Betta Basics

  • Creates ideal environment both bettas and plants
  • Removes any chlorine, chloramine and detoxifies ammonia
  • Buffers to 7.0


Betta Basics™ is designed to provide the optimal environment for both betta and plant. Betta Basics™ removes any chlorine, chloramine and detoxifies ammonia. It buffers the water to a pH of 7.0 and provides a healthy environment for fish and plant. Feed NutriDiet® Betta Pellet Food for optimal fish health.


Use with each water change. For best results also use 2–3 times per week. Add 1 capful (5 mL) per each 1.25 L (1.25 quarts) of water. In Betta-only bowls (i.e. no plant) use 1 capful per 4 L (1 US gallon) with water changes.


60 mL, 250 mL, 2 L

A: I generally change my Betta ater about twice a week. Betta Basics will not clear the water and I wouldn't recommend a clarifier to you because of no mechanical filtration. The problem is in a Betta environment the organics tend to build fairly quickly with no filtration. You may want to reduce feedings to at least once a day, no more food than your betta can consume in a few minutes.

A: It is fine to put the betta in the bowl immediately after using Betta Basics as long as the temperature is consistent.

A: Yes, Betta Basics is fine to use in the bowl with the fish on a regular basis to maintain pH and water quality.

A: This environment is OK for betta fish. They come from areas in Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, etc.) that flood and drain leaving not much more than stagnant mud puddles. Bettas live in these mud puddles. When it floods again, betta fish are allowed to mingle and breed. They feed largely off of insect larvae in these mud puddles/wet areas.

A: Technically speaking, you only "need" to add Betta Basics when either a) your pH is slipping outside your preferred range, b) you are adding new water to the tank, or c) you have detected ammonia or nitrite in the system that needs to be detoxified. Most betta keepers do not regularly test their water for ammonia, nitrite, or pH, and want a simple solution that will condition, buffer, and detoxify all at once without fear of overdose. For this reason, we recommend to add the product once a week, even if you are not doing a water change, as this will ensure that your pH remains at neutral and that any minor spikes in ammonia or nitrite are detoxified before they can do damage to the fish.

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