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I really want a happy healthy betta fish and do what i can to make sure I have everything i need. Even if its not necessary i want to explore all options.

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5 gallon tank with a 50 watt aqueon pro heater set to 79F, a silk plant attempting to hide the heater to no avail and a little t-rex skull toy i sanded the insides smooth for him to swim through.


might be tough to see but its at exactly 79F


top to bottom: prime by seachem, freeze dried blood worms (for treats on occasion), omega one betta buffet, new life spectrum betta formula, and betta bio-gold by hikari. I feed him 4 pellets a day, 2 by one brand and 2 from another and cycle threw them evenly and fast him on sundays.


that's a picture of my pretty boy, got him from petco hes a DT male.

I do 50% water changes once a week and treat all 5 gallons with prime on the same day once weekly. I really want to see if there is anything else i need for him to make his life longer and happier.
 

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It looks absolutely great. But you need one thing... and it cannot be bought... and its a little thing called "Love" ;) Cheers! BTW handsome boy! Love his colors!
 

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Excellent idea on the food containers... I may have to buy a couple containers of the food I use and do that...
 

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It looks absolutely great. But you need one thing... and it cannot be bought... and its a little thing called "Love" ;) Cheers! BTW handsome boy! Love his colors!
he gets plenty of love :)

and yea the food containers are great i love using all the best foods i dont think there are any other types anyone use
 

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I would get some more silk plants, seems a tad bare. He will also enjoy the dense plants because bettas come from dense areas and do not being in the open.
 

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Great tank. You have one lucky fish! He even has a buffet!!! :-D I have the same T-Rex skull in my 5 gallon. My fish loves it. So you asked what more you could get... well not much except more plants. But that's just me, I love when the tanks are full of hiding space and my fish can rest or swim through the plants, and they usually love exploring too. I have one of those silk floating plants and he loves to use it to build his bubble nests.

If you feel adventurous (lol) you can go get a little moss ball. Those are SO GREAT! I suck at keeping plants but they are super easy to keep and bettas love them.

Good luck!
 

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That's pretty good overall :) I think the others covered the "what else" :lol:
 

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Youre pretty much set! Good job, you clearly did a lot of research into caring for your little guy :)
I'd probably go get some aquarium salt, you can get a big box for pretty cheap, it doesn't go bad as far as I know. It's good to have on hand in case something happens and you aren't able to get to a store easily :)
 

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thanks alot guys i will add some more silk plants in the back of the tank, I want to keep the foreground bare thats where i view and feed him

anyone have literature on moss ball care? one day i plan on doing live plants in a bigger tank i just never looked into it maybe a moss ball is a good start.
 

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Apparently moss balls do well in low lights. if one side is getting brown, turn it over =D If the moss ball is going brown you can also place it in front of a window. Other than that..... not much to say.
 

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I have the chi and if you would be willing to try live plants, get a few stems of anacharis. Very easy plants to maintain. Even those little LEDs are enough to keep those alive and growing.
 
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