The Truth About Betta Fish and Caring for Your Betta

The Myth: Betta Fish can´t survive and are not happy in a small environment.

The Truth: It is a fact that Betta Splendens (Siamese Fighting) are known to live in rice patties, among the foot prints of rice patty workers. They are also known to survive and entire dry season, in an area no larger than themselves for extended periods, with little more than clay as moisture. They are also quite adept at breathing air.

The Aquablock is 8″ x 8″ x 3″ deep. The tank holds just less than 1 liter of water. * For those who are extra concerned for the living space of their Betta, we also offer a large option.

This tank is 10″ x 10″ x 3″ deep. The tank holds a little more than 1 liter of water. * * Exact Volumes of water may vary, as all tanks are unique, some sand art may take up more volume than others.

The Myth: The water gets dirty and my fish dies without a filter.

The Truth: As with any pet, their comes responsibilities. Yes, Betta’s eat and produce waste. Therefore, the tank water MUST be changed on a regular basis to remove the waste. The Aquablock makes this task as easy as it can be. The gravel is coated by a non-toxic, aquarium safe adhesive keeping it clean and free of waste and debris.

Caring for your Betta:

We recommend a weekly change of at least 3/4 of the water volume to clear out any waste that may be in the tank.

Caring for and Cleaning your AquaBlock


Caring for your Aquablock

Do not display your AquaBlock in direct sunlight!

Feed your betta fish 2 pellets of food per day. Do not over feed.

Cleaning your Aquablock

Clean & change the water in your AquaBlock once every 2 weeks.

  • Close the stopper in the sink
  • Simply pour out your betta fish into a cup
  • Rinse your AquaBlock with cool water
  • Refill with non chlorinated room temperature water
  • Return your betta into your AquaBlock with the least amount of the old water.

Relax and Enjoy your.