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How to Make a Betta Tank Out of a Vase

Posted by: Kerrigan on: January 23, 2012

This is a very cute fish vase to put on your desk or nightstand.

Betta Fish or  the Siamese Fighting Fish have very vibrate colors and their tails are fanned out in a pretty veil. They are tropical fish that likes warm water and do not like cold rooms or drafty places. Each week they need there water changed 25%.

Bettas are not very picky eaters Betta fish food is just fine for these them.

WARNING: Bettas in spite of there beauty are very vicious fish, and like  to live alone.


( 1) 10 1/4 inch vase        

(1) 4 inch plastic saucer    

(1) package of colored gems

(1) Betta fish           

(1) 6 inch water-loving plant        

(1) Gallon of bottled water

  1. Take a strainer and pour the colored gems and rise.
  2. Wash out the vase.(No soap)
  3. Take the plant out of the pot.
  4. Rinse the soil from the plants roots.
  5. Cut a 2 inch hole in the middle of the plastic saucer.
  6. Gently pull the plant roots though the 2 inch hole in the plastic saucer.
  7. Take the colored gems and place a 2 inch layer of the gems on the bottom of the vase.
  8. Fill the vase with the bottled water about 1 inch below the neck . (Bettas need air to breathe)
  9. Carefully and gently place the Betta fish into the vase.
  10. Take the plastic saucer with plant roots and carefully place roots into the vase.
  11. Once the roots are all the way into the vase place the plastic saucer safely in the opening of the vase.
  12. Fill the rest of the saucer with the colored gems.
  13. Then enjoy your new fish and fish tank.

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