Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-03-2011, 12:52 PM   #1 
freeflow246
Member
 
freeflow246's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Florida
How often should I clean my 2.5 gal?

I cleaned my 1 gal twice a week, one 50% change and one 100% change. So how much should I clean my 2.5 gal? I have a filter and a moss ball, if that changes anything.
freeflow246 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 01:35 PM   #2 
Marieukxx
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
I asked the same question yesterday and was told at minimum 1 50% and 1 100% change per week. At best 2 50% and 100% change per week.
Marieukxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 01:37 PM   #3 
freeflow246
Member
 
freeflow246's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Florida
So just as much or more as my 1 gal? I'll do it, but that sounds weird. :/
freeflow246 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 01:49 PM   #4 
hmckin20
Member
 
hmckin20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: In a pineapple
I have a 2.5 gal, and I do 30%-50% changes every day and a 100% on Sundays. But I'm super paranoid about water. (2) 50% changes every week and one 100% change should be enough.
hmckin20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 01:53 PM   #5 
freeflow246
Member
 
freeflow246's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Florida
Thank you! Just wondering, how do you net your betta without chasing them all around the tank? I kinda have to do that, and I think that it stresses Jalen out a lot. I try to scoop out a lot of the water first, so that he doesn't have much room to escape, but I'm still having to kinda trap him in a corner.
freeflow246 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 01:53 PM   #6 
Oldfishlady
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
On 2.5gal filtered...I would recommend twice weekly 50%...1-50% water only and 1-50% to include the substrate by vacuum or stir and dip method...

Filter media-needs a swish/rinse in old tank water a couple of times a month...

On unfiltered without live active growing plants-tanks 1-4gal in size....twice weekly water changes...1-50% and 1-100% to maintain water quality....provided that the Betta isn't overfed and uneaten food is removed within a reasonable time...

This is based on an experiment I conducted (non-scientific) using several different size tank/bowl, filtered and unfiltered, planted and unplanted, leaving food and removing food......

Bettas don't create as much ammonia as some think and it is also important to allow the Betta to be exposed to some pathogen to assist in antibody development for a healthy immune response, however, since this is a closed system the hobbyist needs to find the balance and make regular water changes.....you don't want too clean or too dirty...its a balance......

In small filtered tanks-you can establish a nitrogen cycle-however, due to limited surface area for the nitrifying bacteria to colonize the nitrogen cycle may not be stable...requiring twice weekly water changes to maintain water quality, encourage a healthy immune response and fin health-irregardless of cycling stage.....

Last edited by Oldfishlady; 09-03-2011 at 02:11 PM.
Oldfishlady 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
How should i clean these? Gizmothefreaky Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 5 05-29-2011 01:39 AM
How often to clean? Cutar Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 1 09-01-2010 05:34 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:19 AM.


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