Originally Posted by Myates
lol only tanks I have larger then 2 gallons are not for bettas :P My bettas don't have mansions like a 5 gallon, just condos lol. And it is always better off safe then sorry- no question is too silly for us. I think we all have either heard it before, or done it ourselves at one time or another (ssh! hehe)
Hehe Condos are nice too! <3 My betta did have it cushy in his old tank too. I'm just bad and like to spoil him rotten (and like the look of big tanks @ . @) He'll get it all to himself too. I'm not planning on giving him any tank mates what so ever. Not even tetras.
My first betta, mr. fishy, had it really rough back in high school, it's actually why I spoil my bettas now. My mother me and my sister one each. We knew nothing about them, kept them in small 1 gallon tanks, didn't have heaters, they got sick, very lethargic. Mr. Fishy ended up with fin rot and a very aggressive fungus problem. He ended up losing all of his dorsal fin (you can imagine my horror) he did end up living for an entire year after that without his fin before he finally passed.
My sister's just laid at the bottom, and she stopped feeding him completely, in which for a long while I was feeding him behind my sister's back and eventually adopted him as my own.
Ever since then, that absolutely HORRIBLE experience I've kept my fish in 2 gallon tanks, with heaters (I did a lot of research on them since mr. Fishy and my sister's little guy) I now give them the best life possible because I feel like I owe it to him, mr. Fishy in particular, to not repeat my mistakes and to not be an irresponsible owner.
Learning experiences suck, but they're important. :( It opened my eyes big time. Sorry I went on a HUGE ramble but looking at Aldo, he seems to be so much happier, he's really zippy now that he has the space :) that makes me happy.