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4 Ways to Keep Your Betta Fish Happy

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					As someone who really appreciates caring for Betta fish, I have come to a
point in my life where I think it necessary to share some of my
experiences. As well as give you some tips that you can use to keep your
own Betta happy and healthy. Here are four things that you must always do
for your pet fish:

First, you need to make it your priority to provide them with a nice
home. Something that really bugs me is that people will put their Betta
in a small bowl, and never interact or care for them. This is really
something that you should never do. In order for your Betta to be happy,
they need a larger tank. A five gallon tank will provide them with enough
room to explore and have fun. It will also increase the amount of years
they live.

Second, always give them quality food. This is something that must be
addressed. These fish are used to tropical climates where there is an
abundance of food. If you hope to create the best living space for your
fish, you need to give them only the best in terms of nutrition. So
before you stuff them full of additives and preservatives, do your
research on the best food for Betta fish. The amount of food that you
feed them at any given moment is also important. These fish will only
require small amounts of food. Some will tell you to feed them every day.
This is not the best choice. Feed them four times a week. This will keep
them strong, and decrease their chances of Betta diseases.

Third, provide some additional items to keep them busy. If you were stuck
in a fish tank, would you be OK with just a bunch of water? I know I
wouldn't. Be sure to locate and purchase the best decorations and toys
for your fish tank. Plants make it more fun for your Betta to explore
their environment. Make sure that you avoid any plants that can be
harmful to your Betta. Beta fish are also very interested in having
company. If you don't have another Betta fish, you can add a mirror to
mimic one. Your Beta will look at themselves in the mirror, and puff up
in an attempt to intimidate the reflection. This is very funny to watch
if you are interested in that sort of thing.

Finally, make sure that the water temperature in their tank is at around
seventy-five degrees Fahrenheit. This will help create the best
environment for your fish. They come from a warmer climate, so this will
help them be comfortable and live longer.

Use these tips   every day. It is important to keep up with the current
information so   that your fish is the healthiest it can be. I hope that
you have found   this information to be of value to you. And I hope that
you enjoy your   new friend for many years to come.

				
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