Fish tanks are great pets for children that are enamored with aquatic creatures. They’re beautiful, graceful pets that are fun to watch at any age. There are a wide variety of different types of fish available, but betta fish are the most beginner friendly fish. Betta fish come in an array of vibrant colors and some have cascading, long fins, so you are able to choose a fish friend unique to you!
If you’re considering adding a betta fish to your family, here is some basic information on purchasing and caring for your new member.
Cost of Owning a Betta Fish
Betta fish are relatively inexpensive fish, usually in the 5-10 dollar range, and require very little water and maintenance to thrive. Some betta fish habitats can be elaborate, while others are simpler and consist of your traditional fish bowls. The price range of fish bowls can range from $5 to $60.
Once you have decided what type of habitat, fake or fresh plants, you can start to assemble a home for a betta fish complete with structures and marbles for an aesthetically pleasing look. Depending upon your budget and style choice, the price of decorating your betta’s fish tank could widely vary.
Betta fish eat pre-made food once a day and produce very little ammonia in their urine, meaning that algae will take longer to grow thus less maintenance. Betta fish food is rather inexpensive and typically costs around or under $5.
Betta Fish Care
Betta fish habitats do not require a filter and will remain clean 1-2 weeks at a time. Pet stores sell a special additive to treat the water for your betta fish for around $5 . You must treat the water for at least 24 hours before you put it in the tank—you can reuse gallon sized water or milk bottles for water storage.
If you go out of town and are in need of a betta fish sitter, Paw Pals Sitting are the perfect people for the job. The Paw Pal team are vetted, caring animal lovers, who will care for your fish family while you’re away. Get in contact with us today to schedule your pet sitter!