Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Anywhere my fish and horses are
Okay, thanks. Only reason I was asking is because my sister keeps saying that they need a ten gallon for one. I want to strangle my sister so bad, but I already slapped her for calling her betta a 'decoration'.
How many water changes should I be doing on one if and when I get one in the five gallon without a filter? I have read on websites that they don't usually like filter currents, and that is what the guy at PetSmart (who has kept bettas, all kinds of fish, Mystery and Nerite Snails for over 20 years) has also said. And what do they usually eat? Would gravel be a good substrate, and if I can't afford live plants, can I use any plastic plant with bigger leaves for them to be on?
Sorry for all the questions. I have only owned the nerite snail when I was 10 (5 years ago), and somehow he escaped with the hood on the tank. (I guess he somehow got the feeding lid open).
Also, on a YouTube channel called PinkPets, she had a Mystery Snail in a 2.5 gallon, and when her ma!e betta died, the snail loved to hangout on the betta bed. Is a betta bed safe for them, the ones with the wire? Because that is the only kind my PetSmart and Petco sells.
Betta mom of 10 bettas-