Since the "tank" is 0.5 gallons most people say it is "too small for a fish" and it is "unhealthy". I have already got the tank (not the fish though) so i would like to know if this is true.
Thank you for your question! For fish requiring a filter or aeration, this would be true. However, bettas do not require either, and live in tight quarters in their native habitat. They breathe from the surface of the container as well, unlike most fish, which can only pull oxygen in through osmosis. So this environment suits them just fine. You can get more enjoyment out of a betta though, by placing them in a tank of 2-5 gallons, and getting them one or two companions such as corydoras catfish, mystery snails, or shrimp. They do like the company!
Date published: 2016-11-28
How do i clean this? And how often? Do i need to add anything to the water for the fish?
Thank you for your question! This is a tiny environment and the water should be changed daily. You will need to set the betta aside with some of the old water, clean it out, then fill it up and put the betta back in. Make sure the water temperature is correct, and yes, you need something like AquaSafe Plus to make the water fish safe.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Replacement "Bubble" for the Betta Bubble
Three days ago, on a special day out with Mom, my little guy got a Betta Bubble using his birthday money from Grandma and Grandpa. Mom chipped in and got the fish. Dad helped set it up when we got home and put it in my son's room. Today, a nice quiet Saturday afternoon, I heard a crash. I didn't even think about the fish as I searched around for whatever the cat must have knocked over. My son's room was the last I checked, water, glass, and gravel everywhere but no fish. I ran to find the cat to see if she had it, not sure what I planned to do with it if she had, no fish though. I went back to start cleaning up and found it, laying lifeless on the floor, poor fishy. Then I saw it flop! I grabbed a cup of water and scooped it up. I ran to the kitchen and added a few drops of the Tetra Betta water conditioner to a measuring glass, it was the first thing I saw that would work, and dumped the fish in. It's been 8 hours now and Mr. Fishy seems to be just fine! Poor guy was on the floor for 10-15 minutes before the rescue. Tough fish? Good product? I think it's probably a little of both!
Now for my problem/question. Is it possible to order a new bubble? The glass bowl. Since we only had it for a few days it seems so wasteful to buy a whole new kit, I was hoping to be able to just purchase that part. This time we will put it somewhere the kitty won't knock it down! Funny thing was my husband and I had even discussed if it would be safe where it was and gave it a little push ourselves. We decided the tiny little cat would never be able to push it over (like she does with cups of water) because it was just too heavy. I guess we were wrong!
Thanks for reading the mini novel I just wrote, sorry about that. We totally understand if it's not possible and appreciate your time.
Thank you for your question and we are happy to hear of the rescue of the latest addition of your family. However, we do not have the glass bubble as a replacement part and typically in this situation you would need to purchase a new kit. Sorry!
Date published: 2015-07-27
RE: response to question
In response to my question regarding maintaining water temperature in a Betta Bubble, you wrote:
There is no way to maintain it in a container that small, unfortunately. No heater that is manufactured is small enough. We would recommend something between 2 and 5 gallons in your situation. The smallest heaters are suitable for a tank as small as 2 gallons. BREX
So my follow up is: why do you sell a product that is not suitable for its intended purpose?? Or does this product only work in areas where the ambient air temperature is a consistent 78 degrees (i.e. not Oregon or most of North America)?
What I stated was that if you were wishing to use a heater, the heater would not work in that particular product. There isn't one made small enough for that product.
Bettas are quite often kept at room temperatures around 73-76 degrees.
Date published: 2014-10-20