I've had my betta fish for almost a year now, his name is Pintsize. He lives in a fish bowl.
I've been playing with the idea of getting a tank for him. I'm looking for a 5 gallon, haven't found one yet.
I also wanted to add live plants, but I have no idea how to CARE for one.
How do you clean the tank with live plants?
Is there a way to build a self sustaining kind of ecosystem that requires very little maintenance?
I've love to add plants, and any kind of other little critters that we need.
I've never used a filter before, so I have no idea how that works too... like how clean does a filter keep it? How often do you need to clean it? etc. (I'm used to cleaning my bowl every week lol)
Anyways, any advice would be greatly appreciated, as well as maybe a list of other supplies I should be sure to look into - filters, heaters, etc. And the specifics of it.