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
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-02-2008, 01:25 AM   #1 
New Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Changing the water


I need to change the water on my fish tank for the first time. It's been about a week and a half. The tank still looks good - but should probably change it.

Do I change the water out with the fish still in the tank? Or should I transfer the little guy to a small bowl while I clean the tank out?

He's really happy right now - I'm afraid to disturb him!

charr8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2008, 01:35 AM   #2 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: IN
If you haven't already, you should buy a gravel vac. It's just a siphon for sucking up debris on the tank bottom. They don't cost much ($10), and they really make water changes easy on you and the fish. My fish have never been bothered by the vac at all, they'll swim right up to it and all around it. They're quite interested to see what I'm doing. Keep at eye on the fish if they're small though, as they could be sucked up too. My platies are now a little too comfortable with the gravel vac, and are trying to explore the inside! Water changes are much more effective if you remove the accumulated debris in the substrate substrate with a vac.
It'sJames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2008, 08:02 AM   #3 
MegK's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Canada
depending on what u should do depends on the size of the tank.

if ur keeping a betta in half a gallon its going to be hard to vac, and daily water changes are a must to keep water clean

usually i do all my tanks once a week, sometimes a little longer depending on which tank since some are small or some are big and empty.
MegK is offline   Reply With Quote

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
Water Changing! How Often? Clarke Betta Fish Care 3 05-07-2009 06:48 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.