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 11-06-2010, 11:25 AM   #1 
bfuddy
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
100% water changes help?

I have a 1 gallon filtered tank and do 70% water changes every other or every 2 days

However, I've read on different betta sites that you should do 100% water changes while on other sites that you should NEVER do 100% water changes.

So my first question is this

Should you or should you not do 100% water changes?

And my second question is

How can you avoid stressing your betta out when you take him out for 100% water changes? I don't have a net or anything and so when I try to take him out he gets really really stressed and I don't think its good for his health.
bfuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2010, 12:31 PM   #2 
puppyrjjkm
Member
 
puppyrjjkm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North Carolina
Well first you should always use a net as it is easier on the fish. Although some people have trained they're bettas to swim in the cup haha. A net is just $2-3 at walmart or your petstore so having one would be very good. I use to do 100% water changes on a 5 gallon, but they are not recommended as it gets rid of beneficial bacteria in the rocks and what not. Other people can expand better on this :) I would invest in a larger tank so you're fish will be happier, and less water changes for you. If you can't afford it, Christmas is coming up it would be a good gift idea. Good luck with your betta!
puppyrjjkm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2010, 01:41 PM   #3 
MrVampire181
Member
 
MrVampire181's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Colorado
You should never do a 100% water change on a filtered tank. What you've got going is a good system :)

I change 100% of the water in my gallon jars once a week, but they're not filtered or have rocks or plants so I simply pour them through a net and then fill the jar with clean water and back in they go :)
MrVampire181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2010, 02:18 AM   #4 
lilbloofish
New Member
 
lilbloofish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
If you are going to use a net, use a brine shrimp net. They are softer or something, i used a different net before and some of my betta's scales went bye bye.
lilbloofish 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
Before & after images, Ill effects small bodies of water and infrequent water changes Chicklet Betta Fish Care 22 02-25-2010 11:35 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:41 PM.


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