Hello its my first post on here and thought i'd introduce my first ever betta. He is called Simon (my 9 yr old named him ) He's in a 2.5 gallon aquarium which i picked up for £3 (i'm in UK) at a car boot sale with gravel and sponge filter. I will probabl upgrade to something bigger in time, i didnt really realise how many gallons it took when i bought it. Just saw a deal and bought it! I've only had him 5 days but is really active and flares (at nothing ). I used my sponge filter from my established 350litre community tank to cycle his tank plus added plants, java moss and wood from the big tank too so hopefully i will have no problems with parameters.
This is the day i got him, was quite pale due to the journey but coloured up within 30 mins of getting home.
This is his home which im not really finished with, not quite sure which way to go with it, i like the "zen" type tanks but prefer to have lots of plants lol.
This is him today, i love his royal blue colour.
LOL Wynn, the first thing I thought was "Oh, what a cute little rainbow." and then I thought "SWORDS! BADASS!"
Orginally we got the rainbow for a goldfish well yeah still did. The crazy adventure started 3 weeks ago when my mom got a carnival goldfish. no food, no supplies just a fish, so he spent his first 2 days in a vase while I looked up how to care for him. I got him a 10 gallon tank and after his first day in it he died. So we decided to get a Betta, but we wanted a piece of decor for him. He was name fliggins so we tried to look for something iris and all we could find was the rainbow. I put the rainbow in fliggins fav spot(spent most of his hours of his last day in that spot) and when on here I read the story of the rainbow bridge I thought it even more fitting.
And yeah swords are awesome, though I didn't even notice they were in my shot lol.
I finally got a few decent pictures of my betta and his tank:
Kind of hard to see in the first two, he blends in so well, haha. Only thing I don't have is a heater, but I've had him for six months and he's as healthy as ever, my apartment is small and stays heated almost all the time.
@Sweetea Erm i think its cambomba and err? dunno lol. It does get direct light from the window for a few hours on the morning and the rest of the time its light but not direct iyswim? How does java moss do in low light? I am going to get a light for his tank when i have the funds. (will a table lamp do til then?)