Originally Posted by Belbster66
I have a question! Do i have to have a filter in my tank???? And I am about to buy a betta fish from a walmart! What advice do you give me about choosing a healthy one?
Do yourself and the Betta a huge favor. Keep the fish in a tank of at least five gal with a small heater and a filter. Sponge filters are inexpensive and work well.Most of the people here have good intentions in regards to their fish but they keep insisting on keeping these fish in small ,unfiltered, Containers. Worse yet in my view,, they tell newcomers it's ok. Bottom line,, these fish don't care if you love them, all they want,(need) is a proper enviornment. Anything smaller than five gal, Ten would be better, is cruel treatment in my view. Read up on cycling an aquarium and give your fish the enviornment it deserves.
To those who suggest otherwise,,,You are in my view,, Just a step above walmart,petco, etc in their care of these fish and you promote the same treatment by telling others it's ok. One need only look at the numerous posts regarding sick Bettas to find merit with my statements and I apologize to no one for them.