Friday, August 22, 2008

Betta Fish Care - Water For Your Betta Fish Tank

What is the best water for your betta fish?

Some people refuse to believe it but the best water to use in your betta fish’s aquarium is tap water. Bottled water and distilled water has been “purified” and won’t have the minerals that your Betta fish needs. If your tap water is so bad that you do not even drink it and you must use something else for your betta fish, than use spring water. Tap water or spring water, follow the directions below:

1) Find out if your local tap water is treated with something called chloramines and if it is you will need AmQuel from the pet store.

2) Pre treat the water with “stress coat” according to the directions. (You can find “stress coat” at your local pet store too)

3) Once the water is treated according to package directions, let it sit in an open container for up to a week, allowing all of the chemicals and gasses to evaporate and for the pH in the water to normalize.

That is all there is to your betta fish water care!

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At 10:55 PM, Blogger Danielle said...

I saw your post. I just went out and bought 4 liters of aquafina for my betta. I'm more than a little worried about him. Aquafina is a purified water but I figured it might be a better choice than using my tap water which is probably full of chlorine as well as iron. There is so much iron in my water that only after 24 hours the leaves on his plastic plant began to turn orange.
I am more than willing to go buy him some spring water tomorrow, however, is there a water filterer that you might suggest? I really love him and I'd hate to see him die.

At 2:04 PM, Blogger Russell Reeves said...

Spring water is actually one of the cheapest and bedst waterd to put your betta in


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