Simple Aquarium by aquariadise: 5 gallon tank: good betta tank

My friend bought me a betta fish about a month ago and it is in a bowl with a small plant
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A friend of mine went to a wedding last summer. The theme was a tropical one...the bride and groom were going somewhere warm for their honeymoon. The centerpieces on each table were to be given away to the guests at the end of the evening. Centerpieces...betta fish in a vase with a CALLA lily as the plant in the bowl. The arrangement looked wonderful until as the evening wore on the fish started going belly side up and one by one they died. There were little kids crying because the fish that they were going to take home were dying. Some people even took the calla lily out and changed the water in the vase hoping that the fish would revive. No such luck. Moral of the story...Calla lilies are POISONOUS to fish and even if they look pretty, looks can be deceiving.
When pairing Betta fish with plants, it is generally best to get a vase-like bowl that has a wide, rounded bottom
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i have been recently doing a lot of research on the best way to keep betta fish. i agree that an aquarium is the best method, however i do not have the space for an aquarium. i would like to do the best i can with a fairly large vase or a bowl. im aware of the need for cultured gravel, de-chlorinated water, and an area for the fish to breathe air. i was also thinking of investing in aquatic snails to clean the bowl as well as aquatic plants that are non-toxic to the fish. however, i still have a question that hasnt been answered by my research. ive read that water temperature that is below 75degrees can make the betta listless, but is it possible to raise the water temperature in a bowl? people have emphasized the importance of have a warm temperature for the water, but no one has said how to do it exactly. amu other helpful hints or suggestions are welcome!
~Rayna Jan 11, 2016 - Java ferns and Chinese evergreen are two underwater plants that work well with betta fish. If you want to try the fish bowl with plant on top method, peace lilies and philodendrons are good choices. Remove the plant from its pot and, in a big bucket full of water, carefully work all the soil away from the roots.
Photo provided by FlickrJul 25, 2012 - Here's how my Betta Fish/Peace Lily Aquarium in a Vase project went
Photo provided by FlickrBetta than a Bowl: betta fish aquariums & betta tank inspiration
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Tips on Keeping the Siamese Fighting Fish
The Siamese fighting fish or “Betta” is one of the most popular of all aquarium fish. There are several reasons for this popularity. First, is their beautiful colors often referred to as “splendid”, thus one of the more popular species Betta splendens. They are in the family of fish called Anabantoids. As such they have a special labyrinth organ that other fish do not. This enables them to get oxygen from the water surface as opposed to using their gills to extract oxygen from the water. Because of this special feature they are able to be kept in a small container or bowl, whereas other tropical fish need a larger aquarium with added filtration. The sales of Bettas have surged in recent years as they’ve become displays in beautiful, ornate vases, bowls and glasses and easily kept on a table top, desk or counter.Turned a Drink Dispenser into a betta fish bowl. Easy cleaning. Complete with a Yellow Mystery Snail, "Butter," and Marimo Moss Ball, "Monty," to keep him company and healthy. Keep out of direct sunlight. Used a plastic flower pot saucer with a cut hole for the roots of our Hyacinth plant. Makes the plant easy to remove for feeding. Add a decorative piece for your fish to swim through and around. Our Betta "Flutter" is in love with his new digs.