A while ago, I bought a 5 gallon aquarium kit thing that came with like, everything I'd need to set up a new home for my betta. Before that, I had another aquarium kit, a 10 gallon, and it was too big for the place I wanted to put it, and the weight it put on my bookcase kind of scared me. The bookcase is strong, and it held it just fine, but I was still worried. So I downgraded and bought a 5 gallon instead. It's a lot nicer to my bookcase than the 10 gallon.
But when I had the 10 gallon, the filter was WAY too strong, and he couldn't swim away from it. It was an Aqua-Tech 5-15 power filter, if I remember correctly.
Now I have a Tetra Whisper Power filter. This one
. It's so quiet! He's swimming around in the tank, and the only problem he seems to have with it is that the flow out of the spout thing pushes him down a little. The filter takes up he corner it's in, and I put a flower decoration in front of it, so if he does go over there, maybe the flower thing will block his path to the intake area. My main concern with this is will he get pulled into it? Will it hurt him at all? I think he'll avoid it most of the time. Right now, he's just curious, because I put him in there about 10 minutes ago.
Is there anything I could do to make the outflow less strong, so it'll stop pushing him down? Will he be okay?
He seems to really like the tank more than his old one. He used to be in a 2.5 gallon. He seems to like the fin room. :)
So to sum it up, I want to know what you guys think about this filter, and if it's okay for a betta.
Please, and thank you!