Hey guys, I'm new to Betta site. Although I've had Bettas since I was little. My first lived to be 6 years old :) And many others lived for long time.
I have a question though- I need a small tank, and fish for college. Want little pet yeah know, I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions? Since it is college and all I'll clean tanks, etc like usually do, but I don't think a 10 gallon tank will fit with the dorm room spaces we have. Any suggestions?
The only fish really suited for being kept in anything under a 10 gallon is a betta (male or female). I had a 5 gallon tank with a male betta while I was in college. It fit perfectly on my desk. If you can, get something that is wider rather than taller, but if space is a premium then a tall tank like a 5 gallon hexagon would work.
what's the biggest you can go? i've had my fair share of fish tanks in my dorm room so i think i know what i'm talking about c:
if you want a 2.5 gallon, go for Aqueon's fish tanks. i've had a few of those and they're great. however, i'd personally go for Aqueon's 5 gallon tank. those two options are pretty well priced.
right now i have the Ecoxotic EcoPico tank. it's 5 gallons BUT it is pretty pricey. however, i love the tank and HIGHLY suggest it.
The biggest we can have is a 5 gallon because of how small the rooms are and depending on if it's a double or triple- very small and only get a desk, and a dresser, no other surface areas..... :(
I was just wondering because I've been reading that everyone's way of taking care of them is totally different- heater, no-heater, small tank, large tank.
well i suggest you go for the 5 gallon. you won't reget it. your little guy will be so happy c:
just be sure to have a filter and a heater seeing as though they are topical fish, they need warmer water.
Anything 2.5 g or larger. Plus a heater. If the 5g are cheap and you can afford a heater then do that (but cost will be a bot more to fill it with plants and decorations) I love keeping a medium PetSmart brand kritter keeper (it's equivelant to the large Zoo med KK for gallons I think) but it cost me 14.99. Heater was cheap too, less than 20$. And gravel cost me 5$ for a medium bag. Dollar store has silk plants (make sure to check them for exposed wire! And don't get those!!!) and now they have statues and decorations in the pet section. Plus extremely cheap terra cotta pots.
I got Bowser's set up for about 40$, fish included.
The 2.5 gallon aquarium kits work well- most come with a filter and a light, so all you need is a heater. There are a lot of affordable small heaters for tanks that are 2 to 5 gallons. Ask around the forum, as I've heard some mini heaters work better than others.
I vote betta as well! Add a shrimp or snail and some plants, and your little guy (or gal) will have a great home!