First of all, I would like to say hi to everyone who reads this :) I'm new here and currently looking into getting my first betta. My friend who works at a pet store finally convinced me to do so, but now I need some help!
I was talking to this same friend about basic betta care, and a whole lot of red flags came up when I asked this question: "Do I have to get a big tank?" and his response was "No, just by gravel, a plant and put it in a vase."
I am not going to put a 2 inch fish in a 3 inch vase
Today I was able to go out to two different pet stores, Petco and Petsmart to see what kind of tanks they had after researching it last night. The only problem is, since I am so new at this, I am afraid I'll get the wrong one.
This is what I am looking for: A small-ish 1-2.5g tank that costs less than $50 (this is just a number, I might be willing to go a little higher). Bigger tanks are welcome but they need to be within that price range and able to fit in the space available to me. Something very
important is that this tank needs to be as silent as possible as I will be keeping it in my room. Ideally it would come with a heater/light/filter and such.
I know I'm asking for a lot, but all of it is "ideal" I'd still be open to suggestions from all of you!
Please though, I know many of you feel that a betta needs to be kept in 5-10g minimum. You are more than welcome to share those opinions here but please
do it in a respectful way. As I have stated, I am personally looking for a small tank for one betta and no other animals, it is what works for me currently and I'm asking for that to be respected. I plan on perhaps getting a larger tank someday once I see how caring for one fish settles with me.
Here were some of the tanks that caught my eye earlier. Any thoughts?
(I'm very leery of these "kits"...)