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Betta Fish, sometimes spelled as Beta Fish, some tips about how to keep them healthy

If you have purchased a Beta fish, and you are uncertain about Beta fish basic care, there are a few simple rules that you should follow. These rules are the foundation for you to make certain that your Betta fish can receive the care that he or she deserves.

First, your Beta fish requires water changes. Without water changes, fish waste will build up and the quality of your Beta fish's water will suffer. As a result, your Betta fish will get sick and die. As a result, this is the first thing you need to make certain you know how to do properly when learning Beta fish basic care.

To do a water change, you will need to place your Beta fish in a bowl with water. This should be a bowl that has been rinsed until every residue of soap has been removed from it. Soap and chemicals kill Betta fish, so this is very important. Once you have done this, you need to dump out all of the water from your Betta fish's bowl. Unless you have a filtered tank, this water is dirty, and uncycled, so it needs to be replaced. Fill the bowl with water from the tap that is roughly room temperature. Do not use hot water, or icy water. Both of these will kill your fish. Once this is done, you will need to add water conditioner, like Aqua Plus. This compound removed metals and chlorine from the water, so it is safe for your Beta fish. When this is completed, gently net or catch your Betta fish in your hands, and transfer only the fish to the new water. With this done, your water change has been completed. For most Betta houses, this only takes about five minutes of your time, twice a week.

After you have mastered the concept of water changes, your Beta fish need to be fed. A healthy fish, after all, is a hungry fish! Betta fish should be fed twice a day. Once in the morning and once in the evening will usually suffice. Feeding should be limited to what your Beta fish can eat within a minute or two. When you first get your fish, do not expect him or her to eat right away. It usually takes them a few days to get settled into their new aquarium guide home, and they tend to not have appetites. Don't worry! Your Beta fish can survive up to two weeks without food, although this is not recommended.

One aspect of Beta fish basic care that many do not realize is the benefit of skipping a feeding once a week. Doing this helps your fish by letting their digestive system clear out. This helps prevent illnesses, so it is advisable to do this.

Aside from feeding and keeping your Beta Fish bowl clean, there is little else that you need to do. With fish this easy to care for, and so beautiful to watch, it is very hard to not to have more than one Betta fish to own and enjoy.

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