I'm new the the betta world, about one week in. I own a female crown tail betta. She is fairly active and heathy, got her from petsmart if anyone is wondering.
I just have on huge major issue.
She is still living in a bowl the size of the cup she came in- I will try and attach a picture. I went to the store to pick her out and planned on getting a three gallon starter tank. I assumed my mom would be ok with this because I was paying for it. After I get the fish, she refused to let me buy it saying she had a great "tank" at home that she just remembered about. Reluctantly, I went home to see this new tank. It was no bigger than the up she came in. I was furious. Not to mention, inorder to keep the ammonia and nitrate levels down, I am cleaning two times a day, sometimes four if I'm home.
I found this amazing 3.5 gallon tank that had a filter, heater, ect ect that I want to buy, it's around 30 bucks. My mom thinks that because they come in a small cup, they are happy there. She also believes that they dont swim around much- I don't know how she expects them to swim in a cup.
Im have also proven I am responsible. I take care of a dog (along with my brother) and two guinea pigs living in a home made cage I paid for so they would have enough room, and now a betta. I am also 15 years old with a job and good grades.