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Beautiful Baby Betta Collection:
Betta fish are beautiful and elegant pets. Often called Siamese fighting fish, Bettas are vibrant and can live from two to four years with the proper care. As small as they are, bettas need specific care. They are tropical fish with space and temperature requirements to stay healthy.
The “baby bettas” you find in pet stores are normally between 4 and 8 weeks of age, but they can be both younger and older. The primary differences between adult bettas and these baby bettas in Terms of care is that the baby bettas will need more frequent water changes and will need smaller food.
A filter is vital for any and every betta. The filter houses the beneficial bacteria that convert ammonia to nitrite then nitrate. Without a filter, the fish will either burn to death or suffocate to death, depending on how far into the cycle the fish makes it.
In Terms of a filter for baby betta, they do not handle flow as well as larger short finned bettas. The baby bettas will all start out as short finned ones and will later grow into larger fins if they have the genetics for this.
While some of the babies can swim better than adult long finned bettas, they are not capable of swimming strongly or for long periods of time. This means that they need a very gentle filter with a low current.
The best filter for baby betta is a simple sponge filter. All you need is the little sponge filter, an air pump, a check valve, control valve, and airline tubing. Most air pumps come with control valves and some airline tubing.
Sponge filters are powered by air and create a gentle bubbling flow. This flow is enough to filter the tank of baby betta without providing too strong of a current. In addition, the control valve allows you to easily adjust the flow so that you can turn it down for feeding time.