I hadn't planned on getting this little monster when I walked into Petsmart, I was there looking at Guinea Pigs for my 4 year old for Christmas. But as I was leaving I walked by the Bettas...or what I can otherwise say was a sad display of them in little plastic containers on a shelf. I glanced over a few flitting around but my eyes rested on this sweet little nosy face peering at me, and he stayed that way...just staring until I broke.
I picked his container off the shelf and thought to myself:What are you doing you know nothing about fish!! An employee must have seen the panic in my eyes because she came over and helped me buy him a little home. I say little because while she assured me it was suitable to have him in a 1 gallon bowl, down to the barrel cave it appears shameful compared to what I have seen of your lovely tanks on here.
I'm compelled to run to the store and upgrade immediately! But I like the idea of a bowl versus a tank, so perhaps there is a lamp and larger bowl to get. I've kept my house warm and toasty but it's hard to sleep in so I think he needs his own lil heater.
He's such a little blessing/monster. He's got a real attitude and I love it. I kiss the side of the bowl in front of him and he flares at me. LOL And when I trail my finger in circles just above the water line he darts after it on the prowl.
Yes it's time for an upgrade, but here are a few pics of us now: