Last week I bought my first betta fish, a 2.5 g tank, a heater, and a filter (temporarily removed until I can figure out how to baffle it because it was WAY to strong). Since then I have become OBSESSED with betta fish. Thanks a lot guys...I blame you! This never would have happened had I not found this site, and not seen you guys talking about aquabid. I've spent at least 6 hours on the site in the past 4 days. I need to get a life soon or else I'm gonna end up with like 30 tanks! My name is jess and I am a betta addict. :)
I know where you're coming from. I just got my guy last week and I'm already considering putting a 20 gallon long in my livingroom. Not sure whether I'd do a divided tank for males or a sorority tank. I need to find a good looking, solid and cheap stand first and then work on getting the aquarium planted.
D'Argo became part of our family on 4/6/11 His home is a 10 gallon planted tank.
I'd love the answer to the question you pose because this hobby is consuming so much of my time! I sit and watch mine for hours... it's relaxing. And wastes so much time I'd otherwise be working.
I started a few weeks ago with just my Jabu-Jabu in a 1.5g that I found at walmart. After reading a lot of info on here, yahoo answers, etc. that little tank got returned and I now have a fully planted and stocked 10g tank with my betta, some danios and shrimp.
I am with u all. I started only two months ago and I now have 7 and one coming from Thailand. It's insanity. Haha. I have one in a critter keeper and I keep a heating pad under it. It stays at 79 degrees. All the rest are in filtered tanks. I've spent a lit of money so far......