Originally Posted by AngelicScars
Good luck on getting the bigger tank, I know he'll love it!
2.5g is a great size. Make sure you have a hood/lid, and light is always nice. The Hydor Mini Heater will be great in colder temps (they like to be around 78-80 degrees F). A thermometer would be a good idea too.
Make sure you have a good water conditioner, I like Prime personally.
I agree with the above suggested foods, Betta Bio-Gold and Wardleys. Fasting once a week is a good idea too, to let their digestive system have a day to rest. Oh! a hiding spot would be great for him too, he'll love it. A cave/bridge/even a terra cotta pot would be great. A few plants (silk or plastic will do fine, just make sure to test the plastic on toilet paper or pantyhose , if it tears them it will tear his fins). You should be set! Hope that helps! :D
Alright! i havn't been n the past day cause my computer mouse went dead =P. i got a new one. so heres my epilog -
KATANA swims happily around his own 15gal tank. he is currently hiding in his new cave, wich is surrounded by plants. he loves to play with his refelection in the glass. katana is getting fed 2 pellets and 4 flakes everyday, slowly easing into the pelets (even tho most of them don't fit in his mouth! =P)
KATANAS OWNER is still recovering from his heart attack when katana decided to jump out of the cup he was in when moving tanks. he had to pick katana off the ground and plop him back in. he is also wondering, since lids were too expensive if he fills the water so that there 2-3 inches bettween the top, will katana still jump out? he couldn't afford a filter but dosn't mind cleaning the tank every week. he also couldnt afford a light but in katanas new home, ( top of wardrobe ) there is a window wich lets in lots of light for bout 7 hours. even then when katana's owner comes in, the light goes on, and theres a crazy colour switching lamp right beside the tank the never turns off.
THE TANK did not come with a heater or anything, so katanas owner takes out/puts in 1 gal of cold/warm water.
Yep thats pretty much it. w00t.
Thx for everyones help. pics coming soon.