My mom just got a lovely male betta from petco, its a denim blue with white, and black. He looks like faded jeans all most. Its Gorgeous, coloring on the double tail full frill. I will half to see about sneaking in her house to take a pick just to show how much of a good find this fish was.
But now its got grandma wanting a Betta. Currently I can't put a betta in my tank. Because I have gouramis and she wants angle fish. I don't know about the angle fish and a betta and don't want to try it. Gouramis are a lot like a betta, they are even in the same family, and breed the same way. They even fight to the death. ( save you can actually put more then one male in a tank provided you have plenty of girls to keep them placid.)
My dwarf Gourami's would kill the betta or vise versa. I have a ten gallon, but that is my breeder sick bay tank.
I have kept them pretty happy in a bowl... a large bowl... with a plant ( upgrading plant to live since my water sprite and hornwort likes to make me the proud owner of baby plants), The apt we live in never drops below 70 and the lights he would be under would keep the temp around that any way. So ya. Not to mention, I clean a betta's bowl every week, fresh water the hole 9 yards.
This really has just ended up a rant really lol
Any way. So I do have everything I need to keep fishy happy. The problem is and quite frankly... ware in heck am I going to put this fish?
Don't say you can stick it in the living room.... The 34 gallon is there.
Don't say my bed room, that needs clean and she would want to watch the betta so thats out.
Can't stick it in her room, not enough light.
Kitchen is not the best place for a good fishy.
Don't say my nice pretty walk in closet.... I all ready have a ten gallon running in there.
So I guess there goes the coffee table or a endtable.... I know i am going to get stuck caring for the fish too.
Oh well, I will let her stew on it for a while. If she decides on getting one.
Well I know what I will be doing for a few hours.
Scalding to death a Large Vase, rinsing off live plants... washing gravel... and fighting over what to name the poor thing.
Oh well, whats a fish hobby with out a Betta at least someware in your home?