Hello! First post here
Fish #1) (7 yo old named "her" Bubble Gum...) He is really a male in our Baby Biorb (4 gallons) for 2 days now. I have read a bit since putting him in that Baby Biorbs aren't suitable for bettas due to surface bubbles and the current. HOWEVER, our betta seems SO happy! He is swimming around a lot, looks peaceful, is going up to eat (there are a lot of surface bubbles (tiny)... Water is heated to 78 degrees.
I don't want him in a bad environment but he seems happy : ) Am I missing something? OH, also the BiOrb uses those large pieces of ceramic media for the bottom. I'm wondering if they are too scratchy for him? He doesn't rest on the bottom from what I've seen.
Fish #2) While buying my daughter's Beta my 5 yo son said he wanted one so He got a male named "Landon". I bought a Tetra One Gallon Aquarium for him. Unlike Bubble Gum who is in the BiOrb, Landon isn't moving around much at all although more today than yesterday. He is eating. I only have those flat marbles on the bottom of tank but no plants or anything which I will get! Maybe it's just too empty... and I'm thinking 1 gallon is too small? (I thought compared to some of those cup sized tanks 1 gallon would be fine!) Also, no heater as people said it wasn't needed. Now I am reading differently.
SO, do you think that with adding plants he will perk up? The water is sooo still but I read that they like that. (Even though Bubble Gum in the Biorb has more current and seems happy!) I'm thinking of getting Fish #2 (Landon) a Fluval Spec or Aqueon Evolve 4. Maybe he just needs more space. He just sits on the bottom most of the time...
Any suggestions are welcomed!