Originally Posted by twistersmom
im glad you made this post. I am now in the process of setting my 5gal tank back up to put a betta in. All the great people in the forum talked me into it. Never had a betta, and they made me feel i was missing out on something great. I do have a question. Why are they sometimes kept in blue water at the stores?
i have 5 betta at home and 3 betta at the dr off . Then i know about 12 people has about 2-3 bettas,so we have a lot of bettas:-p.
I want to tell u guys betta doesn't need filters. Like i say me and people i know all togeter have about approx 45 bettas none of them have filters. Same betta about 2.5 years old.
One time i went to pet stere and the girl who work there had betta for 3.5 y. She don't have filter,she don't change it every 7 to 10 days for 1 gal of woter,and the temperature in the tank about 72
My 2 betta at home about 2.5 y old and rest of them about 9 months old. In the summer i put them in 1 gal. And 0.5 g tank. In the winter i put them in 2.5 gal. My house cold in the winter so i put hitters. But i always put 72 degrees. The office i have bettas for about 2 or 2.5 y in 0.5 g . The office closed on saturday thru mond and dr put temperature in the winter 69 degree. Fish live there for so long. I stressing hitters because for some people it difficult to have hitter if betta in the small tank.also i in the winter i am paranoid i check my bettas all the time because one time the hitter malfunctioned. The temperature in one of my betta dropped to 58 degree. Betta was not moving on the bottom of tank in the morning then when i came from work at 5 p.m. Fish was like nothing happened to him:-p
also when u change water too often u stressing them out. I change my 2.5 gal every approx 10-14 days.and i always leave a portion of their original water. I try to take it from the top before all dirt from bottom goes up. My betta at dr office 2.5 y ald approx and i change them every 7 days. I think it bad idea
to change portion of the water every other day.u stressing betta .
It's funny i have girl working with me she has betta on her desk in 1 gal tank. I always scream at her it's ameizing she change her betta every 3 wk which i always think her fish will get sick her betta about 1 y old. I think her betta has good immunity:-p