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Filter For Betta Help Asap Please


maddy1997

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I need help on this but I had put a 20 gallon filter into my 2.65 marina tank. I had taken it out because I think my goldfish need it more that my betta is this okay? is it okay that my betta has no filter? and no airpump?

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Your betta should be just fine without an air pump or filter, just as long as you do water changes every several days. But a warning about mini filters-some are still EXTREMELY powerful. My mini filter is supposed to be used (lable on box says) for 1-3 gallons, but even with three gallons, the outtake stream was too powerful. I looked that box, that the gallonsper hour was 58-- and that's kinda high for even 5 gallon tanks. Bettas usually perfer gentle currents, so a filter that strong really batters them around.... However, you can alter the strong flow back attaching a sponge or something over the filter outake or something. I've also here of people attaching a small acrylic cup just large enough to house the filter (in tank filter, of course) underneath the filter to buffer the current. Hopefully you can find a good model, I haven't had much luck.

I hope you find something good for your betta :)

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Here's the 5 gal I have a female betta in. It came with a Whisper filter that puts out a fairly calm amount of water. It doesn't bother my betta anyway, she swims in it all the time but prefers to sleep behind the filter at night. I got this tank at smart pet.

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