hello! it's nice to meet everyone. I am excited to join this community. A few days ago, I purchased my first pet fish ever. He is a male red betta named Winston Charles.
Winston Charles is living in a 2.5 gallon tank with a filter, along with a shelter and some plants. I have already learned a lot from this site, but I have a few questions still.
* is a heater really necessary? my little guy seems so lively and happy in his new home already.
*his tank came with a light. can this be left on to keep the water a bit warm? is the normal light in the bedroom good enough? is it bad to keep the tank light on?
* besides his plants and shelter, is there any other "entertainment" I should get for him?
here's a picture of his home and a few pictures of him:
does he look healthy so far? any other tips for a new time owner? I'm doing my best to learn everything. thank you!