Just went out and bought myself a lovely betta. He's got a purple body and darkish red fins. Fell in love with him the moment I saw him.
I just couldn't pass him up. Named his Cisco after the horse in Dances with Wolves, one of my favorite movies. It was either that, Two socks[after the wolf], or Casanova.
Anyway, I've got him in a lily vase at the moment. No lily.
After I bought him, I just had to get online and dig up some information on Betta and I find out it's not the best thing for a betta to live in.
I'm hoping that I will be able to move him into a larger home.
More specifally a ten gallon aquarium I have. Anyway, I tried to see what was needed to keep a betta in a ten gallon, and i'm not quite sure what's needed and whats not needed.
I would like advice from more experienced Betta owners.
Here's a list of things I think I might need. If I missed something I would need, please let me know;
-Heater. Specific wattage?
-Filter. Is this really needed if I make frequent water changes? If not needed how often should I change the water?
-Plant. Specific type? Real or fake?
-Water test kit. Is this really needed?
-Water conditioner. Again, is this really needed?
I'd really appreciate any help offered, I want to make sure my Cisco stays happy and healthy.
He's made a small bubble nest already, which I heard was a good sign?
But he refuses to touch the food that i've been giving him. Should I try another brand?