Good news everyone! My teacher agreed to let me have his betta and I got to take it home today! He's a cute orange veil tail but... he's not in the BEST health... he's bloated... I mean it's not terrible but there were idiots in my class who were putting real food in the tank, like crackers and stuff... gross eh? I don't know if either the betta or goldfish actually ate it... I just found out all waterlogged and soggy in the corner of the tank and used the fish net to scoop it out... Anyways, I took the betta in a big plastic container and he had to wait in the cold for me for a while while I waited for my ride... but he got home safe and sound and as we speak is swimming happily around in his clean, relatively warm 2 gallon bowl. Of course, I'll be putting him in my 10 gallon once it's done... I need to pick up a a few thing to set up and then I can cycle it!
Hopefully I can go to the pet store tonight or tomorrow, I can get a kit for cycling my tank, get my live plants for the tank, and a cave, and hopefully a big bushy silk plant. I want live plants in my 10 gallon but I need a plant for now because as you can see, his tank is looking kind of bare:
the temp shows as a bit over 73 in there but now it's warmed up to 76... and here's a picture of him!
this was in his container is his cloudy water before I moved him into the bowl. His name is Churro!
Okay and, here's my game plan:
Go to the pet store ASAP and buy:
A cycling kit, five live plants, a castle/ cave, and a silk plant. I'll put the silk plant and castle in the bowl for now so there's more hiding spots for Churro, and then I'll set up my tank and begin cycling! Once it's done, I'll quickly baffle my filter, then simply move Churro on in there, and I'll drop the sand castle in as well, AND oh yeah, I'm gonna eventually make a cave, buy a floating log, and najas grass. Najas grass is floating so I can put some in and around the log to make it comfy and safe with in the cave! Sound all good?