Mar 14, 2020

Acclimate Your Betta

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==Steps==
 
==Steps==
 
===Setting up Your Betta’s Tank===
 
===Setting up Your Betta’s Tank===
#Choose a tank for your betta. In their natural habitat, bettas live in murky, stagnant water. Although they can survive in very small, cramped tanks, it’s healthier for the fish to give it a larger environment. Look for a tank that holds around five gallons of water, as this will give the fish plenty of space. Do not keep your betta in a tank smaller than 2.5 gallons.<ref>https://pethelpful.com/fish-aquariums/Betta-Fish-Tanks-Choose-the-Best-Aquarium-for-Your-Betta</ref>[[Image:Acclimate Your Betta Step 1 Version 2.jpg|center]]
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#Choose a tank for your betta. In their natural habitat, bettas live in murky, stagnant water. Although they can survive in very small, cramped tanks, it’s healthier for the fish to give it a larger environment. Look for a tank that is holds around five gallons of water, as this will give the fish plenty of space. Do not keep your betta in a tank smaller than one gallon.<ref>https://pethelpful.com/fish-aquariums/Betta-Fish-Tanks-Choose-the-Best-Aquarium-for-Your-Betta</ref>[[Image:Acclimate Your Betta Step 1 Version 2.jpg|center]]
#* Get a heater and a gentle filtration system for your tank—the current created by the filtration can be stressful to bettas.<ref>https://ift.tt/2U6gBEz>  
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#* Since betta fish breathe air directly from the top of the water, your tank does not need a filtration system. In fact, it’s better if the tank doesn’t have one—the current created by the filtration is stressful to bettas.<ref>https://ift.tt/2U6gBEz>  
 
#[[Set Up a Betta Tank|Prepare the tank]]. Wash the fish tank thoroughly and then rinse the gravel carefully in hot tap water. Do not use soap or detergent on the gravel. Then layer the gravel carefully at the bottom of the tank. Rinse any decorations and put them into the tank.[[Image:Acclimate Your Betta Step 2 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#[[Set Up a Betta Tank|Prepare the tank]]. Wash the fish tank thoroughly and then rinse the gravel carefully in hot tap water. Do not use soap or detergent on the gravel. Then layer the gravel carefully at the bottom of the tank. Rinse any decorations and put them into the tank.[[Image:Acclimate Your Betta Step 2 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#* The tank does not necessarily have to be a traditional fish tank; any large container will do.
 
#* The tank does not necessarily have to be a traditional fish tank; any large container will do.
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* Bettas usually do not eat fish-food flakes, and prefer pellets or live food. It depends on the individual, however.
 
* Bettas usually do not eat fish-food flakes, and prefer pellets or live food. It depends on the individual, however.
 
* Be patient when acclimating your betta. The slower that you complete the process, the healthier the transition will be for your betta.
 
* Be patient when acclimating your betta. The slower that you complete the process, the healthier the transition will be for your betta.
* If the filter is too strong, turn it off until you can figure out how to diffuse it. Bettas do not like currents, and will become stressed and unhealthy if exposed to a current.
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* If the filter is too strong, turn it off until you can figure out how to block it. Bettas do not like currents, and will become stressed and unhealthy if exposed to a current.
 
* When acclimating your betta to a new tank, turn off the light in the tank. This will reduce your betta’s stress levels.<ref>https://ift.tt/3cU9asF>
 
* When acclimating your betta to a new tank, turn off the light in the tank. This will reduce your betta’s stress levels.<ref>https://ift.tt/3cU9asF>
* You should get a filter, but try to get a low-flow filter, or put a sponge filter on the output to reduce the flow yourself.
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* You actually should get a filter, but try to get a low-flow filter, or put a sponge filter on the output to reduce the flow yourself.
   
 
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