTROVERSIAL BUT I CANT AFFORD THE HUGE 200 GAL TANK THEY NEED.) Do bettas get lonely? Or is he fine the way he is? I and my brother saved 2 betta fish from Wal-Mart. I was considering adding around 3 to 5 neon tetras to such a tank. Is this ill advised? I mainly care for goldfish and they are always active compared to my betta. Will adding tetras or maybe even one of my goldfish stress the little guy out? PLZ RESPOND
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
We do not advise keeping goldfish with a betta, very different temperature range preferences as well as size and feeding habit incompatibilities. As for keeping any fish with a betta due to a concern of a betta being lonely, not necessary. In fact Bettas usually do better on their own, they can be aggressive and conversely their fins are subject to nipping by other fish. They are seemingly quite content on their own. If you feel adding some fish makes better use of a 10 gallon which is certainly enough room to do that in, we advise a group of 3 or 4 of a small species of corydoras catfish.
Antonie Griezmann
Antonie Griezmann - 3 years ago
Guys what is the difference between
Betta fish and Fighter fish??
Are they the same?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Antonie, a Siamese Fighting fish is a Betta splendens. There are of course a variety of different species of Bettas, as per some of the examples we show in the video.
Chantel Elizabeth
Chantel Elizabeth - 3 years ago
Loved this video, thank you so much. I actually acquired my Betta just today :) I'm very excited, I've always wanted a fish ever since I was young. I also did some research before I purchased my fish, and surprisingly, both of my local pet stores knew very little about this fish, which was unsettling. The "tanks" they held the fish in were filthy, super tiny, no bigger than a coffee mug, and placed right next to each other with no dividers.
I love how you care for each fish as well, if only other pet stores did the same. I'm curious though, I read somewhere that half a gallon, or even one gallon is not enough for a betta, and they had suggested a 2.5 gallon instead. Would you agree or disagree; I don't want to keep my fish in a tank that may be too small for him...
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Lina Kyle, half gallon or up is appropriate for Bettas. It's all about the care that you will give it (water changes weekly or even twice a week, water treatment, etc.).

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calin morales
calin morales - 3 years ago
Do you have any of your fish for sale?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Unfortunately, we do not sell any of our fish.
john patrick tiquis
john patrick tiquis - 3 years ago
question : if youre going to breed betta's if its ok that they have others fish besides them? like a cleaners fish or anything?

i remove the female because the male start to attack the female they have been together for almost 4 days together with the other fish communals
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
John, only the male betta in the breeding tank, 5 to 10 gallon, half to two thirds full with a tight fitting glass cover (you need to make sure that the fry breathe air the first time that is the same temperature as the water (about 78 to 80 F, you need a thermometer and heater) or you will lose many of the fry. The female is conditioned separately and then placed in a half gallon jar approximately in the male's tank. A conditioned female ready to spawn will be bulky, have a white nipple protruding from her vent area and get dark with bars and actively approach the male with gills flaring when the male displays to her as he dashes around the jar in excitement. Make sure there are hiding places in the breeding tank, glass bottom makes it much easier for the parents to pick up any stray eggs after spawning embraces when they are spawning and blowing the fertilized eggs into the bubble nest. Some floating live plants are usually a good idea as well. Once spawning is complete remove the female. Give the male a few days with the next, when the fry are free swimming remove the male, then the real work starts! Good luck!
Sharlene Martin
Sharlene Martin - 3 years ago
so pretty
Kerry Mccarthy
Kerry Mccarthy - 3 years ago
How often do you recommend feeding Betta Fish ?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Twice as day, as much as they'll eat within 2 minutes.
Jr Eds
Jr Eds - 3 years ago
Betta fish are going to adapt so much there gonna be able to breathe our air for like 5 hours
syed hassan
syed hassan - 3 years ago
The minimum tank size for betta fish is 2.5 gallons
Liljemxox
Liljemxox - 3 years ago
The amount of times I have watched this
David Wong
David Wong - 3 years ago
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Your Boi
Your Boi - 3 years ago
I have 42 bettas and Im a breeder and I absolutely learned specially that I or my bettas live in a five gallon tanks and three 30 gallon tank for my females in sorority tanks and I absolutely hate when petco and petsmart are abusing the fish where they live in a small cups not even a one gallon and this store is absolutely take a good care about there bettas and I love your planted tanks but most of my bettas are dumbo halfmoon and some koi galaxy plakats
ZoZo Asia
ZoZo Asia - 3 years ago
The fish are very beautiful, I like
Jxssie Playz
Jxssie Playz - 3 years ago
I have a paradise male
Water Boy
Water Boy - 3 years ago
The way he says Indonesia bother me... " END-OH-KNEE-Z-AH" its " IN-DOUGH-KNEE-JEE-A"
frow234
frow234 - 3 years ago
My beta was in rough conditions when i got him but i spent almost 300 dollars on a 8 galon and comforts for him a gentle filter and a heater and hes a happy camper. My 7 dollar fish turned into a few hundred dollar fish. Why people think its right to keep them in a .5 gallon is beyond me and pet stores should not legally be able to keep them and cups and to be able to sell them with such small tanks is obsurd thats a myth that they live in such small environments. This pet store does an incredible job for caring for them and that should be requirments for all pet stores. How the hell is it legal to keep them in cups right next to echother without even dividers.
Arno Hefer
Arno Hefer - 3 years ago
Do you have to do water changes if you have a filter?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Yes absolutely. While a filter lends plenty of support to better water quality, water changes remove dissolved waste, very important. Thinking of aquariums under 30 gallons this is really not much water to change every two to three weeks.
Tanzie The Ragdoll
Tanzie The Ragdoll - 3 years ago
Honestly I haven't met a Betta yet that likes flake food, I just recently talk to the breeder and they definitely need blood worms every day so frozen blood worms are the way to go or freeze dried that of been soaked pellets once a week
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
If you watched the video you have, all the bettas you see in the video eat flakes with gusto! That said variety is important so feeding floating betta granules along with a variety of frozen and FD foods is recommended.
jewell wheeler
jewell wheeler - 3 years ago
Where can I get these tanks?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Jewell, most retailers that sell tropical fish keeping supplies do stock at least some Fluval aquariums. We show a number of tanks in the video, which in particular are you asking about? On line retailers offer many of these aquariums as well.
Atiya Isra
Atiya Isra - 3 years ago
Thanks! This helped me a lot!
Leliah Dark
Leliah Dark - 3 years ago
what the hell. How come I can only hear this through my left earphone
ritenour12
ritenour12 - 3 years ago
Do betas need plants in the aquarium? I'm going to be getting one soon for a five gallon I'm not using and my local pet store dosnt sell real plants so I'm wondering if its okay to have a bare tank?
Jayla White
Jayla White - 3 years ago
Put plants in your tank. You can order some online. Bettas like to hide and without anything in the tank they will feel stressed
S Childers
S Childers - 3 years ago
its a week maximim
Hey, It's Elena!
Hey, It's Elena! - 3 years ago
My tank is about twice that size. Betas like to swim a lot.
ComeOnTary
ComeOnTary - 3 years ago
RIP HEADPHONE USERS
Enrique Flores
Enrique Flores - 3 years ago
Whats the name of the fish in the thumbnail?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Betta splendens.
Wobbe gong
Wobbe gong - 3 years ago
Do betters only build a bubble nest when there are plants, I just added some lucky bamboo to my betters aquarium and he made a bubble nest
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
They will build a bubble nest regardless of plants being present or not.
Tony
Tony - 3 years ago
do i have to redo the water every 2 days if i have a filter?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Small partial water changes are always recommended. 10% every 2 to 3 days would be optimal.
Angel Carreño
Angel Carreño - 3 years ago
This makes me miss my betta fish so badly :'(
Dingo von Doggington
Dingo von Doggington - 3 years ago
How long do they live?
Jayla White
Jayla White - 3 years ago
Dingo von Doggington if taken care of they can live around 5 years!
Charlie Yang
Charlie Yang - 3 years ago
Didn't know there was more than one species of betta fish
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Charlie, it is a very interesting and somewhat diverse genus of fish, have fun exploring the different species, they are fascinating!
Донецк Аква
Донецк Аква - 3 years ago
класс
alice Gibson
alice Gibson - 3 years ago
I just got one and I am gitting another one but male or female one
Reflection Tube
Reflection Tube - 3 years ago
MY BETTA DIED
Balthazar Bratt
Balthazar Bratt - 3 years ago
I got 2 betta fish a red male and blue male they are little so the blue one always bothers and bites the red one so we separate them putting glass in the middle of the fish tank.
Jimena Cuevas
Jimena Cuevas - 3 years ago
What fish should I get a better or guppy's
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Jimena, sorry, you must have meant a betta vs guppies. What size is your aquarium, you have a heather, thermometer, filter, we assume?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 3 years ago
Jimena, please explain, we are not quite sure what you are asking here?
Vic Kikimen
Vic Kikimen - 4 years ago
I thought my right earpiece is broken.
emdoesit :p
emdoesit :p - 4 years ago
I wish pet stores could keep bettas nicely, like this.
Kati Casey
Kati Casey - 4 years ago
The tanks are a little bit small, but at least they're better than the cups that chain stores use.
Sophie Clark
Sophie Clark - 4 years ago
I'm getting one this arvo !!
alex bomb
alex bomb - 4 years ago
Betta can survive without filter?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Yes but does need good water quality of the right temperature range, so regular water changes and a heater if you cannot sustain a water temperature range between 77 to 80 deg. F (25 - 27C).
dfzurichch
dfzurichch - 4 years ago
No sound?....
Julius joensuu
Julius joensuu - 4 years ago
dont put bettas in the edge series because they might drown if they dont find the small hole where there is atmosferic air and because the filter output is also there would you want to swim up a waterfall to get air? i dont have anything against the tanks nor fluval they are great Company just dont put bettas in the edge tanks
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Julius, no reason to worry, betta also have gills like other fish and can breath dissolved oxygen as well, no risk of drowning, they may in fact be kept in any Edge aquarium inhabited by potentially compatible fish.
Uno Talamor
Uno Talamor - 4 years ago
Can I add other fishes with Betta?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Please watch the Betta Tank Mates Video.
VulcanXIV
VulcanXIV - 4 years ago
omg those bettas are freaking huge. oooooooh my gooooooo
LiAngelo Ball
LiAngelo Ball - 4 years ago
What is the left headphone the only one working for this video LOL
Md Jahed
Md Jahed - 4 years ago
aquarium sige pls
NAVANEETHAN
NAVANEETHAN - 4 years ago
what is the cost of betta fish
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
The cost varies by market and the grade level & variety of the male Betta splendens you are considering. In general a male veiltail Betta splendens is $3.00 to $5.00 US in many stores. You can also check pricing on line within your country for a more accurate price range.
Frany
Frany - 4 years ago
IM THE MILLIONTH VEIW
Thomas Press
Thomas Press - 4 years ago
You need a 2.5 gallon tank for bettas
ᏚNᎾᏔᎷᎪN
ᏚNᎾᏔᎷᎪN - 4 years ago
Your beta fish is best
prism560
prism560 - 4 years ago
i thought they were called beta fish
Luke Conner
Luke Conner - 4 years ago
Filter company but doesn't have filters on tanks
david dior
david dior - 4 years ago
Luke Conner dumbass
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Other than the Marina cubus betta tanks that have there water changed every other day all the tanks in this video are filtered.

100. comment for HOW TO: Care for Betta Fish

-Bellapup- Cosmic
-Bellapup- Cosmic - 4 years ago
Petco, Pet-Smart start taking notes
david dior
david dior - 4 years ago
can i permanently keep a betta in a 1 gallon tank? if so, how much water changes do i have to do??
Jayla White
Jayla White - 3 years ago
Please put it in at least a 2.5 gallon if you want it to live happy
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
You can, making sure you respect the correct temperature range of approx. 77 to 80 degrees F. If no filter is present changing 50% of the water weekly is recommended, same temperature water and should be conditioned with Fluval Water Conditioner.
Karen windspirit
Karen windspirit - 4 years ago
finally someone that knows how to say the name correctly!!!!!!!!
györgyi papuga
györgyi papuga - 4 years ago
good
Erina
Erina - 4 years ago
Tips on controlling algae?
Jayla White
Jayla White - 3 years ago
Have a filter, do frequent water changes, and you could get some snails :)
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Erina, we produced a helpful 7 minute video on the subject, please have a look and enjoy, thanks for reaching out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8FcOGczsFQ
Ji Hour
Ji Hour - 4 years ago
His tanks are clearer than my future
Ji Hour
Ji Hour - 4 years ago
I only put the right earphone,,,,untill I saw the comments!!!!
Gorgeous Bettas
Gorgeous Bettas - 4 years ago
I wish other pet stores would treat their bettas like you guys do! I respect how you actually care, and spend more than $50 on the fish supplies and the tank itself, these fish are lucky to go to a store like this! another think I really love is how you put a divider! Thank you so much for the info and the care you put in for your bettas!
ADAM WETZEL
ADAM WETZEL - 4 years ago
What is the name of that tank, and price?
ADAM WETZEL
ADAM WETZEL - 4 years ago
Thanks! :)
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Half moon or the delta tail, the two are being explained at that point, half moons have a 90 degree angle to their caudal fin, the edge that meets the body is more or less perfectly vertical, the delta tail has a slight angle to that fin.
ADAM WETZEL
ADAM WETZEL - 4 years ago
The tank at 1:13 with the betta on the left. Sorry for not being specific
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Adam, there are quite a few tanks in the video, can you give us a time reference point in the video so we can respond accurately please, thanks.
BeeKing
BeeKing - 4 years ago
Can betta fish have colored light
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Yes, you can have lighting that includes blue and red LEDs for example. In order to appreciate the beauty of your betta you would be best off incorporated white light as well.
Savanna F.
Savanna F. - 4 years ago
Is it ok to put a avocado seed that has started to sprout in with the betta's?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Savanna, interesting question, we have not tried it but if you do not see the seed leaching any strong fatty film onto the surface of the water it should be ok, it is doubtful there would be any toxic effects from 1 seed (as large as it is).
sari nava
sari nava - 4 years ago
:( my Betta fish died for some reson it ate its self so can i get a like ;-; :((((((
Dennis Alimuin
Dennis Alimuin - 4 years ago
is it possible to keep a Beta and Gold Comet in one tank?
Dennis Alimuin
Dennis Alimuin - 4 years ago
Thank you very much for that info.
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
It is not recommended due to the very different temperatures preferred as well as the fact goldfish get large.
Việt betta black dragon
Việt betta black dragon - 4 years ago
like
Joshua Liang
Joshua Liang - 4 years ago
just saying in Asia in fish farms where fishes are kept and bred,almost all the fishes have less space and the water is quite dirtyand with no heater . probably that's what the fish need to thrive because they seem to breed fish easily
Amy DePatie
Amy DePatie - 4 years ago
So very helpful! Thank you or putting this together.
GuntheyGuntherStella Magic101
GuntheyGuntherStella Magic101 - 4 years ago
Casually watching this while chilling with my betta I really watched this just to see the variety of tanks they have for when I get my bettas a new tank
Betta Addict
Betta Addict - 4 years ago
I was wondering if you could help me, I've had a betta, Illy, for about 6 months. He's super healthy and happy and super into everything that goes on in my bedroom.

But he has this weird red thing sticking out of his right gill. It's always been there, from day 1. The woman I rescued him from says it was there in the pet store, too. She only had him for like a week, so I'm inclined to believe her.

It doesn't seem to be causing him any pain or interfering with his life in any way. I figured it was just a deformation of his gill, and gives him character. But I'm curious if you might happen to know what it is or if you've ever seen anything like it. It's the only video I have uploaded.

Water parameters: 2.5 gallon tank
Ammonia: 0
Nitrites: 0
Nitrates: 4
PH: 7.6
Temp: 81.2 degrees

I also have another picture of him that shows it at bettaaddicts.blogspot.com, under Cast of Characters. Thank you!
Aileen아일린
Aileen아일린 - 4 years ago
so at this dollar store, they have a shelf where they sell betas and it looks like they don't even care for them, they are in those small plastic cups with lids on them and it seems like they dont even feed the fish, i'm first trying to learn to care for them, and then save one of those fishes because i feel so bad ;;
trashi momi
trashi momi - 4 years ago
stop pronouncing betta like bedda! it is pronounced Bay-Da!
Jayla White
Jayla White - 3 years ago
No he is pronouncing it right
Angela Butler
Angela Butler - 4 years ago
hi
Angela Butler
Angela Butler - 4 years ago
hi
freshlyunreal
freshlyunreal - 4 years ago
Why is everyone saying that this is a pet store? He specifically said that its fluval headquarters.
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Dominique, thank you for your comment, we appreciate your attention!
Itzel Alvarado
Itzel Alvarado - 4 years ago
That first Halfmooon is absolutely GORGEOUS!
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Yes agreed!
Phoenix MULTI-GAMER
Phoenix MULTI-GAMER - 4 years ago
I litterly only heard one word
El_Enano_Ktm
El_Enano_Ktm - 4 years ago
hello fluval, where did you get the gravel/substrate in the marina cubus? do you sell it?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Unfortnately it has been discontinued.
Estella Trygg
Estella Trygg - 4 years ago
I had a beta fish when I was younger. He was blue and I named him blueberry. I don't think I kept him in a correct cage or anything. He was in maybe a 9" tall, 10" long, and 4" wide rounded tank with colored rocks and a plant-thing. We did clean his tank pretty often, but only gave him pellets. He didn't grow, but I loved him. I was in kindergarten or first grade so I didn't really understand anything.
Song Gia
Song Gia - 4 years ago
where to get a female betta ?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Any fish store that sells male bettas should be able to bring in females for you.
Aldo Fernandes Azevedo
Aldo Fernandes Azevedo - 4 years ago
Never change all the water...30%only...once a week...Seachem Prime, Food once a day small portion, not all it can eat, Tropical Supervit granulet...Usually my bettas leave 2 to 3 years so believe it!
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
It is recommended to change a greater % if the water is conditioned and when a betta is being kept without a filter. Fluval recommends Fluval Tapwater Conditioner as it provides protection for fish while calming them during stressful periods vs. many competing products. Feeding two times a day a small portion is in fact a better option as fish like other animals do better when fed a few small meals daily vs one. For the ultimate betta food Bug Bites with its number one ingredient being an insect, a very natural food source for bettas.
Bettas And More
Bettas And More - 4 years ago
Hi
Ryan Thomas
Ryan Thomas - 4 years ago
One gallon cube, meh. 5-10 gallon glass with a bio wheel. Change the water every two weeks. Up your Betta game.
Eat A rat
Eat A rat - 4 years ago
Unfortunately my Betta fish Luna passed after a quick water change the heat temp went from 60 degrees to 80 degrees along with me not changing the water. Also if I use a Betta conditioner 2-3 times a week is it ok to change my 2.5 gallon tank every week instead of 3 days? I also don't want to stress him out as he is new to my home.
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Betta Conditioner is meant to be used only with water changes, not as an alternative to them.
Pineapple Princess
Pineapple Princess - 4 years ago
what is he saying at 7:18 ?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Heat for proper betta metabolism and tropical almond leaves for natural betta water conditions (Nutrafin Betta Conditioner does contain Almond Leaf Extract).
lxxnxnthxglxss k
lxxnxnthxglxss k - 4 years ago
i used to put a mirror beside my betta to thrill him up (we call it siamese fish or fighting fish here)
Renee Andrews
Renee Andrews - 4 years ago
My Betta is in 5 gallon tank with a heater filter and plants. He's a teal blue half moon with a real body and translucent fins. his name is tessla
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Renee, nice! Thanks for sharing, sounds like your betta is well cared for.
My horse Stole my channel
My horse Stole my channel - 4 years ago
Bettas need at least 2.5 gallons but that's my opinion I breed and rescue bettas
HamsterKitty449
HamsterKitty449 - 4 years ago
Really well made video!
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Thanks for the compliment! We enjoyed doing it!
Gamerkid1057
Gamerkid1057 - 4 years ago
I have a veiltail male
AsianGamer
AsianGamer - 3 years ago
Same
Let's Talk Boxing
Let's Talk Boxing - 4 years ago
I'm putting 2 Betta fish in a 10 litre is that okay?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
If they are male Betta splendens and there is a divider separating them it is. If they are females you don't need the divider, most of the time females are tolerant of each other.
Ro0ster
Ro0ster - 4 years ago
Skip to 5:18 for the care/keeping of Bettas...previous to that, its all about the different species.
Guitar T
Guitar T - 4 years ago
where can i get seaweed, finally got the spec iii in blk with the BLUE light, also, where can I get a small snapping turtle...I saw a kid with one
in 1955
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Caulerpa can be found at local fish stores that specialize in marine fish and corals. There are laws concerning the keeping of local wildlife, you should check into that in regards to a snapping turtle. In our opinion there are better choices for turtle keeping vs. snapping turtles.
Eren Salinas
Eren Salinas - 4 years ago
where did you get those lights
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
If you mean the small LED lights on the Marina Cubus betta tanks, they are included with the aquarium.
ColorfulSalad
ColorfulSalad - 4 years ago
It makes me so happy that you guys have them in actual tanks!!
musicalmarion
musicalmarion - 4 years ago
So what's all the advice about keeping bettas in no less than 5 gallons?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
If you are referring to our recommendation in that regard it would pertain to when you are keeping other fish with a male Betta splendens.
Aurora Santana
Aurora Santana - 4 years ago
Hai do do your fish have a heater and a filter I don't think
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
The bettas in the larger tanks do, our aquatic room is kept at 77 degrees F so it is not necessary. The tanks are all filtered except for the marina betta cubus tanks, they receive water changes every 2 to 3 days which ensures good water quality.
Bill G
Bill G - 4 years ago
Thank you for not saying Beta.
Ruthven78
Ruthven78 - 4 years ago
proper care? dont keep on in a container smaller than 2.5 gallons
Tech Noir
Tech Noir - 4 years ago
I only had one earpiece and I was like did my sound just die
Red Wolf
Red Wolf - 4 years ago
I really want a Betta but my main problem is the heater. Where they'll be often gets cold so I know I'll need one.
FRUiTY BiRDS
FRUiTY BiRDS - 4 years ago
Guys subscribe to me
bob Dude
bob Dude - 4 years ago
your earbuds are still good. it's the left one you needed tonight
AQUA Mexx
AQUA Mexx - 4 years ago
Nice :)
Smartest_Smartie
Smartest_Smartie - 4 years ago
bedda
young artist03
young artist03 - 4 years ago
Khmer song

Khm Eric
Tracee Lee
Tracee Lee - 4 years ago
Thanks for the good explanation for my betta..! His name is Blue ;)
Sen zon
Sen zon - 4 years ago
Is 18 gallons to much?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
No, that is fine. In fact it would allow you to keep a nice variety of live plants.
Canatrice A
Canatrice A - 4 years ago
I need advice. My Betta's are turning red! I have no idea why. I feed them different foods. Any help is great!
Canatrice A
Canatrice A - 4 years ago
Thank you
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Please send images to info@fluvalaquatics.com , we'll have a look and see if we have any helpful suggestions for you.
Billy West
Billy West - 4 years ago
Subtle lighting guys
Abdul Rozid
Abdul Rozid - 4 years ago
gak suka
candyflosscrown
candyflosscrown - 4 years ago
How big would you say this tank is Im hopping its the minimm requirements for a beta fish if not Ill just get a bigger one https://youtu.be/U6lMNoVeusk
Waffles The Leopard Gecko
Waffles The Leopard Gecko - 4 years ago
My right ear likes this idk why
Elle RedBetta
Elle RedBetta - 4 years ago
I have baby betta and im getting a pleco soon to go with her but a pleco needs a filter will it kill my baby betta
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Use a small internal filter like a Fluval U1, that should be fine.
Felipe Sánchez V.
Felipe Sánchez V. - 4 years ago
soooooo boring!
Diana Daniels
Diana Daniels - 4 years ago
I plan to get a Betta and want about a five gallon tank. I've seen horizontal and vertical ones. Which is more appropriate for a Betta? Thank you.
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
For 1 male betta it would not matter in 5 gallons, go with what you prefer, the betta will be fine. Make sure you incorporate a heater and thermometer to maintain the right temperature and you can use a small submersible filter like a Fluval U1 for example.
deekshith NR
deekshith NR - 4 years ago
it is nice
Sam West
Sam West - 4 years ago
what are the do's and dont's of keeping a betta fish? x
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Sam, please watch the video, we feel we have covered what you should do and commented on some common myths about keeping bettas. If you have a specific question please ask.
Maja Lewandowska
Maja Lewandowska - 4 years ago
i really enjoyed to wake someone of video about betta fish, i was wondering if you could do a video about female betta when pregnancy
and more information about it
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Breeding bettas is certainly alot of fun and can be challenging in fact. Thank you for the suggestion, we will add it to our list.
FuZzY-03
FuZzY-03 - 4 years ago
at 8:00min we saw the fluval edge with an betta fish.
The Fluval is completly filled, isnt that bad for the fish, because he also breathes air?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
The betta does have gills and as such can and does breathe dissolved oxygen in water as do other tropical fish. The Edge does have sufficient exposed water surface for a betta that chooses to access oxygen at the surface should it want to .
ChubbyTerp
ChubbyTerp - 4 years ago
I love Betta's there awesome I can pet mine
Spiritoffire3003
Spiritoffire3003 - 4 years ago
did he say betta macrastoma ? cause the one i found in the internet look completly different
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
We did say Betta macrostoma and that is what the larger species is, they are fairly young mind you, the color of the male will intensify with maturity.
Vishal Jadye
Vishal Jadye - 4 years ago
do u provide an air pump im each of the tank?==ryt nw m petting 2 males...
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
It is not necessary for bettas, keeping them at the right temperature is and they are. The larger tanks are all equipped with power filters.
Chris Swilley
Chris Swilley - 4 years ago
no sound at all.
Neo Da Betta Fish
Neo Da Betta Fish - 4 years ago
They take better care of their fish than most stores
Raphael Souza
Raphael Souza - 4 years ago
Where do they get these beautiful bettas I can't find any
Derek Williams
Derek Williams - 4 years ago
PLEASE if you choose to get a betta DO NOT PUT THEM IN LESS THAN 2.5 GAL TANKS! Smaller tanks and close to nothing in the tanks stress out the fish. Honestly I keep mine in a 5gal tank and he is so happy.
Cr-a-cray Dong
Cr-a-cray Dong - 4 years ago
I have a betta fish
angel reyes
angel reyes - 4 years ago
Hello can anyone help me i want to get a betta fish but my neon tetras died can this be bad for the betta? Or should i buy a new tank?
angel reyes
angel reyes - 4 years ago
Fluval Aquatics i think its because the fish i had created to much waste and made the water toxic
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
It is hard to assess your situation without knowing what type of tank you have, how was the water treated & tested to help pinpoint why your tetras died and avoid the same problem with a new betta fish.
wokeaf
wokeaf - 4 years ago
"Beda"
trollingonaot
trollingonaot - 4 years ago
I just got a healthy small half moon male BETTA fish. will it grow?
Althea Margarette Halili
Althea Margarette Halili - 4 years ago
I want to ask. It's okay to combine a female betta fish in same aquarium??
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Hi again, there is a multitude of decorative plants and ornaments available to use with Bettas. I would recommend you speak to your local retailer to see what would best fit your aquarium.
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Hi One male and one female Betta can be put together for breeding purposes, but only for a brief amount of time as they will also begin fighting.
Althea Margarette Halili
Althea Margarette Halili - 4 years ago
And what plants may I use to my 3bettas in their aquariums???
Prince Castillo
Prince Castillo - 4 years ago
I repeated 100 times
Abyss Walker
Abyss Walker - 4 years ago
i own 11 bettas and im basically a 14 year old kid and is it ok if i use a unused water gallon
for each fish? because only 7 of thhem live on the gallons and others are in the 1.5 nestle
ice cream container?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Hi Abyss, We will always recommend a safe environment for any fish, so you should visit your local pet retailer to see if they have any small Betta safe containers that they could offer you at a reasonable price.
Joyce Wolan
Joyce Wolan - 4 years ago
ok so i got a beta he was getting three pellets a day, with one down day, i watched your video and thought since you were fluval you knew what you were saying, so i started feeding him on your schedule you suggested , he got sick and died in four days from over feeding , people dont listen to this video , a beta should be feed once a day, thats it, thanks a lot for your assisted suicide
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Joyce, we are very well aware of what we are recommending and feeding a betta small feedings a couple of times a day is not an issue, sorry for your loss but we feel it is related to something else entirely.
taker bond
taker bond - 4 years ago
i'm looking for like an iphone box cover
Fishmeup
Fishmeup - 4 years ago
im happy that you used dividers and a bigger tank(:
seanix jayde
seanix jayde - 4 years ago
Only one minute in and I'm already very unhappy with this. Those tanks are not even a gallon. In the wild bettas live in rice parties which are thousands of gallons of water. You need at least a 2.5 gallon tank for a single betta. 5 gallons is generally preferred because it's easier to cycle and to maintain that cycle. Bettas need heaters because they come from Indonesia and Thailand where the water is 80 F year round. 65 and 70 F water is not going to cut it. You need low flow filters because the rice parties have water flow. In a small tank like that, you need to do at least 75% water changes every single day otherwise the ammonia is going to get very high and cause fin melt, ammonia burn and even fin rot. Please do not try to sell this tiny thing to people for bettas. The only thing this "tank" is good for is Marimo balls. Please don't put up videos that have false information. A betta may live 2 or 3 years in that thing but in proper care they will live to be six years old. Your video does not educate people properly and I am very dissapointed.
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
The wild bettas we show in our video are in fact in 15 gallon or more aquariums, with heaters and filters as those species do come from conditions that certainly are different from the fancy domestically farmed strains of Betta splendens (that do not exist in the wild, their wild ancestors do but they are a far different fish) you see in the rest of the video, although I am sure you noticed some of the Betta splendens we showed in larger aquariums as well. We certainly do advocate several full water changes a week for bettas in smaller tanks with no filters and do in fact have Marina Betta heaters in the Marina Cubus tanks we show, our aquatic room by the way is kept at about 77 deg. F, in fact no heater is really necessary in that instance. We offer and demonstrate the keeping of bettas in larger options within this video as well. The information we convey in this video is accurate and of benefit to our viewers.
Mitchell Hendricks
Mitchell Hendricks - 4 years ago
Why wont my male betta spread out his beautiful fins and tail like he did when i first got him
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Mitchell, don't forget to get a thermometer as well, we forgot to mention that below.
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
A 2.5 to 5 gallon aquarium with live plants, a heater and a mini submersible filter is a nice set up for a betta. If you can find them, a few pieces of tropical almond leaves (1/4 of a leaf is fine for a 2.5 gallon) that are sold by some fish specialty stores is a natural leaf found in wild betta habitats that imparts natural tannins bettas really enjoy.
Mitchell Hendricks
Mitchell Hendricks - 4 years ago
Whats the best size tank to have him in
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Mitchell, temperature is where you need to start, is there a thermometer in your betta tank? Maintaining a temperature within 77 to 80 deg F is strongly recommended. Regular water changes with conditioned water and preferably a filtered aquarium are best. Please visit you local knowledgeable fish store to review, they should be able to help you out.
Iriys Wolfe
Iriys Wolfe - 4 years ago
Should I turn the light off at night simulating the sun, or just keep it on????
Kiki K
Kiki K - 4 years ago
+Iriys Britner yeah, they're pretty smart fish, theres this fish school training kit for Bettas and goldfish that's so cute lol
Iriys Wolfe
Iriys Wolfe - 4 years ago
Kiki K oh ok thanks! I didn't know you could train them! Hahah
Kiki K
Kiki K - 4 years ago
The Bettas have a concept of day and night. They will sleep at night so try to keep them on a schedule. Right when the light goes on my Betta knows it's training time (I'm training him to jump and swim through hoops)/ Breakfast time. Right before the light goes off its dinner time. :)
Iriys Wolfe
Iriys Wolfe - 4 years ago
Fluval Aquatics --Thank you so much!!!
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Turning it off at night is best but leaving a night light on in the room for transitioning is recommended to avoid abrupt potentially startling darkness for fish.
Haruka Mines
Haruka Mines - 4 years ago
do you have elephant ear bettas ???
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
No we don't, they certainly are a new interesting domestic variation though...
oktoplayer ORIGINAL
oktoplayer ORIGINAL - 4 years ago
beautiful betas you are king of betas
Leon Lionheart
Leon Lionheart - 4 years ago
i have looked at the Fluval Edge Aquarium, it looks amazing and is my first choice, but reviews say that this tank isnt good for bettas becuse it means to be filled all the way and bettas need to breath air. Is that true?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Bettas have gills like other fish to breathe dissolved oxygen as well as being able to use their labyrinth organ to take in oxygen by gulping it at the waters surface, no that is not true.
crack_head_fox
crack_head_fox - 4 years ago
how does a company like fluval have algae infested tanks
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
There is no infestation of algae, there is a trace of algae on two of the tanks containing java moss, certainly not an infestation. The lighting is bright in those tanks and we had transferred some java moss into that tank as you will note we are keeping groups of these wild betta species together. Keen observation on your part for sure but a little overstated when you mention "infested".
crack_head_fox
crack_head_fox - 4 years ago
around the 3:43 mark that looks like green slime algae all over your plants
crack_head_fox
crack_head_fox - 4 years ago
around the 3:43 mark that looks like green slime algae all over your plants
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Please let us know where you see algae in this video, the time please.
Landon Lee
Landon Lee - 4 years ago
i had some tiny tropical glo fish
and quess what




my betta ate it
Juan Aguirre
Juan Aguirre - 4 years ago
i thought my headphones were broken
Kristof's Exotics
Kristof's Exotics - 4 years ago
I just made a very simple guide to Betta fish care to keep your pet Betta Fish happy and healthy.
K Deritis
K Deritis - 4 years ago
Great video! Very informative.
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Thank you!
Clorox Bleach
Clorox Bleach - 4 years ago
I have 6 betta fish and I don't have enough time for them.and no I didn't buy them I'm pet sitting them,I don't know what to do
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Please watch the video and if you need more guidance an on line search on the basics of betta care will help.
Michael Bonet
Michael Bonet - 4 years ago
What does it mean when he says a fish breathes "Atmospheric Air"?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Bettas also have gills like other fish which does equally allow them to take in dissolved oxygen present in water, no it is not true. It is also not true from the perspective that bettas will find the open area in the center rear of the Edge.
KnifeEdgeHeli
KnifeEdgeHeli - 4 years ago
Fluval Aquatics I've read a lot of people saying that Bettas are not suited to the Edge, as when it's filled up, they can't get Air at the top (except in the whole). Is this true?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
We mean the air that we breathe above the water. The betta can use its gills to take in dissolved oxygen in the water like other fish or it can take in atmospheric air by gulping the air at the waters' surface and use the oxygen in that thanks to its' labyrinth organ.
Alexa K
Alexa K - 4 years ago
I have the same fish in 2:10
Pinkie unicorn
Pinkie unicorn - 4 years ago
The tanks are too small for the bettas
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Fluval offers many options in tank sizes for bettas, some larger some smaller, it's all in the husbandry and conditions you provide them with, the tanks size variation we demonstrate are very suitable for the domestic "farmed" Betta splendens we show. As for the wild bettas that are shown, note the larger tanks that are fully planted etc...we had just about all those species breeding, clear sign the fish are finding their environment ideal.
Jhendka P.
Jhendka P. - 4 years ago
holy cow this is the best channel! every aspect is of great quality, I cant stop watching!
Faith Kat
Faith Kat - 4 years ago
A 1 gallon tank is to small
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Faith, while we do recommend larger aquariums for which Fluval offers some great options in fact Betta spendens is a commercially developed and farmed fish which when kept in good water quality of the right temperature and fed a varied diet will do well in 1 gallon, it is mostly about the husbandry, Betta splendens that is purchased commercially is in fact not a wild fish.
Ton Master
Ton Master - 4 years ago
Bettas like others fishes must live in big tank with other females and even others males along side others kind of fishes...Bettas don't ask you to put them in stupid little cubic...I don't know why some idiot people think they're happy there like imprisoned person
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Sorry but that is poor advice and is not recommended, regardless of what you may have seen at a particular point in time. The level of aggression a domestic Betta splendens can execute towards a female can be extreme, in fact the opposite is sometimes true. Betta splendens that is typically sold in stores are commercially reared and as such for many generations are kept apart this way, their wild ancestors have not and in most of their cases there is no issue with wild fish in housing males with females in large enough planted tanks, like the wild species we show in our Fluval Betta Care video.
Ton Master
Ton Master - 4 years ago
Male and female live well in comunity tank since female ones are pacific like another fish...it doesn't mean all males won't be territorial with certain amount of female but the way you adorn your tank with some labyrinth and hideout in a13 or more galons tank a male with a 3 female is a good room for them...look for it to see how many successful cases there are on youtube
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Male betta splendens should not be kept with females, other than when they are to breed and even then supervision is required.
Bryon Ferl
Bryon Ferl - 4 years ago
My Beta is blowing bubbles that float to the top hes a all red male
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
A male betta building a nest is a good and natural sign, it usually indicates that conditions are right.
ajay khara
ajay khara - 4 years ago
Very cool !! Come check my ajay out sometime!!
Kid In A Shed
Kid In A Shed - 4 years ago
what was the small cube tank called????
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
The Marina Cubus.
faqih alam
faqih alam - 4 years ago
you called it ikan cupang in indonesia
Blossom Buddies
Blossom Buddies - 4 years ago
I would like to thank you for keeping them in tanks that are decent. they aren't big enough for a "nice life" but they are much better than the tiny cups at petsmart and petco
Blossom Buddies
Blossom Buddies - 4 years ago
Fluval Aquatics well good job you are doing very well (also Lily is my bunny's name)
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Lily, thank you, we do encourage keeping bettas in larger tanks when possible and always strive to support good husbandry, water changes, the right temperature, good diet and more, all of those are actually the most important to provide for the fishes well being.
Alejandro Alvarez
Alejandro Alvarez - 4 years ago
Where do you get those tanks
Alejandro Alvarez
Alejandro Alvarez - 4 years ago
Fluval Aquatics yeah but some of those tanks are kinda expensive and I don't have that much money
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Alejandro, please visit fluvalaquatics.com and select your country, then click on the support tab and please contact us, we will be pleased to assist you finding the aquarium and other Fluval products you are interested in.
Legit Lizard23
Legit Lizard23 - 4 years ago
I have a betta in a 13 gallon with four cardinal tetras and 3 sword tails is that ok?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Yes we see no issues with that.
Makayla dinoo
Makayla dinoo - 4 years ago
Can I put a betta in a 10gallon tank?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Absolutely!
the cringiest channel ever
the cringiest channel ever - 4 years ago
what water? spring? didn't really get the explanation.
thx
the cringiest channel ever
the cringiest channel ever - 4 years ago
Fluval Aquatics ok thank you so much! if I get one I'll post a video of it on my channel. :)
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Yes most tap water is fine if you treat it with a good water conditioner like Flvual Tap Water Conditioner. Make sure to keep your betta at the right temperature, within 77 to 80 degrees F is preferable.
the cringiest channel ever
the cringiest channel ever - 4 years ago
Fluval Aquatics well my friend got to tell me u u use tap water and water conditioner. is that right?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
If you forward the time indication on the video we'd be pleased to do a better job at explaining what we meant. You may be referring to the KH range recommended, which is 3 to 5 degrees of carbonate hardness (KH), the easiest way to soften is in fact use R/O water and dilute your tap water with it if necessary to get within that hardness range, hope that helps, if not please let us know the exact time in the video.
dirtybishop
dirtybishop - 4 years ago
hi there.. I bought some iron rich (black coloured) sand substrate for my Betta 28ltr tank. one pet store worker said that it's a really bad idea since the Betta won't like it. I'm planning on live plants.... does anyone have solid knowledge on this ? thanks :)
dirtybishop
dirtybishop - 4 years ago
Fluval Aquatics it's called "Pisces iron sand". a product from new Zealand. very very fine dark sand. getting toward a mud like consistency but actually sand. I have it in a brand new fluval tank btw :)
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
While it is hard to comment on a substrate we do not have details on we could say that if the substrate is relatively inert and does not impart dissolved substances into the water it should be ok, if it does react than it is not the best choice.
tshering sherpa
tshering sherpa - 4 years ago
how much ruppees for betta fish in yout country in our nepal is cost less only 100 hundred
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Here in Canada for example, bettas depending on the grade of fish and fin type involved can vary from approximately $5.00 to $50.00 for a male.
Totem Paul
Totem Paul - 4 years ago
Real video starts at 5:40
OblivionDusty
OblivionDusty - 4 years ago
Can I turn the light off it's glass container when I go to bed
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Yes, you certainly can.
OblivionDusty
OblivionDusty - 4 years ago
Do I change the water if have a filter?
OblivionDusty
OblivionDusty - 4 years ago
Fluval Aquatics thank you for replying I am gonna change out the water right now it's all foggy
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Yes partial water changes are always recommended, typically 10 to 20% every two weeks.
Vion
Vion - 4 years ago
i have mine in a normal glass bowl
Roxanne H
Roxanne H - 4 years ago
How many gallons do you suggest for one Male to be happy with a few cats? I have limited space. Is 5 Gallon plenty? Also, I have information that suggests that feeding 2 x a day is optimal. My beta loves to eat! But just a very tiny amount at a time. What is your take on feeding frequency?
Roxanne H
Roxanne H - 4 years ago
Thank you for your reply. Ok. Ill get him around a 5 Gal. tank. I was thinking Plat or Corydoras : )
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Hi Roxanne, a 5 gallon aquarium is plenty, make sure it has a heater + themometer and you maintain a temperature between 77 to 80 degrees F. Keep the water current low, if you are using a power filter it is usually best to select the lowest flow rate. When you say cats, do you mean catfish, as in corydoras or? Bettas do have small stomachs so 2 or 3 feedings a day is fine, in fact for most tropical fish other than larger predators that feeding frequency is recommended.
Moksh De
Moksh De - 4 years ago
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Moksh De
Moksh De - 4 years ago
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Moksh De
Moksh De - 4 years ago
FA Moksh De
BluuKitt
BluuKitt - 4 years ago
I'm gonna try to rescue a female betta from a pet store. Mine takes beautiful care of all the animals......except the bettas.
Clélia O'CONNELL
Clélia O'CONNELL - 3 years ago
If they love animals try to talk to them, it might work. :)
Charlie Yang
Charlie Yang - 3 years ago
please don't. You buy 1 fish and they replace it with more fish
BluuKitt
BluuKitt - 4 years ago
Alex Lent ok I got a male instead they only had one tiny adult female
Darby's Drawings
Darby's Drawings - 4 years ago
That's usually how it works
Muhammad Pope
Muhammad Pope - 4 years ago
My betta jumped outta his tank a few days ago, he was still alive when I found him, and he lived for about 12 hours after I found him but then died
RiceNoodles
RiceNoodles - 4 years ago
those tanks are too small in my opinion they should be in a minimum of a 2.5 gallon tank
Elizabeth Mandile
Elizabeth Mandile - 3 years ago
Kristen Grobler well if you absolutely cannot get another tank it should be okay. Are you sure you can't get another?
Kristen Grobler
Kristen Grobler - 3 years ago
i live in new zealand and cant get a 2.5 gallon tank as we go in liters. i have my betta in a 9l tank which is about 2.38 gallons. is this okay?
Elizabeth Mandile
Elizabeth Mandile - 3 years ago
RiceNoodles it's not an option. It's a fact.
peachy
peachy - 3 years ago
RiceNoodles lets just say, that you have lived in a medium sized house you whole life, with 27 other kids, then you move to small house by yourself. It's all you need!
xEndiePearlx
xEndiePearlx - 4 years ago
BLEACH DRINKER this is not a store he even said in the video it's not a pet store its fluval headquarters
SharkFace MLG
SharkFace MLG - 4 years ago
They wouldnt like a larger tank if they were in a small one their whole life
Dora Got Deported
Dora Got Deported - 4 years ago
At a store it is fine because they're not living in them forever. I see comments from this store telling people to get the correct things for a fish.
itsIssy
itsIssy - 4 years ago
Rice Noodle Army it's definitely better than living in a cup like in Walmart, petsmart and petco
RiceNoodles
RiceNoodles - 4 years ago
Its just I cant help but feel some sympathy for those fish as they have been kept in such a small tank. I do understand that they are farmed but still...
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
That is a matter of opinion. It is important to note that the bettas we do feature in our cubus tanks are Betta spendens which are fish that are basically farmed and domestically developed, they do not exist in the wild in this form and have been raised and fully acclimated to this type of habitat. You will note that the wild species of bettas we discuss and show are set up in planted aquariums and are larger.
Robert Kowalke
Robert Kowalke - 4 years ago
Plakat is what they are called in Tailand and old Siam which means Biting or Fighting fish. It is NOT a seperate family of Betta's. The Southeast Asia breeders put plakat in front of betta so no matter who is viewing their sale sight they know what fish it is.

Don argue people look it up please.
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Correct, the short finned Betta spendens does exist and is bred in a form identified as the Plakat which has its origins in Thailand and is the "fighting" form.
n8rm
n8rm - 4 years ago
Quick question. my wife and I just got a Fluval spec 5gal with a veiltale Betta which we love. Are cycling went great we didn't want to rush it at all and the results were great. my question is should our filter output spout face upwards to keep the water towards the top not so stagnant? We have it set like that and our Betta seems to like the little bit of current. thx for any info
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Directing the output nozzle upwards is recommended.
The Shmuck
The Shmuck - 4 years ago
The thumbnail is what my fish looks like
King Kaler
King Kaler - 4 years ago
I was wondering what the email for fluval is
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
please visit fluvalaquatics.com and select your country, then go to the contact page, you can directly contact us by email from there.
Gamma Games RNW
Gamma Games RNW - 4 years ago
Who's right headphone is the only one working on this vid
King Kaler
King Kaler - 4 years ago
Is it ok to keep them in a 0.33 gallon tank that's what I can afford or a giant vase at home
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
At least a half gallon or more is preferable.
TheHolyPotato
TheHolyPotato - 4 years ago
That's way too small for a betta to thrive in. Sure it may survive, but it's not likely to be happy. If it's all you can afford right now, keep one in there, but purchase a larger tank as soon as possible. ( minimum 1 gallon ) A giant vase may suffice for now, but as long as it's large enough and you don't place plants in it.
King Kaler
King Kaler - 4 years ago
I really want to own one so if I can know that whould be great
Mark Quadrozzi
Mark Quadrozzi - 4 years ago
Tom that was a great video. Cleared up some confusion I had on the Delta, Halfmoon thing. I love the gravel that you used in the tanks, a type that I have never been able to find. Do you know where I could buy that type?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Mark, thank you! It was a video I really enjoyed doing. The gravel in the Marina Cubus betta tanks is black beach gravel as was marketed under our now no longer really existing Geo
System brand...unfortunately probably almost impossible to find in Canada only at this point.
peace smile love
peace smile love - 4 years ago
I just got a dumbo half moon betta he is so beatiful
Raven Shine
Raven Shine - 3 years ago
peace smile love have you named him?mines Gill and Bubbles.
Ravenpawfan 161
Ravenpawfan 161 - 4 years ago
Hello. I am a first time Betta owner. My Betta has a 20litre(Australian) tank with some plants, a filter and a thermometer. I am hoping to get him a cave soon.

I was wondering how often you would change a 20 litre tank?. I have heard 1 a week and every 2 days, so how often exactly should I change that sized tank?

Also how often would I feed him, you guys said to feed him 3 times a day which I have been doing. I have also heard a once a day. What is better?

Thank you for your time. I hope I haven't been too much of a bother.
Ravenpawfan 161
Ravenpawfan 161 - 4 years ago
+Fluval Aquatics Thank you.
I have been cleaning his tank every week with the siphon. Although after we clean there is still a lot of debris left in the tank, poo, old food ect. Is this normal after a clean/water change?.
We are still getting used to how to properly use the siphon to get the best results.

I am getting him some tankmates soon too so I have checked on compatible tankmates for Bettas. I don't want to get him a freind hes going to eat
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Thanks for asking. Doing a partial water change of 20% every 2 weeks would be fine for 1 male betta in 20L of water with a filter. As for feeding, bettas have small stomachs, so 2 to 3 times daily what he quickly consumes is fine.
Hasan Sohani
Hasan Sohani - 4 years ago
How do you know how to know the exact temperature
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
You need an aquarium thermometer, all aquariums with tropical fish should have one.
leah brennen
leah brennen - 4 years ago
Beautiful fish. You are taking amazing care of them.
LJS
LJS - 4 years ago
I would kill for some of them betta macrastoma r u selling any?
RiceNoodles
RiceNoodles - 4 years ago
That happened to my friends guppies
LJS
LJS - 4 years ago
Fluval Aquatics hope u have luck in the future in breeding my email is simmondsadele@gmail.com so we can talk some more about a future sale maybe? hope 2 hear from u soon
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
We hope you would not do that :), we'd gladly give you a few fry if we had any, the male keeps swallowing the eggs when they spawn, no success yet in getting any fry from them...
Nova ntal
Nova ntal - 4 years ago
I keep my house at 78 degrees my fish looks very happy
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
They certainly should be, that is an ideal temperature for many tropical fish.
Owaise Faizee
Owaise Faizee - 4 years ago
I need a female betta how much its rate in india?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
You would have to check the price in India, they will not be expensive.
Jacob Williams
Jacob Williams - 4 years ago
The he says betta
gangwin pabellon
gangwin pabellon - 4 years ago
can I put 2 betta on 1 tank?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
If you divide the tank then you can keep one male betta on each side.
Rexsi
Rexsi - 4 years ago
My Betta only lives in a .8 gallon tank cuz I couldn't afford a bigger one :(
Rexsi
Rexsi - 4 years ago
Okay Thank you very much!
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Follow the instructions in the video, regular water changes, correct temperature, proper diet and you will maintain a healthy betta.
Danette May
Danette May - 4 years ago
Fluval Aquatics I dont mean to nit pick but I was wondering if there is a way for you to redo the sound to this video, I am unable to hear what is being said. My 10 year old son just got a betta for a gift and I would really like to know what the information is that you were saying. Thank you
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Hi Danette, sorry to hear you are unable to hear the content, we have over 629,000 views on this video and have not come across this comment before, perhaps there is an issue related to your computer? We just checked to be sure, all clear on our end.
Charlene Dominguez
Charlene Dominguez - 4 years ago
I just a male betta today...I wanted to give him a unique name...so I name him after the greek god of water "Poseidon" ...he is red and blue..

now for my two questions..

1) I forgot to add a tree while I was at the pet store...how I can add the tree without killing him??? I would think the tree need to be clean...

2)what is a good filter you can recommend for my little friend Poseidon?
Charlene Dominguez
Charlene Dominguez - 4 years ago
daniel pippitt thank you so much daniel...I will be sure to get that
daniel pippitt
daniel pippitt - 4 years ago
yes. get a 2.5 gallon tank. they have filters heaters and lighting for them. but just a bare tank will run you about 10-15 dollars
Charlene Dominguez
Charlene Dominguez - 4 years ago
Thanks so much...
One more question...I don't like the size of the tank I have now...do you think 1 gallon is too small for Poseidon???
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Hi Charlene, that is pretty small to install a filter in. You may want to consider a small aquarium sponge filter and very small aquarium pump.
Charlene Dominguez
Charlene Dominguez - 4 years ago
Fluval Aquatics Thank you so much for responding. I have a one gallon aquarium.
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
You can certainly add an aquarium plastic plant if you wish, it will not harm your betta, just rinse before installing it. The filter would be determined by the size of tank your betta is in, please let us know.
Dee Jones
Dee Jones - 4 years ago
mine (bugsy) looks identical to yours at 6:50 just way older lol bugsy is going on 8 now and still going as strong as day 1 in his own 10 gallon now (he had a 2.5 before)
scoobydoo316us
scoobydoo316us - 4 years ago
QUESTION: i bought a betta that was labeled baby male. it is growing out its tale but is getting points on the top and bottom tail. how do you know if its going to be a crown tail vs getting tail rott? it acts totally healthy. making a big bubble nest. swims to me for attention. so seems good health.
Marlon Vasquez
Marlon Vasquez - 4 years ago
scoobydoo316us if the fins look ragged and have holes, could be fin rot, if all indents are equal and Don't change, and there is no distinct color change, it is a crowntail
Cat Love
Cat Love - 4 years ago
When I had my first fish it was just like the thumbnail but it's dead because my cat ate him and his name was bubbles
alexispresso
alexispresso - 4 years ago
Who taught ther right earphone is broken
Yen Xion
Yen Xion - 4 years ago
Question: Ok so i have a 48-gallon tank. i have a fair few plants and a Cambodian temple statue for the tank as well as a few rocks. i would like a community tank of 1 male betta and a few guppies (6 ish) can anyone give me some advice please!!!!!!!!!
Yen Xion
Yen Xion - 4 years ago
Thanks. yep changed my mind. can you please have a look at this combination:

x3 panda catfish
x6 neon tetras
x1 betta
x3 balloon mollies
x12 platies
(apologies for poor fish name spellings. please read it would really help!!!!!)
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
That is a very large tank for that community, we would still advise not selecting male guppies with large fancy tails when keeping them with a betta.
The Rex life
The Rex life - 4 years ago
It's more effort to take care of these than actual kids...
Marlon Vasquez
Marlon Vasquez - 4 years ago
The Rex life it's literally less effort for me, ALOT less effort
Gemene
Gemene - 4 years ago
It is just me, or did this just just say Fuk your right ear with my headphone?
Flooper Squid
Flooper Squid - 4 years ago
I need help... I recently purchased a 10 gallon tank for my betta after doing research on how to properly keep them. I've ran into several problems, but the one which I have yet to be able to come up with a solution to. The filter that came with the tank is too strong and gave my fish problems. I looked into buying a different filter but I have not been able to find one I could buy, mainly due to the gentle filters I am looking for being only fit for smalerl tanks and the filters fit for my tank size being too strong for my betta. Should I consider buying a smaller (but still a good size) tank for my betta which could support a good filter, or would this not be a good solution? I have no desire to go filterless either, and would appreciate any help!
Layla Xo
Layla Xo - 4 years ago
Flooper Squid you can use a water bottle to slow down the flow
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Why not try some natural decorative structure like driftwood positioned in front close to the filter output to diffuse the current?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Why try some natural decorative structure like driftwood positioned in front close to the filter output to diffuse the current?
Nessa 13
Nessa 13 - 4 years ago
look at all these lowlifes talking about "i love my Betta " stfu i kill fish for fun
Uno Drinks Bleach Because Of Shane
Uno Drinks Bleach Because Of Shane - 4 years ago
You take very good care of these fish,great job!
Lisa Lover
Lisa Lover - 4 years ago
i have a crown tail Betta his name is Dakota
Afnan Photo
Afnan Photo - 4 years ago
in my country betta fish priced at usd 0.45
Rufkneck
Rufkneck - 4 years ago
can i put a betta in a peacefull comunity tank 125L
Rufkneck
Rufkneck - 4 years ago
can i put a betta in a peacefull comunity tank 125L
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
1 male betta can be kept in a peaceful tank but you do need to survey what happens. Faster moving species that can fin nip are not good tank mates for example and some male bettas are more aggressive than others, bottom line is you must be prepared to isolate the betta just in case.
bomberbang
bomberbang - 4 years ago
my betta is a solid colored boring looking crowntail, and hes rather retarded. love him though, rescued him from a filthy cup at walmart among other dying or dead bettas. been to hell and back with this betta, he was at death's doorstep the first few days after i bought him, but i was able to nurse him back to health and now his colors are booming as he actively moves back and forth in his heated and filtered planted 2.5 gallon tank.
Grayson E Lawrence
Grayson E Lawrence - 3 years ago
bomberbang yay! Fishy hero! Good job man
TheFishesDishes 16
TheFishesDishes 16 - 3 years ago
Good for you :)
Gaboon Viper
Gaboon Viper - 4 years ago
Good job
nolin j maurer
nolin j maurer - 4 years ago
you're a hero
Vindictive Potato
Vindictive Potato - 4 years ago
bomberbang Nice!
Anglo Fyrd
Anglo Fyrd - 4 years ago
Thank you! You're a hero.
- Emiluy -
- Emiluy - - 4 years ago
bomberbang this comment made my day
Kamil Olczak
Kamil Olczak - 4 years ago
Don't forget to cover your tank - not because them jump out - it's to help them have warm air above the surface to breathe
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Kamil, good point but much more relevant to fry that are just starting to develop their labyrinth organ, not so important to adults but is still a good thing for them.
ThatXoneXguy
ThatXoneXguy - 4 years ago
is it OK to keep my beta in the plastic cup from Walmart?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
It is not recommended, we recommend at least a gallon of water, if not more, small 5 gallon aquarium, with heater and thermometer. Filtration is of course always a better idea as well.
samantha weird
samantha weird - 4 years ago
NO , pls don't do that !!!
Disney Toys R 4 Fun
Disney Toys R 4 Fun - 4 years ago
My Betta fish is so ugly compared to yours.
Adam lyzwa
Adam lyzwa - 4 years ago
And do you need a pump / Bubeler for the beta from them to stay alive
Adam lyzwa
Adam lyzwa - 4 years ago
+Fluval Aquatics thanks man
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
No it is not necessary as bettas can breathe atmospheric air. That said temperature is important for these fish, make sure to keep them between 77 to 80 degrees F/ 25 to 27 degrees C.
Adam lyzwa
Adam lyzwa - 4 years ago
What is the name of the fish on the tumb nail
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Betta spendens. It is a super delta tail variety.
Katherine Venes
Katherine Venes - 4 years ago
Love that you are keeping the Bettas in humane and comfortable conditions instead of the tiny bare racks of boxes so common.
raggedyanngirl 45
raggedyanngirl 45 - 4 years ago
can I add another fish with my betta ....like some kind of tropical fish
raggedyanngirl 45
raggedyanngirl 45 - 4 years ago
Neon tetras with betta
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
You can, if you are keeping the betta in a 3 gallon or larger tank why not try a couple of dwarf corydoras, they don't compete for the same swimming space and are very peaceful.
Mini Mixers
Mini Mixers - 4 years ago
Does anyone know any good uk fish tank brands for Betts?
Donna
Donna - 4 years ago
Pets @ Home have some really good smaller tanks in suitable for bettas, nano's, retros, hex and half circle tanks but best buy would be the 20g cube tank that's on offer ATM, £55 which includes filter, heater and overhead LED light.
Rufkneck
Rufkneck - 4 years ago
Fluval are in the uk
That Serb
That Serb - 4 years ago
Never mind
That Serb
That Serb - 4 years ago
Hunter& Zac I have a 16g tank with 7 neon tetras, 2 honey gouramis, 3 panda corydoras, 1 betta and 3 platys. Everything is fine, the only fish that killed my neon tetras were swordtails. The betta only likes to attack the broccoli XD
Velister Vaz
Velister Vaz - 4 years ago
I have 3 Bettas in a seperate small tanks 8 months back and they are trained by me and doing fine u asshole u don't teach the professionals what to do
Basket ball Gone wild
Basket ball Gone wild - 4 years ago
Timi Air NO IF YOU PUT A BETTA WITH ANOTHER FISH IT WILL KILL THE OTHER FISH I HAVE A BETTA YOUR JUST DUMB
Velister Vaz
Velister Vaz - 4 years ago
as if Bettas told u they are happy! unless you pay for the big tanks haha
Timi Air
Timi Air - 4 years ago
That Serb
They don't, bettas are beautiful and sell quickly; they're also doing a lot better than some stores which may keep their bettas in tiny plastic pots (not much bigger than the betta itself, no bigger than your average cup of water,) or worse, keep them with other fish in small community tanks where the other fish have different needs or are fin nippers. Basically this store is doing a really good job at caring for their fish, you can see how healthy they are by looking at the activity and colours :)
That Serb
That Serb - 4 years ago
Timi Air ok, that is true but I hope they don't keep them in such small tanks for a long time
Timi Air
Timi Air - 4 years ago
That Serb
It's a pet store, they need to keep them in small tanks in order to be able to keep more in stock. Pet owners should have done the research on the fish before buying so they will likely be sold to someone wit at least a 5 gallon tank that has been cycled ready to go :)
Jordz Van 6299
Jordz Van 6299 - 4 years ago
What is the difference between the fluval spec 4 and the new spec 5?
wcslim760
wcslim760 - 4 years ago
I don't know either but I have a fluval edge 6 gallon which I really enjoy
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Absolutely.
Jordz Van 6299
Jordz Van 6299 - 4 years ago
Fluval Aquatics I only have access to the old fluval 5 would say it's worth to get the old one?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
The honeycomb pattern print on the side of the filter compartment and the new and improved light, for full details here is the link to the SPEC V on fluvalaquatics.com: http://www.fluvalaquatics.com/ca/product/10516-spec-aquarium-kit/#.WBorp9IrLcs
Falcon Lover
Falcon Lover - 4 years ago
I thought you were suppose to keep bettas in 2.5+ gallon tanks but you keep some of them in 1 gallons
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Hi Steven, Betta splendens can be kept in a half or one gallon cubic or desktop-sized tank designed specifically for this fish. For more information, consult our article on the care and history of the Betta. http://bit.ly/1jhku5j
Lord Astral
Lord Astral - 4 years ago
Betta fish are small land mammals that are semi-aquatic. They prey on jellyfish that inhabit Australia, their native home. They are known to migrate to Antarctica where they feed on ice deposits and are also known to swallow penguins whole. They are passive animals, so it is completely safe to put two males in a tank together. They are known to eat crabs in their homeland and thrown up and eat it again. They sometimes throw rocks at other fish that are mean. hope you learned something!
Kiki The hamster
Kiki The hamster - 3 years ago
Leilicorn no honey no
blondedog3
blondedog3 - 3 years ago
no one is going to stone anyone until I blow this whistle...... ;-)
Planet Earth
Planet Earth - 3 years ago
Lord Astral what opposite information!!
rand0mn33ss
rand0mn33ss - 3 years ago
Leilicorn I was kidding about them dying. They're all totally fine. The guppies came out of the same tank at the pet store so they're familiar with each other and stick together. The betta interacts a little bit, but not aggressively. If he was aggressive, I'd actually remove the guppies. (The betta's my favorite.
Leilicorn
Leilicorn - 3 years ago
rand0mn33ss moniter the rank closely, if you see the betta being aggressive and chasing the fush, remove him. Sometimes bettas can live with other fish, but some are simply to aggressive
rand0mn33ss
rand0mn33ss - 3 years ago
Justine Oh no, I just did that today! THEY'RE GONNA DIE!!!
Justine
Justine - 3 years ago
damn i wanted to put a beta with some guppies, but i don't want them to get stoned to death :(
Flipst3r767
Flipst3r767 - 3 years ago
Wow I didn't think people had such large sticks lodged in their rectums.. Lighten up, laugh a little. Guy was making a harmless joke.
Leilicorn
Leilicorn - 3 years ago
Lux Noctis Aurora WAIT, YOUR SAYING THAT HERE IN AUSTRALIA WE HAVE WILD BETTAS?? I DIDN'T KNOW THAT
PotatoMaGobinus
PotatoMaGobinus - 4 years ago
Amy K It's a joke you humorless prick
Amy K
Amy K - 4 years ago
Luce Ferox Aura what makes you actually take the time to write something like that.? i guess you didnt get much attention. just to let you know you dont want bad attention. try another route
Anji Mac
Anji Mac - 4 years ago
troll
Luna Dragneel
Luna Dragneel - 4 years ago
Is that legit the only thing you noticed which was wrong XD
Gemsiey
Gemsiey - 4 years ago
Luce Ferox Aura bettas aren't from Australia....
dave x
dave x - 4 years ago
Cool fish
Stacey Martin
Stacey Martin - 4 years ago
It's prenoneced bay-ta
MrKazuma52
MrKazuma52 - 4 years ago
Bettas I think are one of the most common fish to get for new fish keepers and also has probably one of the toughest jobs of correct information to them as well. I have always hated how the majority of fish stores keep the betta in the little container, I know they are hard to store in mass amounts but surely there was a better way to store them.

I generally would recommend a 5.5-gallon tank as a good tank size for a single betta however if you do it correctly, you can have a betta in tanks down to .5 gallons, though I wouldn't recommend keeping them there long term. I think they do best in 2.5-5.5 gallon tanks and can do great in larger shallow tanks as well!
Alicia Giron
Alicia Giron - 4 years ago
What size tank do they have those Bettas in? does anyone know where I can get them? (the square ones that are showed in the beginning) I got a bowl, (o do not have the fish yet btw) but I like that square tank better.
Brianna Harter
Brianna Harter - 4 years ago
if you have to ask why would you want your pet to live a long life then you shouldn't be getting any pet accept a plant or a rock.





it matters a lot because in to small of a tank the animal will suffer from poisoning itself with its own waste.so unless you are cruel or a selfish person you should at least provide the animal with its basic care requirements.
Velister Vaz
Velister Vaz - 4 years ago
why do u want your betta to live for 9 years? btw u buy a big tank or small it doesn't matter a fish dies when it's time comes!! as how we die so buying a large tank wont guarantee your betta that it might stay tommorow
Doomshine
Doomshine - 4 years ago
I have the small tank, I added real plants (one Lucky bamboo and one Aegagropila linnaei) I have a small heater to maintain to 27 degrees. I'm thinking to change 1 to 2 time each weeks the water. I thought to add a second Aegagropila.It should be ok dont you think?
Brianna Harter
Brianna Harter - 4 years ago
it doesn't matter if they are changed frequently there isn't enough space for the ammonia to be broken down so in between water changes the fish would experience a ammonia spike.

the min tank size is 2.5 and in smaller tanks filters are a must because you need a beneficial bacteria power house breaking down the ammonia.



just because a betta is alive doesn't mean they are fine.bettas are hardy little fish and can take quite a bit of abuse.but just cause they can take it doesn't mean they should and you should owes strive for a thriving.also a few years doesn't tell me much cause if it's less then 4 years you did kill your betta.since the average for a properly cared for betta is 4 to 5 years.although can live longer and I had one live to be 9 years old.
GrandMaster$wank
GrandMaster$wank - 4 years ago
These small tanks build up ammonia incredibly fast, your friend's betta most likely had an incredibly painful and slow death. They need at least a 5 gallon aquarium to thrive.
Alicia Giron
Alicia Giron - 4 years ago
What all do I need to set up. Healthy environment for a betta? I want to get one, but I also want to be prepared before purchasing a pet. Will the gallon need a filter and air pump? Because my friend has a fish and it died because it needed air I believe. It kept going on top gasping for air. I just want to purchase a tank that will be a good size but not take up much space. Is 1 gallon enough to have a healthy, long living betta? Or should I get a 2 gallon? If I get plants inside, will I need a pump or a filter? I would love step by step instructions on how to set up a betta environment and how to do water changes and such before purchasing one. I love the tank set up in this video, so that's why I'm asking how to achieve it
+FerrariDMC
PokeGamerEXE YT
PokeGamerEXE YT - 4 years ago
can you put female betta fish together?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
If you are referring to Betta splendens you would only do that when breeding them, otherwise you keep them apart. In the right set up you can keep groups of Betta splendens females together. In the video you are shown other species of bettas that can be kept in groups.
Cat King
Cat King - 4 years ago
I have a blue Betta fish that Iv had almost for 3 days so I'll make shure to clean the tank
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Please make sure to use conditioned tap water and ensure that you are keeping the betta at a consistent 77 to 80 degrees F, temperature is very important.
Liliana Rodriguez
Liliana Rodriguez - 4 years ago
hello. thanks for sharing. can i mix my betta with 2 small crabs.
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Crabs are scavengers, just how small are those freshwater crabs? It might be a concern.
Liliana Rodriguez
Liliana Rodriguez - 4 years ago
my betta is not as big as the ones you have his tail its smaller
Jay Bacay
Jay Bacay - 4 years ago
does bettas need filters?
Jay Bacay
Jay Bacay - 4 years ago
+Fluval Aquatics thanks for the reply! Im planning on buying a one betta for a 2.5 gallon tank.
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Not necessary if you change the water a couple of times a week (if it is a smaller container of approximately a gallon) and ensure you meet the details we mention in the video. What is very important is consistent temperature, they prefer 77 to 80 deg. F.
aamir khan
aamir khan - 4 years ago
i have 18 fighter fish
Ninja Of The Darkness
Ninja Of The Darkness - 4 years ago
do you really need to have the light? cuz when i had betta fish in thailand, i just have em in a bottle with just leafs
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
As long as ambient lighting is sufficient for the fish to feed you really don't need a light. That said a light does help with seeing their beautiful colors and if you wish to keep some live plants it is important. In Thailand yes, absolutely, many bettas are kept that way and live healthy long lives with no worries about temperature, thanks for sharing.
Alpha Raptorhunter
Alpha Raptorhunter - 4 years ago
My left ear enjoys this.
Jeffrey Lee
Jeffrey Lee - 4 years ago
what kind of plants do you have in there?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
At the beginning of the video where we show the bettas in betta cubus tanks the plants are anubias nana, very hardy plant that does well with minimal lighting.
Robert.
Robert. - 4 years ago
My friend had a large tank of 2 male bettas who grew up together and share the same tank. It's a 20 gallon. They seem to share the tank but one eats in one side and the other eats on the other side never close.
Dylan Mckerley
Dylan Mckerley - 4 years ago
i love aidio only coming from the left side of my headphones
Jessica Fernandez
Jessica Fernandez - 4 years ago
This was quite an informative video. Thank you for posting.
ben perez
ben perez - 4 years ago
question is distilled water good to use
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Distilled or Reverse Osmosis water is good to use to dilute tap water or other water if you wish to soften it. This is a desirable method of dropping harness values as you are doing so with pure water and not exchanging ions as you would with water softener resins that can cause issues with subsequent ionic imbalances. Using it exclusively is reserved for marine tanks where you want to start with pure water to avoid nitrate and phosphate issues, the marine salt you add contains all the necessary elements saltwater fish require.
ChiaMin1365
ChiaMin1365 - 4 years ago
I heard mineral water works...
Alexandra Utke
Alexandra Utke - 4 years ago
No, please do not use distilled water. Distilled water doesn't have the minerals and nutrients that tap water has. But, when using tap water make sure that you buy water dechlorinator, or you could kill your fish.
BraZZa BoYd
BraZZa BoYd - 4 years ago
i remember when i was little i knew nothing about bettas so i bought 2 males and then i got sad because they fought until they both died
Savannah Brown
Savannah Brown - 4 years ago
I really love the display tanks, you have for your single bettas. How spoiled! I know mine would just love that! <3
Whitney Davis
Whitney Davis - 4 years ago
Fluval is awesome i love their nano tanks. The only complaint i have is the filter flow was way to strong for my betta, even on the lowest setting. However, i got creative with a piece of sponge and that took care of the problem. I have both the 2.5 and the fluval spec. Both are really awesome little tanks, quiet and really sleek looking. Will be purchasing more products from them again. Thanks :)
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Hey Whitney, that is pretty creative, thanks for sharing. Bettas love floating live aquatic plants, if you wish a clump of floating hornwort for example can also serve to diffuse water current while providing the benefits live aquatic plants do, shelter and water quality support....
Red Lazuras
Red Lazuras - 4 years ago
a 1 galllon is extremely cruel.
Jasmine Cardinal
Jasmine Cardinal - 4 years ago
I'm so glad this place doesn't keep their Betta in tiny little containers
Noah Wade
Noah Wade - 4 years ago
dont put them in tiny tanks like that @Fluval Aquatics
Donna
Donna - 4 years ago
You'd think they would give proper advice, but as any other business, this is about money, promoting their tiny 1g tanks. Shame on you Fluval, good with any other products but shit for any and all betta advice.
thewanderingrex
thewanderingrex - 4 years ago
can't you just use a better filter rather than changing water so often?
thewanderingrex
thewanderingrex - 4 years ago
Thank you!
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Waste goes into solution while nitrate levels do accumulate. Regular water changes are strongly recommended, regardless of the filter(s) being used.
Arty Kitty
Arty Kitty - 4 years ago
I'm getting a Betta:-)
Dolphin 101
Dolphin 101 - 4 years ago
I used to a Betta fish but it died.
Iana 30
Iana 30 - 4 years ago
Will my fighting fish kill my snail if i put it in the same bowl??
Kita Chanel
Kita Chanel - 4 years ago
bowl?? fish need a lot more room that a bowl and its a myth that they don't need a big tank
PIAS MTP
PIAS MTP - 4 years ago
shouldnt go in a bowl at all.... it should be in a cycled tank that is at least 2.5 gallons
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
No, it should not.
Louise Kazzam
Louise Kazzam - 4 years ago
Can any fancy bettas be housed together ? Is it possible to get non aggressive bettas ?
ChiaMin1365
ChiaMin1365 - 4 years ago
you can house non aggressive male betta with other fish, not other bettas...
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Hi Louise, if by fancy you mean keeping more than one male Betta Splendens together, no you cannot. They are commonly called Siamese Fighting Fish for a reason. Females, on the other hand, when provided with hiding areas such as live plants, can be kept in groups in large enough aquariums. We do cover other species of bettas in the video including betta imbellis, more commonly known as the peaceful betta.
Jess W
Jess W - 4 years ago
I love this video and I love my Betta! So happy :$
Miss sarang
Miss sarang - 4 years ago
its hard to take care betta fish..
Miss sarang
Miss sarang - 4 years ago
ChiaMin1365 thanks for advice..i will..
ChiaMin1365
ChiaMin1365 - 4 years ago
+aesyakirin
please watch video on how to mate.... dun simply put them together...><
ChiaMin1365
ChiaMin1365 - 4 years ago
+aesyakirin
means it's mating time...XD
Miss sarang
Miss sarang - 4 years ago
apple snails? eww..
Miss sarang
Miss sarang - 4 years ago
if betta fish release bubbles..what its mean? both female n male with different tank..
ChiaMin1365
ChiaMin1365 - 4 years ago
try apple snails...XD
Dom Pinto
Dom Pinto - 4 years ago
aesyakirin if you think betta fish are hard to care for you really shouldn't be looking into getting fish. Betas are some of the easiest fish to care for. I have mine in a nice 10 gallon tank, eventually wanna get him some friends (bottoms feeders and stuff to help keep the tank clean) really happy to have him
I'm Not Important
I'm Not Important - 4 years ago
It's actually really easy to take care of a betta fish
Mariel Morente
Mariel Morente - 4 years ago
Thanks, this vid is very helpful! i have a Betta named Louie. xx
Cific
Cific - 4 years ago
Going to get a male and a couple females betta fish on Monday, with that some neon fish and another type which I don't know the name of but crawls the floor and eats the algae and fish waste
Amazing Gaming
Amazing Gaming - 4 years ago
Hello, I have a question...
My brother has had to bettas but they both died his first Bette died after Halloween and his 2nd bettas died yesterday..
The first died from my cousin feeding it to much but what about the second Betta fish..? We did everything we cleaned the tank but he wouldn't eat his pellets or flakes it blood worms we had some pretty large rocks on the bottom of the tank we think 1 fell in his body and he broke his arm and couldn't get a breathe..
Any ideas what could've happened because my first Betta fish is still alive from Christmas rip sky lander and sky lander junior :,(
ualuuanie
ualuuanie - 4 years ago
I tried having betas but they die pretty quick. Usually when its fully grown and beautiful it will last around 6months then it will fade and finally turn all grey and die. May I know what is the lifespan of these fishes please?
Donna
Donna - 4 years ago
Marlon Vasquez It may be cheaper but it's certainly not ethical or humane to keep a betta in a bowl for many reasons. One that's totally dismissed is the actual
design of the bowl itself (even big bio-orbs for that matter) there's actual scientific studies/research done on the flaws of this design which make it unsuitable for any aquatic life.

When I get time later I'll find that paper and post link.
Marlon Vasquez
Marlon Vasquez - 4 years ago
what you could get is a bowl (ik people say it's cruel but it's cheaper) and add gravel and add golden pothos to the bowl, it serves as a natural filter, cleaning out chlorine, using the Betta's waste as fertilizer, and keeping a steady pH, as a bonus, you can clean your bowl less, mine is still living, almost a year and a half of having him, he's dark blue.
Donna
Donna - 4 years ago
A happy healthy betta that is thriving in a big tank with filtration, heat, live plants and stimulus will live to 8-10 years.

A betta that's just surviving in a 5g or less with no filtration, or heat, or one but not the other with fake plants and doesn't have cycled water, any beneficial bacteria with ammonia spikes every other day will usually survive/live around 1,2 or 3 years, they die a slow death from not being given what they need to thrive.
Oscar Montez
Oscar Montez - 4 years ago
ualuuanie from a light research trip to google it seems that a common note amongst owners is 3 to 5 years.
Jules Askalotl
Jules Askalotl - 4 years ago
wow really informative video!
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Thanks, Jules, glad you enjoyed it!
Jj Ek
Jj Ek - 4 years ago
Well, I can tell you how to improperly care for a Betta fighter fish. Break up with a spiteful girlfriend, and leave it at her apartment.
Emily Petersen
Emily Petersen - 4 years ago
I clean my betta's tank every sat. I've had them before and have always cleaned their tanks this way, my last one lived about four or five years. Is it okay to clean them once a week like this?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Hi Emily, that is a very long lived betta, obviously you must be meeting their food and temperature requirements, no need to change what you are doing, well done!
Miguel Castilli
Miguel Castilli - 4 years ago
Yes it is
RonitAholic
RonitAholic - 4 years ago
AcidBlackLove86
AcidBlackLove86 - 4 years ago
hi, i was thinking of getting a small tank and i wanted to know, do bettas not require an air bubbler? i noticed there aren't any whenever i go to the pet store or have seen them displayed. Would an aerator not be benficial for them?
Christopher Nai
Christopher Nai - 4 years ago
They dont need aerators
AcidBlackLove86
AcidBlackLove86 - 4 years ago
hi, i was thinking of getting a small tank and i wanted to know, do bettas not require an air bubbler? i noticed there aren't any whenever i go to the pet store or have seen them displayed. Would an aerator not be benficial for them?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
While bettas do have gills, which do allow them to take in dissolved oxygen as an anabantoid, they do possess a labyrinth organ which allows them to breathe atmospheric air which makes an aerator unnecessary. The most beneficial things you can do for your betta are regular water changes, keeping them at a controlled 78 -80° F and providing a varied beneficial diet.
Jaxson Madison
Jaxson Madison - 4 years ago
My left ear enjoyed this video
Fennec Foxina
Fennec Foxina - 4 years ago
They drown their bettas with their "High quality fluval tank"
Fennec Foxina
Fennec Foxina - 4 years ago
I hate the way you talk, pronounce betta right... god.
Brianna Harter
Brianna Harter - 4 years ago
there is no one way to pronounce betta right.it's basicly tomato tomahto.
Paphiline
Paphiline - 4 years ago
It's ok people say betta different sometimes just please chill
Louise Ledwith
Louise Ledwith - 4 years ago
would a 10 litre tank be okay for one betta fish?
galaxy star
galaxy star - 4 years ago
Put some shrimp in there stupid, the simplest thing is they need a 5 gallon heated tank ( best filtered, heated. )
Ash Lilyvale
Ash Lilyvale - 4 years ago
Betta's actually do better and live longer the bigger the tank. its a myth that they like to live in small tanks.
Av_cali
Av_cali - 4 years ago
whats a good fish that can do well with a betta in that particular tank that does not require filtration?
Stealth Bird
Stealth Bird - 4 years ago
Platys do very well.
Av_cali
Av_cali - 4 years ago
+HAR PER thanks for the input
har poon
har poon - 4 years ago
but ive got a 10 gallon tank
har poon
har poon - 4 years ago
i put an albino catfish in with mine and they get along, just wouldnt suggest putting another beta in with it
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
Which tank are you referring to? If you mean the smaller betta cubes, these are meant to house only one betta.
Amber Dyson
Amber Dyson - 4 years ago
Don't put any other fish with your betta, they are fighting fish
Tiger Boss11
Tiger Boss11 - 4 years ago
You guys keep bettas in much better homes thin dose cups like at petsmart petco and peatland
Meowth and Victini lover Forever!! X3
Meowth and Victini lover Forever!! X3 - 4 years ago
I AM GETING THAT TOMORROW AND I AM SOOO EXCITED!!
lilytheartist03
lilytheartist03 - 4 years ago
My betta will be in a 5 gallon with a filter. Is that ok? I will change the water once a month or so
Charlie Yang
Charlie Yang - 3 years ago
At least do a water change once a week
the compilation dude
the compilation dude - 4 years ago
GrapedByGorilla if you're not willing to give your betta the best life he/she can have, why even have one? fish are living beings and need the best care possible.
I Love Cake
I Love Cake - 4 years ago
GrapedByGorilla ok thanks
Allosaurus
Allosaurus - 4 years ago
+Rae English not exactly. If you check your water and it is fine then no. You should test the water once a week and then change if needed.
I Love Cake
I Love Cake - 4 years ago
Dramatic11 I thought you need to change the water once a week?
Allosaurus
Allosaurus - 4 years ago
+Lilytheartist03 I just moved mine to a 10 gallon community and he is doing great with the other fish
lilytheartist03
lilytheartist03 - 4 years ago
+Charivari Idk who ur talking 2 but I did research before I got mine so obviously not me...
Charivari
Charivari - 4 years ago
Please, do not get fish if you don't know stuff about them. 100% water changes... my god...
mia animals150
mia animals150 - 4 years ago
ok just saying
Allosaurus
Allosaurus - 4 years ago
+Mia animals101 I already addressed this.
mia animals150
mia animals150 - 4 years ago
bettas love to live in 5 gallon tanks
mia animals150
mia animals150 - 4 years ago
why would that be crul
lilytheartist03
lilytheartist03 - 4 years ago
+PugLifeGames ok thanks
Allosaurus
Allosaurus - 4 years ago
+Alex Coates 20 liters is fine. I though she had a 1 gallon tank :/
Alex Coates
Alex Coates - 4 years ago
20 litres is plenty for one Beta? So not cruel is it?
Allosaurus
Allosaurus - 4 years ago
+Carly Vezz If it is not cycled there is no beneficial bacteria to get rid of. That means ammonia just builds up without anything to get rid of it. Please read the previous comments and learn before you comment please.
Carly Vezz
Carly Vezz - 4 years ago
+PugLifeGames DO NOT do 100% water changes!! You're getting rid of all the good bacteria!
Allosaurus
Allosaurus - 4 years ago
+Lilytheartist03 oh good job with the five gallon. Basically it is the fish goes to the bathroom and bacteria eats it. You really need to read up on it its hard for me to explain. Just look up nitrogen cycle on YouTube or online and you will learn.
lilytheartist03
lilytheartist03 - 4 years ago
+PugLifeGames and u said "3 gallon or up" I have a 5...
lilytheartist03
lilytheartist03 - 4 years ago
+PugLifeGames I have a 5 gallon and idk what a nitrogen cycle is! I have a filter like with a charcoal thing in it is that ok?
Allosaurus
Allosaurus - 4 years ago
+Lilytheartist03 also btw do believe everything you read? If I told you a full grown rabbit can live in a ten gallon tank. It can sit in a small space and you can feed and give them water and they can sleep in there but is it really good? Would you want to live in a closet your whole life? Yeah. Treat living things how you wanna be treated. Are you happy in an adequate house? Do you want a mansion? Give your fish a mansion! Do you think he is happy in a teeny apartment living without a filter or heater? Make things right.
Allosaurus
Allosaurus - 4 years ago
+Lilytheartist03 when did I say I wanted you to keep him at the store and let him die? I just said that he would be healthier if you had a three gallon or up and use the nitrogen cycle. The nitrogen cycle makes sure that when the Betta poops or pees instead of being ammonia it is eaten by bacteria and your fish is healthier and it is easier on you to not change 100% all the time. As long as your changing the water often and he is happy and your tank is adequate it's fine I guess, if you want to get say a ten gallon tank please cycle and think about what you want before you get it. If you your research you can provide proper care. My HMPK male lives in a 10 gallon tank split in half where he has plenty of space and hiding places along with stagnant water for the most part. He is in tip top condition and I am training him to do tricks as well which you can't do in a 1 gallon. Now I know you saved your Betta fish but if you could cycle a tank and move him there that would be the best.
lilytheartist03
lilytheartist03 - 4 years ago
+PugLifeGames umm I read somewhere that they can have 1 gallon and be fine (I'm not of course going to do that) so what do u want me to do spend 50 dollars on a huge tank set up...? My betta is small and he is happy. The thing is, he could've lived in a plastic cup at meijer, (he was dying when we got him but now he is healthy) or live with me. We weren't PLANNING on getting one, but we knew we had a better tank set up than a cup with some filthy water in it.... So did u want me to leave him to die...?
Allosaurus
Allosaurus - 4 years ago
+Lilytheartist03 you should have cycled your tank and if you didn't you should do 100% water changes twice a week or more. If you cycled it once a week with only a portion of the water would be fine. You should learn all you can about the animal you want to purchase before purchasing. Also read up on the nitrogen cycle.
lilytheartist03
lilytheartist03 - 4 years ago
+Fluval Aquatics Thanks! :)
lilytheartist03
lilytheartist03 - 4 years ago
+Don Suomi It's not cruel. My betta named blue loves his tank he always swims around and is very active and shiny. So stfu and leave if your gonna be a jerk cuz I'm not in the mood.
Don Suomi
Don Suomi - 4 years ago
Besides the fact it's cruel, you mean?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 4 years ago
That sounds fine. Don’t forget a heater and thermometer. Enjoy!
HairyGaz
HairyGaz - 4 years ago
I'm getting a betta for the first time what breed should I get
Paulina Espinoza
Paulina Espinoza - 4 years ago
We can't put different fish that aren't bettas together in a large tank right?
Paulina Espinoza
Paulina Espinoza - 4 years ago
+Christopher Nai do you have an Instagram?
Christopher Nai
Christopher Nai - 4 years ago
What do you use?
Paulina Espinoza
Paulina Espinoza - 4 years ago
+Christopher Nai yeah sure
Christopher Nai
Christopher Nai - 4 years ago
If you want, we could keep in contact and share.
Christopher Nai
Christopher Nai - 4 years ago
You are welcome :)
Paulina Espinoza
Paulina Espinoza - 4 years ago
+Christopher Nai okay thank you means a lot!
Christopher Nai
Christopher Nai - 4 years ago
i have corydoras and my betta doesnt disturb them
Christopher Nai
Christopher Nai - 4 years ago
algae eaters are usually at the bottom so the betta wont disturb them much as compared to other fish
Paulina Espinoza
Paulina Espinoza - 4 years ago
+Christopher Nai thank you I know I could do that but where am I gonna put the algae eater if I don't have an extra tank? That's the problem my betta doesn't seem aggressive at all
Christopher Nai
Christopher Nai - 4 years ago
u can float the algae eater in the fish tank while its still in the bag when u buy it. This way the betta can see it first and get used to it. If u float it for a few hours and the betta is still flaring at it , you have a aggressive betta
Paulina Espinoza
Paulina Espinoza - 4 years ago
+Christopher Nai I'm kind of scared, I want to buy an algae eater and put it in with my betta but I don't have an extra tank if they don't like eachother so idk what to do.
Christopher Nai
Christopher Nai - 4 years ago
Yes u can, but check which fish that can be together first. I have a betta fish with 4 neon tetras, 2 corydoras and 1 female swordtail
ViPeR Op
ViPeR Op - 4 years ago
The minimum is fucking 2.5
Caren Hall
Caren Hall - 4 years ago
Can I ask are these guys supposed to change colors? When I bought my latest boy, he had a black body, in a day he's becoming an all purple crown tail. He's in a tank now, sponge filter and 2 plants on purple gravel, some baby cory cats will move in with him shortly.
ChiaMin1365
ChiaMin1365 - 4 years ago
some ya... if you get a marble one you'll see them change from white to brown....@@ but black to purple is quite acceptable, mayb it is dark purple and it faded?
Simply Third Street
Simply Third Street - 4 years ago
My betta lived 6 years. I always kept Indian almond leaf in his tank. I wonder if that helped. Seems average is 2-4 years.
Grayson E Lawrence
Grayson E Lawrence - 3 years ago
Simply Third Street my old betta, Rainbow lived 6 years
Marlon Vasquez
Marlon Vasquez - 4 years ago
Simply Third Street I have golden pothos in mine, but mine is a bowl, I still have it, a year and a half, the golden pothos act as a natural filter as it absorbs chlorine and uses the Betta's waste as fertilizer, to keeping the bowl relatively clean.
lucidly dreaming
lucidly dreaming - 4 years ago
Beddas
city_builder
city_builder - 4 years ago
i had a betta last me 5 years. im thinking about sueing the pet stor again because i got a sick fish and almost half of the ones they had were sick.
Jessica Weideman
Jessica Weideman - 4 years ago
citybuilder forget the monetary reimbursement. think about the quality of life that these beautiful creatures live in, at most pet stores!!!
Brianna Harter
Brianna Harter - 4 years ago
you wouldn't make money you would lose money for a frivolous law suit.
city_builder
city_builder - 4 years ago
long as im making money i would say its a good reason to sue.
Brianna Harter
Brianna Harter - 4 years ago
sometimes pet stores can't help it.sometimes fish will get stressed during shipping or they were sick at the farm and the farm didn't notice and shipped them.

really not something to sue over.
city_builder
city_builder - 4 years ago
almost all there fish were sick
Dom Pinto
Dom Pinto - 4 years ago
citybuilder that's honestly retarded to sue a pet store for getting a sick fish.
7elephantastic
7elephantastic - 4 years ago
Should I turn off the lights of my aquariums at night?
Donna
Donna - 4 years ago
Yes, all fish need at least 4 hours minimum of darkness.
Morelia Jacobo
Morelia Jacobo - 4 years ago
Yes because with having the lights turned off he/she knows that it's "night" time. I noticed this after my betta was active even when it was night but it was because of a small night light.
Maria Hood
Maria Hood - 4 years ago
when do i know when my crowntail betta is mature ?
Katie Jackson
Katie Jackson - 4 years ago
I love how u guys put your fish in a tank!
Wong Tong
Wong Tong - 4 years ago
Do you still have to change the water if the tank has a filter?
ChiaMin1365
ChiaMin1365 - 4 years ago
yes, but you can reduce water change to once a week....do a quarter or half water change...
Aqua News
Aqua News - 4 years ago
+Oakley Washington agreed
Faith Martin
Faith Martin - 4 years ago
Those are pretty !!
Jade
Jade - 4 years ago
BAY-tuhs
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl
DebTim A CANADIAN Girl - 5 years ago
I just got my first Betta and I love him. I picked up a marina cube and it's just perfect. link to mine if you wouldn't mind telling me about him. I know he's a Crown Tail because that's what his cup was labelled
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCVbeQRXJL0
Salma Poindexter
Salma Poindexter - 5 years ago
Hello. I just wanted to say I have 2 female Betta fish. And one keeps chasing the other and sometimes I guess biting her. But when I put them in a small cup together to clean the tank. She doesn't chase her. Why is that? And when will she stop hurting her. ):
Joaquin Olvera
Joaquin Olvera - 5 years ago
I cant hear you sir
LaPieuvre Optimale
LaPieuvre Optimale - 5 years ago
I want the tank, where is it from?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 5 years ago
This is a Marina Cubus http://bit.ly/1Kw4kgV
MorganTheRat 4
MorganTheRat 4 - 5 years ago
My left ear loved this
jx592
jx592 - 5 years ago
I have a blue fish and Rest his soul the red one (both bettas), my 2 year old son appropriately named the blue one Thomas (the train) and the red one rocket ship (little Einstein's)
the other day I woke up to a dead fish, he was very unhealthy right from entering the tank, his tank was the dirtiest and was ALWAYS dirty. he never grew right and always secreted some kind of plaque like substance, it upsets me very much as I thought he was living a suffered life. And am just glad to know whatever was wrong with him is over with and whatever kind of pain he had is over... I don't know if there was something I could've done and I'd rather just not know, I feel guilty enough he died. I fed him ever day regularly and always tried to keep up with the filth he created, I just hope now he made it to fishy heaven.
the two fish would often play through the tanks as they were always placed side by side, and now even Thomas' attitude has declined, he plays less; sleeps at the bottom more often and I've recently moved him near a window for some fresh air and sunlight, now I hope Thomas can grieve and move on. I regret ever buying them as much as I love them, I don't like the feeling I'm 'playing God' with these micro sized creatures...
it's different with my dog, as the dogs and cats I've had are always on a family status, trying to blend in as best as their goofy hearts can... I don't want condolences or anyone's sympathy/empathy, I just searched Betta Fish and clicked the top result to document this story... I do tank whomever does read this, and appreciate the time to read a stranger's chapter of life
RIP
Rocket ship, the red Betta Fish
February2016-July
jx592
jx592 - 5 years ago
*thank, sorry I have fish on the brain now
Bobby Wood
Bobby Wood - 5 years ago
Insanely thankful for these tips! We just got our seven year old daughter her first pet, a beta. Great advice!
Setya Hayudha
Setya Hayudha - 5 years ago
from indonesia!!! visit Indonesia south east asia, thats beautiful fish is from my country
Chikens AreGood
Chikens AreGood - 5 years ago
I remember my parents bought me a betta fish and i loved it so much and had no knowledge of how to care for it and it passed away while a was asleep and i felt like a terrible person and not worthy of owning another pet.....this happened almost 14 years ago when i was 8 and i still remember it very well you can say im traumatized & it sucks
Ann Holms
Ann Holms - 5 years ago
because betas are so hard to take care of.. I spent alot on my half moon but really they live in mud puddles in the wild, screw that whole change the water every 2 days thing.
Bubbly Bettas
Bubbly Bettas - 5 years ago
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Ayanna English
Ayanna English - 5 years ago
I HAD a betta named Peter lasted a good year idk how long they can live but yeah...he was blue
I Love Cake
I Love Cake - 4 years ago
Ayanna English I have a Betta Fish called Reuben bur, Peter is a good name good job for picking that name you are a.good owner
lucidly dreaming
lucidly dreaming - 4 years ago
Aww peter
Sean Pyles
Sean Pyles - 5 years ago
Sorry for your loss. Peter sounds great
David Woods
David Woods - 5 years ago
What if your beta fish is in still water, but it is changed regularly?
WaterspoutsOfTheDeep
WaterspoutsOfTheDeep - 5 years ago
Thanks for the video lots of information which I like. That small fluval tank looks really cool. Wish they were out when I was a kid. Would one of those small fluval be ok for a beta and a few neons and small algae eater? Some people are saying a small school of neons, algae eaters and those small frogs are ok with betas if the tank isn't too small.
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 5 years ago
By 'regular', we presume you mean a few times a week. This is fine.
ProudConservative
ProudConservative - 5 years ago
Did you say change the water every 2 days?
HighRollahz808
HighRollahz808 - 5 years ago
+Fluval Aquatics thank you for replying!
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 5 years ago
Hi, a partial weekly water change sounds perfectly fine for this set-up.
HighRollahz808
HighRollahz808 - 5 years ago
+Fluval Aquatics what if I have a male elephant ear betta in a 7.5 gallon with a filter, heater, anubias plants, and Marimo moss balls? How often would you recommend a water change? I do once a week. Should I do more?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 5 years ago
If you are keeping a male betta in a small container with no filter, the instruction was every few days, two to three times a week with conditioned water of the correct temperature.
Gabriela Torres
Gabriela Torres - 5 years ago
Hey I was wondering if I could put orbees in my betta tank? If you don't know what orbees are they are tiny beads that you put in water and they grow into kind of soft, squishy balls.
Frank Vergara
Frank Vergara - 5 years ago
Great setup you guys have for your Bettas.
Sam Smith
Sam Smith - 5 years ago
What is the substrate that you have in the Marina Cubes and also in the 23l edge?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 5 years ago
Hi Sam, thanks for asking. That's black beach gravel, which we marketed under another brand. We like it so we continue to keep it in some of our own aquariums, but sadly, it has been discontinued and is no longer available.
Green Sheep
Green Sheep - 5 years ago
is it just me or does this video pan to the left hadphone
Harley Queen
Harley Queen - 5 years ago
I have a female feeder guppy in a 6.5 gallon tank, can I add 1 male betta? Also, I have an airstone, is that bad for the betta? And should there be little or many plants? (Artificial plants.)
Chode
Chode - 5 years ago
The ar stone is completely unnecessary for betas since they're labyrinth fish. They have an organ called the labyrinth which allows them to breathe oxygen from the surface
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 5 years ago
It might be okay. Some bettas are more aggressive than others. The male betta will eat guppy fry if he catches them. Plants are great for most fish and certainly for bettas and guppies. The airstone is fine to use with a betta, but if the air input is strong, it may prevent him from building a bubblenest. However, unless you would be breeding him with a female this in itself is not an issue.
Furious Flame
Furious Flame - 5 years ago
My right ear feels left out
Neil De Jesus
Neil De Jesus - 5 years ago
Wow, my right ear seems to be broken
Dane Fife
Dane Fife - 5 years ago
I have a 10 gallon tank with 1 cory catfish and 3 guppys why many female betta can I add to my tank?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 5 years ago
Do you mean how many? Note that the betta will eat guppy fry and may harass the guppies. Your safest bet would be to choose a safer fish such as some platys or perhaps small tetras or rasboras, although these fish will also predate the guppy fry.
Gabriela Torres
Gabriela Torres - 5 years ago
They really know their stuff, great keeping, and all their fish look happy and healthy!
Joey Freedom
Joey Freedom - 5 years ago
the more you know knowledge is king
Randy Urias
Randy Urias - 5 years ago
This is a fantastic video. Thanks for putting stuff like this out!
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 5 years ago
You're welcome, and thank you for your support!
Fabiënne vlies
Fabiënne vlies - 5 years ago
i'm considering taking a few bettafish, but can i combine a few females with algae eaters?
Fabiënne vlies
Fabiënne vlies - 5 years ago
+Fluval Aquatics thanks for the advice!
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 5 years ago
Yes, if your aquarium is 10 gallons or larger and you have decorative structure and good plant growth, we would say the risk of any serious fighting is quite low. As some Bettas can be more aggressive than others, we advise that you be vigilant and monitor for bullying in case you need to isolate the Betta.
Melonie Jen
Melonie Jen - 5 years ago
Fluval is bae lol guys listen to him
Melonie Jen
Melonie Jen - 5 years ago
Everyone please do a ton of research on betta fish before you get one and get at least AT LEAST a five gallon tank for the happiest and healthiest betta possible. A ten gallon tank is the more recommended for whichever breed. Don't fall for things Pet Smart might tell you such as .5 gallon tanks are perfect for them.
Melonie Jen
Melonie Jen - 5 years ago
+AveyLithia Sigh I know a lot of people buy fish without knowing much on how to properly care for them but glad you're researching. Fluval is bae lol go with his set up first then make adjustments as you learn more about the little fish. Water health is KEY. I kinda don't like how people buy other people pets as gifts, its irresponsible.
AveyLithia
AveyLithia - 5 years ago
I'm getting to learn this the hard way. Someone I knew got one for their child and the first thing I did was do research and speak to a friend who cares for fish (Have zero experience handling fish, so learning as much as I can ASAP)
Josh Kaminaris
Josh Kaminaris - 5 years ago
Is a 10 gallon tank good for a betta and 7 neon tetras?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 5 years ago
Yes, that is fine. We suggest some live plants and decorative structure as well. Some Bettas can be aggressive, we suggest you be vigilante, especially in the first few weeks.
WordsWordsWords
WordsWordsWords - 5 years ago
What was the low light plants you suggested?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 5 years ago
Anubias nana, java fern, java moss and cryptocoryne sp. are all good choices.
Gale W
Gale W - 5 years ago
Water question-is it okay to use water that has been through a water softener? We have well water and a softener but we have unsoftened water in our outside faucets.
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 5 years ago
If you add salt then we would assume it is a sodium ion exchange resin. The pH and hardness test kits you have should work.
Gale W
Gale W - 5 years ago
ok thanks. I have no idea where the resin is from. It's a culligan water softener and we add salt from time to time but have never replaced anything else in it. Can I use my pool chemicals to test the water (obviously the chemicals wouldn't touch the aquarium water-just the sample I remove). I wasn't sure if they would work the same way. I have ph and hardness tests in it. I may add a companion fish at some point (not a betta-some other small fish). I'm excited-my daughter and I each bought a 5 gallon fluval spec and it's our first time using fluval.
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 5 years ago
You can request that information from the company the resin is purchased from. KH is carbonate hardness, the form of hardness that is directly implicated in a stabile pH (Nutrafin offers a KH test kit - http://bit.ly/28Mo72X). Not to worry, keeping a Betta is not complicated. You will very likely be fine by mixing 75% softened water with 25% regular tap water. We mention the KH value because testing it is really the only way to know. Make sure you use Fluval Biological Enhancer as instructed on its label (http://bit.ly/28MXHNG). With 1 Betta and proper care (water changes, etc), ammonia and nitrite will not be an issue.
Gale W
Gale W - 5 years ago
Is there a test for that? I've only heard about testing for ph and hardness (and ammonia, I guess but that's not related to the water before it goes into the tank). I'm hoping it's not going to be too complicated. It's been a while since I had a tank and I remember not liking the big water changes so that's why I just got the 5 gallon this time.
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 5 years ago
Yes, it usually is. We would suggest finding out which ion is given off by the resin in exchange for water hardness. Mixing some mineralized water to maintain a KH level of 20 to 40 ppm is recommended.
cosmo_rebeljdal97
cosmo_rebeljdal97 - 5 years ago
My left ear enjoyed this..
Dj Lightning
Dj Lightning - 3 years ago
Oml I thought I was gonna have to buy another pair of earplugs
Vivianna does yt
Vivianna does yt - 3 years ago
cosmo_rebeljdal97 oh LOL
Vivianna does yt
Vivianna does yt - 3 years ago
cosmo_rebeljdal97 huh?
RANDOM STUFF WITH RF3
RANDOM STUFF WITH RF3 - 3 years ago
cosmo_rebeljdal97 it was my left ear for me
C Jamroz
C Jamroz - 3 years ago
TheBettaChannel 14 z
Charlie Yang
Charlie Yang - 3 years ago
its my right ear for me
TheFishesDishes 16
TheFishesDishes 16 - 3 years ago
Same
Dominic Liberto
Dominic Liberto - 4 years ago
my right ear..
Lemon Thumb
Lemon Thumb - 4 years ago
My left ear is almost deaf I had it on full volume lol
Haven Hunt
Haven Hunt - 4 years ago
my batta fish look nothing like these ones!!
he's a small guy
Michael Quezada
Michael Quezada - 4 years ago
i just noticed that lol
Madhav Valiyaparambil
Madhav Valiyaparambil - 4 years ago
I thought my headphones were broken!
Aquatica Tropic
Aquatica Tropic - 4 years ago
me?
LORD WINTER
LORD WINTER - 4 years ago
learn to spell
Aquatica Tropic
Aquatica Tropic - 4 years ago
it wasnt until you pointed it out that i realised my right ear was doing nothing lol
Colton2017
Colton2017 - 4 years ago
cosmo_rebeljdal97 me to
Retrogamer
Retrogamer - 4 years ago
Thank god I ain't the only one
KGM Sisters
KGM Sisters - 4 years ago
Broofy AO
Broofy AO - 4 years ago
My left ear was also pleased by this video, though the right felt a bit left out :(
My horse Stole my channel
My horse Stole my channel - 4 years ago
cosmo_rebeljdal97 I know lol
Jillian Widener
Jillian Widener - 4 years ago
cosmo_rebeljdal97 I was about to comment that until I saw this lol
BonJourTami
BonJourTami - 4 years ago
Mine are ACTUALLY broken so I had no idea lol
Apollo reptiles
Apollo reptiles - 4 years ago
cosmo_rebeljdal97 mine too
Tracy Lee
Tracy Lee - 4 years ago
I thought my earphones are broken!
Elias's screen
Elias's screen - 4 years ago
cosmo_rebeljdal97 I didn't know what you talking about till I put on my other earphone
Chaotic Dusk
Chaotic Dusk - 4 years ago
cosmo_rebeljdal97 I know right
wokeaf
wokeaf - 4 years ago
LMAO
meowey55
meowey55 - 4 years ago
cosmo_rebeljdal97 he was on the left side most of the time :)
ChiaMin1365
ChiaMin1365 - 4 years ago
pull the attached part outside abit, i get to hear on both ear doing so....XD
Alexandra
Alexandra - 4 years ago
+Eric Bobis i thought da same lol
Stacey12 Stacey
Stacey12 Stacey - 4 years ago
Ty!
Eric Bobis
Eric Bobis - 4 years ago
haha. if i ddnt see ur coment i tot my headfonz are broke, hehe
Aqua News
Aqua News - 4 years ago
+Art Kat same
Art Kat
Art Kat - 4 years ago
+Nikolina Stegnjaic it happened with u 2 I was like o crap my head phones are Brocken
Nikolina Stegnjaic
Nikolina Stegnjaic - 5 years ago
Ikr
ravindra Bastari
ravindra Bastari - 5 years ago
they know how to take care of bettas, im impressed
largon 03
largon 03 - 5 years ago
i used to grow these back in my country Dominican Republic. i had a big tank so they can swim and grow their tails nice and long. i had all colors, red, blue, green purple. wow this takes me back :)
Cinnamon Buns
Cinnamon Buns - 5 years ago
Do I have to have a LED light?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 5 years ago
No, you do not require an LED for your fish. A regular light source will suffice.
Emma Moreno
Emma Moreno - 5 years ago
I love how you give them actual tanks other than cups like in normal pet storw
Rebecca Ericson
Rebecca Ericson - 3 years ago
Our Wal-Mart still does.  So does our Meijer.  One of them (sorry, I don't remember which, but it was ironically next to the frozen foods) was even selling German blue rams and black convict cichlids.
E.X.R.X LOrd
E.X.R.X LOrd - 3 years ago
Gojida it’s still very unlikely which is progress!!
Squareballs s
Squareballs s - 3 years ago
been in such store i both hate these stores now i always say something about it wich makes me think 5 times before going there next time. they shouldnt be kept in small plastic boxes pretty sad. unfornetly in my country fish stores are based on human needs wich is cheap everything is cheap not taken care of propperly even themselves sad human pigs
TwentyØne Pusheens-I MAKE THESE HIGH HEELS WORK
TwentyØne Pusheens-I MAKE THESE HIGH HEELS WORK - 3 years ago
Emma Moreno I just got a tank since o got a betta fish today.
Karin Franklin
Karin Franklin - 3 years ago
Mine is in 15 gallons with some danios, shrimp, and snails. With more room for him to swim, there's more opportunity to see his beautiful, flowing fins in action. As for the tank mates, he doesn't bother them, nor they him. He did look like he wanted to go after the shrimp when we first introduced them to the tank, but they are really fast and he's totally given up.
AnimalLifestyle
AnimalLifestyle - 4 years ago
Robyn Carter Agreed
Matthew Calero
Matthew Calero - 4 years ago
Robyn Carter Keep in mind that this looks like a store, so this set up is likely supposed to be temporary until someone buys the bettas. I'd say for a temporary set up 1 gallon would be okay with proper care, especially for a fish store that needs to make as much room as possible. At least they have more stimulation and room to swim than in the cups, and the people actually seem to know what they're doing and care about the fish compared to say Wal-Mart.

But yes, I agree, bettas should be kept in 2.5 gallons or greater for a permanent home.
Robyn Carter
Robyn Carter - 4 years ago
They're still far to small. That looks to be about a gallon. Bettas need 2.5 at a MINIMUM, with 5 gallons per betta recommended.
Chaotic Dusk
Chaotic Dusk - 4 years ago
thefoxloving Player Yeah and they keep dividers between the males so they don't try to attack eachother and get stressed
A and S Life
A and S Life - 4 years ago
thefoxloving Player IKR I hate the cups
Mireya Seymour
Mireya Seymour - 4 years ago
+Bickie Ditch It's definitely bizarre and disturbing. Because there's no one there to help you and no one there to take care of the fish.
Bickie Ditch
Bickie Ditch - 4 years ago
Mireya Seymour I saw it not long ago, like a year atm. I had actually never seen a betta before and seeing these living things in such small containers was so bizarre to me :^v There were also only like 2-3 of them randomly placed on these mostly empty shelves and they seemed to just be in the middle of nowhere. needless to say it was a very bizarre experience, lol
Mireya Seymour
Mireya Seymour - 4 years ago
+Gojida That's awful.... I live in Canada and I haven't seen Wal-Mart keeping fish since I was in high school like 8 years ago
Gojida
Gojida - 4 years ago
Mireya Seymour some Walmart still do that :(
Mireya Seymour
Mireya Seymour - 4 years ago
thefoxloving Player Wal-Mart used to have fish and would keep all different kinds in tanks and small cups. It was awful. Fish would be floating around, half-dead or there would be skeletons in the tanks. I'm glad they stopped selling fish.
Roshelle BONUS!
Roshelle BONUS! - 5 years ago
SUBSCRIBE ME I HAVE A BETTA FISH
Angerin757
Angerin757 - 5 years ago
I have 5 different types of food for my betta, 10 gallon tank with white sand and black lava rocks, he also has a betta leaf hammock. However, I can't get him to breed! He attacks females and everything he see. Maybe he doesn't like that female? Maybe I need to buy him more females? No idea.
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 5 years ago
We would suggest watching some YouTube videos specific on breeding Bettas. The female must be conditioned and she must demonstrate willingness to approach a male that has built a nest. She will approach him from within her container, show an obvious white nipple from her vent and she will get darker and flare her gills when she sees him. Furthermore, you will have to endure watching the female get chased and attacked somewhat as it is not unexpected for the female to sustain some fin damage during mating. Slightly soft acidic water is best, and make sure there are plants and places to hide. A well sealed tank is also recommended in order to maintain equal water and air temperature to support the fry post hatching. Temperature should be a constant 78 – 82 degrees F.
Trina Portner
Trina Portner - 5 years ago
can I put a male and a female betta together without them hurting each other
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 5 years ago
It is only recommended to keep male and female Bettas together for breeding purposes, after which you should separate them again. We would not recommend keeping them in the same tank permanently.
Haziq Viego
Haziq Viego - 5 years ago
my betta have some white spot on its body.is my betta okay?do this fish needs light because i didn't install any light
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 5 years ago
This sounds like Ick. You will need to get a heater, ensure that you keep the temperature at 78 – 80 F and start a treatment for the parasite immediately. Temperature is critical for bettas, make sure you monitor with your thermometer daily.
Hanlu Cao
Hanlu Cao - 5 years ago
My betta has been with me for two years now... he's a darling. I'm definitely looking forward to purchasing him a larger, fancier home. He's in a ~2.75 tank presently, and I play him Mozart to keep him relaxed.
Geek Chorus
Geek Chorus - 5 years ago
Remember folks, when buying live plants, BEWARE OF THE SNAILS!! Lost a great 20 gallon tank to hundreds upon hundreds of snails!! I rinsed the plants off before I put them in and everything. Goddamned snails ruined my best Betta tank!!! See it in it's glory! www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5dhz5lbxxo
Flo Green
Flo Green - 5 years ago
Love the tank's.
Richiko06
Richiko06 - 5 years ago
hi what a nice display you have there! I had a question related to your breeding. My male red purple and blue fin double tail betta splenden Valentino is ready to spawn and has been building a bubble nest for awhile now so I was wondering if you guys are able to breed him with one of your females? thanks!
Ivy & pets
Ivy & pets - 5 years ago
It sad how people think a tank under 2.5 gallon with no heater is sufficient for a betta.
Flo Green
Flo Green - 5 years ago
I've never used a heater for my betta and he lived for 7 year's. That's a very long life he was very happy with no heater. I've just don't use heaters unless I'm buying Angel fish or neon's , and guppies ect. but never for hardy fish, they do great without a heater.
Ryan Duminiet
Ryan Duminiet - 5 years ago
I am getting one soon, so excited!
Teneshia Gillard
Teneshia Gillard - 5 years ago
totally cool as fuck aquariums. you are the best I ever seen. I love fish tanks. some tanks I wish I could live In an yours are the one an the best. ancient Taiwan secret I heard of you a breeder of this like me that if you release some of them back into their natural habitat that you will have good luck
Big Red Studios
Big Red Studios - 5 years ago
Yo fluvals sound guy should be fired.
Rae Antenor
Rae Antenor - 5 years ago
+FluvalAquatics wher can I get those little LED lights that yo used for the small betta tanks? Those single circular lights. Thanks!
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 5 years ago
Hi there, the light featured in the video is the LED light that comes with the Marina CUBUS Glass Betta Kit (Item 13485). LED unit 13420 is sold seperately and has a similar effect. We invite you to consult our Dealer Locator tool to find a dealer near you! http://bit.ly/1ZdHUHL
Goldfish Trees
Goldfish Trees - 5 years ago
That pet store has really good care for their bettas wow
nikil chotuck
nikil chotuck - 3 years ago
Goldfish Trees !
Phan Howell
Phan Howell - 4 years ago
Right?Still small tanks for each one but still better than a cup
That One Equestrian
That One Equestrian - 4 years ago
+Fat Brontosaurus The wet spot is my favorite since all the fish are all happy and healthy :)
That One Equestrian
That One Equestrian - 4 years ago
+Fat Brontosaurus Never heard of it
Thëriziino
Thëriziino - 4 years ago
I know this comment is old, but That One Equestrian Have you even gone to Pets On Broadway? They take very good care of their fish and have a really nice selection. I've never been to The Wet Spot before, but now I might have to, lol
That One Equestrian
That One Equestrian - 4 years ago
+ILikePewPewin I go there all the time
That One Equestrian
That One Equestrian - 4 years ago
+ILikePewPewin I know :)
ILikePewPewin
ILikePewPewin - 4 years ago
+HorseY Rae that place is called The Wet Spot
That One Equestrian
That One Equestrian - 4 years ago
I go to a fish store in Portland Oregon that sells all kinds of fish! They even sell eels! I always get my bettas from there and they put each in a gallon tank. In my opinion, you should go to at least a 1.5 or a 2 gallon tank but a gallon is way better than a cup!
Jess W
Jess W - 4 years ago
Betta's are great pets. They are beautiful and require little care. Just the water regulation and once a day food. It's absolutely a wonderful thing. I love their display!
Goldfish Trees
Goldfish Trees - 4 years ago
+selah Slag cant*
Goldfish Trees
Goldfish Trees - 4 years ago
+Ash Lilyvale yeah that's the reason I get bettas from those pet stores, I like to give bettas a way better home then they have, I hate seeing the poor bettas in there, one of the pet stores I went to had baby bettas in cups, one was dead the others were very cold, babies need heaters otherwise their digestive system can work well, have a baby from there in a two gal heated tank, I just hope in the future the pet stores take better care of their bettas,
Ash Lilyvale
Ash Lilyvale - 4 years ago
+selah Slag
definatly for a pet store to keep them. i always see the poor things in cups, not able to swim properly and just sitting at the bottom.
Goldfish Trees
Goldfish Trees - 4 years ago
+Ash Lilyvale yeah they are wrong, I just mean that they have way bigger and nicely decorated tanks than usual pet stores, I have five bettas myself and they're each in a two gallon or more tank
Ash Lilyvale
Ash Lilyvale - 4 years ago
for the pet store its good but its wrong about betta's liking small tanks. a 5 gallon tank and up are perfect for bettas. alot of his pet stores tanks dont have heaters either and unless the room is warm the fish could die if the water is too cold. betta's can live up to 4 years if taken care of and alot of people think they have short lives because the poor fish are always cramped in tiny bowls with no filter or heater.
Aqua News
Aqua News - 4 years ago
Your are correct
Stephanie Parke
Stephanie Parke - 5 years ago
i like going to animates...its like a nz version of fluval aquatics when it comes to fish
Goldfish Trees
Goldfish Trees - 5 years ago
+Damaris Flores yeah all the pet stores I go to do that (I only go to three lol)
Damaris Flores
Damaris Flores - 5 years ago
I agree I go to some pet stores and they put there beta fish in a cup
MikeeThe Gamer
MikeeThe Gamer - 5 years ago
How about betta enisae can they live together
Pabu Boyer
Pabu Boyer - 5 years ago
do betta fish NEED a filter?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 5 years ago
Filtration is not necessary for Bettas if the water is changed frequently.
MyNamesAli
MyNamesAli - 5 years ago
My left ear enjoyed this
Linda Wade
Linda Wade - 5 years ago
This is horrible. Bettas have 3 feet of territory in flowing, warm water in their natural habitat. This tank is much too small, plus they need filters and heaters. They are tropical fish.
Michelle Chen
Michelle Chen - 5 years ago
Do they need filters?
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 5 years ago
+Michelle Chen Betta Fish do not necessarily require a filter. In an aquarium with 1 small fish, it is easy to maintain quality water with frequent and regular water changes. An aquarium with a filter would be ideal; however one male Betta can live safely without a filter if you do regular water changes.
Amy-Lee Boulay
Amy-Lee Boulay - 5 years ago
I have a betta fish! His name is Oni!
sri harsha
sri harsha - 5 years ago
awesome decoration of aquarium betta fish--
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dYf70m1vxg
TheOrangefan13
TheOrangefan13 - 5 years ago
can you keep bettas with kuhli loaches in a 45 gallon tank (36 high by 11 1/2 depth by 18 high after bottom substrate). I hear different things from different sites. I am trying to set up a 45 gallon aquarium with 8-10 corries half ember half albino, and hoping to build a midground 11/2-2 inch substrate for them to rest on. I plan on feeding the cories there for awhile so they will grow accustomed to it and begin to live there half of the time atleast, so 5-7 kuhlis can have the bottom. Sounds like alot of fish but my beta has his own bamboo plant and betta log at the top which he owns. My tank is sitting at 77 (I will try to get it alittle higher, and i am running a nat geo 185 gallons per hour pump, although I could go a second pump if needed as well with that many fish.
TheOrangefan13
TheOrangefan13 - 5 years ago
+Fluval Aquatics Thanks thats awesome!
Fluval Aquatics
Fluval Aquatics - 5 years ago
+TheOrangefan13 Yes, you can keep Kuhli Loaches with a Betta in that aquarium. If your Betta is healthy and feeding