I am fairly new to Bettas (fish in general) and I have a couple of questions about changing the water....
We have out little boy betta in a 1.5 gallon fish bowl. This is only the second time I have changed his water since we bought him a month ago.
Here are my questions:
1. I noticed each time I change the water, it looks less clean (more of a build up of "stuff")
I empty about 75% of the water out them fill with clean water. This is leading me to believe I really need a filter, and larger "home" for him.
Is this true?
2. If we do get a regular tank with a filter, etc. would I need to fill it completely with frest water or add a little of the water from his bowl now?
(I hope I'm not being confusing) I just wondered if it would be a total shock to him?
3. I currently have a live plant in his bowl with small pebbles on the bottom. Are live plants good for them? Also, is it ok to use sand?
Thank you all so much for an advise you can give me. Being a new Betta Mom, I don't want to do anything wrong.
ps. We already want more so I'm trying to learn all I can.