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Can you use drinking water for betta fish?


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2011-09-12 14:40:08
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sure! that's what i do!

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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.

A 20 - 25 percent water change every week is recommended for a betta. I use a product called "Betta Plus Conditioner" as an additive to provide great water for the fish to swim in.

Yes as long as it is not chlorinated.

No, you cannot use bottle water for your fighting has to be drinking water, but not out of a water bottle, due to the additives and the filthering process.

No, our drinking water has allot of chlorine in it that can kill your fish within hours. If you plan on using tap water i suggest getting droplets you can put in your water to cleanse it. And if you own a dehumidifier you can use the water in there for your fish tank. It's clean.

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!

It's best not to put any fish in with a Male Betta unless you use a tank divider so the Betta cannot get to the other fish to fight.

Tap water is OK for most fish including Bettas. Just ensure that any chlorine is allowed to evaporate off overnight in a bucket before using it. If your reticulated system has chloramine added rather than chlorine you would have to use a commecial water conditioner available at good pet shops.

No they don't i had Betta fish for 2 years and never used a heater to breed them.

Drinking water that you can buy from the store is fine or you can use tap water (if it is not harmful when you drink it) and use water conditioner.

The products you use to clean the tank like soap or liquid products.

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.

You can use StartRight to remove chlorine from your water but if your water is too hard or has a pH too high it will be harmful. The best choice is simply spring water you can buy at the grocery store for about 70 cents a gallon. Spring water, not drinking, not distilled.

Zephyrhills ...Spring Water...not Distilled, not Drinking...simply Spring Water. Zephyrhills Spring Water! That's all I used for my 3 Betta fish...they lived for quite some time happily blowing bubble nests and more little bubbles around the edge of their bowls. DeerPark Water I believe is the same exact thing although may be less expensive; if you go to each website it will look the same. My mother decided to no longer buy bottled water for her Betta fish, so she started adding TetraAqua BettaSafe to faucet water and cleans the 2 gallon bowl once a week, feeds him his Betta pellet food and also frozen brine shrimp. Her last Betta lived 5 years!

If you live in a city and use city water than prefferably bottled or filtered water. There is a lot of chlorine in city water as well as other chemicals that can irritate a sensitive fish. If you live in a rual area and use well water then just use your tap water.

Yes. All fish need oxygen, including Betta fish. But Betta fish, as well as Gouramis are labyrinth fishes that have a structure that allow it to breath straight oxygen from regular air, they can also use there gills as well.

No. Charcoal bits will harm your betta fish. But you can use deactivated charcoal bits

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

Yes. Most anything placed in the water, other than chemicals intended for fish use, can overly stress a fish that can lead to death if not outright kill the fish.

You should use tap water or bottled water. If you are using tap or bottled water, make sure you buy a bottle of Water Air Contitioner for the Betta. Make sure it says: Betta Water Conditoner, or on the bottle it says it can be used on all kinds of fish. Also, at Petco, they have a gallon of something called Betta Water. You won't need any chemicals for this, they made this water safe for the Betta. Thinking about buying a Betta Fighting Fish or need the right supplies for it? Here is the list of supplies that you will need: -A GLASS bowl. [Plastic bowls might have harmful chemicals] -Betta Water Conditioner [Or a water conditoner that can be used for any kind fish] -Betta Fish Food -Rocks for the bowl -1 or more plants [Betta's love plants to hide in] - A sponge to clean out the Betta bowl [Clean it twice a week] -If you want, you could buy a net IF YOU want to. You could put him in a cup, too. This is about everything you need. By the way, you shouldn't put a Betta male and female together UNLESS its their breeding period. Otherwise, the male might damage the female because males are much larger then the females. NEVER put the same sex [male&male/female&female] together, because they WILL fight. Places to get Betta Fighting Fish: Petsmart, Petco, Walmart Supercenter. If you need to know anything else about the betta fight fish, look it up on , There should be some good sites there. Hope this information is helpful!! Good luck taking care of your Betta Fighting Fish!Bettas are freshwater fish and can be kept in dechlorinated tapwater (buy water treatment from your pet store). However, they do need their water kept clean and warm. It should be changed often, especially if not filtered. A betta MUST be kept either in a room with central heating, or in a heated tank or bowl. The water should not be allowed to drop below 18 degrees C.

no it cant walk it is a fish use common sense people

Yes, But i personally advise you not to use Aquasafe water conditioning products. your fish may die on the second water change

You can use bottled water but you have to use dechlorinating drops usually carried in the pet isles of walmart or in pet stores

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