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Old 03-15-2012, 04:09 PM   #1
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Do need air pump

I have one male betta and three catfish in a 10 gallon tank with a marina s10 filter. My question is do i need a air pump to maintain a proper oxygen level. Thanks
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:19 PM   #2
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I have one male betta and three catfish in a 10 gallon tank with a marina s10 filter. My question is do i need a air pump to maintain a proper oxygen level. Thanks
All of your fish come to the surface to breath so you don't need it unless you want the additional water movement. I would take it out.
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It's a good idea to not have an air stone in a Betta tank. They prefer the waters surface to be still. A filter usually provides enough surface agitation to promote oxygen exchange without the extra airstone.
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Why not a plant like hornwort, it should provide oxygen and it only needs some amount of light to live.
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