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of course you do you need the fish to have WATER because every fish in the world needs water so the betta fish needs it to,to live so the betta fish does need a FILTER

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Q: Do i need a filter for my betta fish?
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What types of fish does not need a filter other then goldfish and betta?

It is best that all fish have a filter besides Betta fish. Betta fish don't need filters cause the filter pushes them over with their big fins. Goldfish should have a filter on there tank because they are often overfed. If you have a filter you won't have to change the water as often. The only fish that shouldn't have a filer in captivity are Betta fish.

Can a sucker fish live with a betta fish?

Likely yes. Most sucker fish need a filter and heater though, and most betta's are housed without these things.

How do betta fish live?

Betta fish are born in Asia and do not need a filter to live! Just clean their tank once a week.

Do snails need a filter?

can snails live with male betta fish without a filter

What fish don't need filteration?

Eddy will disagree with me, but Betta fish can survive very well without a filter.

What are all the fish that don't need a filter to live?

The only fish that can thrive without a filter is a betta fish. These fish have alabyrinth organ which allows them to breath air from the surface, because of this the amount of dissolved oxygen levels in the tank don't need to be as high for the betta to survive as they would for a different type of fish. Also betta fish do not create a lot of waste so a filter although it makes maintenance easier, isn't necessarily needed. Lastly, bettas have very long and delicate fins so therefore a betta fish does not like a current (which a filter will normally produce) always pushing against their fins, much like wind to a kite.

What fish do not need filters to live?

fish who don't need filtersGuppies don't need a filter.Betta fish can live without a filter.

What is the best family fish?

The best family fish is either a blue geromie, a betta, or a guppie, or a gold fish. None of these fish need a filter.

Can you put a betta fish in a fish bowl?

You can, and you can live in a closet, but neither is recommended. The smallest size tank for a healthy betta is a 5 gallon with heater and filter. Bettas need a consistent temperature of about 80 degrees.

Should i get a goldfish or a betta fish?

That is entirely up to you. Whichever fish you get you will need similar things. The differences are. A Goldfish is a coldwater fish. It will need a larger tank and filter than a Betta because it grows into a much larger fish (around 10 inches). A Betta is a tropical fish and so it will need a heater as well as a filter. The same basic rules apply. The basic rules of sucessfull fishkeeping are. :- 1 inch of fish must have at least 1 gallon of water. (Goldfish 10 gallons. Betta 3 gallons):- Every tank must have a permanently running 'cycled' filter. :- Every tank must have at least 50% of its water replaced every week. If you keep the above rules your fish can do well. If you fail in the above I can guarantee that your fish will get sick and die way before they should.

Do betta fish need filters?

No not necessarily, I have a betta fish and it lives without a filter and its been 1 or 2 months now. A Beta fish can live without a filter because of a labyrinth in it's lungs that allows it to breath surface air. However a heater is required to maintain the water temperature at between 75-80 degrees, betas can live without it, but they don't live as long. A heater will maintain a healthy Beta better than a filter. But if you have an aquarium with other fish. You need a filter for the other fish.

Do betta fish need filters or heaters?

Betta fish do not enjoy currents that come from filters. You could put in a filter but I would recommend not to. Also, Heaters are unnecessary as long as you keep the water 70-80 degrees.

Can a Betta fish live in a filtered tank?

get the Betta Bowl i think that's what it was called. it has a filter with it. my Betta is perfectly fine

What is Betta crown tail fish habitat?

Mostly anything. You don't need a filter, so they can live happily in a bowl. I have had a crown tail betta in a fish bowl with a few caves and rocks, and he has been happy for about three years!

Do betta fish need fish tanks or fish bowls?

Betta fish can be kept in either a tank or a bowl.

Why do female betta fish need a male betta fish to give birth?


Can a betta fish live in drinking water?

yes but you have to have a filter.

How much room does a betta fish need?

A small fish bowl should be fine for one betta fish.

What does a betta fish need to survive?

Betta fish live in water that is 20 or 22 degree C.I know so because I have my own Betta fish.

Can you put a betta fish with a African clawed frog?

NO They need totally different conditions. A clawed frog needs a vivarium and a Betta needs a minimum of a filled 3 gallon tank with a heater and filter.

Can bettas go in with goldfish in coldwater?

A betta prefers warm water, where gold fish like cold water, also male bettas prefer to be by themselves, also a betta prefers a shallow water where gold fish prefer a deep tank, gold fish need a filter and bettas do not.

Does a betta fish need oxygen in a fish bowl?


Is it bad to filter betta fish water?

No it's not a bad thing, as long as the filter is not too strong. If the filter is too strong it could make it difficult for the fish to swim around. It is also not usually necessary to use a filter with a betta, as long as the water is changed about once weekly. A filter would probably lengthen this time, but would NOT eliminate it.

Will betta fish eat glow fish if they are in the same tank?

in order for a betta to live with glo fish there needs to be at least 6 glo fish. they also need to be in the tank for at least an hour before the betta is put in the tank.

How much do you need to feed them betta fish?

You should feed your betta fish about 6 days a week, and never too much food. An overfed betta is an unhealthy one