I got a baby betta for my kids as their "first pet". Really I've always wanted a fish too. It's been a few months and from what I read from numerous places it should be a pretty decent size by now but she's still pretty tiny. We did figure out that its a female mainly because of the lack of the big fins and the white spot on her under side.
A few places said that they have to be in still water because too much movement causes stress and can kill them. Our current setup is a 2.5 gal with a little filter. Is it really a danger to have the water move? She really seems to like playing in the area where the water flows back in, she seems to purposely swim through it. She's also extremely active pretty much all day.
Speaking of active is that normal as well? I've seen some say it is and others say they are usually calm fish. Our girl is like a puppy, when someone walks by she's swims to the front of the tank and follows you.
Also we never did this cycling of the tank that I see people talk about. Her original little bowl we did 100% water changes on because they told me to "dump the water" once a week when I got her. I don't anymore but how did she survive this long with my bad fish-parenting?
Thanks in advance for any advice/help anyone can provide :)