Hi, I have been reading this web site on and off for the past two days and found many answers and even more questions. Than you all for the valuable and indispensable information on this site.
Last year, I bought a 2 gallon aquarium (I know you have said that the minimum should be 2.5) (the picture can be shown below) at Petcetera, but I don't have the space for it. I also bought a Betta, the solution for the water and the food (flakes) plus a tiny fish net. My fish (Casper) died after three months. Enough time to get attached to him (I never was able to tell the gender - and the pet shop could not tell me either).
- I do not have a heater. My living room's temperature is almost always at 25 degrees Celsius. The aquarium is made of plastic, must I have a heater?
- I do not know how to change the filter on my filter. All I see is a stone at the end (inside) of a plastic tube which connects to a plate that goes under the gravel, which is then connected to a pump (at the other end). Can anyone help me?
- I changed (also emptying completely the aquarium) and cleaned everything inside the aquarium once every two weeks. I use only hot water. I wait about 6 hours for the aquarium to regain room temperature before inserting my Betta. Am I doing something wrong? Of course, I add the solution made especially for Betta.
When I come back from the Christmas holiday I will buy myself a new Betta, plus silk plants instead of plastic ones. Plus a thermometer. Plus anything else that you might sugest (except for a new aquarium). Casper looked normal before dying. Is it possible that I have overfed him? Can anyone give me some advice? Thank you very much in advance!