06-03-2008, 03:47 AM
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Re: Will it harm my betta?
Your mom is wrong. Bettas prefer live foods and these are carnivorous, not herbivorous. Keep the ivy away from your tank because from the sound of this name, it isn't exactly a true aquatic plant which means it'll rot sooner or later.
Originally Posted by CrystalCeke
My mom told me to put an ivy on the top of its fish tank...so that it can eat and i don't have to worry about feeding it....is that ok if not what should i do? can i put plants in the fish tank? what should i feed it? I don't want it to die..what can i put in its tank? the fish tank is kinda small but just right for one betta..do i really need a filter or a heater? how often should i change it water and what kind?
Feed your betta live foods, frozen bloodworms, mosquito larvas, flakes, sinking pellets, etc. Peas can also be used. I'd suggest only a small sponge filter for your tank. Water changes twice a week should suffice. Use tapwater but be sure to dose it with dechlorinator to bind the chlorine and chloramine to harmless substances. Feed your fish once a day only and fast it one day per week.