This topic might seem way back to basics to some of you on the forum, but if your just starting your obsession with betta fish, this is for you!
Okay, so your buying your first/newest betta in a couple days, but you still need a tank! There are so many different tanks out there, but which one is okay for your fish?
The rules of betta tanks are simple:
*No less then 1 gallon tanks
*Don't use fish bowls!
*Stay on a budget, don't go nuts
Now, let's start by looking at how big you want your tank to be. 5 or 2 gallons should be good enough, but if you want to fit in some companions, 8 to 10 will work fine.
Creating a budget can be helpful, so you should perhaps plan one. Don't go over your budget, or you'll spend to much!
Setting the Tank Up
Line the bottom with small rocks (or pebbles) to start. If you want to add any plants, do it now. Real plants should be further looked into in the Planted Tanks section of the forum.
Now, let's have some fun with the accessories. Make sure you have shelter, heat and a lid on your tank before putting your betta in or doing anything else.
Remember to clean the tank and feed your betta!