Emily asked in PetsFish · 5 years ago

Betta fish living area suitable??

He s in a Marina Cubus tank ( .9 gallons ) I have 1 inch of small pebbles on the bottom, a small plastic plant in one corner and water filled 1 inch from the top. I heard they require 5 gallons minimum but I dont have enough money for a 5 gallon atm! Is he okay in this tank? I cant find a heater small enough for it so I keep my room warm and put a reptile mat heater next to it (Keeps it at 82*F)when the temp drops, I also change 1/4-1/2 his water weekly and feed him 5 pellets a day

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  • Akeath
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    You might be better off getting a plastic tote - like from Target - that is larger than what you have now. It should be pretty cheap, and can work temporarily for your Betta as you save up for a 5 gallon. You should still do daily partial water changes until you get both a 5 gallon and a filter, though.

  • 5 years ago

    1. 5 gallon aquarium

    2. 78-82 degrees, heater needed

    3. Places to hide and explore (driftwood/ plants)

    4. Feed 3 pellets daily and a freeze dried bloodworm once a week as a treat

    5. Do not put two bettas together! Not even a female!

    6. Do 25% water changes once a week.

    7. Light filter (sponge filter is best)

    http://bettacare101.com/

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    no, that is too small, and you should be doing full water changes every 1-2 days. dont' get a pet if you can't afford proper things for it.. he needs at least 5g , a heater, and filter.

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