I recently had a betta died of dropsy. It was kind of traumatic for me watching him die.
Yesterday, I went out and bought a new male betta with beautiful colors (at least for my taste). Anyway, I decided I wouldn't let him get sick. I am only feeding him 1-2 pellets daily, used a conditioner for the (tap) water and bought a filter. I am planning on buying a heater too.
Problem is, I think the filter is too strong! It's a 2 gallon tank and when the filter is on all the decorations and even the water shake. I turned it off. It's one of those disposable, carbon filters that I'm supposed to change every 3-4 weeks.
Is there a quieter filter I can buy?
I have another questions, is it ok to put a male betta and a female betta together? I want to get him a companion.
So far, he is swimming around and getting to know his new surroundings. It's a change for him. My other betta spent weeks in the bottom of the tank, struggling to swim and move up to get some air.