10 Easy Steps for Betta Fish Care

Here are 10 Simple Steps and Guide to Properly take good care of your Betta Fish

1. Give your Betta Enough Space to be Happy

In the store, they are placed in a small container to take up less space but it doesn’t mean that you also have to put them in a small cup. Provide them a home where they can enjoy swimming around and have room to breath.

2. Water Quality & Water Changes

Although betta fish is pretty much a tough camper when it comes to water but you need to keep on the watch on Chlorine.

3. Be Aware on Aggression Level

By nature they have tendency to fight each other. Being known as the “Japanese Fighting Fish”. Males are usually aggressive and will fight to death that’s why they cannot be roommates.

4. Overfeeding is a Silent Killer

Overfeeding your betta cause some bloating and other issues. You just have to feed them once a day at the same time on a regular schedule if possible. There stomach is the size of their eyeball and it takes them 2 full week to starve to death.

5. They eat meat too

This type of fish are carnivore. Getting them good food like dried shrimp or bloodworm will make them happy & healthy.

6. Water temperature

In the tank, Water temperature should be between 75-82 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s advisable to buy a tank heater which will only cost you under $10.

7. Keep your tank water clean

When changing tank water, keep only 40-50% of the old tank water that they are accustom to.

8. Water Filtration is a must

Giving your betta fish a poor living environment will make them sick and prone to any diseases. So make sure they have clean tank and in good temperature.

9. A happy fish is a healthy fish

Since betta are a sort of territorial fish. From time to time, you may want to put a mirror on your tank and you can see that male fish get all boasted. This is good for them to change things up but don’t leave the mirror for a long time for their health’s safety.

10. Betta digestion

Betta fish have some weird digestion issues most of them are due to over feeding and poor nutrition. One way to solve this problem is get a household “pea”. Choose those that are precooked, remove the skin and cut it up into tiny pieces that they can eat. It does wonders on their digestion & nutrition as well.

Preventing Betta Fish Illnesses

There is an old saying that goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure”. I think its totally accurate to say that prevention is better than cure. By following some simple measures, you will go a long way on preventing your betta fish from getting common illnesses.

5 essentials steps to keep your Betta safe

1. Clean Water

Preventing Betta Fish Illnesses

It is essential to keep the water in your tank clean by changing the water regularly. You need to frequently test the water pH level as well

 

as the temperature in your tank. While cleaning your tank, it would be best to place your fish at a sterilized isolation tank. A great recommendation is to have him at a bowl or a one gallon jar free from any decoration or plants.

2. Do not overfeed your Betta

One of the major problem fish owners when feeding is how to know if they are eating the right amount of food or not. Keep in mind not to overfeed your betta because it can lead to constipation. On the other hand, those uneaten foods can rot swiftly which may contribute to the growth of bacteria and fungi so it’s best to remove those left over foods from the tank as soon as possible.

3. Find the sick Betta

If you found out that one or two of your bettas are sick then you need to isolate them immediately from the healthy ones. It must be done at the first sign of illness. Placing the sick betta in a small tank makes it easier to administer medicine and to stop spread their of disease to other healthy ones.

4. Clean dead fish

If for instance you found dead fish in your tank, remove them immediately before other first starts to nibble on their remains. A decomposing body may already contain unhealthy bacteria and fungi that could affect them.

5. Know well your Bettas

A good betta fish owner knows their fish pets. Become familiar with all your bettas by observing their behavior and appearance. That way you’ll be able to easily distinguish which one are sick or just resting.