Hi all. I love the info i have found here and I really appreciate the time you all put in. I hope my questions arent too novice.
My girlfriend got a male betta last year and he has been very happy in his little home. I have always wanted a small aquarium and decided to do it.
We went to the pet store and I talked to the attendant in the fish department and he seemed helpful but I am afraid he mislead me.
I purchased a 2.5 Gallon tank that has a light and a filter. I also bought enough betta water (dont know if this is necessary but figured it was a safe way to start) and then asked about the fish. I know males can not be kept together but he stated that females could in groups of 3 or more. I asked if 2.5 gallons was big enough and he said yes.
I then went off picked three little beauties and all the other tank essentials (gravel and a decorative piece).
My concern comes from the fact that so much I have read seems to be different from what the store attendant said:
I have read that it should be 4 or more females. Is this true?
That even though these are very small fish that they should be given at least a 10 gallon tank. Is 2.5 too small?
I read that bubbles at the top of the your tank would be a sign that your male betta is happy. I have bubbles but I have 3 females. Is it the same?
Those are really the basics. My family has never been much of a pet family and I really like my three little girls and I want them to be happy.
Thank you all in advance for your time and help and please feel free to pass on any advice you may have!