I'm Faye, art student, and I live in the Netherlands.
I've always had many pets, and now that I live on my own I really miss them. Even though I go to my parents' house every weekend for my horses and cats, it can get quite lonely living alone.
So after a lot of research I decided to get a betta. They are very beautiful and not too expensive to keep. And leaving them alone for a weekend isn't a problem.
I just set up my 15 gallon aquarium with plants, wood, stones, filter and heater and I am waiting for it to cycle (three weeks) after which I will get a betta.
But I figured it would be nice to learn even more about them through a forum. I am specifically looking for tank mates. I was thinking endler guppy's or neon tetra's. and some nerite snails and ghost shrimp perhaps.
I am completely new to fish keeping and betta keeping. I've never taken care of a fish in my life, so I am eager to learn.
This is what my tank looked like right after setup: