So I got a new fish... My first Betta... (I have named him Blu and have posted pictures on my page)
Anyway, I had a 1 gallon corner tank from walmart that I got a few years ago and haven't had a fish in forever so I figured why not add to my pet family... So I went to Petco and was looking at fish. I asked the lady if I should get these two Molly fish? and she asked about my tank and said it would be too small and I should go with a Betta. That is how Blu ended up coming home with me. :)
Well, I joined this site to learn about Bettas since I've never had one and I feel completely horrible having him in a gallon tank after reading that he would strive more in a bigger one. So I went out on a hunt for a tank today and ended up getting a reallly good deal on a 10 gallon! I didn't really try to get a 10 gallon but couldn't pass up the price of 25$ for tank and lid with lights and coupons for other supplies. I didn't think I needed to get the kits because I figure I can't use the food and the filters flow will be too strong. So I bought some gravel and Lava rock things with holes for Blu to swim through and I also got a filter with an adjustable flow and a heater since I know my water in my 1 gallon is too cold and Poor Blu just sits there not really doing anything.
After all this typing I really just want to know is a 10 gallon way to big for just my 1 Betta even if i put to Lava rock caves in there and plants... I don't want to completely overwhelm him but also later on I thought I could figure out some tank buddies for him or divide the tank. I just don't want to rush it until he's comfortable in his new surroundings.
I tried to ask the lady at Petco and she was completely frustrating saying that my Betta would be able to live his whole life in my 1 gallon and I said well I want to add some tank mates later on and asked her what would go with a Betta and she said nothing will ever go with Bettas they will always fight and stress. SO I don't really know if I should just take the tank back or let him have some room until I decide if I'm going to split it or if there is any other fish that can share the tank with him...
I'm sorry this is a lot of text. Any help would be completely appreciated.