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post #1 of 8 Old 04-22-2008, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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I have recently purchased a new tank for my betta, Cow. It's about a gallon, and has an air filter which produces bubbles on the surface of the water. Is this a good enviro ment for my betta? I'm concerned the bubbles are a bit too much for him.
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-22-2008, 02:11 AM
The bubbles could be too much. A couple of things you can do. One get a valve at your lfs and adjust the bubble flow slower. Two, buy a floating plant such as elodea and "muffle" the surface agitation. Three, do both.
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post #3 of 8 Old 04-22-2008, 04:29 PM
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air pumps could add a little much circulation in the tank that bettas dont like. if you see there is alot of circulation you should get the adjustable flow.

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post #4 of 8 Old 04-25-2008, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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An adjustable flow? How does that work?
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post #5 of 8 Old 04-25-2008, 11:54 PM
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its just an air pump with a nob on the side that you can control the amount of air that gets pumped out.

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post #6 of 8 Old 04-28-2008, 10:51 AM
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I have the same question almost! I just bought a one gallon tank for my fish, DUDLEY! and im afraid it would be to much air for him. if i cut holes in the top of the tank so that he can get air would that be fine? 8)
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post #7 of 8 Old 04-28-2008, 11:39 AM
if its just the betta they really dont need the air pump
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if its just the betta they really dont need the air pump
Yes they are capable of taking gulps of air off the surface of the water to breath.

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