Alright well i got a eclipse hex 5 fish tank for Christmas this year, and i have fully done it up with rocks, furniture and some plants. went to the pet store and picked out a really cool red and blue crown tail betta.
Only problem is, according to the guy in the pet store, bettas can live with or without a heater. According to you guys though, and various other places on the net, it seems like i need one.
so what should i do? i want him (doesnt have a name yet) to live a long, healthy life, but other than reading a few pages about them, i really have no idea what im doing. Bad planning on my part, i should have read into it more before i went out and purchased this stuff. I want to learn though, and am exploring the site and learning as much as i can.
Any help would be great guys. really need to know what heater i need, and any other first time tips would be great. name suggestions are welcome too! Also please keep in mind I am a college student in a dorm, so nothing too fancy or expensive.