Originally Posted by Olympia
Hi, welcome to the forum :D
Your fishie is beautiful. However he really needs a heater and more room to be truely happy. His water should be around 78F. If it is too low you will notice he will be sad and not want to swim around very much due to the cold. It's recommended that you find at least a 2 gallon set up for him, since it'd be easier to heat. He'd love more room as well. For now I'd recommend taking either the plant or cave out to give him more space <3
Yes, I noticed it was bit crowded in there too. I was planning on taking the plant out and replacing it with a smaller one to give him more room for now, and see how that works. I've also thought about moving him to a small aquarium we have, I'm not sure how many gallons it holds but it should be easily big enough for him; I'll just have to look at it again.
I bought a water thermometer today and the as of now water is slightly cooler than it should be. If it's necessary to have a heater in there, I'll have to move him from the bowl to the small tank anyway-- they don't have heaters for fish bowls, do they? :3