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Can you use tap water for betta fish?


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2010-01-11 00:36:41
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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.

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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.

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

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

As long as your tap water is safe for you to drink, then yes. You should consider buying the water conditioner in liquid form so that you can use exact amounts rather than being limited to a specific dosage due to the tablets

you can use both but tap water is a bit better for them

Yes as long as it is not chlorinated.

The type of water you use in your fish bowl depends on the type of fish you plan to put in the bowl. You can use tap water, soft water and bottled water in a fish tank.

Fishbowls are not really meant to have any fish in them even though places sell them like that.The only fish that could live in something that is 2.5 to 5 gallons in size would be one betta fish.The water you use will depend on what your tap water is like - so you should test it first, and make sure that you always use the recommended dosage of water conditioner.

You can just use tap water but you may need to add a treatment depending on what is in your tap water.Tap water is OK provided you remove the chlorine. They need a temp of around 75F to 80F. A pH around 6.5 and dGH of around 3 to 5. Minimum sized tank for a Betta should be around 18"x 10"x 10" with a heater/thermostat, filter, thermometer, substrate and plants and last but not least the tank should be covered and lit with fluoros.

Water conditioner is for removing chlorine from tap water to make it safe for fish to live in because chlorine will kill fish. Bottled spring water does not have chlorine so why on earth would you consider using a chlorine remover? If it ain't there, you can't fix it hey?

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.

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.

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.

if you just bought the fish let the water in the bowl sit out for about 24hours before putting it in. But make sure that your water has no chlorine in it. NO tap water. If you use tap water you have to get water cleaning drops for the tank.

Use water from the tap, and then use Tap Water Conditioner. The bottle usually says how much is needed depending on how much new water you're using.

we used to use this method to use tap water for fish tanks: save gallon milk jugs, rinsed well. fill with tap water, let set out (without lids) for 48 hours.

The only thing wrong with using tap water is all the possible impurities that may be in the tap water. If you've ever noticed, tap water tastes different than bottled water. That's because of the other impurities in the tap water, and some impurities are bad enough to kill a fish, but not humans. I use tap water for both of my tanks with no problem, either leave it over night in a bucket or treat it with dechlotinator and you are set.

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.

First make sure if you put tap water in there you put water cleanser in there which can be bought at a pet store. Keep your betta in the bag and float it in the tank for 15 min. then without dumping the bag water in the tank use a net to move your betta to the tank.

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