Originally Posted by Lemonmonger
He's beautiful! He actually looks like someone put serious time and effort into breeding for him, for being store bought. You're very lucky! As for his filter, you could look into a Whisper 1-3 gallon filter. I have one for my 10 gallon and it does just fine. I've not read any bad reviews on it yet! :)
Thank you! He is pretty healthy for a fish from a pet store. The other fish have torn fins and not as energetic. He has some tears in his fins but it's not as much as the other fish.
I must admit I overlooked the other ones because they're not as pretty or as healthy. I feel bad, but I wanted my first Betta-care experience to be easier. Maybe when I've become an expert, I can rescue Bettas from stores too.
I'll consider looking at that filter. My filter came with the aquarium, so I'd like to think of my options before I decide to get a new one.
I've tried the empty water bottle trick and it slowed the current a bit but it's still a little strong. Tomorrow I'm gonna try the sponge-over-filter trick.