Can you use tap water for betta fish?
Tap water is a reliable as it’s constant and affordable water source. On average tap water tends to have good enough pH levels and mineral levels for a betta.
Is distilled water better for betta fish?
The best water to add to your tank is tap water, as long as it’s conditioned first. Failing that, you should try using spring water. You should ALWAYS avoid purified or distilled water, as it lacks the necessary minerals and nutrients your betta needs to survive.
How long should water sit before adding betta?
Let the water sit for 15 minutes.
Your betta needs this time to slowly adjust to the temperature, pH level, and mineral hardness of the water in the tank. If you rush these steps and do not give your betta time to acclimate to the water, it will be harmful to the fish’s health.