Ok, so this is my first fish. Ever. Not just first betta, first fish, so I really
don't wanna mess this up.
I've had my betta for around six months, but just recently stumbled upon this forum, and thought I would get opinions on how I could take better care of Vincent.
First off, poor fella was a Walmart find, so he wasn't in the greatest of shape when I got him. Has a bad eye (what convinced me to take him home; he just looked so pitiful) and what looks like some old scratches/scarring on his sides. Both of these things have been there since I got him.
I'd been slowly getting more information, upgrading him from his gallon bowl to a five gallon tank, getting him a heater, a small filter, etc.
The time I've spent browsing the forum has also given me a lot of ideas of how to improve his quality of life... I wasn't aware of the bloating problem freeze dried foods could cause, so I'm not using that anymore and am going to get live or frozen as soon as I get to the pet store with the spare funds.
His temp stays around 80... and the room itself stays 75ish ( I hate
the cold) and he has a few plants, a betta log, some other decorations, an exterior light... I've got him set up as good as I know how in there.
Was planning on setting him up in a 10 gallon when I get my table cleared off (currently occupied by my room mate's gerbil) and have space to get it set up and cycling...
He's a lot more energetic than he was when I first brought him home, but I'm just paranoid and want to be the best betta mommy I can be. Any thoughts? Expert tips? Supplies I should probably invest in?