Hey everyone! I'm new to the site, and new to keeping betta. I just set this tank up today. I'm gonna let it cycle for a few days before I get a betta for it. The tank is 5.5 Gal. Do you think a betta would be happy here? The plants are silk, and I put a sponge over the intake of the filter to stem the current. There is a heater in the tank as well, which is rated for a 5.5 Gal. tank. Any other suggestions? Thanks.
@JDavidGraves- Your tank looks great and I think a betta would be very happy in there! I love the blue gravel.
My only concern would be the green and red plants on the left hand side of the tank. Those plants (from PetSmart) have caused a lot of problems for people. They have a metal piece in them that rusts and the rust leaks out of the base.
I had one in one of my tanks and it made an awful mess. Luckily my fish was ok. I would suggest that you check the base on them whenever you clean your tank and make sure that there is no rust coming out of them if you don't want to go ahead and replace them.
I'm not trying to tell you what to do, just giving you a heads up. I was so upset when I discovered it. There are several threads on here about those plants and I wish that I had known before I had put one in my tank.