Introduction: Fish Tank LED Bonanza!

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READER PLEASE NOTE!

This little fish died, RIP. He was well fed and had its water changed twice a week.

Since many people have asked via the comments that I make he following warning.

Bright LEDs and a small tank might kill your fish. (See picture below)

Use something to diffuse the LED lights (Sanded plexyglass?) and use a bigger tank.

On to the instructable.

Instructable que pretende Ilustrar como Agregar LEDs a una pecera barata de +KOTA para tu pez Beta.

An Instructable on How2 add LED Light to a Cheap Fish Tank for a Beta Fish.

Visit my blog, for all other details not contained in this instructable.

Step 1: Get Ur Components!

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NOTA:
Aunque se pueden conceguir en cualquier electrónica y relativamente más barato, a mi me gusta comprar mis componentes en Steren; Simplemente por el hecho de que no tengo que ir al centro y hay estacionamiento fácil donde está.

Lo que necesitas para hacer una pecerita como estas es:

1.- Pecera Bettatank, $110 Pesos en +KOTA. Escogí esta pecera porqué traía una plantita de plástico, y comida incluida. Además de que la Base negra de la pecera es hueca, ideal para nuestros propositos.

2.- Piedritas Azules Cristalosas, $18 Pesos en +KOTA. Compre estas porqué las piedritas y la arena que traía la pecera iban a bloquear la Luz de los LEDs.

3.- Componentes Electrónicos.

- 5 LEDs del color que prefieras. Yo usé Azules y Blancos. $6 Pesos c/u en Steren.

- Resistencia de Carbono. (Ver Siguiente Sección para saber como calcular la resistencia que necesitas)

- 5 Porta LED para los LEDs que escogiste.

- Switch

Nota!
Si este es tu primer proyecto de electrónica es muy posible que también necesites lo siguiente.

- Cable, de preferencia de dos colores diferentes para marcar Tierra y Flujo (Positivo y negativo de tu circuito)

- Soldadura 40/60 Estaño Plomo.

- Pasta para soldar.

Step 2: Get Ur Tools!

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Herramientas Necesarias

1.- Esmeriladora Dremel, la mejor amiga de todo hobbista es yo creo una Dremel. Estoy seguro que si frecuentas este tipo de páginas te habrás dado ya cuenta que nuestro vecionos del norte aman este juguetito. En Realidad no es tan Caro y simplifica la vida al momento de cualquier proyecto, se escolar o de ocio.
Está en $900 Pesos en Home Depot, suena caro, sí. Pero lo vas a desquitar. Te lo aseguro.

2.- Cautín, Este es un "must" si eres Electrónico/Mecatronico/Informático. Estoy seguro que si eres estudiante en tu escuela abrá disponibles, pero si no eres estudiante o estas pensando en comprar uno, POR EL AMOR DEL CIELO NO COMPRES UNO BARATO $300 pesos es suficiente para comprar uno decente e igual que la Dremel, lo vas a usar más de una ves. A mi manera de ver, es un gato necesario.

3.- Pinzas, Para cortar y pelar cable. Tijeras de papel funcionan bien.

English

Tools you'll need

1.- Dremel, I guess no explanation is Needed.

2.- Soldering Iron, For soldering (sic)

3.- Cable Stripping Tool, For Stripping Cable (sic)

Step 3: Get Ur Fish!

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Los peces Betta en realidad son nadamás como para decorar. No se mueven mucho, necesitan poca comida y hay que limpiarlos cada 15 días aproximadamente. Además de que pueden sobrevivir en un vaso de agua estancada sin problemas porqué saben salir a la superficie a tomar oxigeno (Solo los Machos) así que no necesitan Bomba en la pecera tampoco.

Cuestan alrededor de $20 pesos y son una buena manera para ver si eres apto para cuidar de un ser viviente.

Yo le puse nombre al mio, pero puedes decirle nadamás Pez.

English

Betta Fish are a smooth ride when it comes to caring and feeding them. They stay most of the time just floating with out moving since they get oxigen from the surface and need to ration it.

It's great for starters, and they are really cheap. Arround 2/3 dollars each.

I Actually named mine, but you can skip that and just call it fish.

Step 4: Get Ur Math

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Nota!
El circuito para este proyecto en realidad es muy, MUY sencillo. Si ya eres experimentado, te recomiendo te saltes esta parte.

¿Como escojo mis LEDs?

Cada color de LED tienen especificaciones de corriente y voltaje diferente. Te recomiendo que si vas a usar LEDs de diferentes colores en el mismo circuito (como yo) tengan por lo menos el mismo voltaje de lumbral (Volts)

¿Como escojo mi resistencia?

La resistencia (o resistor) sirve para limitar la cantidad de corriente que circula por nustros LEDs, evitando así que se quemen y mueran.

Para no complicar las cosas, solo sigue esta formula.

(Voltaje De la Fuente de Poder)-(Voltaje de uno de mis LEDs)
(Corriente de uno de mis LEDs)*(Numero de LEDs que voy a usar)

Por ejemplo, usando 3 LED Blancos de 4.5 V que consumen 20mA y 2 LEDs Azules de 4.5 V que consumen 15mA usando una fuente de 9 V equivale a

9 - 4.5
(20E-3 * 3) + (15E-3 * 2)

El valor de la formula no siempre va a estar disponible comercialmente. En este caso, el valor comercial más cercano es de 68 Ohms.

Además del valor de la resistencia, es necesario calcular la potencia a la cual la resistencia va a estar sometida para que no se queme y muera y deje pasar corriente que haga que nuestro LEDS se quemen y mueran. Las resistencias comerciales comunes las puedes escoger de .25, .5, 1 Watt y demás.

La potencia de cualquier elemento está dado por el producto de la corriente que circula por él, y su voltaje.

Para calcular el valor de la potencia de nuestra resistencia usamos la siguiente furmula:

{(Voltaje De la Fuente de Poder)-(Voltaje de uno de mis LEDs)}*{(Corriente de uno de mis LEDs)*(Numero de LEDs que voy a usar)} = Potencia

En el ejemplo anterior, la potencia equivale a:

(9 - 4.5)*{(20E-3 * 3) + (15E-3 * 2)} = 405 mW

Es decir, una resistencia de 68 ohms a medio Watt (.5W = 500mW) con tolerancia del 5% es la óptima a usar en el ejemplo anterior.

English

Note!
This Step is intended for the Amateur EE. If you are a Grizzled Veteran I sugest you skip this step and move on.

How do I Choose my LEDs?

Every LED has Different current comsumption and Threshold voltage Specs. If you are going to used diferent colored LEDs in the same circuit as I did, I sugest you choose LEDs with at least the same voltage Specs.

How do I Choose my Resistor?

The Carbon Resistance (or Resistor) is used to limit the ammount of current flowing through our circuit.

To Keep Things Simple you should apply the following formula.

(Power Source Voltage)-(One of the LEDs Threshold Voltage)
(Current consuption specs for one of the LEDS)*(# of LEDs I'm going to use)

For example, using 3 white LEDs consuming 20 mA and 2 Blue LEDs consuming 15 mA; all @ 4.5V with a 9 V power source.

9 - 4.5
(20E-3 * 3) + (15E-3 * 2)

Since the Value this Formula'll throw out is not always comercially available, you use the closest one. In this case is 68 Ohms.

It's also necesary to calculate the power drawn by the resistance. The power of any device in any circuit is given by the current flowing through it multiplied by it's voltage.

Common Resistors are available with diferent power capabilities like .25 W, .5 W, 1 W to mention some.

To get the Power if your Resistor use the following Formula:

{(Power Source Voltage)-(One of the LEDs Threshold Voltage)}*{(Current consuption specs for one of the LEDS)*(# of LEDs I'm going to use)} = Power

Using the values from the last example.

(9 - 4.5)*{(20E-3 * 3) + (15E-3 * 2)} = 405 mW

This means a 68% resistor rated @ 1/2 W is enough.

Step 5: Drill Ur Holes!

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Usa la Dremel para perforar Hoyos para los 5 Porta LEDs y el Switch.

Una ves Hechos, Solo queda meter cada componente en su lugar.

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Dremel the Hell out of the Black Hollow base to place the LED Holders and the Switch.

Once the Holes are Ready, Put everything in palce.

Step 6: Hook Ur Wires!

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Sigue el Diagrama para conectar todos los LEDs En paralelo uno con otro. Conecta despues el Switch, en serie con el resistor y la entrada de la fuente.

Usa el diagrama o una de las fotos para guiarte.

Nota!
Acuerdate que los LEDs son diodos y solo dejan fluir la corriente de un solo sentido! Respeta Anodo y Cátodo al momento de conectarlos. Si no, no van a prender

English

Use the Diagram or one of the pictures to guide you so you can Hook up all the LEDs in parallel. Then connect the Switch, the Resistor and the Power Source in Series.

Note!
Remember LEDs are diodes and will let the current flow in just one direction! Therefor Bias is an important thing to respect. Otherwise, the LEDs won't light up.

Step 7: Light! (Just Add Water)

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Conecta tu fuente a la Luz y Listo. Ahora solo Agrega Agua de Garrafón.

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Hook your Power Brick to the AC and Ur good to go. Now just Add Water!

Step 8: Voila! Notes

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Sobre las Diferencias entre las Versiones Inglés/Español

Como ya se abrán dado cuenta todos los que manejan ambos Idiomas, no son traducciones literales lo que hice para cada Idioma. Es más como algo específico para cada lector. A mi, personalmente, se me hace más elegante reportar en Español o cualquier otra Lengua Ronace. Además de que me gusta que sepan que habemos Mexicanos presentes en estas ondas y que somos igual o más chingones que los gabachos.

Además espero sirva de motivación para mis demás compatriotas y que nos hagamos notar.

Se aceptan correciones gramaticales/ortográficas para ambos idiomas.

Sobre el Cuidado de tu Betta

Es importante recordar que fuera de toda la electrónica y demás, existe un ser vivo y aunque estúpido y pequeñito, va a necesitar atención y cariño. Si no piensan darsela y solo hacen esto para ponerle luces a algo y aprender electrónica, mejor que sea una planta lo que esté en su pecera.

Con esas no hay tanto pedo si se mueren.

Hay además muchas páginas con mucha información interesante.

Sobre la Soldadura de Plomo

Es importante que sepas si eres nuevo o que te acuerdes si eres experimentado, que la soldadura tiene Plomo y es nocivo si no se maneja con cuidado. Toma tus precauciones al momento de Soldar.

Sobre El Autor

Miltron_B, Méxicano de Nacimiento. Estudiante de Ingeniería Mecatrónica.

English

About the English/Spanish Vertions

If you are skilled in both, you may noticed they say the same but say it in completely diferent ways.

About taking care of your fish

There are a lot of sources in the internet about Betta Fish Keeping.

About the Author

Miltron_B, Mexican. Mecatronics Engeneer Student.

Comments

EsmeK (author)2015-05-21

Oh my, my dear Commie the Karma Chameleon has passed today due to his (surrogate) mother[me]s negligence in leaving the led christmas lights which sat behind his glass bowl on all night and morning.
Poor guy looks just over night turned a dull gray by comparison save the [burnt?] light spots.. I'd send a picture over to find out more but not without knowing that someone will know how to help me understand if it was indeed the lights or something else I need to look out for to save future lives.
The thought of him burning up that way!

Does anyone know much about betta's coloring indicators post life?

spiffytessa (author)2008-08-17

Interesting... but BAD idea.
Small tank + LED lights = stressed fish. And stressed fish are basically dead fish. OK? *nods*

And don't believe any beta rumors! Betta's deserve all of the space you can afford to give them, nothing under 2 gal I would say.

rcooke1 (author)spiffytessa2014-11-09

what about a 2ft 65 ltre tank with some f-buddys some platys a few neon tetra , and a lil suckerfish. some kind of weed from a duck pond and a good heater and filter combo. heater is from my dads brewing kit it has been used but ive cleaned it.

fish were acting a little tipsy when i first put it in but theyve sobered up now :)

jsthomps (author)spiffytessa2009-09-24

I agree ... I prefer 5G if possible

LividMonkey (author)spiffytessa2008-09-30

Oddly enough, they make led lights for fish tanks. Saw them this weekend when I was buying fish food. It's a conspiracy to make us buy more fish!

spiffytessa (author)LividMonkey2009-03-29

Haha.

scopevisions (author)spiffytessa2009-03-19

i agree w spiffytessa... intenta mirar por dos minutos un led... ahora imagina vivir todo el tiempo con los leds a todo lo que dan... Y NO PODER HACER NADA PARA EVITARLO ... yo te recomiendo ... yo te pido ... no lo hagas ... es cruel.

Miltron_B (author)scopevisions2009-03-25

Tu ejemplo vivifico mucho la experiencia de mi pobre pez. Que sugieres que añada al instructable para evitar que la gente reproduzca mi error?

scopevisions (author)Miltron_B2009-03-25

pues tal vez apuntar los leds hacia un lado o usar unos de menor intensidad... pero el caso es que si hay un pez vivo ... esta muy duro igual seria estresante, el metodo natural es que la luz venga de arriba, como el sol, asi lo peces si se pueden proteger o al menos es lo "natural" podria ser una recomendacion DECORATIVA UNICAMENTE, pero mi recomendacion honesta seria quitarlo o recomendar fuertemente que solo sea para decoracion y no para iluminar una pecera con animales vivos... me da gusto que hayas pensado en lo que te dije y utiliza ese ingenio en otra cosa , estoy seguro que lo vas a hacer ... aprende de tus errores! saludos. TRANSLATED COMMENT: perhaps if you aim at the leds towards a side or to use some of minor intensity... but the case is that if there is a living fish... this still would be stressful, the natural method is that the light comes from the top, like the sun, so the fish can be protected or at least it is the "natural thing" it might be used as a DECORATIVE recommendation , but my serious and honest recommendation is to remove it, or to make a strong recommendation to be used for decoration only and not to illuminate a fishbowl with living animals... it is a relief for me that you have thought about what I said to you. and use this ingenuity in another thing, I am sure that you are going to do it... learn of your errors! cheers!

Miltron_B (author)spiffytessa2008-08-20

Yeah, the fish did die about a month ago. I haven't been home since March, but I did recieve the abd news.

jc.021286 (author)2010-02-28

Tools Needed

1 .- Dremel Tool Set, the best friend of all hobbyists is I believe a Dremel. I'm sure if you frequent these pages you may have already noted that our northern neighbors love this toy. In reality, it is not that expensive and it simplifies life whenever you have a project; school or leisure.
It is 900 Pesos  (99.95 CAD - 90 USD) at Home Depot, it sounds expensive, yes. But you're going to recover it in the long run. I assure you.

2 .- Soldering Iron, This is a "must" if you are an Electronics / Mechanics / Computer person. I'm sure if you are a student in your school there will be some that are available, but unless you're a student or are thinking about buying one, FOR THE LOVE OF HEAVEN DO NOT BUY A CHEAP
ONE! For 300 Pesos ($30 CAD - 25 USD) is enough to buy a decent one and just as the Dremel tool set, you are going to use it more than once.In my view, is a cat needed.

3 .- Pliers, To cut and strip wire. Paper Scissors can work well.

jc.021286 (author)2010-02-28

Poor translation:
NOTE:
Although you can construct in any electronic and be relatively cheap, I like to buy my components at 'Steren'; Just because I do not have to go downtown and easy parking for where you are.

What you need in order to transform your fish tank:

1 .- Fishbowl Betta tank
, +  110 Pesos ($10 CDN - $9 USD) from KOTA. I chose this tank because it had a plastic seedling and the food was included. In addition to the black base of the tank is empty, perfect for our purposes.

2 .- Glass pebbles (crystal blue), 18 pesos ($0.10 - $0.50 ) from KOTA. Buy this because the pebbles and the sand that came with the tank would block the light from the LEDs.

3 .- Electronic Components.

- 5 LEDs of the colour that you prefer. I used blue and white. 6 Pesos ($ pennies) pickup from 'Steren'.

- Carbon Resistors.  (See the next section for how to calculate the resistance you will need)

- 5 LED holders for those LEDs you chose.

- A Switch

Note!
If this is your first electronics project it is likely you will also need the following.

- Cable, preferably two different colors to mark Ground and live (positive and negative aspects of your circuit)

- 40/60 Tin Lead Solder.

- Solder paste.

Bongmaster (author)2010-01-30

My betta is in a slightly bigger bowl, and has 2 RGB LEDs lighting it..
he is a happy fishfish (thats his name) the RGB LEDs are controlled by an RBBB arduino board in the base. so its not glaring at him all day.
the lighting is a basic daylight cycle simulation. with some colour variation..

origonally the bowl stand had 2 blue LEDs in it  (overhead lamp) that were on all the time. unless u turned them off via the button on the front. I dont change the water twice a week. only once.. unless it gets particularrly dirty. and i only feed him wat he eats, no more. :)
he doesnt even get stressed when i clean the bowl out any more..

twocvbloke (author)2009-03-20

That fish really needs a bigger tank, those little tanks are only really good for a micro aquascape (underwater garden), you shouldn't keep any fish in there as the ammonia levels, from their waste, will build up rapidly and kill the poor fish... :( I keep my Betta in a 9Gal. tank, on his own (well, there are hitch-hiker snails in there too), and he's the happiest Betta I have seen, as he has room to move... :)

piper1234 (author)2007-11-08

heya i gotta very gouda anglish doo and nuboda haz notaicet yet xD hehe

Miltron_B (author)piper12342007-11-08

I'm not very familiar with American Sarcasm, so I don't know if you are being serious or just plain Supid. Hope you enjoyed both version. I'll do a Spanish only version next time if my English is so Annoying. A ver si así no te quejas...

fireclown (author)Miltron_B2008-11-06

Don't let them get to you, Miltron_B. Your english es mas bueno que mi espanol. Sometimes we have to slog through a second language. Just keep the english as simple as you can to minimize errors (I do the same with my lousy spanish) and if they don't like it, they can avoid you.

ecctao (author)2008-08-19

in this condition some day this fish must be crazy.

Miltron_B (author)ecctao2008-08-20

Yup.

kiss my donkey (author)2008-07-14

What?

macwhiz (author)2008-06-15

do it in english

Miltron_B (author)macwhiz2008-06-15

It's already in English

macwhiz (author)Miltron_B2008-06-25

sorry!

BC-45 (author)2008-05-07

chido cigan aciendo mas inventos yo estoy en acer energy con magnets

fenris (author)2007-06-12

To Miltron_B: Quando yo hablo Espagnol como Tu hablas Ingles, estare muy contento. When I speak Spanish as you speak English, I will be very happy. To all - and I apologize for going "off topic" : Does anyone else think these pages are not designed very well? For starters, if you don't click on "oldest" above the comments, they don't appear in any sensible order. I don't know about anybody else, but I always want to read all the comments to any instructable, starting right from the first comment posted, and reading them in order all the way to the end (having a specific reply to a given comment arranged with that comment does make sense, I'm not asking to have them all in strict chronology). And what about having all the steps on one page by default?

kawouter (author)2007-06-10

These fish use to live in rivers, and when the rain (mousson ? , i don't know what it's called in engish) starts to fall, the river floods. Then the fish lay their eggs and when the drought comes back again, they die because the puddles they live in start to shrink untill it is vanished. The eggs lay in the humid soil and they will hatch when the next flood comes. (srry if my english isn't that good), so it is not pitable for the fish to live in a tank of that size. It's just its natural habitat.

fenris (author)kawouter2007-06-12

The English word you're looking for is 'monsoon', which Meriam-Webster's dictionary says is "from Portuguese monção, from Arabic mawsim time, season". By the way, the "labyrinth organ" only works well in adult fish, so the one who jumped out and survived probably would have croaked if it had been a very young fish. Not only will the eggs survive the drying up of the water, but as long as the fish can manage not to dry out, they can live out of water for a very long time. But look here, I don't like to be a pain in the ass, but just because you could survive in a very small closet where you could just barely turn around, would you like to be kept that way? I have a male Betta in a 12" brandy glass with lots of plants, well lighted - and as a matter of fact the LED idea fits very well into that scheme, and I will consider it. Plants like a lot of light, and a Betta likes to crawl around among thick plants. Please, guys, no red lights and no mirrors, okay?

Miltron_B (author)fenris2007-06-12

Actually, you are incouraged to put you fighter infrot of a mirror ocationally during short periods of time so it thinks it still has to defend it's territory and he doesn't get all Emo. Good luck with your Brandy Bottle! Post some pics if you do add an LED to it.

kawouter (author)fenris2007-06-12

You are right, it is not up to us to decide giving them very little space becauce they CAN survive it. We should give them all the space we can give them. I promise, i will never put mirrors and red lights in my aquarium ;). Btw, mirrors and led lights will only cause stressed fish, which results in early death and bad propagation.

fenris (author)2007-06-12

entre paréntesis, tienes muy buen Inglés. ?Eres estudiante?

fenris (author)fenris2007-06-12

damn, that's what I get for trying to make accented vowels. I meant to say, by the way you have very good English. Are you a student?

Miltron_B (author)fenris2007-06-12

No te preocupes, tu mensaje fue entendido con o sin acentos. Si, como ya dije en la redacción, soy estudiante de ingenieria mectrononica en el ITESM.

Gracias por tus comentarios! _~

japala (author)2007-01-05

Isn't that "tank" bit too small for a fish...

Miltron_B (author)japala2007-01-05

The little "tank" is a bit above 1/4 Gallon. Meaning it's ok for just one fish. You could NEVER have two male Bettas in a single tank. They would hunt and kill each other. A 1/4 gallon tank means you have to have a FULL water change every 4th day, and you should try not to let uneaten food floating in there since it rots quickly. Also, in small tanks filters, heaters and Gravel are not recomended. The first two will cause abrupt changes in water condition and could Kill your fish, and the gravel would serve as host for bacteria and that sort of Betta-Killing fiends. It also should have a little plant (silk, real or plastic) since bettas are really territorial and need something to cling on to. Hope that left you at ease. n_n" Saludos, -Miltron.

Scucci (author)Miltron_B2007-04-28

While it's always a good idea to do regular water changes, even in a 1/4 bowl that's a bit too much. While they don't need heaters or filters... gravel is always a good idea because it makes the tank look a little better, and provides a bed for beneficial bacteria, the ones that make the nitrogen cycle possible... ammonia to nitrites to nitrates. Those bacteria are needed for any healthy fish setup. :) A plant would be nice too... :)

trebuchet03 (author)japala2007-01-05

Depends on the species... "Betta" Fish (as they're called in pet stores), live in small puddles. Naturally, puddles don't last long. So this species is hardy (can live in piss poor quality water - and does) and can "jump."

Miltron_B (author)trebuchet032007-01-05

That's true. Their Natural Habittat is the Puddles in the rice Paddies in Thailand. And Yes, they Jump. HIGH.

Gnaw (author)Miltron_B2007-01-05

True story: I had one that tried to commit suicide late at night, by jumping out of the tank and landing on the carpet behind the fish tank. In the morning when I went to go feed my fish I noticed 'Nibbles' was missing! (Named Nibbles because he always eat the tails of my fancy male guppies!) After thoroughly searching the tank I started looking around on the floor. There he was all dried up! I started to cry (was 9 yr.) So like all my 'suicidal-fish' I plunked him in the toilet and said my good-byes. Before I could flush Nibbles sprang back to life! I ran and got the fish net and scooped him out and put him back in the tank!

ILikeScience (author)Gnaw2007-03-30

You are kidding, right? He actually "came back to life"?

Miltron_B (author)Gnaw2007-01-05

Like Trebuchet said, they are Hardy indeed.

pimpin 24-7 (author)japala2007-03-25

if you thinkthat iz small i got som 'fighters' in little jars and small coffe bottles but i got about 600 of them so cant help it! if i put them in one large tank they will all just become mass murders!

gammerus (author)2007-02-19

I don't meen to sound all naggy, but bettas do need bigger containers because (here it comes) -they need a heater, in their natural habitat the water is 80' 24/7 if they live in water below 74' they become suseptable to a ton of diseases and most likely will not live more than several months. - also these so called puddles are miles and miles long and several inches deep. during drought season the water is very low, but not for more than a couple months. -unless you keep your house at least 76'the betta will need a heater and 2.5 gallons is the smallest tank you can have with a heater. -aside from basic requirements, you will find bettas will become more active and colorful when you keep them in a larger tank.

Sgt.Waffles (author)gammerus2007-03-17

Betas are not tropical, and therefore, dont NEED a heater. Not having a heater slows down their metabolism. They are fine in a 2 gallon tank. And as long as you do regular waterchanges, disease wont be a problem. Take it from an experianced aquarist.

Miltron_B (author)gammerus2007-02-19

Hi, Thanks for the Comment. I live in central Mexico, really near the tropic of Cancer. So room temperature is usually good for its water. I honestly plan to buy a bigger fish tank with more fish, but I just wanted a little "try out", to put it in a way, to see if I was up for the task. The LED thing was just to have it fit in with the rest of my stuff. I'll try and get a bigger tank and I'll let every one one if my fish perishes. Cheers!

Gnaw (author)2007-01-05

I love it! Great instructable, Betta's are great fish indeed. You never told us what you named yours?

Miltron_B (author)Gnaw2007-01-05

He's Name is Lord Jabu-Jabu. _~

austin (author)2007-01-04

really? red make fish agressive that gives me some ideas, like bullfighting a sunfish or something.

Miltron_B (author)austin2007-01-04

Just try putting two Betta fish together and see them rip each other o pices. Red Light or not.

Liganic (author)2007-01-04

Be sure not to use red colors because this can make some fish aggressive, but I guess this isn't so important if there is only one in the tank.

erfonz (author)Liganic2007-01-04

I think if the fish sees its reflection it would piss it off too.

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