So you decided to purchase a Betta fish. Have you thought about what Betta fish care methods you will be using? The reason I ask is because so many people fail to keep their fish healthy and happy. They neglect their fish until they ever die. If you are like me, you will not let this happen. This article will give you some easy tips to use immediately.
1. Go out and purchase a large size tank. This is probably the most important step in the Beta care process. You see, Betta’s are from environments that allow enough space for them to explore their surroundings. If you stick them in a small fish bowl, they will not be able to do any exploring. This is the number one cause of early death for Beta fish. A good fish tank to get will hold at least five gallons of water.
2. Where you store the fish tank is also important. It would be wise to position the fish tank away from predators and too much direct sunlight. As you probably know, cats love to eat fish. So I suggest that you invest in a quality tank cover. Make sure that it is well ventilated because Betta fish need to get air from outside the water. That is why they will rise to the surface frequently.
3. A clean tank is a healthy environment for your new friend. If you fail to keep your fish tank clean, your pet Beta will be exposed to all sorts of dangerous Betta diseases. Avoid this from happening by purchasing a good water filtration system. They’re not that expensive, and it will save you time and energy in the long run.
4. Like all living creatures, Betta fish have to eat. However, many people will kill their Betta’s by feeding them too often. Betta’s can go several days without food, so feeding them all the time does not make any sense. Instead, create a routine that allows them enough food to energize their bodies. Feeding your Beta four times a week is a good amount. I suggest that you play around with it until you find what works best for your Betta. You can always feed him or her every other day.
As you can see, basic Betta fish care is not that complicated. With a little effort, and a whole lot of love, you can raise a happy, and healthy Betta fish for years to come.