Betta care at a glance

  • Aquarium
    • Heated to between 76F (24C) and 86F (30F)
    • At least 1 gallon (4 L)
    • Five gallon (19 L) and above best
  • Weekly maintenance
    • For 5 gal (19 L) and above: one 30-40% water change
    • For below 5 gal (19 L): one 50% water change and one 100% water change
  • Filter
    • only needed for 5 gal (19 L) and above
    • sponge filters best
    • be sure to baffle the flow from a power filter
  • Food
    • Pellet food with protein above 38% and with fish as 1st ingredient
    • Flakes known to cause bloating
    • Frozen bloodworms or brine shrimp as treats 
    This is not intended as a complete care guide. You will find a complete one here. Or reference the betta fish quick links at the side bar.