Hello! We were just gifted a betta. He's in a 3-gallon Marineland Eclipse tank, and I got his heater in yesterday. (Please excuse the hard water deposits... I need to figure out how to clean those off.)
Decided today that the little pagoda is his dojo for practicing Siamese fighting. :)
I was thinking about either planting a betta bulb or java moss in here for him, and just making sure to keep it trimmed down so it doesn't overgrow the tank. Is a 3-gallon too small for a fish and a live plant? The substrate and decorations take up about 0.5 gallons so it's effectively a 2.5 gallon tank. It looks like most of the planted tanks I'm seeing in this thread are 5+ gallons?
Also, ghost shrimp: Good idea/bad idea? Again, I worry about the bioload.