Our Recommended Betta Keeping Products

On this page we roundup the betta keeping products we recommend.

We often get asked which products we recommend for specific situations, so we wanted to create an easy reference page to answer those questions quickly and simply.

Throughout our content we give careful and considered recommendations, but you can find them all here in list format, along with links to the relevant information.

Disclaimer: if you buy one of the products we recommend, we may receive a small commission. This money contributes to the continuous running and improvement of the site.  


This is an area where it’s particularly important to consider the product recommendation alongside the supporting information. All of our content on betta disease and illness has detailed information on how and when to use betta medicine, so make sure you refer to that when taking any action.

Recommended Betta Medication Products

Aquarium Salt by API (view it here on Amazon)

Fungus Clear by Jungle (view it here on Amazon)

FIN & BODY CURE by API (view it here on Amazon)

Maracyn (View on the Fritz Aquatics website)

Maracyn 2 (View on the Fritz Aquatics website)


Malachite Green by Kordon

Mardel CopperSafe by Fritz Aquatics

Kanaplex by Seachem

ICH-X by Hikari

Liquid Super Ick Cure by API

Erythromycin by API

View on API website


Remember to proceed with caution when using any medication. Thoroughly read the supporting documentation and information. We offer these as recommendations only – any treatment you administer is at your own risk.


Having a well-planned and regular cleaning regimen will help to keep your water, and therefore your betta, healthy. It’s not something you need to spend a lot on in terms of tools, but below are the ones we do recommend. Check out our article on how to clean a betta fish tank for a detailed guide on how to use them.

Recommended Betta Cleaning Products

Aquarium Siphon Vacuum by Laifoo

Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Siphon by VIVOSUN

Aquarium Gravel Cleaner by Hygger

Algae Cleaning Magnet by Aqueon

Acrylic Aquarium Special Mini Magnetic Cleaner by Carefree Fish

Algae Cleaning Scraper by Lefunpets

Water Treatment

Throughout the site you’ll see us say that betta keeping is more about keeping your water healthy than anything. If you’ve got healthy water, you’ll have a healthy betta. Here are some of the water conditioning products we recommend. Again, only use these when necessary and if you are sure of what you are doing.

Recommended Betta Water Treatment Products

Aquasafe Plus by Tetra

Tap Water Conditioner by API

Catappa X by Easy Life

View on the Easy Life website

Mini Catappa Indian Almond Leaves by SunGrow


In the vast majority of cases, having a heater for your betta tank will create the optimum conditions for your betta. We’ve written a detailed article on this here, but at a glance these are some of the heaters that we recommend. We’ve listed two different sizes for each below – which one you need will depend on the volume of your tank.

Recommended heaters for your betta tank

Adjustable Aquarium Heater by Interpet

Adjustable Aquarium Heater by Orlushy

Adjustable Aquarium Heater by Fluval


Filtration can be a difficult topic to understand at first. We’ve written two articles on it; one that explains the science of filtration; and another that looks at the best filter for a betta. For quick reference, here are those filter recommendations:

Recommended filters for your betta tank

Cascade 300 Submersible Aquarium Filter by Penn-Plax

Bio-Wheel Power Filter by MarineLand

Internal Filter - 10 Gallons by Whisper

Betta Food

And last but not least, we come to food. Giving your betta a varied and healthy diet is something you can do to easily improve its wellbeing. Mix things up a bit so your betta doesn’t get bored of having the same thing every day! See our detailed betta feeding guide for more info.

Recommended betta food

Betta Floating Mini Pellets by Tetra

Bloodworms Freeze Dried by King British

Freshwater Vitachem by Boyd Enterprises

Garlicguard by Seachem

Plant Food

Whilst not essential, if you want to improve plant growth in your aquarium, we recommend checking out the following products. For more information, see our article on the best plants for a betta.

Recommended Plant Food

Pro Fito by Easy Life

View on the Easy Life website