Originally Posted by shemetz
i am getting a new beta and have two tank options,
1.a 2.5 gallon tank
2. or a ten gallon tank with no top, light or filter
i know the 2.5 gallon is cheaper but i dont know what to do
If it were me, I would go with the 10 gal. - bigger is always better - and add the top, light, filter & heater (with winter coming would probably get the heater first) as my finances allowed.
In the meantime, without a top you should leave the water level down quite a bit.
Hope that helps!