Hi everyone. I am new here... I currently do NOT have any fish but have been doing research and think I am going to get a betta. They are beautiful, and with my lack of experience I figured I could get some info here. I have spent a few hours looking at a variety of posts. I have noticed a wide variety of tank set ups, and have a few questions.. (Oh btw, I plan on doing a 10 gal setup)
I think the live plants look AWESOME! But are they difficult to maintain? Do they require extra care, as I read somewhere you need to provide food/fertilizer to them. I don't want to harm my betta by trying that out too soon. But I also found that fake plants all seem particularly sharp and dangerous. So I'm a little stuck here..
Also.. i see some tanks have gravel and some have sand.. Is there a benefit to one or the other, is one harder to keep clean?
Where does everyone buy most of their supplies/decorations? I was in PetSmart and they had some great looking betta fish.. but I wasn't very fond of their decor.
It was recommended I post here so more people will see. Any help for this beginner is very much appreciated!! Anything you think is a must for me to know!! :)