This is where I shall keep track of everything that goes on in my bettas' lives. :)
It'll include updates on stuff I buy for them, health statuses, and just cute or funny things they do throughout the day. I may put updates after water changes too, so if they become ill at any point, I can look back and see if there's a cause to it. :)
As of today, my two bettas are each in 3 gallon Kritter Keepers with Top Fin 25 watt heaters. Both are doing really well and seem to be very happy. :)
Patriot is a blue, red, and white male veiltail. I got him from our LFS a few months ago. He first lived in a 4 gallon drum bowl before I moved him into a 5 gallon hex. The filter busted recently, so I then moved him into 3 gallon KK, so I could keep up on changes at the same time as I changed my other betta's water. The KK has more ground and surface space and more hiding spots, so I think he likes it more than the drum bowl. He's made huge bubble nests in his KK! As far as his health goes, he has never had any issues, other than a small case of fin rot which I treated with AQ salt. It went away within a week and he hasn't had any issues since. He has only ever had one tank mate, a ghost shrimp which soon passed away after for unknown reasons. His tank is currently heated to 82 degrees F, and I do water changes every Monday and Friday, percentages varying. Sometimes 100% and sometimes only 50% or 75%, only as I see fit.
Tiny Tina is a brown, pink, and purple female plakat. I also got her at the same LFS, about a month ago. She first lived in a 3 gallon KK, then moved into a 2.65 Marina 360 tank, but is in a 3 gallon KK again due to the filter current being too pushy. I think she misses the tank though! She has been kinda moody since the move. Her KK is heated at 76 degrees F, as she doesn't quite handle warmer temperatures as well. She got really clamped the last time I had tried to slowly move her up in temperatures, and now that it's a bit colder, she's happy again. She hasn't had any health issues since I've had her. The water change schedule is the same as Patriot's, as they're in the same size tank.
I love both of them dearly, and I can't wait until I can get them better homes to live in. :)
When I go to college this fall, I hope to have them both moved into a divided 10 gallon, heated and filtered, with better heaters and a really good filter, and live plants. I'm going to try to get some RCS or ghost shrimp to add in and keep the place tidy by cleaning up any dropped food I might not be able to pinch out or notice fall to the bottom. I'm going to use simple drift wood and terracotta pots as decorations and hiding spots, along with the live plants. Gravel will be the substrate. I plan on using just plain colored gravel. I may switch to sand at some point, but I think gravel will be much easier.
As of right now, Patriot is building a bubble nest. It's huge! I can hear him making the bubble nest in the corner of his tank. He keeps making little pop noises. :)