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
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-30-2013, 05:10 AM   #1 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Some questions about new betta

Hey! I got my new betta Felix on Friday after Max has passed away.. Anyway, I was wanting to ask if you see any problem, so I can help him. Right now he's in a 5 gallon tank with a heater on 26 Celsius, I'm feeding him flakes and he gladly eats them. He's swimming a lot, I don't know if it's good or bad. He's slightly bloated, because I haven't found the right amount yet. I decided to do 50% water changes on Wednesdays and 100% on Saturdays.

What do you think?
itamag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 07:49 AM   #2 
Perseusmom's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
So sorry you lost Max. Felix looks great so pretty love the shine on his body. Does your tank have a filter ? You really dont have to do a 100 percent water change, I would just leave enough water in the tank when you do a water change to cover him at least so you dont have to take him out of the tank each time doing a 100 percent. It is kinda hard to control the amount you give with flakes, you could change over to Betta pellets so you can control better how much he gets. Best of wishes to you and Felix !!!
Perseusmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 08:17 AM   #3 
Myates's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
If you have no filter then 1 50% per week with 1 100% monthly would do. If you do have a filter then skip the 100% all together - the tank looks smaller than 5 gallons though to be honest.

Perseus is correct, would try to get him onto pellets - New Life Spectrum or Omega One would be ideal.. make sure to remove any uneaten food after feeding to avoid fouling the water.

Otherwise, he looks good and healthy.
Myates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 10:14 AM   #4 
waterdog's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Baton Rouge Louisiana
Originally Posted by Myates View Post
Perseus is correct, would try to get him onto pellets - New Life Spectrum or Omega One would be ideal.
100% agree!
I use sponge filters in my tanks which cycle the tank and I only have to do one 50% water change a week. You can find my article on sponge filters in the habitat thread.
waterdog is offline   Reply With Quote

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
New betta.. questions. Kaley2013 Betta Fish Care 20 01-22-2013 03:19 PM
Betta Fry questions Ma xiong Breeding Betta Fish 18 07-22-2012 06:34 PM
New Betta, Questions Ikebana Betta Fish Care 11 04-04-2012 02:40 AM
a few betta questions atteb Betta Fish Care 5 10-23-2011 09:22 PM
Some Questions for Betta milindsaraswala Betta Fish Care 2 11-21-2009 08:26 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:06 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.