Even though Betta fish are capable of living in small amounts of water they should not be kept in such living conditions. They are far more active and show of their true beauty when given a proper aquarium with heating and filtration. A good choice for a Betta fish aquarium should have plenty of open swimming space and room for other Betta fish supplies like gravel, plants and decorations.
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But I see big fish rooms with tons of bettas in jars all the time!, I hear you say. Correct! However, these fish are kept by experienced betta breeders who often use a drip filter system so their bettas are supplied with fresh water 24/7 and heat their entire fish room to a stable temperature. Without a drip system, a full water change has to be done every other day to prevent ammonia poisoning, which is of course quite stressful for the fish (and for you, when you’re sick, tired or just in a hurry). Bowls, jars and vases are also often too small to put a heater in, and without heated water bettas will get lethargic and stressed from temperature fluctuations. In short, an aquarium is just much easier and reduces the risk of stress-related illnesses or even death.
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Of course there are aquarium supplies your betta fish can’t live without, such as a tank and nutritious food. Once you get the vary basics provided for your betta we hope that you will consider these important items on our Top 5 must-have Betta Fish care supplies.
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We have comprised a supplies list for a betta fish tank setup. You may find that you need more things than you thought. A person can save some money by buy an “aquarium kit” on amazon that comes with everything together. These fish are tropical fish so they need a heater and a filter and so forth. Let’s get started with what we need.
In my opinion, this is an absolute must! Bettas are the happiest in warmer water. Anywhere between 76-82 degrees Fahrenheit should do the trick. The problem is that all homes are different. You may be able to reach that temperature naturally but most times you won’t be able to, or the temperature will fluctuate too much, which is not good for your betta. Buying a heater will ensure that your bettas have the same temperature all the time, no matter what is going on inside the home. Just make sure that the heater you choose is adjustable. Another important thing I need to mention is that you need to make sure that you get the right wattage for the size of tank that you have and also make sure that you get a thermometer to make sure the heater is functioning properly. This is a very important item for your list of betta fish supplies. (Note: For more information, have a look at our post ““.)