i am very new in any fish care, so please help with the information...
We bought our 1st fish today in petco. Yesterday we set up 1 gallon aquarium.....and today i brought it home. It's crown-tail betta male.
My 7 y old daughter named it "ivan ii" :-p
It looks absolutely happy and active, always playing, going up & down in the tank, since we put it in the tank it's tail and fins became really beautiful :)
because we know very little about fish my questions:
- how many times per day (or week) should i feed it?
Yesterday at petco they said 3 times a week, but today they told..3 times a day, so i am confused....
I gave 2 round tiny pieces of betta bio-gold tonight.
Ivan ate them, but 2nd piece ate kind of slow like he is not hungry :)
- what food is best (and most important for me) where shoud i get it?
On faq i ve read that live food (as worms, etc) better than fish-food
from the store... What food do you feed your bettas?
- when we install the aquarium, we also put 3 tall fake plants.
They are tall and he can hide between them, but he has quite outgoing
...:) so he is not often hides..:)
what live plants are better for bettas?
- should i turn off the light in the aquarium when i go to sleep or it needs
to be on when it's night and dark?
Please help with my questions, , sorry if they are stupid...we are very new about pets (fishes)...
Thank you for help...