Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-22-2013, 02:09 PM   #1 
loganalaporte
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Right Current

Does anyone have video or some more exact specifications on how the current/ filter should be circulating in a betta tank? Im trying to get my fluval spec 5 tuned in to the right speed. I know it needs to be slow, but how slow?
loganalaporte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 06:29 PM   #2 
cowboy
Member
 
cowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: British Columbia, Canada
How about setting it to the min and go from there? Just like people, each fish Is different.
cowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 06:39 PM   #3 
MattsBettas
Reference Team
 
MattsBettas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
Depends on the fish... Often short finned types, like females and hmpks have no more issue with current then the average community fish. Long finned males like it a bit slower though... I would say that as long as it is not pushing the fish around or causing stress it is slow enough.
MattsBettas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 06:49 PM   #4 
Fishybitty
Member
 
Fishybitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Ohio
Matt has pretty much said it.




(I had a veiltail before, and I would set the filter then watch him. If he wiggled real hard just to swim that was too harsh of a flow.)
Fishybitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 07:23 PM   #5 
loganalaporte
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Okay. Thanks for the advice guys. I have a mid size make veil tail that I would say has a pretty active swim style. Like always going back and forth investigating things here and there. I'm going to leave it at min for now as I am trying to get the nitrogen cycle going as well.
loganalaporte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 07:24 PM   #6 
Fishybitty
Member
 
Fishybitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Ohio
Some bettas actually like to ride the current :)
Fishybitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2013, 10:29 AM   #7 
Hallyx
Reference Team
 
Hallyx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Fungus corners
Some keepers feel that some current is good for exercise....if they can handle it.
Hallyx 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
Current and Soon to be!!!!! SeaKnight Other Fish 2 08-08-2013 10:25 AM
current dnelli Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 1 11-27-2012 10:02 AM
How much is too much Current? Lincoln Betta Fish Care 21 08-18-2010 04:04 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:28 AM.


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