Hey everyone, first post here but not my first go at aquariums :)
I wanted to share a cheap and cool idea with you all for a nice 2,5 gallon tank for a single Betta.
First some back story, just cause, i have a 29G Reef tank that's finishing its cycle, and a 5g, fluval freshwater tank that's been running for around 3 months, i'w had tanks all my life ranging from guppys to goldfish, and other smaller freshwater fish, however recently i moved to the States and set up my first freshwater aquarium (then the 29g one that i converted into a saltwater tank).
Having never seen or had a Betta i thought i must have one and put a veiltail male in with a group of sword tails and black molly's (my LFS said it would be fine), it however was not, and the sword tails bullied it to death in less than 3 days.
Anyway i ended up buying the fluval for the molly's and got rid of the swordfish, to start my reef tank.
And now we are here, i was browsing reef forums when I saw a Pico reef tank for a single Coral made out of a 2.5g Walmart cookie jar. I thought to my self, this would be a perfect home for a Betta.
So I went and got one, only 9bucks for the cookie jar and then the smallest air pumpfilter possible and smallest heater, comes to gather at around 35$total, i had some decor around from the old tank and it fitted perfectly.
So now my Betta King, Gandhi has a new home, he looks healthy in it, he flares every time i bring a mirror to the glass, he eats every last bit i put in there and he does enjoy early mornings inside his hut. :)
Some pics :)
I drilled holes in the top with a Diamond top to make sure he could access all the fresh air he wants.
Here he is, Meet Gandhi. :)