Hello! First time betta keeper!
Figure I would register on the forum since I'm always reading threads!
A few weeks ago I bought one of the baby bettas at petco, I heard that they were a challenge to raise, but went for it anyway.. I picked the one that seemed the most active, and I could have sworn that she was following me around in her little cup. I took her home and my girlfriend named her Bertha!
Anyway, her first home was a 1 gallon setup withsome marbles and a fake plastic plant. (It was my girlfriend's old setup, and she kept a mechanical fish in there lol!) I of course bought her one of those hydor heating pads.. but no filter because I didn't think I could fit one and keep the water calm.
But two weeks ago I ended up going to Petco and purchased myself a Fluval Spec V.. it's so nice! It fits perfectly on the cabinet in the living room.
I wanted some live plants so the first thing I bought was some Anubias Nana, and a Marimo, and two days ago I purchased some Anarcharis from Petsmart. The Petsmart near my work has those live plants underwater.. none of those tube plants! (even though my Anubias was a tube plant from another location)
In there I have 3 ghost shrimp, and two neon tetras.. I kind of regret the neon purchase because I now know they like to be in groups of at least 5.. and I'm afraid I'd overstock the tank with 3 more.. opinions?
And threads worthless w/o pics, so here's a one a few days after bringing her home! A veiltail female. She's mainly blue. with a little red.. I like her!!
I'm already planning on purchasing another betta setup and getting one from aquabid!