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Thread: Air Stones

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    Hi, does a Betta need an air stone? I've got a 5g tank with a heater and I have a small air pump I could use in it. The air moves the water quite abit. Not sure if the Betta perfers peaceful waters.

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    A filter would be better if you don't have one already. In my 10 gallon divided betta tank I have 4 sections and one has the filter and the other 3 have air stones in them to keep the water moving and it doesn't seem to bother the bettas.

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    Bettas are labyrinthine fish and are therefore suitable for low oxygen content waters. They do prefer low flow tanks in my experience. Place a small filter and nix the air pump, should be just fine.
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