I was gifted a 25 gallon tank. I was quite happy because I thought it would be more room for bettas. Unfortunately it is almost as tall as it is wide and would likely be too far of a distance for a betta to swim every time it needs to breathe.
I concluded that my options are as follows:
1) Use it for some other type of fish. :/
2) Use it as a lizard terrarium. It looks kind of perfect for it.
3) Fill the tank half full, or maybe a bit more. Plant it but use some plants that grow higher than the water or driftwood or whathaveyou to make the negative space at the top more appealing.
4) Create a sort of shelf midway through the tank for the bettas. With lots of places for them to rest closer to the surface and use the bottom half for compatible bottom dwelling tank mates. Some sort of freshwater tank-scape.
Those are my ideas. Number 3 is probably more doable than Number 4.
Any suggestions? Anyone tried that sort of thing before?
Thanks for looking. :)
Oh, tank dimensions for those curious. 20 H x 24 L x 12 W