I received an Aquafarm for Christmas as a gift and I am completely new to having any sort of aquarium.
I setup the aquafarm with a betta just following the instructions of the kit that comes with the aquafarm and yeah sadly to say the betta fish did not make it through the night.
I want to give the aquafarm a shot, but I really need to do research to better educate myself on betta fish care. So I have been reading forum posts here, on other sites, an amazon reviews of what i need to make the auqafarm a safe and nice home for a betta fish. Of course I should of done this before setting up the farm but I made the mistake of thinking it was that easy.
So here are some possible mistakes I made based on pet store recommendations:
- Bought a bowl heater that barely heats at all
- Bought 2 mystery snails to keep down algae
- was told that live plants would not be good with the farm
So based on the above I have a few questions.
I bought an adjustable 25 w heater off of amazon (which should be here today) and I want to know if i slowly turn up the heat (2 degrees) with the fish inside the farm or best to just take the fish out for however long it takes to get to the desired temp then adjust the fish again. Also what would be an good temp for the Betta fish. the temp right now in the tank is 67 degrees, low I know but I thought the heater would work.
Should I leave the snails in the aquafarm or is that just too much for the 3 gallon tank? I have also read on other forums that ghost shrimp might be better for an aquafarm.
I might wait on live plants, i have just read that betta fish like them, maybe i should get some fake ones so he feels more at home?
So excuse my naivety on having aquariums, but i clearly need some help.
Thank you in advance.