Hi everyone, I am new here and a semi-new owner of a betta fish.
His name is Jack and he's awesome, whenever I come in the room he flips and comes near me and if I wiggle my finger near him he goes up and down. Such a cool creature, my first fish.
Anyway I've had him for almost 2 months now and I've had him in this .5 gallon Aqueon tank and he seemed fine but I've been reading that they should have a larger tank to be happy.
So I bought this tank today but I read that the filter is too powerful and that someones betta got sucked up into it and I took that out immediately before putting Jack in.
So I plan on returning this tank
I really want something to make him happy, this is a 3.5 gallon and probably largest I would go for the room that I have. I heard 1.5+ is good so I'm thinking 2-2.5
I have seen those size glass tanks go for around $10 locally but I need a hood like these both have since we have a few cats and a dog. I would also like lights and a small filter or bubbler.
I found a cheap filter online that does up to 6 gallons but I need actual advice to my situation.
My budget is only $40 however. I think a nice glass tank with a hood, maybe makeshift LED strip around the bottom would work cheaply but it must be safe for him and good.
Also suggestions if I should have a light blue cardstock paper taped to the back of the tank? I think it would look nice and hide bland wall. I know I need more decor or things too.
I am also looking at maybe getting a plecostomus, are those good for 2-2.5 gal. tanks? I heard bettas and them get along fine and I've also heard bettas just like being alone but mine is very playful.