Thursday, 31 December 2009

Healthy Way to Keep Betta in Tanks

Undersized tanks, or betta fish containers, require water maintenance at regular intervals, particularly if the tank has no filter. All fish make waste which, together with surplus food, builds up in the tank and slowly decay. Because of this decaying macrobiotic materials, nitrite and nitrate levels in the water will raise. Nitrite is mainly toxic to fish and if not removed from the water, your betta will finish up perishing. A lot of fish owners ignore nitrate for the reason that their fish bowl appears to be clear and clean. Don't be bamboozled by this as nitrite is tough to recognize by just looking into your tank. By the time it turns out to be visually obvious it will often be quite late for your betta. Betta fish owners must examine the water of their tank every week for nitrite levels and do water changes on a daily basis. This examining and upholding can be, to a certain extent, reduced by having a bigger tank with a filter.

When releasing your betta to its fresh fish tank or making water changes, it is essential that the water is chlorine-free. In a peaceful water atmosphere, wastes are decomposed by bacteria into nitrates and nitrites and then other helpful bacteria will feed off these, maintaining the water in balance.

When putting in fresh de-chlorinated water in the aquarium, the fresh water will not have recognized colonies of useful bacteria. This can outcome in quick imbalances if fish are released too rapidly. Water should be added and permitted to cycle in the betta bowl for minimum a week prior to adding your betta fish. To speed up this cycling procedure you could dispense a cup of water filled of helpful bacteria from an existing aquarium or even outer pond to the fresh betta tank. These helpful bacteria prefer to set up themselves in the filter.

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