Is your betta tank too small?

You may have been sent this page because someone is concerned that your betta is being kept in conditions that are severely inappropriate for it.

Please don’t be alarmed, this is a common mistake to make. It is not an attack on you personally.

Bettas have a reputation as being hardy fish, which means that many people mistakenly believe they are happy and healthy even in the smallest of containers.

This is simply not true. Bettas are intelligent fish – they need plenty of space and the right tank conditions to be stimulated, happy and healthy.

If you want to care for your betta properly, the best thing you can do is to upgrade its tank size, and learn about the other conditions needed to properly care for it.

Our recommended betta tank size is 19L / 5 US Gallons / 4 Imperial Gallons.

We have a page here that explains the basic betta keeping requirements, and there is more detailed information throughout the ‘learn’ section of our website (see the navigation bar at the top).

We’d like to help you keep a happy betta that lives a long and healthy life.

If you have any questions, feel free to comment on any post or page on our site, or contact us using this page.