On a whim I got a pair of Betta fish (both males and both in their own habitats). Ive had other fish before but ended up with them because someone else was no longer able to care for them so I dont know a whole lot about what fish need. Tonight at the WalMart they had the 1.5 gallon Tetra LED Aquarium Kits on clearance for 5 bucks a kit. I picked up two of them thinking that I would put my guys in those since that is bound to be better than the .5 gallon kits they are in now.
My questions on this might sound stupid and for this I apologize in advance.
1. There is no heater in this kit. I live in a desert environment and my house stays pretty warm (80ish degrees til the winter months a little cooler at night). Do I need to get a heater for these tanks or are they going to be ok for a bit? Their current tanks do not have heaters in them and they seem to be ok.
2. These tanks have a small filtration system that doesnt seem to be too much of a current. Is this going to be ok for them? I have read some of the threads here and people seem to be back and forth about filtration systems and what to get. These came with a what appears to be charcoal based filter cartridge. My last fish tank used a sponge type filter and I dont know if one is better than the other.
3. Should I use some of the water from the old tanks when I put these guys into the new tanks? I plan on changing their water at regular intervals but I dont know if maybe there is beneficial bacteria that I could be missing out on transferring over to the new tank if I dont use some of the old water in the new tanks.
Again, I apologize if this has been covered many times over. I rather like these two Bettas (one crown tail and one dragon scale crown tail) and I would like to make sure that they do well in my care. Any advice would be much appreciated.