Okay so I was browsing Craigslist and you almost NEVER see fish (at least not Beta fish sold like this)(not saying they're sold anyplace else better in my area, but you know) just marketed so randomly.
Then I got to thinking how I could help this Little Guy/Gal and then I could put him/her in a backup (that I had for my rodents) 10 gal tank and head over to the pet shoppe and buy some quick supplies for it. Though I've got questions.
Does it need to be filtered?
Does it need special pumps and a special top?
I've got some food from Petco that was from my previous Betta, I could use that if the supplies I get make me run out of money for right now (it's not pellets it's blood worms by the way.).
I want to get him some hidey houses and fake plants, which are the best? If we got real plants which would be suitable for part-time ones?
Can he use a plant called philodendron? We have it growing on our back porch and my mom likes to clip it off and I don't think we've had any problems before.
I'm just saying IF my mom let's me take him. I have to convince her to let me put him in the 10 gal.
Can he eat freeze-dried mealworms? Should I pick up some of those? Anything in the reptile section should I pick up? Like bugs, crickets, etc., what should I do/pick up?
(I know my rodents can eat mealworms I was wondering what he could eat.)
Any tips for travelling with a Betta Fish? The whole trip would take at least about an hour or so and I just... I don't know, maybe they can meet halfway in-between but I don't think that can be possible.
I wan't it to be stressfree as possible and I also want tips on transitioning for him into the new 10-gal. His water is pretty dirty if you take a look at him in his Craigslist post.
Am I allowed to post that here? or should I private message members about that?
Thanks so much! I don't support Petco or Petsmart when it comes to purchasing animals (hardly their supplies either) so I look on sites like Craigslist to adopt.
Eventually if I do get him I could look into moving him into a community? That'd be nice if he'd allow it.