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Old 09-04-2017, 01:05 AM   #1
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(Newbie alert) Betta safe?

Hi im new here. Im really new to this fish care thing. I just wanted to know if a fluval chi 5 gal is betta freindly. Im scared that my Betta's fins will get sucked into the filter. Also, is the flow of the chi filter too strong for a betta? I would definitely appreciate some helpful hints. ����
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Old 09-04-2017, 01:40 AM   #2
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A five gallon is a decent size for a Betta and no don't worry about the filter being to strong these fish are strong filters and the flow is fine as long as it's not on all the time
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Old 09-04-2017, 01:47 AM   #3
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A five gallon is a decent size for a Betta and no don't worry about the filter being to strong these fish are strong filters and the flow is fine as long as it's not on all the time
I have a crowntail betta. Thats why I was worried about his fins being sucked in to the filter and him not fast enough yo beat the flow.
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The filter should run all the time!!! letting water flow over the media inside the system creating the beneficial bacteria you need and much needed gas exchange..there is a little switch on the side of the little pump. you can adjust the flow with that..your betta will do just fine in that aquarium I wouldn't worry too much about the fins being sucked in but just in case you can place a plastic or real plant in front of the inlet to block your betta from it.
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Ahhhh okay well have you already bought the tank?
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Ohhhhh I thought you meant you had a power head nevermind
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Old 09-04-2017, 01:52 AM   #7
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Thanks for the tips!
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Old 09-04-2017, 01:54 AM   #8
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Not yet. I was just looking around for a good tank and this was suggested to me so i wanted to make sure that it was betta friendly.
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The filter should run all the time!!! letting water flow over the media inside the system creating the beneficial bacteria you need and much needed gas exchange..there is a little switch on the side of the little pump. you can adjust the flow with that..your betta will do just fine in that aquarium I wouldn't worry too much about the fins being sucked in but just in case you can place a plastic or real plant in front of the inlet to block your betta from it.
The flow of the fluval chi filter is adjustable?
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Old 09-04-2017, 02:25 AM   #10
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Yes it is
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:51 PM   #11
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Yes it is
Can you please send me a pic of this because i cannot find how to adjust the flow on the fluval chi filter.
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