Originally Posted by shinitakin
And alright, when I'm not around I'll try to find a lid to keep on top.
Please, please, please keep a lid on it all times, even when you're around. Bettas are excellent jumpers and will jump for any reason at all - bad water conditions, "oh, a bug!", "yikes! something scared me!", "I wonder what's over there?", etc.
My girl jumped out of her tank through a half inch hole in lid while I was home, and fell about 4 feet to the ground. She was out of the water for at least a half an hour before I found her. She is ok, but I can't imagine what would have happened if it had been longer So please, please, please, get a lid.