Awesome! Mine, like I said has a bad immune system, so he needs all the help he can get! My sisters taking me to petsmart sometime soon so I can get him an airpump. I found one thats onlt like $5!! Yay! I don't have to spend a billion dollars on my fish! (not that I wouldn't If I had the money! lol)
An airstone may create bad current that may stress your betta as well.
How is an airstone supposed to improve an immune system as well? I've never heard of using it that way. An airstone generally means you want to add surface agitation which means more oxygen *in the water.*
no, not to help with the immune system, to help while he is sick, when he is sick he can't always reach the top of the tank for air, and he sometimes gasps for breath, I was thinking it would help him to breath better while underwater, so he could recover faster. sound reasonable?
I'd skip the airstone for the reasons mentioned before and instead buy a tall, broad-leaved silk plant. Position it so that he can rest on the leaves really close to the surface. That way he can always take a breath :)
Lol, my plants take up about 1/3 of the tank, i try to get the ones that spread out nicely so they have room to swim between them, or rest on them. My little one is always hiding in them towards the bottom, its really funny cause he will peak around the corner of one to watch what you are doing. while my other one sleep on it... i havn't had any bubble nests Under them though... though the leaves aren't very broad so i dont think it would stay anyways