Betta Supplies List – What You Need For Your Betta

You want the best for your precious betta fish

For your betta to be comfortable and happy, first of all, you need to buy him a spacious tank. To provide the very best care for your pet so that he enjoys a long and healthy life, you need to equip his aquarium with essentials such as a filtration system, heater, decorations, plants, and betta fish toys. 

There’s so much stuff to buy; it can be difficult to know where to start. 

So, to help you out, we’ve put together this list of popular betta fish supplies your betta pet will love!

Table of Contents

Tanks

First of all, your betta needs a spacious tank to live in. Here are some of our favorite aquariums:

1. 10 gallon Lifegard Aquatics CRYSTAL Aquarium 45 Degree Low Iron Ultra Clear

10 Gallon Lifegard Aquatics CRYSTAL Aquarium in a white background

A unique aquarium that uses low-iron glass with a 45-degree cut edge. It gives your aquarium the clearest view. 

2. Aqueon Standard Glass Aquarium Tank 10 Gallon with lid

Aqueon Standard Glass Aquarium Tank

The high-quality glass aquarium is made to assure that it can stand up to almost any application. It has clean silicone edges and is suitable for freshwater or marine inhabitants.

3. Budget Marina LED 10-gallon Aquarium Kit

Marina-10GLED-Aquarium-Kit

This kit is ideal for the novice aquarist. The kit comes equipped with everything needed to make a fish hobbyist’s venture into fish-keeping an enjoyable experience.

4. AUQA Gadget DIY Mesh Screen Lid Kit

AUQA Gadget DIY Mesh Screen Lid Kit

You can protect your fish with this DIY Mesh Screen Lid Kit. It has a spline that snaps into the rail`s channels, securing the mesh without the need for special tools.

5. DIY AUQA Gadget Self-Leveling Aquarium Mat

Innovative Marine DIY Leveling Rubber Mat

An easy-to-install mat made of high-quality materials that can quickly and easily adhere atop an aquarium stand or bottom. This black thick rubber mat absorbs and evenly distributes its weight ensuring a level tank.

6. 5 Gallon CRYSTAL 45-Degree Low-Iron Ultra Clear Aquarium  

5 gal Lifegard Aquatics CRYSTAL Aquarium

The Crystal series aquarium uses low-iron glass and a 45-degree cut edge. It also has invisible glue joints for its panels that give the clearest views into the depths of your tank.  

7. Fluval 5 Gallon Spec V Aquarium Kit

Fluval 5 Gallon Spec V Aquarium Kit

This 5-gallon freshwater aquarium kit from Fluval contains almost everything you need for your betta, including a filtration system with biological media and LED lighting. All you need to add is a heater.

Substrate

Your betta’s tank needs a layer of substrate on the bottom, partly for aesthetics and also to anchor your live plants.

8. Glofish Colored Gravel

GloFish Multi-Color Fluorescent Aquarium Gravel, 5 lbs. in a white background.

This Glofish colored gravel comes in a range of colors that you can use to customize your betta’s home.

9. Spectrastone Shallow Creek Regular for Freshwater Aquariums

Spectrastone Shallow Creek Regular for Freshwater Aquariums, 5-Pound Bag

If you want to create a natural look and feel to your betta’s tank, this natural stone substrate could be just what you want.

The gravel has a non-toxic coating that’s safe for use in freshwater tanks and the stone won’t affect the water pH levels.

10. Carib Sea ACS05820 Super Natural Moonlight Sand for Aquarium

Carib Sea ACS05820 Super Natural Moonlight Sand for Aquarium

If you have a dark-colored betta, white sand can make a wonderful contrast that really shows off your pet to your best advantage. This white sand is all-natural, contains no paints or dyes, and is made in the U.S., too.

Filters

11. AquaClear HOB Aquarium Power Filters, Model 20

AquaClear - Fish Tank Filter in white background.

This hang-on-back power filter is recommended for tanks up to 20 gallons. It is quiet, efficient and is reliable. Step 1 and Step 2 media are included in the box for free.

12. AZOO Mignon Filter 60

AZOO Mignon Filter 60 in gray and white background.

This filter has a small and compact design that is quiet while in use and is easy to maintain.

13. SunSun HW-602B Aquarium Canister Filter, 20-gal

SunSun HW-602B isolated in white background

This filter is built for aquariums up to 20 gallons. It has an adjustable flow rate so you can make this work for a 10 gallon betta tank. Canister filters could be considered overkill for a betta tank, but this one is reasonably priced.

Read more about The Best Filters For Betta Reviews

Lights & Hoods

Your betta tank needs lights! So, here’s a few suggestions to help you decide what to get:

14. NICREW SkyLED Aquarium Light Planted Tanks

NICREW SkyLED Aquarium Light Planted Tanks

If you have a large tank for your betta, you might want to jazz things up with this energy-efficient LED lighting system. 

The full-spectrum array of lights combines blue, white, green, and red bulbs that create a perfect color spectrum for good plant growth. The unit is adjustable to fit tanks from 12 to 18 inches long.

15. Aqueon LED Deluxe Full Hood

Aqueon LED Deluxe Full Hood Aquarium Light

This fits the standard 10-gallon Aqueon tank we recommended above. The hood sits on the inside lip of the aquarium frame for both appearance and for function

16. Hamilton Dual Outlet Grounded Analog Timer

Hamilton Dual Outlet Grounded Timer

This timer can be used to easily program your lights and wave-making powerheads.

17. Aqueon Planted Clip-On LED Light

Aqueon Planted Clip-On LED Light

This clip-on LED light is compatible with framed or rimless aquariums and is great for planted aquariums.

Heaters & Thermometer

Temperature shock can be fatal to bettas. That’s why using an aquarium heater and thermometer is crucial so that you can monitor the water temperature in your tank.

18. Imagitarium Aquarium Strip Thermometer

Imagitarium Aquarium Strip Therm

This thermometer sticks to the outside of your aquarium and reads the water temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit. This is helpful for protecting your aquatic residents from unsafe temperature fluctuations.

19. Tetra HT10 Submersible Aquarium Heater & Electronic Thermostat

Tetra HT Submersible Aquarium Heater With Electronic Thermostat

This is ideally used with 2-10-gallon aquariums and makes sure your tank is always at a comfortable temperature. It comes preset at 78 deg F and is not adjustable.

20. Eheim Jager TruTemp Aquarium Heater

Eheim Jager TruTemp Aquarium Heater

This heater allows the user to calibrate the heater for a precise temperature reading. It is made of shatter-proof glass and is fully Submersible, fully waterproof.

Read more about Best Betta Tank Heater For 1, 5 And 10+ Gallon Tanks

Food

Bettas can be picky eaters, and giving your pet the wrong diet can damage his health. Here’s a selection of nutritious foods that even the fussiest feeder will love!

21. Cobalt Aquatics Ultra Betta Floating Pellet Fish Food 

Cobalt Aquatics Ultra Betta Floating Pellet Fish Food, 2.4-oz bottle

The Cobalt Aquatics Ultra Betta Floating Pellet Fish Food is specifically formulated for a betta fish’s high meat protein needs. The color-enhancing pellets are the perfect size for a betta’s tiny mouth and are designed to float on the water surface for easy feeding.

22. Aqueon Betta Color Enhancing Pellets Betta Food

Aqueon Betta Color Enhancing Pellets Betta Food, .95 oz. in a white background.

The Aqueon Betta Food Pellets bring out your Betta’s true color and essentials for proper growth, development and immune system.

23. Omega One Betta Buffet Flakes Fish Food

Omega One Betta Buffet Flakes Fish Food, 0.28 oz. in a white background.

The Omega One Betta Buffet Flakes Fish Food has a natural seafood formula high in protein formulated for betta fish. The natural protein binders in the flakes prevents the your aquarium water from clouding. 

24. Omega One Freeze Dried Blood Worms

Omega One Freeze Dried Blood Worms

Bloodworms are an excellent addition to your betta’s diet, providing him with a natural, highly nutritious source of protein that promotes healthy growth and enhances color, too.

Harvested and packed fresh daily, Omega One San Francisco Bay bloodworms are ideal for bettas.

25. Omega One Freeze Dried Brine Shrimp

Omega One Freeze Dried Brine Shrimp

If you want to provide your betta fish with a selection of nutritious treats, the Omega One Freeze Dried Brine Shrimp food wheel is perfect. The treat contains freeze-dried shrimp that your betta buddy will love.

Toys And Decor

Bettas are intelligent, curious fish that need mental and physical stimulation, and they love interactive play with their owners. Here’s a selection of betta fish toys to excite your pet!

26. R2 Fish School Complete Fish Training Kit

R2 Fish School Complete Fish Training Kit

The R2 Fish School Complete Fish Training Kit comes with over 20 training accessories, an instructional DVD, and a manual that’s packed with photos and training ideas.

This excellent value kit guarantees hours of interactive fun for you and your betta buddy.

27. Ping Pong Ball

Colored Ping Pong balls on wooden table

Ping Pong balls make great toys for bettas. Simply drop the ball onto the water surface and watch your betta play!

28. Laser Pointer

FOBSERD cat Toys

Use this laser pointer to direct a beam of light into your betta’s tank for him to chase! This safe, interactive toy is great for entertaining the family cat, too!

29. Zoo Med Floating Aquarium Log, Small

Zoo Med Floating Aquarium Log, Small

Your territorial betta fish will love to claim this floating log as his! The log floats at the water surface and is specially weighted not to roll over or sink. 

Your fish will spend many happy hours chilling out and resting inside the log, a great way of reducing stress and promoting good health. 

30. Marina Natural Silk Red Plant

Marina Natural Silk Red Plant

This pretty silk plant is just 5 to 6 inches tall, making it ideal as a foreground decoration. The colors won’t fade, and the natural silk material won’t affect the water chemistry.

Just secure the plant’s base in the substrate and enjoy the effect of the delicate leaves moving with the current.

31. Amazon Sword

Amazon Sword Paniculatus Potted Live Aquarium Plants

The Amazon Sword plant is a very popular choice for betta tanks. These plants have long, thick leaves that are perfect for a betta to rest on and make great plants for the mid-ground or background of your tank.

The plants from this supplier are guaranteed to be disease, algae, and snail-free.

32. Hygger Betta Log Resin Hollow Tree Trunk Ornament

hygger Betta Log Resin Hollow Tree Trunk Ornament

A high-quality sinking log created to look just like a sunken tree trunk and will blend in beautifully with your tank decoration theme. The log also doubles as a cave and hiding place for your fish.

33. SpongeBob Ornament Pineapple Home

Penn-Plax SpongeBob and Pineapple House Aquarium Ornament

The decor is made from smooth resin and is non-toxic, making it a safe and quirky accessory to add to your fish’s tank. 

34. Shipwreck Aquarium Decoration Ornament

Penn-Plax Shipwreck Aquarium Decoration Ornament with Moving Masts, Lifeboat, and Bubble Action

Your betta will love cruising around this effective, interesting shipwreck tank decoration.

Common Medical Supplies

35. API Pimafix Freshwater & Saltwater Fish Fungal Infection Remedy

API Pimafix Freshwater & Saltwater Fish Fungal Infection Remedy

This API Pimafix is an antifungal and antibacterial remedy for freshwater and marine fish. It treats both internal and external bacterial infections and fungal infections. It’s all-natural remedy will not discolor water or alter pH and is harmless to plants.

36. API Liquid Super Ick ( White Spot ) Cure Freshwater Aquarium Fish Medication

API Super Ick Cure isolated in white background

This treatment helps freshwater fish heal the symptoms of ick and adds a protective layer of slime to protect damaged tissue.

37. Fluval Cycle Biological Booster Water Conditioner

Fluval Cycle Biological Booster Water Conditioner

Fluval Cycle Biological Booster Water Conditioner allows for the immediate addition of fish to a new freshwater or saltwater aquarium. It establishes a safe biological aquarium environment and metabolizes dangerous waste. 

38. API 5 in 1 Freshwater & Saltwater Aquarium Test Strips

API 5 in 1 Freshwater & Saltwater Aquarium Test Strips

To ensure that the water conditions are safe for your betta, you’ll need to test the water every week as part of your regular maintenance regimen. 

This test kit from API contains 800 tests, allowing you to check pH, ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite. The kit contains glass tubes and an easy-to-read color chart.

39. Seachem Prime

Seachem Prime Water Conditioner 3.4Fl oz

Seachem Prime is a complete, concentrated formula that you can use in freshwater and marine tanks.

The conditioner removes ammonia, chloramine, chlorine from the water and detoxifying nitrites and nitrate. The product also provides your betta with a protective slime coat.

40. API Aquarium Salt

API Aquarium Salt

Aquarium salt is essential in treating a variety of health conditions that can affect bettas and promoting recovery.

API aquarium salt is made using all-natural sea salt, providing a valuable source of electrolytes for your betta to aid your pet’s recovery following illness.

In Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed our list of 40 essential popular betta fish supplies. 

Although it might seem that you have a lot to buy for your pet, many of these items are once-only investments and you might even find some on sale. We’ve picked out only high-quality items, too, so whatever you choose, the product should last.

What’s your betta best buy? Tell us in the comments box, and don’t forget to share this listicle if you loved it!

Alison Page has been an avid fish keeper for over 35 years and has owned many different species of freshwater tropical fish including bettas. Currently Alison has two large freshwater tanks. The first tank has two huge fancy goldfish who are almost ten years old and still looking as good as ever. In the other, she has a happy community of tiger barbs, green tiger barbs, corydoras catfish, platys, and mollies.

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