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  • bettalover1 commented on iGabe's instructable How to Properly Care for a Betta1 year ago
    How to Properly Care for a Betta

    I hope your betta is ok!!! You need to have a heater, thermometer, and water conditioner for your betta. The ideal water temperature for your betta is 75F - 82F. Please do Not put your fish in a warm cup of tap water to warm it up. Warm tap water can be over 90F which can harm or kill your fish. Remove your fish along with some of his tank water in a large cup at least the size of the container you bought him in. Clean the tank, put the heater in the clean water and put the conditioner drops in which help remove the chlorine from tap water which can harm your fish. Follow the instructions on the betta water conditioner so you know how many drops to put in for your size tank, Make sure the thermometer says between 75F - 82F before you put your fish back in his tank. You can just add th...see more »I hope your betta is ok!!! You need to have a heater, thermometer, and water conditioner for your betta. The ideal water temperature for your betta is 75F - 82F. Please do Not put your fish in a warm cup of tap water to warm it up. Warm tap water can be over 90F which can harm or kill your fish. Remove your fish along with some of his tank water in a large cup at least the size of the container you bought him in. Clean the tank, put the heater in the clean water and put the conditioner drops in which help remove the chlorine from tap water which can harm your fish. Follow the instructions on the betta water conditioner so you know how many drops to put in for your size tank, Make sure the thermometer says between 75F - 82F before you put your fish back in his tank. You can just add the water from his cup to the tank as well. Keeping the same water temperature after cleaning is very important. The heater will keep it consistent, and the thermometer will let you know for sure. Good luck!!!

    You should Not put your betta in a cup of warm tap water because it can kill your fish. They do like warm water but the water temperature needs to be specific. Between 75F - 82F is ideal. You need a water heater and a thermometer. Both are inexpensive. Putting your betta in what feels like warm water out of the tap can kill it because it could easily be over 90F which is way too hot! Also, you need to get a water conditioner for bettas which takes the chlorine out of the tap water among other things that are harmful for your betta. This is easy to use. Just follow the directions at it will tell you how many drops to use for your size tank. Get your tank ready for your fish before you but him in. Just make sure that when cleaning the tank the new water is the same temperature as the ol...see more »You should Not put your betta in a cup of warm tap water because it can kill your fish. They do like warm water but the water temperature needs to be specific. Between 75F - 82F is ideal. You need a water heater and a thermometer. Both are inexpensive. Putting your betta in what feels like warm water out of the tap can kill it because it could easily be over 90F which is way too hot! Also, you need to get a water conditioner for bettas which takes the chlorine out of the tap water among other things that are harmful for your betta. This is easy to use. Just follow the directions at it will tell you how many drops to use for your size tank. Get your tank ready for your fish before you but him in. Just make sure that when cleaning the tank the new water is the same temperature as the old water. This will prevent him from getting hurt. The water heater stays in the tank all the time and keeps the water a steady temperature at about 80F which your better will love.

    You should Not put your betta in a cup of warm tap water because it can kill your fish. They do like warm water but the water temperature needs to be specific. Between 75F - 82F is ideal. You need a water heater and a thermometer. Both are inexpensive. Putting your betta in what feels like warm water out of the tap can kill it because it could easily be over 90F which is way too hot! Also, you need to get a water conditioner for bettas which takes the chlorine out of the tap water among other things that are harmful for your betta. This is easy to use. Just follow the directions at it will tell you how many drops to use for your size tank. Get your tank ready for your fish before you but him in. Just make sure that when cleaning the tank the new water is the same temperature as the ol...see more »You should Not put your betta in a cup of warm tap water because it can kill your fish. They do like warm water but the water temperature needs to be specific. Between 75F - 82F is ideal. You need a water heater and a thermometer. Both are inexpensive. Putting your betta in what feels like warm water out of the tap can kill it because it could easily be over 90F which is way too hot! Also, you need to get a water conditioner for bettas which takes the chlorine out of the tap water among other things that are harmful for your betta. This is easy to use. Just follow the directions at it will tell you how many drops to use for your size tank. Get your tank ready for your fish before you but him in. Just make sure that when cleaning the tank the new water is the same temperature as the old water. This will prevent him from getting hurt. The water heater stays in the tank all the time and keeps the water a steady temperature at about 80F which your better will love.

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