HOW TO SET UP A BETTA FISH TANK | ESSENTIALS

    hi everyone 🙂 this video will tell you everything you need to keep your betta living a long and happy life! if i’ve made any mistakes, please let me know politely!

    betta checklist:
    – 1+ gallon tank with hood and light (they can jump)
    – dechlorinator/conditioner
    – food
    – filter
    – thermometer
    – heater
    – substrate (gravel, marbles, sand, etc)
    – decorations (at least 1 they can hide in)
    – plants (silk, live, or soft plastic)
    – net for water changes

    set up:
    1. wash hands
    2. rinse off everything with warm water (NO SOAP)
    3. place everything in the tank where you want
    4. fill your tank with water & add water dechlorinator/conditioner
    5. put filter, heater, and thermometer in
    6. make sure temperature is in between 72-82 F
    7. cycle your tank (cycle time depends on gallons, at least 24 hours)
    8. let your betta acclimate for at least 15 minutes
    9. release and let your betta explore it’s new home!

    betta dos and donts:
    – do not put two male bettas or one male/one female in one tank (they prefer to live alone)
    – do not go smaller than a one gallon tank (if possible, go bigger!)
    – do not put bettas in direct sunlight
    – do not put bettas in a new tank unless it has cycled for at least 24 hours
    – do not fill the tank up to the lid (they need air)
    – do not overfeed, feed only twice a day with a small pinch of pellets
    – do not feed bloodworms more than once a week, this is a TREAT, not daily food
    – do realize bettas will live a long life if taken care of properly (this is a commitment)
    – do 100% water changes once a month and 25% water changes every week
    – do keep the pH level around 7
    – do have fun with your betta!

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