SAVING A BETTA FISH! | Tank Setup

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In this video we introduce a new member of our YouTube family. We show you which type of animal we chose & even include an unboxing & haul for the pet! dont forget to follow our social medias: https://www.instagram.com/mjproducivity https://www.instagram.com/the.stella_rose.pup SC: M_J views Jeremiahs Twitch: Twitch.com/jeremiahsviews THANK YOU FOR WATCHING & SUBSCRIBE!

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for SAVING A BETTA FISH! | Tank Setup

M&J views
M&J views - 6 years ago
WHAT SHOULD WE NAME HIM? LEAVE IT DOWN BELOW!
khloe and loree Carrillo
khloe and loree Carrillo - 5 years ago
D S
lps minty paws
lps minty paws - 5 years ago
Hail
kenneth chang
kenneth chang - 5 years ago
XD
kenneth chang
kenneth chang - 5 years ago
It's hairy
kenneth chang
kenneth chang - 5 years ago
Change sweatshirt
AquaticDerps Yt
AquaticDerps Yt - 5 years ago
Umm I think you bought goldfish flakes...
Paws in Art
Paws in Art - 6 years ago
M&J views
R2D2 or Gatsby or Baymax
M&J views
M&J views - 6 years ago
rene uresti lol I like that
rene uresti
rene uresti - 6 years ago
M&J views jerry jr
JustWeirdThings •_•
JustWeirdThings •_• - 5 years ago
NO NO NO THEYY BOUGHT GOLDFISH FOOD!!!!!!! GOLDFISH FOOD IS DIFFERENT FROM BETTA FOOD
3G Mom
3G Mom - 5 years ago
I m glad you bought a 5 gallon tank for your Betta.
Fumiko Kaitex
Fumiko Kaitex - 5 years ago
You need a filter...
That poor betta has nowhere to hide, you should have cleaned the tank and gravel... But the main thing is the water conditioner....
Tbh, you should get all the things you need and set up the tank properly before getting the fish.
And you should have taken more than 10 minutes or so to acclimate it. I go around 30 to 40 to be safe.
I'd wait a day or so after getting the tank fully and properly set up to get a fish.
But otherwise you're fine.
Rileys Animals
Rileys Animals - 5 years ago
Also really wash off the stuff before you use it and condition the water. And the water is not cycled.
Rileys Animals
Rileys Animals - 5 years ago
Please get a filter it helps to put air in to the water.
Little Luna
Little Luna - 5 years ago
Put an air stone in
Deserie Drew
Deserie Drew - 5 years ago
Everyone’s an expert when it comes to caring for Betta’s. Just let people be happy with their pets! Stop being so critical sheesh.
Tyler Daddy
Tyler Daddy - 5 years ago
That’s gold fish food?

10. comment for SAVING A BETTA FISH! | Tank Setup

Amber
Amber - 5 years ago
Was the tank not cycled? No water conditioner or beneficial bacteria either?
Fumiko Kaitex
Fumiko Kaitex - 5 years ago
Amber it wasn't.....
That fish should have also been acclimated for more than 10 minutes.
Poor fishy....
M&J views
M&J views - 5 years ago
Tyler Daddy
Tyler Daddy - 5 years ago
Daisy Sour cream depends on the kind
Jennifer Fernandez
Jennifer Fernandez - 5 years ago
First of all don't think of planting that plnt in the tank and u can't start putting the fish right after u put it in the tank because it will probably die and it needs to aquemate.but at least if it survived then at least u saved a fish cause I have two bettas
DCIfanatic18
DCIfanatic18 - 5 years ago
Tip- for fish food especially betas, buy some Aquafin all purpose fish flakes. I have all kinds of different fish types and I always use it besides my bigger gold fish.:)
Sam Wagner
Sam Wagner - 5 years ago
i love the fish. but you need betta food not goold fish
Sam Wagner
Sam Wagner - 5 years ago
needs more plants
Sam Wagner
Sam Wagner - 5 years ago
what size tank did you get
Sam Wagner
Sam Wagner - 5 years ago
and when you add conditionor you need to let is sit for at least 24 hours
Sam Wagner
Sam Wagner - 5 years ago
also. you need conditionor
mj Cruz
mj Cruz - 5 years ago
my name is mj
mj Cruz
mj Cruz - 5 years ago
first time wqtching
Elizabeth ʝemly
Elizabeth ʝemly - 5 years ago
hi is it safe/possible to have both a pet betta and a 3 month old kitten? my friend's giving me a betta fish this week and i'm getting my cat two months from now.. thoughts?
Olivia Baker Treiber
Olivia Baker Treiber - 5 years ago
If u don’t get a filter you have to clean the tank everyday so GET A FILTER

20. comment for SAVING A BETTA FISH! | Tank Setup

Bubbly DIYs
Bubbly DIYs - 5 years ago
U should name it angel!
Anna Alexis Mather
Anna Alexis Mather - 5 years ago
Hey! Just some advice for the future, since this was up so long ago lol☺️ first off, you guys did great for beginners! I’ve never seen someone get so close to right with their first fish. It’s in a great spot, not too close to the window for unwanted algae, but close enough for natural lighting. Now onto the advice: bettas are usually really timid and stressed when you get them! It’s best to just set up the tank and have it ready to go a week or two before you get your betta, like I said they are timid and scared/ stressed so they will be looking for hiding spots ASAP. Setting up your tank a few weeks prior to getting your fish allows this thing called beneficial bacteria to grow. It’s not bad, it’s really good for your tank! However with your tank I’m not too sure this is really possible. A filter is a great choice for fish like bettas, because it holds very precious things. Lol it just holds an abundant of the good bacteria from earlier. Though it sounds quite small and simplistic, it’s very necessary. It’s great and allows for drastic water changes without messing with the cycle. What’s cycling? Cycling your tank is what it’s doing during the couple weeks after you set it up. It’s growing beneficial bacteria and is balancing out nitrates and nitrites, which are pretty hard to explain, but you don’t need to know what they are unless setting up a bigger aquarium. Needless they are always in your tank and can be good and bad. Because of these nitrates and nitrites, you’ll need a water testing kit! These come pretty cheap considering they last you so long. Usually a great trustworthy one comes around $20-25 and lasts from 6 months all the way up to one year. Also, water conditioner! It’s super important and completely necessary!!! Unless you filled the tank up with betta water from PetCo. There are really bad things in the tap water that can harm your little friend, like heavy metals and dirt. All you have to do is buy the $5 betta water conditioner from PetCo and you’ll be set. The measurements are on the bottle! That’s pretty much it, I’ll provide a list of everything you need and an estimated price. It won’t be that much don’t worry. Overall you’re doing great and I really love how much you love your fish and I can tell you have a want to succeed, however if you want your fish to be healthy and live long, you’ll need to follow these steps. Thank you for your time and have a blessed day!
List:
New tank: $70 for the 6.8 imagitarium, has everything you need to start a good betta tank, looks great too!
Silk fake plants/ real plants: few bucks honestly
Water conditioner: $5-$15
Beneficial bacteria in a bottle: I think around $10-$15, you can get this if you don’t want to wait for your real bacteria to grow, it works! You can always overdose on this a bit, so don’t worry about exact measurements :)
Water kit: $5-25
Total (at most): $125, and that includes new tank and everything at the highest amount in this provided list. However if you don’t want to buy a brand new tank then I recommend just getting a hang on filter. I wouldn’t get it from a pet store, highly recommend getting them online considering the pet stores jack the prices wayyyy up :))
Anna Alexis Mather
Anna Alexis Mather - 5 years ago
Random Taco yes, but the beneficial bacteria will grow on its own, it’s just a longer process when nothing is feeding it or jump starting it :)
Prune & Co
Prune & Co - 5 years ago
Wtf she bought goldfish food
da dum tssh
da dum tssh - 5 years ago
just a fair warning as someone who was in the ‘white’ betta fish boat once too, it’s not likely that he will stay white. in my rather extensive experience the lack of colour in a betta is most often a sign of health issues, as he gets older/healthier he will change colour and probably become very vibrant. my oldest boy was white like yours when I first got him, he’s around two now and is bright yellow, blue and lavender (so striking in person he looks like a moving painting). good luck, and maybe take him out of the window, all that sun light will cause crazy amounts of algae, and the plants don’t need it, they have the overhead.
Brooklyn Jenkins
Brooklyn Jenkins - 5 years ago
You got goldfish food ? It's a Betta?
Matthew Sherman
Matthew Sherman - 5 years ago
You should have researched aquariums before. You HAVE to cycle a tank before fish are added otherwise ammonia levels will spike and kill the fish ESPECIALLY since you have no filter media for beneficial bacteria. It wasn't clear in the video but you MUST remember water conditioner to remove the bad chemicals from your tap water otherwise your Betta will be in constant pain. You also MUST have the filter running for waterflow otherwise the water will become stagnant and smell and not oxygenated which ultimately kills the betta. The plants will help filter the water for sure but 100% won't do everything. Without s filter you still need to do 20% water change each week using a water conditioner. To help cycle the tank you can buy bacteria in a bottle. Aswell as plants above it's good to get aquatic plants as it provides a safe and stress free zone for your Betta. PLEASE I beg take my advice and research more. Thankyou
ooXChrissieXoo
ooXChrissieXoo - 5 years ago
I'm not sure if the moss goes with betta. but I know the moss grow in cold water, and betta is best housed in a warmer tank. Saving a betta from pet shop would more be like buying a sick one or one that's obviously going to die soon if not cared for properly, and not really buying a good and healthy fish, that's no different from another customer really. Buying from a shop in general only means they will need to stock up on more fish, that's all.
Jordan Carner
Jordan Carner - 5 years ago
You shouldn’t put Berta’s in direct sunlight
Ryann Suarez
Ryann Suarez - 5 years ago
You need water conditioning and som ting for the betta to hide in and you need to move it from the window cuz it’ll get algae. And the plant things do y work got got filtering so you need to get A FILTER. But nice fish
Madelein Fletcher
Madelein Fletcher - 5 years ago
How was this "Saving a Betta" when she just picked the color she wanted ? The fish weren't in poor condition or sick, what was she saving it from?
FrostBite Draws
FrostBite Draws - 5 years ago
Madelein Fletcher she also did a few things wrong- like you cant plant peppers in a fish tank.

30. comment for SAVING A BETTA FISH! | Tank Setup

FreakyStar9119 Gamer
FreakyStar9119 Gamer - 5 years ago
Whole you may be saving one, your suporting the sale of more betas.
Taylor Lazere
Taylor Lazere - 5 years ago
You can’t grow strawberries in a fish tank
Robin Winn
Robin Winn - 5 years ago
She did nothing but the tank size right :(
poor betta
Sparkle Face
Sparkle Face - 5 years ago
Bruh, 5 Gallon I think is pretty good for a single betta, yea if it was bigger it would have been better. But compared to those who get the .25 GALLON bowl
M&J views
M&J views - 5 years ago
Veggie Burger
Veggie Burger - 5 years ago
6:51 and 6:57 is it just me of did she just kick and slap her dog?????
Lisa x Jungkook
Lisa x Jungkook - 5 years ago
You should name the fish Lux
Summer Glardon
Summer Glardon - 5 years ago
WHAT SHOULD WE NAME HIM? LEAVE IT DOWN BELOW
Laci Boo
Laci Boo - 5 years ago
You may have realized by now but just a heads up, it looks like you bought goldfish food instead of betta food..
Laci Boo
Laci Boo - 5 years ago
? Sorry if you thought I was rude wasn't my intention at all!. Just wanted to let you know but, I noticed after others had already said the same so my apologies. Hope your plants and Betta are doing well!.
M&J views
M&J views - 5 years ago
Blahh
africa by toto
africa by toto - 5 years ago
Love the betta! But to make him happier, I’d get a hideout for him ( it’ll make him feel very safe ! ).
Leah Mason
Leah Mason - 5 years ago
NOOOO the biggest myth regarding betta fish is that betta can feed off of plants, THEY CANT please get a filter and a heater for your betta!
Mia Bollat
Mia Bollat - 5 years ago
The breed is a white opal just so you know ☺️
M&J views
M&J views - 5 years ago
Ooooo! Thanks!
Shotgun Shuts His Cakehole
Shotgun Shuts His Cakehole - 5 years ago
First, you need to rinse all of the decorations and gravel so the dust and gross stuff on the decorations and gravel doesn’t affect your fish. Secondly, you also need a bacteria starter so that the aquarium cycle is kick-started. Thirdly, you need to see if your tank water feels similar to the betta’s cup water in temperature before you release him. If not, you could shock him.
Emily Brooks
Emily Brooks - 5 years ago
Acually this tank looks like it comes with a biological filter. Great setup though you didn’t get water conditioner because the water from your tap could have heavy metals and chlorine that could hurt your fish
Betta Fish Keeping
Betta Fish Keeping - 5 years ago
Make sure you buy the water testing kit because your tank is not cycled. It will take your tank about 2 months to cycle and you need to do about 25% water Changes every week and 10% water changes when it’s cycled. Also, you need some kind of filter. Your betta won’t be as healthy without one. The filter removes fish waste which can kill your fish.
Betta Fish Keeping
Betta Fish Keeping - 5 years ago
Petlover Aj No it takes two months for the full nitrogen cycle to be completed.
Petlover Aj
Petlover Aj - 5 years ago
Betta Fish Keeping 2 months? I think you meant 2 week
Dragon King
Dragon King - 5 years ago
that heater will burn ur fish it burn mine
M&J views
M&J views - 5 years ago
Omg noooooooooooo
cay252
cay252 - 5 years ago
U didnt get betta food u got goldfish food and its not good for them.
Mona Harris
Mona Harris - 5 years ago
Is there an update on how the Betta doing now I'm new and I enjoyed the lovely content.
Rip ME
Rip ME - 5 years ago
Your right! U don't know what ur fucking doing.
M&J views
M&J views - 5 years ago
lol
Callie meeko
Callie meeko - 5 years ago
You need water conditioner
Sara Calderon
Sara Calderon - 5 years ago
30 min. For betta and plants to aquamate to the water the heater is suppose to be a little outside of the water where the waterline is on the heater that may be why it heated it past the green safe zone also a very beautiful betta
Brianna Pillsbury
Brianna Pillsbury - 5 years ago
I hope you did get a pleco

50. comment for SAVING A BETTA FISH! | Tank Setup

Emma Browne
Emma Browne - 5 years ago
Also please don't feed a Betta goldfish flakes
Pixal Suzuya
Pixal Suzuya - 5 years ago
If you don’t want a lot of algea growth it’s best if you don’t put it next to the window.
ambercloey123
ambercloey123 - 5 years ago
Why the fuck r u giving a betta goldfish good you dumb bitch! And then no water conditioner!? Dumb
M&J views
M&J views - 5 years ago
"Goldfish good"?
demonpride1975
demonpride1975 - 5 years ago
people saying get something for the fish to hide. you don't need that if all you have is a betta, that is literally for the betta to hide from other fish, plants and moss balls are more then adequate. tho that is a bit to many moss balls in the tank.
Chang Ching Chong
Chang Ching Chong - 5 years ago
demonpride1975 actually you need it because based on my observation, bettas love to sleep in hiding place. i have 5 bettas and all of them are like that :)
Lil Splash
Lil Splash - 5 years ago
Lol coming from a Betta fish owner, i just love clicking on amateur fish videos to read all the comments flaming the person who doesn't know what they're doing.
yo yo vibes
yo yo vibes - 5 years ago
i really hope you bought plants for them poor thing : (
Adrian Perez
Adrian Perez - 5 years ago
You need to clean the gravel before you put the gravel in fish tank
Evan Schlenkerrr
Evan Schlenkerrr - 5 years ago
Sorry but you really need do get a filter.. stuff can go wrong faster definitely when the tank is smaller. & a filter is mandatory to cycle the tank. I mean, you don’t need one if you want to do a 100% water change every day
205kejuan TV
205kejuan TV - 5 years ago
its a filter made inside the tank
Evan Schlenkerrr
Evan Schlenkerrr - 5 years ago
A filter also helps put oxygen into the water. The plants will get rid of nitrates but doesn’t “cycle” or filter the tank
Mystic systems
Mystic systems - 5 years ago
You should’ve cycled the tank for a few days before getting the fish you should’ve added conditioner
Axolotlz
Axolotlz - 5 years ago
You need to wash the gravel, its in the instructions and can be dangerous for the fish.
Amber Doodles
Amber Doodles - 5 years ago
please feed your betta actual betta food!! from what i saw it looked like goldfish food. Omega-one and nutrafin bug bites are great for bettas
Amber Doodles
Amber Doodles - 5 years ago
M&J views awesome!
M&J views
M&J views - 5 years ago
Yes we actually switched to omega one brand and he loves it!
Aislinn Culleton
Aislinn Culleton - 5 years ago
Poor fish
demonpride1975
demonpride1975 - 5 years ago
there is literally nothing wrong with the tank, other then a few minor things. the moss balls are more then adequate for the fish to sleep on till she get's plants.
no u
no u - 5 years ago
Aislinn Culleton while there are some things I’d change, this is a very good setup. I’d recommend somewhere to hide/float on and an actual filter. other than that it looks good to me and it’s actually a pretty decent setup.
M&J views
M&J views - 5 years ago
Yeah
Steven Garcia
Steven Garcia - 5 years ago
Hey it’s cool with me, smoke on!
M&J views
M&J views - 5 years ago
Lol how?
Kate Dreyer
Kate Dreyer - 5 years ago
Really pretty tank and fish, it’s sorta annoying reading all the comments saying the same things about what you did wrong but it’s fine it’s your first time so you can learn. Also is he a halfmoon betta? Also how much did he cost? In Australia I bought one for $25 :)
Bloxy
Bloxy - 5 years ago
Leilicorn Hm, that's weird. Where I stay typically the most expensive betta fish is $15.
Kate Dreyer
Kate Dreyer - 5 years ago
Leilicorn yeah but he wasn’t from a pet store he was from a breeder that lives near me- but in pet stores they are about $35 here :) are you in Australia?
Leilicorn
Leilicorn - 5 years ago
You found one for 25$? I have only been able to find half moons for 40-50$ ;(
Deepti Naik
Deepti Naik - 5 years ago
Bring something for the betta fish to hide
Katlyn Krueger
Katlyn Krueger - 5 years ago
You should have rinsed everything off and put conditioner in also you put it near a window so u will unfortunately get algae please do research on animals before you buy they are not a project they are a pet treat them with love. That poor betta fish...
Axolotlz
Axolotlz - 5 years ago
But pet stores are meant as temporary homes as people buy them for their whole life idiot.
Jitter blox
Jitter blox - 5 years ago
Boiii at least she takes freaking a way better care for the betta than the pet store idiot
Axolotlz
Axolotlz - 5 years ago
Jennifer Sanders , You are making me laugh.
Stephanie !!!
Stephanie !!! - 5 years ago
Jennifer Sanders lmfao you really don’t know shit
homemadethot
homemadethot - 5 years ago
Yes, a mistake that will cost most likely that fish's life if they don't start properly researching before buying a fish. Yes it's a betta, but all animals are a responsibility in themselves and they couldn't take 5 spare minutes to wash the entire tank/decore/etc and set it away from the window. This video isn't cute it's encouraging people to do this as well. Poor. Fucking. Fish.
Axolotlz
Axolotlz - 5 years ago
But its a dumb mistake.
Daniel Cochrane
Daniel Cochrane - 5 years ago
Katlyn Krueger everyone makes mistakes man, don't be like that
daeguapples •
daeguapples • - 5 years ago
demonpride1975 it’s not a misconception. i work in a fish breeding/rehabilitation center. all of our outdoor tanks are heating (during the summer) by sunlight and that’s it. all the fish are doing perfectly fine, including the bettas. certain fish are temp. sensitive but bettas are not one. the betta will live perfectly fine right where it is. +temperatures don’t fluctuate that much that quick, a 3-4° change over a days period will not kill your fish.
demonpride1975
demonpride1975 - 5 years ago
no that is such a misconception, and literally a very brainless thing to say. it's about temperature fluctuation. bettas require a very specific temperature range. and it changing drastically quickly can kill your betta. bettas need between 76 - 82 f. you start fluctuating that and you are stressing out your fish big time.
daeguapples •
daeguapples • - 5 years ago
demonpride1975 maybe for saltwater fish, but a freshwater fish, especially a tropical one like a betta, that temp change won’t effect them. plenty of people use sunlight as natural tank heaters and it works out fine, especially large sale breeders who can’t afford many heaters and use greenhouses to keep all their fish.
demonpride1975
demonpride1975 - 5 years ago
@daeguapples no putting a tank in front a window is a dumb idea. and i mean super dumb, not because of the algae, as if you have enough snails plecos or whichever algae eater you buy. the real problem is temperature fluctuations. even a few degrees can seriously harm your fish if not out right kill them.
daeguapples •
daeguapples • - 5 years ago
Katlyn Krueger they did put water conditioner, also leaving fish tanks by windows is perfectly fine as long as you are up for cleaning more often. and although rinsing is a good idea, it isn’t necessary. also they are giving that betta 10x a better life than it had before.
demonpride1975
demonpride1975 - 5 years ago
agreed always rinse the tank and wipe the inside out with a wet paper towel, and rinse out the gravel also.
Axolotlz
Axolotlz - 5 years ago
Katlyn you are absolutely right, even giving advice is now hating..
Katlyn Krueger
Katlyn Krueger - 5 years ago
In the end my comment was for the better of the fish I guess I'll just go watch someone else without a toxic chat also what your profanity
Katlyn Krueger
Katlyn Krueger - 5 years ago
I sand bye what I said always rinse off your aquarium and decor it's better for the fish and never put it bye a window I do not care if u have had bettas for 10000 years it does NOT make you right .good day.
Jennifer Sanders
Jennifer Sanders - 5 years ago
Katlyn Krueger I know plenty about bettas. I’ve had several for over 4 years each. I know my shit. Her fish will live an awesome life
Katlyn Krueger
Katlyn Krueger - 5 years ago
If u would educate yourself on the subject u would understand my concern.
Jennifer Sanders
Jennifer Sanders - 5 years ago
That poor Betta fish has a 5 gallon tank that has plenty of space. Quit hating. If you came here to hate then you can leave
M&J views
M&J views - 5 years ago
It's not that we didnt do research that would be dumb. It's just it's the first time for something and it's not going to come out perfect...
Monkeypieo MSP
Monkeypieo MSP - 5 years ago
Oh and did you condition the water? Maybe call him... a Snowflake or... Keith
Monkeypieo MSP
Monkeypieo MSP - 5 years ago
I’m getting a 5 gallon for the betta I’m getting I’m so excited
Monkeypieo MSP
Monkeypieo MSP - 5 years ago
M&J views yep! I’ve been waiting for like a year or two for a fish and I’m finally getting one lol
Muhammad Yousaf
Muhammad Yousaf - 5 years ago
Camera constantly moving made my head spin!
M&J views
M&J views - 5 years ago
dede lolo
dede lolo - 5 years ago
No decor?!
Samantha Jax
Samantha Jax - 5 years ago
Too hot the water is too hot and water conditioner
Killerking_ 409
Killerking_ 409 - 5 years ago
Those are moss balos not betta buddies and you shoul tear them up and spread them
M&J views
M&J views - 5 years ago
Spread them how?
Layne Pepper
Layne Pepper - 5 years ago
It's great to see that you are making an effort to give this fish a good life - so many bettas are abused and kept in those tiny bowls or cups. A few points I thought I'd make:
1) I know this has already been mentioned, but the cycling process and filtration are so important. While plants consume nitrate from the water and help prevent toxic buildup, they don't actually filter the water (despite what the tank packaging may claim). The concept of a 'cycle' is quite confusing for new fish keepers and I know I struggled with understanding it when I first started as there's a lot of misinformation out there. Put simply, fish produce ammonia from their gills and their waste (poop) which is very toxic and can kill them. Nitrifying bacteria (which you can buy in liquid form) turn the ammonia into nitrite, which is still toxic, and then nitrate. Nitrate is not toxic in small amounts, and the plants use this as food. The filter is basically a home for the nitrifying bacteria that facilitate the process of the cycle. When people refer to a 'fully-cycled tank', that means a tank which has a good bacteria colony in the filter which can easily convert the toxic fish poop into a non-toxic form, keeping the fish's water clean and good to live in. I would recommend getting a master testing kit for pH, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate to keep an eye on the conditions your little guy is living in.
2) Filtration is also good for creating water movement, allowing for gas exchange at the surface and making sure the water is oxygenated. I would recommend something like a sponge filter, as bettas don't like a very strong current in their tank as they aren't very strong swimmers.
3) Bettas also require heavy planting and decorations, or at least places to hide. They really enjoy floating plants, and swimming amongst the roots.
Other than that, I think you're doing really well! He's a really cute little guy. Feel free to ask for clarification on anything I've mentioned, and good luck! (:
M&J views
M&J views - 5 years ago
Yay! I truly appreciate the help!
Layne Pepper
Layne Pepper - 5 years ago
M&J views Sure! If you can get your hands on a planted tank substrate like Fluval Stratum or Seachem Flourite, I would definitely recommend it. It contains nutrients in the substrate itself that help keep the plants alive. However, it isn't totally necessary, and I don't personally use it in my betta's tank, just because I live in Australia and I couldn't find it or get it shipped where I live. Instead, I use a combination of root tabs (which you put in your gravel or sand) and liquid fertiliser. I use the API Leaf Zone dosed weekly, and my plants are thriving. You do need relatively strong lighting for plants to stay alive. For a beginner, I'd recommend plants like Crypts, Amazon Swords, Java Ferns and Anubias. They can survive pretty well with low light and are pretty difficult to kill. I'd recommend looking up the specific care requirements though, for example, Anubias are a rhizome plant meaning that they get their light through the thick part of their root, so they need to be tied to ornaments in the tank with fishing line or thread instead of being buried in the substrate. Hope this helps!
M&J views
M&J views - 5 years ago
Do you have any advice on planted tanks?
M&J views
M&J views - 5 years ago
Thank you so much for the information!
Missy E
Missy E - 5 years ago
I have multiple bettas who all live on their own.. They still love to lay in the rock caves and swim around in the plants. They don't have to be running from something to want to tuck away somewhere. Sometimes movement in the room and things will spook a fish though. So it doesn't just have to be a retreat from tank mates.
Bailey Rowe
Bailey Rowe - 5 years ago
no dude what im saying is my fish does only get spooked at certain times like when we clean her tank but its like really rare that she gets spooked.
demonpride1975
demonpride1975 - 5 years ago
you do realize fish get used to their owners. like when you walk up to the tank to feed them, they tend to swim to the glass. if your betta is being spooked by only you walking by, then your fish has issues.
Bailey Rowe
Bailey Rowe - 5 years ago
her tank is is my room no one walks by her tank EVER (only me) fish can get scared not all fish are the same
demonpride1975
demonpride1975 - 5 years ago
if your betta is getting spooked that easily, something other then people walking by the tank has caused that to happen, betta are extremely hardy fish. walking by a tank does not as you say spook them.
Bailey Rowe
Bailey Rowe - 5 years ago
well preferably i just do my research before getting a pet like a fish my betta just loves hiding he gets spooked
demonpride1975
demonpride1975 - 5 years ago
if all you are having in there is a betta, you don't need something for them to hide in, that is only if you have other fish, live plants or fake plants is enough, because they prefer to sleep on plants.
Bailey Rowe
Bailey Rowe - 5 years ago
ya i was thinking the same thing
Huehue Beep
Huehue Beep - 5 years ago
i got a 6g tank i find it too big i shld had get the 5g
M&J views
M&J views - 5 years ago
Thank you for the advice! I will definitely go and get that dr. Tim's! I like the name Frodi lol its cute
518
518 - 5 years ago
6:50 bruh stop hitting and kicking your dogs you dont deserve them
Mystic systems
Mystic systems - 5 years ago
Persephionie fuck you
Persephionie
Persephionie - 5 years ago
518 Stfu...STFU!! You just made your self look like a compete moron
Nerf Kam
Nerf Kam - 5 years ago
Make sure you rinse off the rocks and put water conditioner
Naomi Fegan
Naomi Fegan - 5 years ago
I WANT A BETTA

READ
I’m getting one next month
Could somebody list what I need?
yo yo vibes
yo yo vibes - 5 years ago
oh make sure it has many places to hide and some plant for them!
dont forget constant water changes and please dont house them together
aaand a tank 5 gallons or more is idea for your betta to be happy
Megan Howe
Megan Howe - 5 years ago
That was my personal list from when I got my betta
Megan Howe
Megan Howe - 5 years ago
Betta supplies I might be too late XD
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Filter
Filter replacements
Heater
Thermometer
Light
Marimos 2
Silk plants
Hide
Leaf hammock
Sand gravel
Conditioner
Food/pellets,bloodworms,brine shrimp
Ph nitrate and nitrite testers
Fish net
Naomi Fegan
Naomi Fegan - 5 years ago
Kadeidra Burke thank you sm,this helped a lot!
Kadeidra Burke
Kadeidra Burke - 5 years ago
Naomi Fegan
Tank
Good light and hood
Filter
Heater
Gravel/sand/substrate
Silk plants
Ornaments or driftwood without rigid edges
Thermometer
Food (pellets/flakes/bloodworms)

Min tank size is 2.5 gallons but I suggest 5 gallons or more

Be sure to acclimate and do LOTS of research

Good luck!
Cris Quesadilla
Cris Quesadilla - 5 years ago
You need to put water conditioner
yay imfree
yay imfree - 5 years ago
Snazzy setup! I have a Betta in a 10 gallon (I'm not trying to brag) the tank you have is beautiful :D he will be a happy Betta!
Veggie Burger
Veggie Burger - 5 years ago
It was better off at the shop
Veggie Burger
Veggie Burger - 5 years ago
Ikr
Ruthanne Ritskes
Ruthanne Ritskes - 6 years ago
M&J views please make sure your betta can reach the surface please. Because they are labyrinthial breathers so they need to be able to get the air... please please please!
Ruthanne Ritskes
Ruthanne Ritskes - 6 years ago
M&J views ok thanks!
lilly porter
lilly porter - 6 years ago
Yay! I love your channel!<3
M&J views
M&J views - 6 years ago
Lilly Porter Videos thank you so much!
Paws in Art
Paws in Art - 6 years ago
Omg thank you for NOT buying a small like half gallon tank. Your 5 gallon with live plants, YOUR BETTA WILL LOVE!!! I recommend sand .
M&J views
M&J views - 6 years ago
TheAussies BeforeTime sand would be nice (:

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