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Old 09-12-2011, 07:46 PM   #1 
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The Betta Daily-to-do-list.

Keeping a Betta is very easy, but sometimes we forget to do certain stuff for our Freshwater Friend. So, I have made a list of daily and weekly tasks we must do to ensure our Betta's health!



Daily-

Spend time with your Betta fish. They really enjoy company!

Feed your Betta fish

Watch your Betta fish, does he look healthy? Is he acting normal?

Check your tank, make sure everything is running good


Weekly-

Test the water

Check the filter media. Does it need changing?

Clean the bowl

Give your Betta a treat! He might enjoy some blood worms or some Brine Shrimp.


Monthly-

Use a Gravel Vacuum to clean the tank and do a water change


Yearly-

Change the filter media
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:54 PM   #2 
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ummm, well this is nice, but you better be doing water changes alot more often then once a month. I prefer atleast one water change atleast a week, unless u have a small tank then bi weekly.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:19 PM   #3 
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Not if you have a large tank. I do a Gravel Vac weekly, but for those with large 10 gallons and only 1 Betta and a filter it can be done monthly.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:53 PM   #4 
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Let's see(Looks at list).It seem I done all of them(Checks everything)!Now people can start caring for their fish more with this post!
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:01 PM   #5 
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Yay! Goos for you, then.

I have seen other things like this on other websites that have helped me a lot.

Should I make it into a better list with Monday-Friday so you can print it off and mark it every day? Then maybe you could reward yourself if you get it all done.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:17 PM   #6 
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Keeping a Betta is very easy, but sometimes we forget to do certain stuff for our Freshwater Friend. So, I have made a list of daily and weekly tasks we must do to ensure our Betta's health!



Daily-

Spend time with your Betta fish. They really enjoy company!

Feed your Betta fish

Watch your Betta fish, does he look healthy? Is he acting normal?

Check your tank, make sure everything is running good


Weekly-

Test the water

Check the filter media. Does it need changing?

Clean the bowl This should be "tank" because no bowl that I know is is big enough to go a week without a change. Only a well planted 5 gallon or larger tank (possibly without plants) can go that long.

Give your Betta a treat! He might enjoy some blood worms or some Brine Shrimp. Yum!


Monthly-

Use a Gravel Vacuum to clean the tank and do a water change
Since I have a planted tank, I can't really even see the gravel. lol.

Yearly-

Change the filter media
This should probably go in the monthly, or at least bi-yearly section. Monthly if carbon is used (as it might not work after a month). I honestly never change my filter media (don't have carbon), unless it falls apart. Even then I have only had that problem with the sponge. I do take the parts out and swish them in old tank water about once a month.
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:10 AM   #7 
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It's good to know that you've made a list for yourself to keep up with caring for your betta and i'm glad that it is working good for you =)

your list is very general and it might not work for everyone .. since everyone has a different feeding schedule (for example .. you don't have to feed ur betta everyday .. some people like to fast their bettas on the weekend to prevent SBD and other bloat issues) .. different size tanks (1g vs 5g vs 10g has a very different daily care routine).. different bettas types (crowntails need softer water so their tails don't curl .. sororities .. communities .. are just some examples that would need different checklists) .. as well as different tank types (planted vs. non-planted) ..

but generally speaking .. i think your list is a very good start =D .. i wish everyone would be this dedicated .. and everyone should spend some time with their bettas on a daily basis
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:26 AM   #8 
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I realize this. But I am sure anyone could figure out that they may need to change this to fit their tank size, type of Betta, set up, and everything else.

I heard changing the water 1ce a week in a bowl was okay?

I don't use bowls for my Betta fish, I only house a few Shrimp in there, so I wouldn't really know. I let my filters take care of that for me.
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:18 PM   #9 
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I heard changing the water 1ce a week in a bowl was okay?
No. It should be at least one 50% change and one 100% change per week.
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:07 PM   #10 
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Oh.

Well sorry.

Again, I do not keep fish in bowls.
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