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Do betta fish need rocks in their tank?

Asked: Carla Foster, Last Updated:

Betta's love to swim at all levels, and it's common you'll see your betta cruising along the bottom. You'll need to buy small or smooth gravel so your betta doesn't hurt itself. Your gravel will also play an important role in your tank ecosystem. Benefical bacteria will grow on the surface, helping to break down waste.

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