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 12-27-2011, 01:25 AM   #1 
Torshe
New Member
 
Torshe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Alberta
Exclamation Water Changes/First time beta fish owner

Hi there!
Tomorrow im getting my first betta fish tomorrow which are the first fish ive ever had as a pet. Im really concerned about the water changes, so far I have a filter in my tank. (Im gonna get a heater tomorrow and the water is conditioned.) If I have a 5 gallon tank with my filter, how often should I do water changes?
Thanks for your time!
Torshe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 02:31 AM   #2 
kfryman
Member
 
kfryman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Fremont, CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Torshe View Post
Hi there!
Tomorrow im getting my first betta fish tomorrow which are the first fish ive ever had as a pet. Im really concerned about the water changes, so far I have a filter in my tank. (Im gonna get a heater tomorrow and the water is conditioned.) If I have a 5 gallon tank with my filter, how often should I do water changes?
Thanks for your time!
I would say 50% a week. By any chance is it the Aqueon series, bow front tank?
kfryman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 09:33 AM   #3 
Myates
Member
 
Myates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Welcome! Congrats on getting your first betta, sounds like you have been doing your homework!

Kfry has the right idea- one 30-50% weekly. Siphoning (vacumming) the gravel when doing so each week as well.
Always ideal to do a water change each week, regardless of filter/cycle/size of tank :) But filter/cycle/size will affect how much you do a week.
Myates 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
First Time Fish Owner drewdigg Betta Fish Care 3 07-21-2011 09:55 PM
First Time Betta Fish Owner RockTheRed52 Betta Fish Care 17 04-24-2011 05:17 PM
top notch fish first time owner missfish1996 Betta Fish Care 4 03-05-2008 07:43 PM
First time owner, somethin seems wrong with the tank/water butthead Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 4 02-08-2008 01:49 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:41 AM.


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