i recently got my second betta today and i decided to read up on the little guys this time around and work on making Darwin (this is the new guy) the happiest fish around.
i dont know the amount, but he lives in a fairly large fish bowl, no heater (scold me if you will) and plastic plants. im unable to really afford live plants along with another new tank at the moment though. the current bowl does however have a lid and he has plenty of hiding spots, and isnever in direct sunlight (though he gets plenty of it indirectly)
the room i keep him in is always fairly warm, and the last fish (named Zorboz) lived about a year and half.
onto the question, is there anything i should do in the short term (keep in mind i cant make large purchases for a while) to keep him happy?