I (and my 3 year old daughter) are brand new Betta owners, we got Heartness 1 week ago.
I mistakenly took the word of the pet store clerk when I was advised that a half gallon cube was sufficient. After reading around on this site I was quickly corrected, A HUGE THANK YOU! He has been moved to a 10 gal conditioned, heated, filtered tank. Decorations and more plants will follow.
I do have a question that maybe someone can answer...
Our baby has a "bent" dorsal fin. When he flares the fin will fan out but seems to be limited by "dead" tissue. He has a huge appetite and does not seem to have any mobility issues. He has a great personality showing to us already. He is curious and has been blowing some great bubble nests.
I will post pics if I can.
Thank you in advance.