Hey guys! I just wanted to share a photo of my betta in his tank. He is a blue veiltail and he actually likes me and swims to the front and greets me when I walk in the room. My red veiltail gets mad when he sees me for some reason, and he's not an especially nice fish lol. Here's a photo of my blue male's tank. He lives in a critter keeper with aquarium marbles as the substrate with two soft plants. Tell me what you think!
It'll do I think. Be very vigilant about water changes in there. I think thats the same critter keeper I have for one of my dragons live foods. Is there at least 1 gallon in there? However I do like your plant colors :)
And my daughters Marble half moon is the same way! he is so friendly and interactive. I love him.
His water is 83 degrees right now and I don't even have a heater. That's definitely warm enough for a betta. I keep him in the warmest room in my house though, because I have 2 lizards with warm heat lamps in there. I believe it usually doesn't even get too cold in the winter, but maybe in the lower 70's I think. Thanks though. I do not know what the gallons are, but I know it is enough water for him. He's a happy lil guy.
Just be careful with the plastic plants, they can catch Betta's fins and tear them which isn't good! I suggest getting some really nice soft silk plants, they are a little more expensive but they are worth it :)
Building off what lilnaugrim said about the plants,
definitely get decor that won't snag that guy's fins.
what I've found works really well is buying the rounded-leafed fake plants that don't have a sinker (the ones that usually float to the top if they're not buried under gravel and are really annoying) and use tank-safe silicone to secure stones to them so they sink. [This is what I did since I find the options at my LPS so limited.]
The critter keeper looks a little small as well. Try and nab one that is at least 1.5 gallons or more. :)
Oh yes! Herp rooms have a very warm ambient temp. I have a bearded dragon and know all about those crazy hot temps on their basking side you need(105f!). I actually didn't need a heater for Wally while he was in his 2 gallon temp home because he was next to the dragon. However now at 4 gallons and away from the dragon he needs the heater for when the lights are off. Just make sure that he has at least 1 gallon in there. The more the better but at least he is happy :)
In regards to the plastic plants, you can be surprised what can easily damage fins. My BIG boy (VT) had Najas Grass in his tank, which came to me as a tiny piece in with shrimp. It grows like crazy, self roots, etc. He loved to swim around and through it. Even tho I would trim it often, I luckily caught sight of him with his tail caught... and he could not get to the surface. Gave us both a scare!!! His tail got torn up. Najas was removed immediately and his tail healed in a day or two. Whew!!!