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JenK 05-23-2017 09:25 AM

Betta setup question
My son just was given a beta fish and we set up a 10 gallon tank for it. The only filter the LFS had in stock pushes the water around a lot. The beta seems uncomfortable and tries to hide from the water flow, and when we shut the filter off behaves much differently.

My instinct is to get a different filter with less water movement. Any suggestions?


welok 05-23-2017 11:15 AM

Re: Betta setup question
What type of filter is it? Depending on what it is, you might be able to deflect the water return on it to prevent a strong current in the tank. Betas come from warm, still water, so lots of current will stress them out. If you can't deflect the return to reduce the flow, getting a different filter would be the best solution.

JenK 05-23-2017 07:25 PM

Re: Betta setup question
Thanks, I have not had a beta before. The filter is a Tetra Whisper 10i.

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