So after a quarter of a century I am considering breeding bettas again. Would their be any reason I could not use this as housing when I have to start separating out the males. It holds a gallon. I can pretty much get as many of these as I want for free.
Grocery stores get salads and such in these containers and the store around here gives all there bad produce to a composting company and throws the containers away. They said they would save them for me and I could have them. I got about 15 of the first day. They'll have that many at least every week they said.
Yea, in theory it would work. There are a couple of considerations though...
How will you heat it?
Food safe is not always fish safe... I recently had three of my females die from being in deli containers.
Heating, I'm thinking of building a drip system. I know there are people who will argue against them, but yet there are people who use them also. I'm setting up in a closet w/ a door I could also heat the room.
Just so I have an idea, how did they die. Symptoms? Maybe I'll throw a couple of my zebra danios in their from one of my tanks as a test.
I shudder at the thought of drip systems... I've watched to many fish die from them to ever even consider it. That's my take on it... If you are going to use it, be careful.
The fish that died had no symptoms- internal (I performed a necropsy), external, or behavioral. Over a period of a couple of weeks they just began to drop dead... I can only assume that it was compounds from the plastic breaking down.
Putting zebra danios in a one gallon container is not a good idea...