Hi, I'm Zy, and my fiance and got a crowntail betta for christmas, and he has given me permission to get the fish, named Scaredy, situated, and I REALLY don't want to do anything wrong, I want Scaredy to be a happy fish! So, I have a couple questions if you guys could help?
So, he's in a 1 gallon "Aquaview" tank which came with an air pump and stone, but it was putting lots of bubbles on top like a HUGE bubblenest lol, but it didn't seem like a good thing, plus I read that bettas prefer still water so I nixed the air stone. There's also a 4inch neon cave in there, but I think it may be too big of a cave for the tank.
There's no heater, but there is a 7watt bulb in the hood of the tank and the hood is hot from it, but I don't have a thermometer yet, do you think that light is producing enough heat?
Also, should I have a filter? Are they necessary (in a 1 gallon tank), what does a filter do?
When I set up the tank I had put half a tablet of this stuff tha said it clears the chloromone (or however it's spelled) from tap water and I let the water run with that air stone going for 24hours before I put Scaredy in. Was that tablet ok, like water conditioner or something?
I plan on getting some water conditioner, thermometer, and a heater if necessary tomorrow, and a filter if you guys think it's absolutely important.
Oh yeah, and we called him Scaredy because he doesn't seem to ever want to flare, he just hides. We thought that it may be because he's a baby or because he's still not used to everything, or maybe he's just shy lol, but do you think it's a problem that he doesn't flare, or is it no big deal?
Thank you so much for all your help!
I'll get some photos of Scaredy up soon :)