This site seems the most helpful and has full of information about betta fish, and I cannot wait to get started here.
Currently I'm a college student, freshman (yay
), and I have been planning on having a fish for years now. Finally I have the time and space of my own (dorm it may be), and have decided on betta as the species I wish to start with.
I only have access to certain pet stores however, and they include PetCo, Petsmart, Heartland Pets, and a local store called Buzz n B's Aquarium shop (also Walmart, but I know enough not to support their selling of fish in such terrible conditions). I'm not sure where the best place is to shop, but currently have a shopping cart full of items on Petco's website that add up to nearly $100.00. I'm a little shocked at the price, but I suppose to properly care for a live animal, money must be spent.
I'm close to Erie, Pennsylvania (about twenty minutes), and I would really love some advice on where to buy equipment as well as the fish itself. I'd like the minimum size of 2.5 gallons as my college's policy is not to go over 5 gallons, and I simply do not have the money or space for the larger options.