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thriftylass

nice! I hope he’s in your care now. I have this same tank and I’d suggest baffling the filter outtake (where the water comes out) with a sponge because it can be quite strong for bettas. I have some more tips for improvement!! get a heater, they like the water to be pretty warm, I keep mine at 79. They also like places to rest, there are these things called beta hammocks which are pretty inexpensive, also some silk or live plants so there are things to explore. Thank you for giving this fish a better life!


thriftylass

also, that bamboo thing looks a little spiky (the leaves), you may want to make sure that the fish’s find won’t rip on them!


TriaxialLemur75

I had that same decoration and it ripped my poor Topsy's anal fins. As soon as I removed it, his fins started healing and I haven't had a problem since. Because of this, I agree that op should think about removing the decoration :)


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It’s not sharp at all its quite soft if you ask me maybe your decoration was a different one


TriaxialLemur75

Is it silk? If not, then there's a good chance it can still tear your Bettas' fins. I'm not denying you, I just want to inform you so you don't make the same mistake I did


thriftylass

bettas fins are super delicate, decorations can feel okay but still end up ripping their fins, always better to be safe than sorry!!


turkeyeslaffity

Where did you get those rocks?!


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At the pet store I like the look of them


turkeyeslaffity

Did they have a brand?


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It was a year ago I just remember they aren’t from the pet store I got them from michaels, they have a selection of rocks. I made sure to soak them in boiling water before introducing them into the tank but I don’t think that is necessary


Dramatic_Map_3224

Woah, poor fish. Are you taking care of him now, or rehoming him?


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Yes I’m taking care of him now


CupDue9521

so much better, if you can id say add some more plants in there so he has some hiding spots :)


The-Light-Outside-

Hello! The tank is looking so much better and I’m proud of you for taking care of it for this fish :) If you want the tank to look better and the fish in general to be happier you can slowly add whatever silk plants you want ( Just makes sure you don’t get plastic lol. There’s a crap ton on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B093HFTB1S/?coliid=I3GI8F09JD3VFM&colid=HG2ZJ565GJR8&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it like this. A heater and little thing to check temperature I use https://www.amazon.com/DIGITEN-Thermometer-Terrarium-Temperature-Amphibians/dp/B092J6P2HY?pd_rd_w=5twyI&pf_rd_p=cc776394-6d08-4fac-8dd8-0082b54754f6&pf_rd_r=43QHM58WTET4KZX0YFBV&pd_rd_r=57b74401-42e4-4d12-b4aa-29a1352e472c&pd_rd_wg=O7rkC&pd_rd_i=B092J6P2HY&psc=1&ref_=pd_bap_m_rp_1_sc this to check tempature ( It’s just fancy you can 100% get something less expensive lol) And this for heating https://www.amazon.com/YukiHalu-Submersible-Thermometer-Temperature-Controller/dp/B09H2SF5XM?pd_rd_w=5twyI&pf_rd_p=cc776394-6d08-4fac-8dd8-0082b54754f6&pf_rd_r=43QHM58WTET4KZX0YFBV&pd_rd_r=57b74401-42e4-4d12-b4aa-29a1352e472c&pd_rd_wg=O7rkC&pd_rd_i=B09H2SF5XM&psc=1&ref_=pd_bap_m_rp_3_sc works very well and is small I wish you luck on your new fish adventure! It’s very awarding I can assure you!


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You could fill it up more and please add more silk or live decor for hiding spots


ThugginPink

Clean, but boring


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Ik it is a bit but I just don’t want to deal with plants and aquascaping


BigScrungleBunch

Well your betta would like you to deal with it


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It’s better than the cup he was in at the pet store…


OhHelloMayci

This is unfortunately not a valid excuse in my opinion to not giving a betta proper enrichment. Would you adopt a dog just to tie it to a tree for the rest of it's life and say "it's better than the cage at the shelter" ?


Initial-Raise-5756

I see what you mean but at the end of the day it is true. Especially in heated and filtered tanks, it may not be ideal and I’d personally always recommend doing your personal best to enrich their lives its just unfortunate stores set the bar so low for a living animal.


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There is poverty and starving people across the world and you are worrying about a fish that has been bred to be sold, 60% of the aquarium die upon arrival I think The fish is doing fine


OhHelloMayci

You, sir, are whats wrong with the hobby. Please look deeper and do better.


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The fish is in a 5 gallon clean tank what more can you want


OhHelloMayci

Natural enrichment to prevent lethargic behavior and depression (yes, bettas get depression from an empty tank) unfortunately, a single piece of plastic does not provide him anything but a danger to his fins.


irradiatedsnakes

a heater, for one. bettas are tropical fish. secondly, more cover. bettas get stressed in wide, open environments like the tank currently has. silk or live plants (java ferns are a good choice, they need 0 upkeep or maintenance) can provide that cover.


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Ok I will do that f


BillysJeanz

Wow, what a douche canoe. At first I had hope, especially since the last post, but you’re just a bad person overall. Now I’m curious as to what your 30 gallon looks like, because it sounds like you made it up.


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Why am I a bad person


BigScrungleBunch

We and the living animal in your care are very capable of wanting more. Your betta will get just as depressed in this tank as a cup.


BillysJeanz

If thats the attitude you have for the fish then maybe rehome it? To someone who cares just a little more than you guys? Between you and your brother…😬


Sigmas_simp

Saw your other post yesterday. Already much better. Good work!


prettyminotaur

Fill it up to the top, geez


indyjensunshine

No oxygen if the water line is above the spout


ABettaDay

I know you said you don't want to deal with aquascaping, but your little buddy sure would love some more places to rest and hide in. If you change your mind, before I went with real plants, I used the biorb silk plants. You can get those on amazon, and they are super soft. No worries about ripped fins with those. You could add maybe 3, and that would make him happy! If you ever want to go the real plant route, but don't want any extra work, you could get some anubias! Those are pretty much work free. They have a thick stem piece on the bottom where the roots grow from, and can't be buried. So, you can get some clear gorilla glue *gel* and use a small amount to glue them to rocks. Then just toss them in. They're really that easy. My bettas love laying on the leaves.


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Thank you for your comment I will look into it I’m going to get more hiding spaces and plants later this week


MaggieManush1

Thank you for being open minded to suggestions! What did you name him?


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His name is pesqualli it’s time I start spoiling him


MaggieManush1

Italian name? Love it.


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Yup I’m not even Italian just like the ring to it


willzor7

At least get him a betta log and a betta hammock. he needs hides to chill and relax.


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Aye bro that’s what the man cave is for in the corner lol


MaggieManush1

He actually will be happier if you follow the suggestions, because Bettas come up to get air. So if he hides in the cave, he has to keep going up for air. So he can't get too lazy and relax, destress. Bettas are extra lol. So you can get a floating log or the 2 leaf hammocks sold on Amazon. They are very inexpensive. Or... If you have more rocks and can't afford all this at once you can make the cave closer to the top by building it up sturdy on rocks for now until you can. It's not a permanent solution though. Cheers to you for all you did and all your continuing to do


willzor7

[https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Floating-Betta-Log/dp/B0027ITKBS](https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Floating-Betta-Log/dp/B0027ITKBS) for 6 dollars you really cant go wrong. ops betta would love it.


Mang0Slurpee

What substrate is that it looks cool


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White imagitarium I believe


Brandanpk

Doing great, at this rate, you'll end up with a passing grade on this assignment.


ylimexyz

I like the turquoise stone, they are so pretty, it’s scape like a seashore


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I love the look of those as well


phandesal

Please put some more real plants that will look great


indyjensunshine

1). Are you doing fish in cycling? Do you know what this means? 2) heater and thermometer are necessary 3) needs floating betta log…bettas need resting area near the water surface…especially in your low oxygen tank… indeed, the water spout is currently below where the water pours in from the filter. If you want your tank to get better oxygen, the spout should be above the water line. In this particular tank, all you need to do is angle the spout upward (so it’s falling in like a small fountain). 4) need taller, silkier plants