I just finished transferring my family of guppies and platies to my new 6g tank, so now I have a 3g that's fully cycled with nothing to put in it. I've been following this forum for awhile now to see if this would be suitable for a betta. My 6g satisfies my need for maximum lifeforms (fish, snails, shrimp, plants), so I thought I would try something more artistic for the 3g. I was thinking a zen theme would be cool to set up. Something minimalist, but not so bare that the betta would get bored. And of course, something visually interesting enough for me and my guests. If any of you have recommendations for cool setups based on this "zen" theme, from the color of gravel to the types of plants and decor, to even the type of betta, please let me know. I'm just starting research this idea, so I'm open to all suggestions.
Right now I was thinking black gravel with a large donut-shaped rock in the middle, and maybe a plant in each back corner. I was also researching making my own bonzai tree, but so far it looks way too tricky. I also think the bright red male bettas look really cool, but maybe there are better types out there that would fit this theme.