Best 2.5 Gallon Fish Tanks & Aquarium Kits • Fish Supply Guide

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It’s probably best to just stick to 15 – 20% water changes. It sounds like your biological filtration is out of whack after all that and needs time to recover. For nitrifying bacteria to come back into a healthy balance, consistent tank conditions are required. The treatment of the algae bloom, the failed filter, as well as the complete replacement of the filter along with a 33% plus water change have likely thrown the tank out of balance. Now that everything is up and running again and no major changes are being made, time should clear up the white cloudiness. You may also wish to cut feeding to once every other day while the tank is cloudy. This will help cut down organic waste entering the tank and should hasten the process of balancing. Your fish will do just fine on that amount of food as they have a very slow digestive metabolism and really don’t require all that much food. Overfeeding is generally the number one reason for algae outbreaks and other problems related to poor water conditions.
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Our selection of smaller fish tanks is perfect for any fish keeper with a smaller species of fish, like a Betta. The smaller tanks, like the 1 gallon and the 2.5 gallon, should only be used to keep very small fish and ideally only a few at most. Small fish need plenty of space too, and if they don't get this then they could become stressed and develop health issues. You'll also want to ensure that you keep space in your tank for things like and , which can make your fish feel more comfortable and will give them extra places to hide! These fish tanks are between 1 gallon and 10 gallons in size, so you should only be considering one of these if you're keeping a small amount of small fish, like a . I noticed you said something along the lines of "If you can afford it, invest in a timer." Fortunately timers have become very cheap nowadays. I don't believe in the digital timers because they are expensive and do the same job as a dialed timer. I went on vacation in December of 2008, and I went out to look for a timer. The fish hobbyists stores would sell them for $15 or more! I did a little bit more research and the exact same timers are $5 at your local Wal-Mart. I now leave the timer on because I'm not home in time to shed enough light in the tank. My ideal time is to keep it on for 7 hours (3-10 PM).First thing is, you do not need to remove the fish and decorations from the tank to clean it. Rather, you should only remove about 25-50% of the water while you are doing your gravel vacuum. None! A tank this small is barely big enough for one male betta. Ideally, one betta should have at least 3 gallons of water, 5 is even better. 2.5 will do, but you must be diligent about maintenance. You will need to do water changes at least once a week to avoid a build-up of ammonia, which is harmful and can be deadly if high enough. Also, to keep waste at a low level (since waste is what leads to ammonia), feed a good quality pellet-type made specifically for bettas. Aqueon makes one that is good and not too expensive. Some other goods one are Omega One Betta Buffet pellets and New Life Spectrum. Feed one pellet at a time, and watch to make sure it is eaten before adding another. That way there is no uneaten food rotting in the bottom of the tank. I usually feed 2-3 times daily, a few pellets each time How many pellets depends on the size. A good rule of thumb is that a betta's stomach is about the size of their eyes, which might be 2-3 pellets or 5-6, depending on the size of pellet. Avoid flakes, which are harder to keep track of and therefore tend to foul the water quickly, and don't use freeze-dried foods, even if they are labeled as betta treats. Thay tend to cause bloating as they absorb liquid in the fish's tummy. If you want to give him a bloodworm treat now and then, buy some frozen bloodworms instead. They love them!