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Choosing The Betta Fish Tank

How Many Betta Fish?

Betta Fish Tank Setup and Maintenance

Heating and Lighting the Betta Fish Tank

Aeration and Filtering for the Betta Fish Tank

Gravel and Decorations for the Betta Fish Tank

Feeding Your Betta Fish

Betta Fish Diseases

General Betta Fish Information


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Betta Fish Tank Setup - Gravel and Decorations

Betta fish can live happily without any gravel in their tank. If you want to add gravel, layer the bottom of your betta fish aquarium with no more than one inch of gravel. Buy only quality gravel from a trusted source to avoid chemically treated gravel that may harm the water quality in the betta fish aquarium.

Wash the gravel thoroughly before laying it in the betta fish tank. The gravel may be covered in dust or other contaminants. Wash it under running water, until you see that the water is perfectly clear.

Decorating your betta fish aquarium can be lots of fun! For the fish it provides shelter, as well as interest, and for you and your guests it can enhance the beauty of your aquarium. Whatever you put in your betta fish aquarium, make sure it has no sharp edges. Fish can swim very fast and if they're scared or otherwise distracted, they can actually hurt themselves by running into a sharp item in their tank.

There is a huge selection of aquarium decorations. Most aquariums look nice with either classical or modern ornaments. You may even want to add some artificial corals.

Many betta fish owners also add a scenic background to the aquarium, adding visual depth to the setting.