Originally Posted by nehemiahludden
what type of filter should i use and what type of heater do i need? and also what food is best for them. i have heard something about peas. what does the pea do for a betta?
Hydors are good heaters. Whatever you do decide to get, make sure it is adjustable and you'll probably want a 50w unit for tour tank. 25w should still work but its better to be on the over powered end instead of under powered.
People highly recommend New Life Spectrum pellets. Omega One is also another good choice. You basically want to make sure the first ingredients listed are some sort of meat (fish meal, krill, etc). Feed two or three pellets in one feeding, with 2 feedings a day. Skip one day to allow the lil' guy to process all the stuff you give him. If you can get bloodworms (frozen or freezedried), you can offer this to him as a treat once a week, in place of the pellets.
No peas... These guys are meat eaters.. People use peas when they are bloated, though its 50/50 here, whether this is actually a good idea.