Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-10-2009, 05:34 PM   #1 
Arkamaic
New Member
 
Arkamaic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Elk Grove, Ca
Question Good Betta Home?

Hey everyone. So after some thinking about the setup up for my nano planted tank I wanna start, I decided to go with a betta instead of my other option, guppys.

The main reason I decided to go with a betta is that I wanted a fish with some "personality" so to speak.

Here's my setup:
  • 2.5/3 or 5 gallon tank
  • Red Sea Deco Filter (preferred, cheaper ) / Azoo Palm Filter
  • Sand for substrate
  • 1 Anacharis or 1 wisteria
  • 1 Anubias Nana
  • Misc (smooth) Rocks
  • Screw In 10/20W Fluorescent Bulb in a desk lamp
  • Mini-heater when winter comes, average temp of main tank with heater off is 79-80
This seem like a pretty good setup to stat with for a betta? I don't see why it wouldn't be. And I will set the filter to the lowest it can for the betta. Over time I may add a few more plants to the tank, as this is a project of mine. Perhaps some dwarf hairgrass.

My biggest question is probably about the substrate, will sand be ok with a betta? Never kept sand before, and never had a betta before.

Thanks!! I'm hoping to get the tank an some plants by tonight
Arkamaic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 08:10 PM   #2 
rockstar26
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: South Florida
i would go with a 5 gallon tank, also get something for your betta to hide in, they like hiding places :)
rockstar26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 08:44 PM   #3 
jeaninel
Member
 
jeaninel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Northern California
I have my Betta on sand and he's fine with it. I don't think the fish really cares. But I do find since my Betta tends to let some food fall to the bottom it's easier to clean because you can see the poo/food sitting on top of the sand. One thing though, make sure your filter intake is not too close to the bottom or it may suck up some sand and may damage the impeller. As long as it's a couple inches above the sand you should be fine.
jeaninel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hes home! First betta! fishmadcraig Betta Fish Care 13 06-21-2010 10:55 PM
New Betta Home klarka331 Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 6 08-25-2009 08:25 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.