Hello, my name is Connie, and I have my first Betta. I joined this forum to learn more about these great fish and how to care for him the best I can. I live in Arizona and have 3 aquariums now.
My betta is a Half Moon double tail. I have had community fish tanks in the past and got back into the hobby last August. I now have one 29 gallon community tank. And one 10 gallon Dwarf African Frog tank. And after researching online I now have my first Betta tank!
I have a 5.5 gallon TopFin kit. It came with a TopFin 10 filter, Incandescent lighted hood and thermometer. I still need to get a heater, but since I live in the Phx., AZ area where it is very hot in the summer months, my tanks don't need heaters until September through April. I am currently looking for a good heater for this tank.
I am not happy with this filter as I think it makes a bit too much movement in the tank for a betta. I want good filtration with little current. LOL!
I also am not crazy about this hood with the incandescent light. But I am finding it hard to find a good light for this tank. I would like to use a glass top with a light fixture, but so far no luck finding any for this size tank.
I need to add more silk plants for him to hide in. I have 2 plants and a bridge for him to hide under. But so far he doesn't hide under the bridge at all. The temperature is staying between 78 and 80 degrees as my house is a 78 degrees in the summer. This tank is located near a window (a warmer spot).
I do have questions about his behavior and things I could get for him, but I will go look for the appropriate thread. Don't want this to be a 'book'! LOL!
Thanks for letting me join! I need all the help I can get for my little guy!