Originally Posted by Sheldon31
So if I was to see a gorgeous red male VT that I am looking for (I know they are really common but I want the perfect boy for me) at my LFS and wanted to get him NOW, I could get him, put him in one of those plastic tubs while my project tank cycles? Realistically speaking. How exactly would I do all that?
I don't see why you can't make that a permanent home for a Betta, probably provides the same amount of swimming room (length wise) as a 5g. Just buy the tub, wash it, get a heater, decorate it (optional), acclimate the Betta, plop him in, done.
Also for heating it, just get a heater? Like, you would for any other tank?