So this is my first fish ever. I decided to get a betta, because I hear they are good for beginners and they are so beautiful. I have it in a cube-ish 1.5 gallon tank with a light and whisper filter. I have gravel on the bottom and 2 plastic plants. I bought pellet betta food.
I let the tank run for a day and treated it with water conditioner (I used tap water)before I put the fish in; I didn't want to wait any longer. I figured out that my tank would be much better for the fish than the little jar Petsmart had it in. After a few hours, even the fish's color brightened! I had no idea it was even that colorful when I bought it.
I'm really excited, but I want my fish to be really healthy and happy. I know I should get some more plants and a cave. I plan on getting a heater and some "treats" tomorrow back at Petsmart (any suggestions?). Is there anything else I should get?
Plus, I'd like a little advice on cycling the water and stuff. Could I get a bamboo plant to keep in there? Would that help? Also, what should I look for in getting a chemical tester thing?
Thanks to anyone who answers this! I'm so excited about getting a betta. Sorry I wrote so much!