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Can i use tap water and boil it for betta fish?

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No, you need a saltwater tank.

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Tap water is the best water for betta fish! There is no need to go out and buy expensive betta fish water...it's no different then tap! If you want to be sure that the tap water is safe for your betta, put in some sort of conditioner for the water.


Yes you can but I don't know what you hope to achieve by doing it. All you will do is reduce the amount of oxygen in the water and make it harder for the fish to breathe.


The best water to keep your betta fish in is water from the tap that has been treated with a dechlorinatior. This removes harmful chemicals from the water but leaves behind all the minerals that betta fish need.


Some people do not believe it but the best water to use in your betta fish tank is tap water. Bottled and distilled water has been "purified" and does not have the minerals that your Betta fish needs. If your tap water is so bad that you do not even drink it, than use spring water.


If you are using tap water for the bowl without conditioner parts of the betta will start to "shed". If you aren't using conditioner then I recommend to go to a pet store and get "betta fish conditioner" that protects against tap water.


Yes they can live in bottled water but not tap water unless you treat it with dechlorination drops.


Well betta fish cannot be in tap water. It's like poison to them. They have to have treated water. I found out my betta was suffering when he wouldn't eat anything. Betta like to be out in the open so they can see movement and action. The living room is a good place.


you can buy a certain type of drops to put in the regular tap water at walmart


take 30% water out srub with a new sponge rise gravel and add tap water use tap water contioner then pour the fish back in


Yes, but a Betta is better off in dechlorinated tap water.


If the tap water is straight from the tap without either having its temperature adjusted to match the fishes current temperature and if the tap water has not either been standing for a few hours (Chlorine is a gas and will evaporate off given time) or treated with some form of chlorine remover the water will harm the fish. If you do the required things ie let the tap water stand and adjust its temperature your fish will have no problems with tap water.


Provided the Chlorine is removed by either letting the water stand or the use of a water "conditioner" there is absolutely nothing wrong with tap water. The vast majority of aquarists use it.


They just need tap water but you need to buy a special purifier for the water at the pet store.


Yes! All fresh water fish need water conditioner, or in some cases distilled water works fine, since tap water contains chemicals such as Chlorine that will kill your fish.


Regular tap water is fine as long as you use Declor first to remove the harmful chlorine.


From my experience, betta fish can live in tap water as long as it has been treated for chlorine. Pet stores sell drops that remove chlorine - just make sure you read the instructions because the water may have to sit for an hour before it's habitable.


If you are talking about fish, I have a betta fish, and usually you use tap water, I do. Also if you would like to have safer water for the fish then you can use cleaners that you can buy at pretty much any pet store. I hope this helped!


Until old age - if your tap water is safe for you to drink, it's safe for your fish, BUT you need to use aquarium water conditioner such as Prime or Amquel (for example) per the dosage recommendations on the bottle each time you do a water change.


tap on the place it is looking at and will be scared


My betta fish has been living in tap water for about two weeks and he has been fine. But I have been having to let it stand overnight but that is no problem. I have two fish bowls so the night before I change the water, I put tap water in the other fish bowl and let it sit overnight. The next morning, I take my betta out of its old bowl and put him in the one that has been sitting overnight. Now at first, your betta might stay to the edges. but soon he will start to get usted to it. It is good if you change the water every 3 to 4 days to keep your fishbowl smelling fresh. If you follow this cycle you would save some money from buying chemicals to take it out. It is also good to put a live rock in the bowl to keep the water cleaner longer. But your betta wont die if you put him in tap watter that has st for 8 hours.


Beer boil at a higher temperature than tap water because contain many solutes.


sitting the water out overnight de-chlorinates it. chlorine is very bad for fish. and litting the water sit lets it evaporate. it also saves you money from having to buy them bottles that dechlorinate for you.


All I do is get water from my kitchen sink for my betta fish, goldfish, and tetras. I do the same for my cleaner fish. They like it a lot. I also sometimes add tap water, but they are fine without it.


you can go to a pet store and buy a betta water treatment for fish. read the back and it should say that it removes the harmful chemicals for the fish from the tap water. If you have any questions, ask an employee. They will help you.


Betta's are a very strange type of fish. For most fish putting them into previously boiled water would kill them, boiling water removes the oxygen vital for life. However, Betta have a special organ that lets them breath atmospheric air. Which means every now and then bettas will go up to the surface to get air. So maybe there is a chance of a BETTA surviving since it would not rely on the air in the water.



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