AQUEON PURE Betta Beads Fish Conditioner, Green, 1 pouch -

Aqueon PURE Betta Beads Aquarium Water Care, 8.8-oz bag

By Aqueon
Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars
Color: Green

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About This Item


  • Betta Beads contain live beneficial bacteria and enzymes to maintain crystal-clear water in your aquarium.
  • Enjoy watching your betta friends dive in and out of the soft gravel—it’s like a ball pit for fish!
  • Soft, biodegradable gravel encourages the betta’s natural foraging behavior.
  • Helps maintain a healthy, balanced aquarium environment by breaking down organic sludge.
  • Designed for use in unfiltered betta habitats—simply add 1 pouch of betta beads per 1 gallon of water.

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Questions & Answers

9 Customer Questions

Can you still put these in a filtered tank?
Answer by ChewyMar 29, 2021
These beads are designed for use in unfiltered betta habitats.

Hey can I use this in addition to gravel ? Or is this product meant to be used alone as the gravel ?
Answer by ChewyAug 13, 2021
Aqueon PURE Betta Beads are intended for use as aquarium gravel.

You’re supposed to replace every month with a new pack of beads?
Answer by ChewyMay 25, 2022
It is recommended to replace the beads monthly and remove uneaten food for optimal results. If betta beads shrink prematurely, this is a quick indicator that the water hardness is not optimal for your betta. We recommend changing the water with soft (deionized or specially filtered) betta waters.

Is this safe to use in a tank that has a Pleco?
Answer by ChewyJul 26, 2021
If this tank has a filter, the Betta Beads are best for an unfiltered environment.

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Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars
10 Ratings
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10 Customer Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Jade on Jan 18, 2023

Shrank Immediately/Not Sure about it

I thought these were neat and bought some for my Betta but after adding them to my tank they immediately shrank. I'm not sure if maybe it's my water or if I did something wrong, but I don't think that was supposed to happen.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By JZzy on Nov 10, 2022

Betta loves these

My betta loves these bubbles. I like them better then gravel. My fish plays in them, and they make the tank look very nice!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ElPars on Mar 5, 2022

Shrink in hard water

These do exactly what they say they are designed to do and I think they’re great. I have one tank and one fish bowl. I use these in the unfiltered bowl. They shrink in hard water which is helpful because it’s basically an indicator that a water change is due. So if you use them for their intended purpose, they truly do exactly what they say they do. My betta loves playing in his ball pit.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By householdr2 on Jan 22, 2022

Fish plays in them like a ball pit!

These disappear a little once they’re installed in the tank, but my fish loves playing in them like a ball pit! They occasionally make their way up to the filter intake but a little joggle of the filter and they fall off. They give a nice additional interest to the tank, another layer. I like them. The fact the fish can move them easily makes it possible for him, even though he’s a top feeder, to get a second chance at food that may have settled to the bottom that stones or rocks would be too heavy for him to move -for the food wafts up and he goes after it again! (I’m learning how much food is enough so that this happens less though.)

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By KTom on Jan 3, 2022

Dangerous!!! Do not buy!!

These beads are dangerous for Betta our poor guy had one stuck in his mouth! In the bag they are soft and large but once put in the tank for a couple days they shrink to a size just larger then pellet food and they become much harder. We had to use tweezers to dislodge it from his mouth. Waiting with fingers crossed that Vibe is okay. I'm surprised that a company like Aqueon would put out an unsafe product. I've included a photo to show the change. Straight from the bag on the left to the small dark ball that was stuck in our Bettas mouth on the right.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Ashley on Nov 29, 2021

Meh, nobody was impressed

I got these for my 5 gallon betta tank, and within days the majority of them shrunk to nothing. They're not easy to work with doing water changes at all, and honestly weren't even that "pretty" looking in the tank. Save your money.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By grass on Dec 1, 2021


seems to add required elements to water changes, betta is much more active

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jenna on Aug 3, 2021

awesome and effective

Watching my betta laying on them to sleep is so cute, he also bounces in and out of them and plays with them! It's great, kept my tank cleaner than it would with gravel! Love it!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Badproduct on Jun 21, 2021

Do not buy

We bought these beads for two of our Betta tanks. The male betta died with in two days of the beads being in tank. The female bettas are dying one by one in three days

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Beans on Apr 4, 2021

Aqueon PURE Betta Beads

Best addition to the fish pet supplies pet owners can purchase through Chewy! Helps keep Wiggles water cleaner longer without having to change the water every other day.