B. imbellis - how to keep?

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B. imbellis - how to keep?

Beitragvon Donghio » 25.05.2010 - 08:31

Hi my name is Ernest and these are my imbellis bettas i have 5 of them and they are very shy so taking pictures is almost inpossible.

For now i hold them in 20L tank and i was would like your advice how big aquarium shold i get for them.

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Beitragvon Bettafan1970 » 25.05.2010 - 10:36

Hello Ernest,
very nice fish. B. imbellis are a little bit shy. Your Tank should already have from 50 l.

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Beitragvon Thomas F. » 25.05.2010 - 10:59

hallo Ernest,
You need more Plants and dark backside in your tank.

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Beitragvon Donghio » 25.05.2010 - 11:24

Now it will be 3 weeks since i bought them,i have one 54 L tank but it is to high and i have another tank 60Lx25Wx18H i was thinking to move them in this smaler tank,i would put black soil on the ground but i just started soaking the soil and it takes 4-5 weeks until it will be reeady for use.
i could just change blue back with black one so they feel more secure.
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Beitragvon K. de Leuw » 26.05.2010 - 18:59

Hello and welcome here,

a typical 54-l-tank (60 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm) is not to high for B. imbellis. Smaller tanks make them shy. And you should cover half to 2/3 of the surface with floating and / or swimming plants.

Much pleasure with your nice fish,
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Beitragvon Auke » 26.05.2010 - 22:05

Hello Donghio,

As Claus mentioned, your tank is not to high. Most of us don't fill their tanks to the top. some 20 - 25 cm. is enough.

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Beitragvon K. de Leuw » 26.05.2010 - 22:16

Hello!

If you fill a planted 54-l-tank completely the water will have a heigth of 20 to 25 cm only. That is no problem für Betta.

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