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Will it harm my betta?
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?
Re: Will it harm my betta?
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.
Your betta needs a heater as well. Bettas are tropical fish and need a steady 78*F.
yea a plant wouldnt work thats not what bettas eat and that plant isnt the right kind for any fish/underwater situation
if you're planning to put plants in the aquarium, make sure it's an aquatic plant. :)
I agree with all of the above posts, it's a common myth that bettas will eat plants and don't need to be fed, but unfortunately, all you'll end up doing is starving your fish.
Here's a link to another posting on this site that a member made up about caring for your betta. It's very helpful and will give you some good guidelines for keeping your betta happy and healthy!
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