There are a lot of questions on how to take care of your betta fish properly and it can be hard to find the right answers to your questions when wading through all of the information. Don’t worry, I’ve got your most frequently asked questions regarding how to take care of a betta fish right here!
How Much Should I Feed My Betta? (And WHAT Should I Feed Him?)
First of all, the best Betta food to feed your fish in my experience is pellets. Pellets and flakes both provide all of the nutrition your betta needs (a diet of only live foods does not provide this) but pellets are easier to measure out. It is for these reasons I’ve found them to be the best choice.
Overfeeding can be detrimental to a Betta’s health and you want to be careful to avoid this. Feed just two pellets in the morning and two in the evening. Make sure there is lots of space between feedings and if you can’t remember if you’ve fed him for that sessions, don’t worry about it, he can go a long time without food.
What Should I Do If My Betta Fish Won’t Eat?
He’s probably just used to a different food from the pet store and this is very common, don’t worry about it! Bettas can go 2-3 weeks without eating before becoming ill due to malnutrition. If it’s been a week or more you might try feeding him the inside of a frozen pea that you heat up in the microwave. Just cut it up into small pieces first!
What Temperature Is Right For A Betta Fish?
Between 78 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit is perfect. Anything is this range will suffice but be sure to keep your temperature constant, rapid fluctuations are unhealthy and stressful for your fish.
What Size Tank Should I Use?
Of all of the how to take care of a betta fish questions, this is one of the most debated. Here is the definitive answer: 5 to 10 gallons MINIMUM. Betta’s naturally live in large expanses of rice paddies in Eastern Asia, don’t put them in a 1 gallon vase and expect them to be happy.
Questions for every Betta fish owner from the full guide on how to take care of a Betta fish,
Do you know…
-How to maintain proper water conditions?
-When and when not to use a filter?
-How to correctly setup a Betta tank and the 5-part checklist?
-What to do if your Betta won’t eat?
-How to care for Betta fish that are ill, and how to diagnose and cure every Betta sickness?
-The step by step surefire instructions for breeding bettas?
-About heaters and thermometers and how to get your temperature right?
-Why the wrong type of lighting can kill your Betta?
This is a must have manual for the selection, care, feeding, environment, of your Betta investment and enjoyment of these beautiful tropical fish.