Hello all, I have never owned a Betta fish before, but I really want a fish for my dorm room and a Betta seemed like a good choice.
The main problem I foresee with keeping a fish is transporting it between my house and my dorm when winter and summer breaks come about. So my questions are these 1: What is a good, small, inexpensive beginner tank with a filter and heater(Chicago isn't too warm). 2: What is the best way to keep my fish happy and transfer it between my dorm and home. 3: What is the best source of water for tanks that is not tap water, since the tap water near my college is probably not very clean and is not anything like the water I get from the tap(lake water) when I'm at home.
Thanks for any help!
EDIT: I am also interested in potentially getting an aquatic plant to live in the tank with the betta and I think that means special requirements for lighting to make sure the plant is healthy, so suggestions on a plant and light for it are appreciated too!