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Old 09-12-2008, 10:03 PM   #1 
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Beta flow/current question

Im sick of keeping my beta captive in a small one gallon bowl and had a 15gal complete aquarium set up waistin away in my basement so decided to give him a new home. It uses a under gravel filtration system and therefor requires a air pump and stone. I keep reading that beta's are ideal in low flow situations and I have also read that they like current so ? I added some plastic plants by the stack to decrease the flow. Basically wanted to know what was the best for the fish and if the current really does mess with them, and what i should do differently if anything.
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:14 AM   #2 
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Bettas do not like a lot of water flow, so an undergravel filter should be great for them.
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Yes, they need low flow, and, though I understand the purpose of the plastic plants, you need to get rid of them; plastic will rip their fins to shreds. You need silk or live ones.
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