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Author Topic: Siamese Betta Fish  (Read 2331 times)
jerryfox
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« on: July 06, 2015, 07:16:24 PM »

Can Siamese Betta fish survive without a aerator in a 2 1/2 gallon tank.?Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2015, 11:39:44 PM »

They need filters just like any other fish if that's what you mean..
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2015, 07:31:48 PM »

They need filters just like any other fish if that's what you mean..
I mean an aerator which produces lots of bubbles. They breathe a special way than other fish i read.Why a filter than?
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2015, 07:51:13 PM »

They can survive just fine without an aerator, Jerry.  They have a special organ which helps them to take some oxygen from the air and they need to do that.  In fact, if they would somehow be prevented from reaching the surface to get to the air, they would die.

They should have a filter because the bacteria which eats ammonia and nitrite live in a filter.  They would be able to live without a filter if there were enough plants.  And by "enough" I mean the tank would almost have to be overplanted.  The plants would act as a filter.  But, that should only be done by someone who has a deep understanding of what they are doing and why they are doing it. 
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2015, 07:06:47 PM »

They can survive just fine without an aerator, Jerry.  They have a special organ which helps them to take some oxygen from the air and they need to do that.  In fact, if they would somehow be prevented from reaching the surface to get to the air, they would die.

They should have a filter because the bacteria which eats ammonia and nitrite live in a filter.  They would be able to live without a filter if there were enough plants.  And by "enough" I mean the tank would almost have to be overplanted.  The plants would act as a filter.  But, that should only be done by someone who has a deep understanding of what they are doing and why they are doing it. 
Thanks I will buy a small sponge filter than and eliminate the aerator completely.
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2015, 06:41:42 AM »

Use the aerator to power the sponge filter.
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