Hello, I made an account just to get advice here. I want to make sure that my idea is feasible and would be healthy for a betta fish.
I recently bought a glass vase, and I'm hoping to keep some sort of fish in it. So my first question is, are betta fish the best fish for keeping in a relatively small (about half a gallon) tank, or are there more suitable fish I should consider?
Also, I'm thinking of using glass frit as a substrate. It's basically bits of glass used for melting into stained glass and such, they're tumbled or something so they're not very rough, and I can get various sizes. Does aquarium gravel do anything glass wouldn't, is there a danger of ingestion, and if so what size should the grains be?
I've also heard of places selling combinations of betta fish and some kind of plant which reduces the need for a filter/water change. Is this true, and if so what kind of plant would help with this?
Sorry I have so many questions, I just want to make sure of everything before I make any moves and change a fish's life, haha.