Hello! From Half Moon Bay, CA :)
Hi guys. I've really enjoyed reading all these posts. So helpful!
I don't have a betta yet, still in the research phase. I do keep land hermit crabs (I have 13 in a 60gallon tank ranging from micro to Jumbo-mostly rescued off craigslist) and I learned the hard way that the pet stores can give TERRIBLE info which results in costly and stressful mistakes. SOOOoooo, not rushing in this time.
I'm interested in getting a 5g tank and one male betta. I'd love to hear suggestions on which kind of tank you recommend if you have any. I'm leaning towards the Fluval chi because I like the small footprint and modern design. I'm also open to getting a regular glass 5g with a hinged glass lid and a small light, but I haven't added up the costs on that yet.
I also know I'll need a heater, test kits, etc. May do just one big purchase on Amazon in the upcoming weeks.
Any breeders out there? Any in the SF Bay area? I'd love to buy a fish from a breeder as opposed to a pet store if possible. Not a fan of those teensy cups, and shipping can't be too fun for the fish.
Anyway- Total newbie here. Never had fish before, so feel free to load on the advice.