Thank you all SO much for the helpful replies! They are GREATLY appreciated.
I actually did the same thing you did. I know at 12 money is certainly rare to get and I'm 23 and it's hard for me to come by too sometimes. :P Especially when I have to spend $100 in gas every paycheck. Not fun!
I got him a 1 gallon fishbowl. Not the greatest, I now. But he at least has three times as much space as before, along with a cool little colorful cave thingy accessory he can hide in, and a nifty fake plant. Not to mention the pretty, colorful rocks on the bottom of the bowl.
I figured he'd be a lot happpier in there temporarily until I get a bigger tank (hopefully with a filter of sorts).
Do stores actually sell 2 gallon tanks? I have yet to see one. Something around 10 gallons is too big. I only intended to have my little betta and maybe a sucker fish for extra cleaning.
I have a coworker willing to give me a 20 gallon tank for free but it's just too large for the small house my parents and I reside in.
Even if what I have is just temporary for him, I'm still thrilled! I think he'll be a bit happier in it than he was in the tiny little prison I previously bought for him.
He's so darn cute!
In case you are interested, he is a crowntail who looks VERY much so like the betta in the first picture on this website:
His body is a beautiful silvery light red and his fins are deep red color.
He's adorable. :)
Thank you all so much again! I will get him a better home asap.