Hi. I can see that I will be into Bettas long term and I'm trying to get set up so that I can deal with illnesses, etc. Just want to be prepared!
I currently have two 2.5 gallon aquariums with heaters, thermometers, filters, and lots of live plants. I want to replace one of the heaters--it's not adjustable and if the thermometer is correct, it's really running a bit too hot. As long as I'm ordering that, I want to think about what else I might want.
From reading posts, it looks like there are three different ways to go about treating an ill Betta: in the original tank, in a small container floated in the original tank, or in a stand-alone tank. With my small tanks and all of the plants, I think I would have trouble with the "small container floated in the original tank" and it would depend upon what was being used whether or not I could treat in the original tank. It would have to be something that wouldn't kill the plants.
So, if I'm right, it seems that I should be prepared to move Betta-Needing-Treatment to a different container. If so, what size is ideal? I'm happy to get an extra heater while I'm ordering stuff (AND another thermometer) I was thinking of a Kritter Keeper--easily gettable in a 1, 2, or 3 gallon size. (I'm ordering from Petmountain, so will have to live with whatever color they send me
). Would that work or would a glass drum bowl be better?? Available 1/2 gal, 1 gal, or 2 gal. About the same price, actually. Somehow, the glass drum bowl seems easier to clean well....
Suggestions??? Anything that I didn't think of???