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Hi all, my name is Charlene and I'm a new member. I've kept bettas before (years ago) but I'm getting back into the hobby so I'm doing research again before I get another one. I have a 5 gallon tank already and am so excited to be getting back into this! Any tips would be appreciated, thank you! 馃槉
 

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Hi all, my name is Charlene and I'm a new member. I've kept bettas before (years ago) but I'm getting back into the hobby so I'm doing research again before I get another one. I have a 5 gallon tank already and am so excited to be getting back into this! Any tips would be appreciated, thank you! 馃槉
Hi, Welcome to the forum. 5 gallon is a great option. Make sure you have a heater set around 78-82 and don't forget a filter or sponge filter. Another tip would be to make sure that you don't have super sharp decor and plants. I reccomend Silk or Live because they will not damage your bettas fins.

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Welcome to the forum, and back into the hobby! If I could give you one tip, it's to keep your betta stimulated! Spending te with your betta, flaring them, even teaching them a few tricks!
 
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Hi,

Welcome to the forum! My tip is that clean water equals a healthy betta. Weekly water changes are a must, even if your water parameters are testing in the good range. Clean water helps to keep stress levels low, too.

Adding something that produces tannins to the tank water would be very beneficial, too. Tannins will tint the water brown, but bettas just love the stuff. Tannins provide some slight antibacterial and antifungal properties to the water, too. You can use Indian almond leaves, alder cones, treated drift wood, or even organic rooibos tea to get tannin-rich tank water.
 
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