Hey everyone, I got out of the shower earlier today to find that my betta had died. I only had him for a little over a month, so I know I must have done something wrong. I feel terrible, because I really loved the little guy and was doing what I thought were all the right things. Obviously not.
I got rid of his bowl and everything inside it straight away so I wouldn't be tempted to keep another fish inside it, just in case there was something wrong with it. The other bowl I have is a 1 gallon. Can I keep a betta in a bowl that small? It seems like everyone on here agrees that the bigger the better.
Also, are there any types of plants or decorations that should be avoided? What sort of decorations should I put in a 1 gallon bowl, bearing in mind that it's a bowl and not a tank, so there's not much room on the bottom to begin with.
Another thing I've noticed from reading on here is that the water temperature needs to be much higher than I originally thought. Since I'm using a rather small bowl, should I try to keep it near the heater in my room? Are there any ways of making sure a bowl stays warm enough even though it's too small for its own heater?
Sorry to ask so many questions, I just feel horrible because I know it was my ignorance that killed my fish. I really want to try again and get a second chance at all this, this time making sure that I know everything I need to know before bringing another fish home.