A good home for a betta is a one gallon fish bowl or clean 1 gallon jar. Small aquariums also make good homes and a 2.5 gallon to 5 gallon aquarium is an ideal size. Larger aquariums are fine too. My “work” betta has a 10 gallon all to himself and he swims from one end to the other all day long. Most bettas are not as active as he is and that is why a smaller aquarium will work for most. The advantage to using an appropriately sized bowl or aquarium is also that maintenance is less time consuming since water changes generally need to be done only once a week.
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Dispose of the old water from the betta bowl by pouring it down the sink. Rinse gravel and aquarium decorations with hot water. Do not use soap or cleansers unapproved for fish tank cleaning. Place the gravel and decorations back in the betta bowl. Allow the contents of the bowl to cool to room temperature.
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Rachel L. Alba I am so glad you found it helpful! Yes they can jump, I always lay something over the container when I move them to clean the tank. I had one of the cute decorative bowls without a top, once I learned we had a jumper my husband quickly got me a better suited tank to keep him in. I love Betta fish because they are really low maintenance, and not expensive at all to keep.
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