Water is the most essential factor for raising betta fish. If the water in a fish tank is well-balanced and in good conditions, it supports the fish to grow well and thrive. Your healthy fish will be stress-free and adjust themselves quickly.
The best water to raise betta fish is tap water. Parasites found in water like monogeneans can cause itchy among betta fish, making them rub themselves and get open wounds. Eventually, the open wounds will lead your fish to external infection! Tap water with chlorine isn’t an ideal place for those parasites to live, so tap water is initially free of monogeneans. But you need to get rid of chlorine before using it to raise betta fish! Just add Goldenbetta Tantanic to the tap water, it will eliminate chlorine right away. You don’t have to let the water sit. Also, it helps control a drastic change in pH level. We’ve tested the amount of chlorine in tap water for several days and found out that the water doesn’t always contain chlorine in it. Some days, the test can’t even detect the presence of chlorine in the tap water at all.
Now let’s move on to the types of water which shouldn’t be used to raise betta fish. Remember, drinking water and filtered water aren’t the best choices. I’ve always highlighted this in the videos. If you decide to raise betta fish with drinking water or filtered water, your fish will become weakened and withered over time. They are likely to get sick easily! After we’ve developed Goldenbetta Tantanic, we realized that people commonly use drinking water or filtered water to raise their fish. They asked us why their fish are having particular symptoms. The common cause of those problems is that they use the wrong type of water to raise betta fish. According to the regulations of WHO, CODEX, FDA, and Ministry of Public Health, water used for consumption must contain total dissolved solid (TSD) less than 500 ppm. The heavy metals generally include minerals, magnesium, and calcium which are required to be filtered out to prevent kidney stone disease in humans. If you use filtered water that is free of these heavy metals, your fish will have a deficiency in minerals, magnesium, and calcium. As a result, they will become withered and prone to diseases.
The distilled water must be avoided as well! The water is completely purified so it doesn’t contain any minerals or heavy metals at all.
Lastly, the groundwater (well water) is too harsh as it includes excessive amounts of heavy metals, magnesium, and calcium. When you leave the pumped water for a while, it gradually turns into a rusty brown color. So, it is not suitable for your fish’s home.
To conclude, the best choice of all is tap water. BUT it must be free of chlorine. ☺