Hey there! Here's an issue that new owners should read (if they haven't done their research on bettas) so here I'll tell whats wrong with betta bowls (and worse vases >:[) and show you how to set up and maintain a proper betta bowl. NOTE: I honestly don't think you should use this setup as anything more than a temporary setup unless you absoultely need to.
Myth Number 1: Bettas thrive in small amounts of water:
WRONG. Bettas thought can live in small amounts of water thrive in larger (2.5 gallons plus).
Myth Numer 2: Bettas thrive at room temperature:
WRONG AGAIN!!! Bettas prefer warm temperatures around 80 degrees.
Myth Number 3: Bettas Don't Need Filters:
True but also wrong. Bettas don't need filters but they do love nice clean water. A gentle bubble filter works great for bettas.
SETTING UP A BETTA BOWL WITH PICTURES ;)
Step 1: Get your supplies:
1. At least half gallon bowl
3. water conditioner
4. live plastic or silk plant.
Step 2: Rinse your bowl and gravel:
Step 3: Add your gravel.
Step 4: Add your plant and water:
Step 5: Condtition your water:
Maintaining your betta bowl:
Feed your betta once everyother day (less food>less waste>cleaner water).
Clean your betta bowl once or more per week.
Kepp the bowl in a warm room (BUT keep it out of sunlught and near heating vents).
Good luck with your betta bowl.
NOTE: I know I'll get a lot of angry forum users for this post.