Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Battle Creek, MI
Junior has shown that he likes the Aqueon Mini Bow 2.5 with how active he continues to be, so I'm not too concerned about the tank size anymore. I just wanted someone to reassure me that I wasn't being cruel to Junior because that's the last thing my fiancÚ and I want. Junior is like our first child and we want to take good care of him.
I personally feel that the minimum should be 2.5 gallons as the 1 gallons I've seen appear to have little room for the fish to swim, especially when there are decorations inside the tank. A 2.5 gallon is spacious enough for a betta and decorations, good for when you're low on space in your home, and sold at a decent price. Of course, bigger is always better, but not everyone can afford to have a 5 gallon or fit it where they live.
I have another question, but this time it's about the 10 gallon tank. The tank was a gift to me from an old friend who no longer had a use for it. She brought it to me with several water stains that I couldn't get out with a rag and water. I know it's not wise to use soap in the tank, so I'm wondering if a vinegar solution would be safe to use on these stains. It's the only thing I can think of to get the water stains off the glass. Would a vinegar solution be safe to use on my tank if I made sure to rinse it well before adding any fish?