So I'm a new betta owner and I "rescued" my betta(he looked half dead, was by far the smallest one, he wasn't eating and was a faded blue/gray) last week from a small bowl in a store about 3" squared.
Right now he's in a 3 gal tank with one large fake plant one bamboo stalk (leaves removed as I read that they have a nasty habit of rotting) a smooth shell for hiding and a smooth rock for resting.
He's now after one week noticably larger, eating a full pinch of food (betta flakes ground up a little, he would spit larger flakes back out, with the first three ingrediants being meat) and he's a now a Bright sky blue (named him Skyler lol) and he is always on the move except at night time when he rests in his shell hide-out or on his rock. I currently do NOT have a heater but after reading this am about to go get one (suggestions?)
I just want to know am I doing anything right? and more importantly am I doing anything wrong? I do make sure I do a 50% water change twice a week so apparently I'm good there, and when I clean it's only with hot water NO SOAP.
Why are betta's caged? It's so unfair! They're prettier than any other fish too!