Everything you need to start a great aquarium for your Betta or other small fishBetta fish tank kit includes: 2 1/2 gallon acrylic tank, carbon floss cartridge, light, divider, Betta food sample, Betta Bowl Plus water conditioner sample, and moreSpace-saving design make the Mini-Bow 2.5 gallon the perfect desktop fish tank
Average Customer Rating:
(84 Reviews) 84
Rating Breakdown84 reviews
60 out of 84(71%)reviewers recommend this product.
Nice tank but I use it for only 1 betta. Great idea except the 2 bettas are able to see each other and drive each other crazy trying to fight. I dont like to stress out my fish so I just took out the divider and use it for 1betta and bought another tank for the other betta. All in all its a good idea that would be a great idea if the betta's couldnt see each other.
Its really called Betta Bow 2.5 Great design and space.
PostedMay 9, 2011
from Phoenix, AZ
Over the weekend, I purchased this kit for my red crowntail betta, Blaze. His previous home was a glass bowl with some marbles. The water quickly got cloudy everyday, and he was getting weaker and weaker. I was worried he would die. So, i got this tank at Petco, and I think its perfect! Its real name is Aqueon Betta Bow 2.5. It came with betta food, a special betta water conditioner (which works so well I bought a bottle), a power filter, and a lighted hood. This is the perfect siized tank for bettas, spacious, yet small enough to fit anywhere. The filter cleans the tank very well but I do only have one fish, so for me, perfect! If your really tied for space, try the Mini Bow 1, which is a one gallon. Overall, great product! I bought a second one for my tiger barbs!
My bettas love this tank! It's super quiet! Crowntail and regular betta love it! Just add beautiful gravel, plant, and a hut! Thanks! I wouldn't put a female in this tank because she can jump through the vent inside and jump over the top the other side easily.
I got this as a sort of "present" for myself for finishing my first semester in college. I've had pets all my life and missed them when I was away for school. Right out of the package it worked wonderfully, and I had no issues! I housed two halfmoon double tail males (from petco as well) and after about a week I noticed one had some parts of his tail fin missing. BE WARNED that a betta's fins can go through the spaces between the divider and another betta can bite at it. Now one of my HM double tail males looks like a crown tail, mind you, it is his own fault for shoving his fins where they dont belong. My other male looks perfictly fine with no damage to him (he's the smart one). Also the filter is very quiet, i dont even notice when its on! The light works good too. For a tank this size with a filter and light it's an awesome buy! Just watch your fish's aggressive behavior, I might be buying another in the future to separate them.
I bought this for my baby betta and she loves it. I love that there's filter in there to begin with- but that the filter output is so gentle it doesn't throw her around the tank- a huge plus since she's so small. I had a bit of an issue with the cords (the light and the heater I put in there)- but other than that, it's an awesome little tank.
I bought this tank about a week ago now. My Betta Mr. Plum has never been happier! I also got the silk betta plants and put half a clam shell in. The light is nice and bright and keeps the tank warm. Also got him a couple new friends a catfish named pearl and a snail named spot! Super happy with this little tank and it came with extras! I paid full price in store and still think it is worth the money because Mr. Plum is having a blast!
I bought this on sale for about $16.00, and it was really a steal for that price. The aquarium is very attractive, and I have not had any problems with the acrylic scratching or cracks in the tank.
I wouldn't recommend using only the undergravel filter that comes with the kit. For one, it does not provide any chemical filtration, and it makes cleaning your tank rather difficult. Secondly, the motor is very loud, and the wire on it is short. It is hard to place the motor far enough away from the tank to keep the vibrations from disturbing the fish. I decided to stop using this filter, but I bought the same tank for a friend of mine and she has been having good luck with it so far (over 1 month now).
I bought the Red Sea Nano filter as a replacement and it has proven to be an excellent filter for this small tank.
Another slight complaint is that the tank does not come with a heater. I got the Hydor mini heater, and it has worked well thus far.
I'd really recommend this tank for betta keeping. It's a great size; it provides just enough room for a betta to swim around in. If you do decide to keep the undergravel filter, you can twist the pipe so that the bubbles blow into the corner, which makes the water less turbulent (which is what bettas prefer). Also, if you add a bit more gravel to the bottom, it seems to make the bubbles a bit less strong.
The tank is a pretty good deal and MUCH better than a lot of the other options for bettas.
This tank is a great tank for betta fish! It would be better for just one betta fish, but it is fine for 2 fish too. It is filtered, separated and big enough for both fish to have enough air and filteration. Great buy, and good for your fish.
I was given this kit and I must say that I LOVE it! Acrylic is so much safer than glass and it has survived a couple of relocations. The filter and air pump are both quiet and don't disturb my betta fish. Sometimes these little kits will have those power filters and I really don't like them. Some of my fish were killed by them so I stay away from them. This tank doesn't have that and I love it even more. You get everything you need in it and the light isn't too bright nor too dark. I have it next to bed and I like looking at my betta swim when I'm trying to fall asleep. I highly recommend this and will purchase it soon for my friend's birthday!
I recently purchased a Mini-Bow 2.5 Gallon Acrylic Aquarium Kit for my 2 bettas. It has a divider so they are not in the same tank, which makes it nice since I don't have to take care of 2 tanks. It is a pretty good fit for what I needed.
I recently upgraded my betta from his bowl of 3 years into this little tank. He seems to be much happier (I got him a little catfish buddy too) and is eating about twice what he did before. The tank is large enough to fit two fish comfortably as well as a fake plant and a tunnel, however I wouldn't recommend using the divider because it would be way too small. The undergravel filter is nice as well but it doesn't cover the entire tank floor - only the center. Also, the plastic bottom doesn't attach to the tank and gapes at the sides. Oh well, you get what you pay for right? For the price, I think it's a great upgrade from a betta bowl.
I bought this tank for my goldfish. I won my fish at a fair and I didn't expect him to live long so I originally put him in a small bowl with an airstone. In a few days the tank started getting really cloudy and I started feeling bad for him. So, I bought this tank. This tank was a great find. It gives my fish plenty of room to swim around and it looks great. The water has stayed crystal clear and my fishh looks both healthy and happy. I would recommend this tank to anyone.
First of all the aquarium looks great. But it is not glass and that is how you describe it. Check your copy. I am fish sitting a betta and when I changed it's water, I noticed that the bottom was full of cracks. I called the owner of the fish and she said that the first tank did the same thing! Because I have no other options, I'm off to buy a third one in 2 1/2 years at your store. Wish I could come up with a defective product that isn't what it claims to be and have folks come back buying it. Amazing!
Like most starter kits this 2.5 Acrylic has just about everything you need. The food will last you some time, depending what kind of fish you have. Is great with small fish but try not to have more than a few fish,goldfish are bad since they produce waste at a large rate. I started with a Betta but he didn't like how fast the current is. Down to the tank it is pretty solid just don't fill to the tip top because i have found the tank to leak if over filled. The filter is good but produces a fast current for such a small tank, but hardy fish should have no problem. Another bad one is the air filter it is quite loud if it touches objects or the tank so be sure to have it away from the tank so the vibrations don't annoy you. Other than these few things it is a good starting tank, fry, or quarantine tank. It will be good to add a heater and some more conditioner and additives as the pouch that comes with the kit runs out fast if you don't watch it. You will have room for decor so go for some small objects and a couple of plants while you are at the store.
i bought this tank for my 3 danios and snail they love it. The filter is quiet and the lighting is great! It was really easy to set up and basically alredy assembled. I would reccomend this to anyone who wanted to start a great new hobby.
i wanted to get a betta fish so i went to my petco and saw this kit. i wondered why they sold it for 30 bucks because its worth way more i got 2 bettas i white halfmoon and a black delta betta. they completely luv this tank. they started to attack the divider in the first hour but then they stopped they luv having the company now. i would definitely reccomend this product to all of my friends because its got they perfect amount of space on each side for a betta it is AMAZING. ill write another review and sho pics later. bye