Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-26-2013, 04:28 PM   #1 
BlueBettaSplendensLover
Member
 
BlueBettaSplendensLover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Proudly USA
My Betta Setup! Tell me what you think!

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!

BlueBettaSplendensLover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 04:54 PM   #2 
Agent13
Reference Team
 
Agent13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
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.
Agent13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 04:57 PM   #3 
MattsBettas
Reference Team
 
MattsBettas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
It will do, but you really need a small heater. How big is the tank (gallons)?
MattsBettas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 05:21 PM   #4 
BlueBettaSplendensLover
Member
 
BlueBettaSplendensLover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Proudly USA
@MattsBettas

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.
BlueBettaSplendensLover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 05:28 PM   #5 
jesssan2442
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: texas
it looks kinda small so maybe an upgrade would be a good idea!! craigslist and thrift stores are always good places to get cheap tanks!!!
jesssan2442 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 05:36 PM   #6 
lilnaugrim
Reference Team
 
lilnaugrim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Rhode Island
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 :)
lilnaugrim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 06:46 PM   #7 
Tonksy
Member
 
Tonksy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: US
It's pretty cute!

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. :)
Tonksy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 08:11 PM   #8 
Agent13
Reference Team
 
Agent13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
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 :)
Agent13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 08:13 PM   #9 
BlueBettaSplendensLover
Member
 
BlueBettaSplendensLover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Proudly USA
Thanks @Tonksy and everyone else. I apreciate all of your reply's. I'll probably get him a 3 gallon in a couple months. Do any of you recommend a certain type of tank?
BlueBettaSplendensLover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 08:21 PM   #10 
isochronism
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: New Jersey
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!!!
isochronism is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
aquarium, betta, marble, tank

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Right betta, Right setup AlfaTheBeta Betta Fish Care 17 02-24-2013 09:06 AM
NEW Setup and NEW Betta! MyRainbowBettaFish Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 28 10-05-2012 10:11 AM
New Setup for New Betta Oduelz Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 4 10-03-2012 04:09 PM
First Betta Setup! BettaBob Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 6 03-08-2010 08:04 AM
My First Betta (is he setup correctly?) Rhaea Betta Fish Care 6 11-19-2009 04:08 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.