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Rooster-Spur
09-23-2010, 10:23 PM
I am new to bettas. I am wondering what temp. and PH they need. BTW this is my first post.

Aude
09-23-2010, 10:29 PM
See the following link for some basic guidance:
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/bettafish/betta.php

Regarding your specific question, a temp of around 80 and a PH of around 7 is typically suggested.

Do you already have the fish and tank setup?

Welcome to the forum, by the by.

Xavier
09-23-2010, 10:29 PM
If you buy them locally, then the PH of your tap water should be fine. A neutral PH is better, but not required. Temperature is important: 25 to 30C is a good place to start. The temperature you choose might depend on his tank mates.

Rooster-Spur
09-23-2010, 11:48 PM
Thank you for your help I apreciate it alot.

Rooster-Spur
09-23-2010, 11:51 PM
Aude, no I don't have the fish our tank yet. Trying to do as much research as possible first.

Aude
09-24-2010, 01:35 AM
Good for you. Too many people rush into this...patience usually pays!

Gisela
09-24-2010, 02:20 AM
I also would consider to buy your Betta from a breeder instead the ones at Petsmart or Petco. They are much more healthy and liveley.

Xavier
09-24-2010, 02:26 AM
Not to mention more beautiful. Breeders are great if you can find a local one.

iheartbettas
09-26-2010, 02:13 AM
where's the best resource to find and contact local breeders in my area. Thanks!

Xavier
09-26-2010, 02:27 AM
I just googled my city and "betta". There are a number of betta breeder associations, and they often have databases of breeders. Also, aquabid sometimes has info about where the seller is, and it is clear based on how many they are selling that they are breeders.