Can I 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.
How long does tap water need to sit before adding betta fish?
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.
Do you have to wait 24 hours to put a betta fish in a tank?
It will take about a day for the chemicals to eliminate chlorine and bacteria to bring ammonia and nitrates to healthy levels for fish to live in. Test the water once before setting a 24-hour timer and test it again before adding fish.