Okay, first of all, I would love to say thanks for reading!
I just got a beautiful betta fish! His name is Taco, and I got him from walmart :)! I never knew that I could get so attached to a fish, but I have. And I have some concerns.
Okay, so when I saved Taco, I was on a budget. So, he is currently living in an one gallon tank, with a plant and gravel. I know that it is frowned apon to have a betta fish in an one gallon tank, but is it really that bad? It also has no filter or heater, but I make sure the temp is always at 70 degrees, and cleaned his water after 3 days (the water is also conditioned). Im doing everything I can to make his life happy, but is it necessary to move the size up to a 2.5 gallon tank?
My next plead for help is his eating habits. I've had Taco for 5 days now and he has not eaten anything. Ive tried EVERYTHING! Frozen peas, to lettuce, to flakes, and pellets. The closest that he has ever done to eating is putting a pellet in his mouth then he spits it right back out...is this normal? Please help me! Thank you so much!