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Today I was wondering what I can do to improve my bettas life. He has a heater a filter vairity of food plenty of toys and i have prepared medications incase he gets sick water condition and algae controll but I was wondering what else I can do for him. Any suggestions?

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Hi Sydney

You didn't give me any details about his tank as far as size. A Betta needs to be in a 5 gallon heated, filtered and covered aquarium. Feed him Tetramin Tropical flakes and BettaMin flakes. Do not give him pellets....pellets tend to expand before they are digested and cause constipation. Also feed him Bloodworms about once a week.

Change 25% of his water once a week and change the carbon in your filter once a month.

Tank lighting should be more subdued, avoid the bright fluorescent tank lights, and use a natural gravel, not the bright colored gravel.

Here's a link to help you with your Betta

http://bettacare101.com/

Hope this helps, good luck!

Richard

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I own and maintain several freshwater aquariums from 2 to 180 gallon. I can answer most questions about freshwater aquariums, including setup, cycling, maintenance, compatible tank mates, feeding. Moving? I've moved fish both across town and across the country and can help you get your little aquatic friends to their new home safely. I know and have experience with most freshwater community fish, South American Cichlids and African Cichlids. I don't answer questions about Goldfish or keeping Goldfish with Tropical Fish. I also don't answer questions about keeping crustaceans (shrimp, snails, crabs etc) with Tropical Fish, nor questions about saltwater fish or aquariums. I'm not available to answer questions on weekends, this is when I do maintenance on my own tanks.

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Many years of personal experience with fish and aquariums

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HSG 2010-2011 prof

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