Originally Posted by tracyalexa
I purchased a marineland 2 gal heated filtered tank. Bought a live plant as well. Filled the tank with conditioned water. Let it run for about 26 hrs. Floated my guy in there for about N hour. Placed him in there yesterday evening. He is all over the tank. Eating well. Seems happy.
So here are my questions. 1. Do the filters bother them due to the current? 2. How many water changes are needed? I've read a few different thing so I want to be sure. I don't have gravel. Just the plant. Going today to buy him a castle.
Any suggestions to ensure he's a happy thriving fish? I see so many posts of people doing it it wrong and while I am a very experienced pet owner, fish are new to me.
Thanks in advance.
Great job at making your betta comfortable in his new home! Sounds like you did every thing right, be proud! :D Since you have a filter, I would think water changes should be 50% twice a week, one 50% just water, the other 50% water change including gravel vacuuming, just to get out any poopies or food that may be lying around. As for the filter, keep an eye on it, and you might want to consider baffling it as the previous poster recommended. Filter currents can really stress them out and some of the strong ones are know to suck them up! :o So just monitor him. ^^
Grats on your new betta! I hope to see pictures soon! :D