New betta owner here.
I've always been under the assumption that bettas are fine in super small tanks, yet I've felt major sympathy for the ones at Wal-Mart kept in plastic tubs. While at the store today, I made an impulse buy to take one of these little guys home, and bought this tank (shown in the two links below).
I have been giving him free run of the whole tank without the divider. But reading the reviews and educating myself some more tonight on betta care, I feel like I gave him a home that is nearly as bad as his previous little plastic up.
I feel really sad when looking at him now, though. Like perhaps he'll get bored and depressed in his tank. Even unhealthy, too.
Apparently, bettas need a gallon to be happy. Does this mean the tank must be filtered? I could probably find a clear bowl that would handle a about a gallon and decore it with some nice fake plants and rocks. And of course, do some weekly cleaning on it.
Do you guys think it would be best for him? Or do you think he may be okay in that tank?
I go out of town on Friday to Sunday and my dad will be feeding him for me. I won't be able to get a bigger bowl until I get back. Do you think he will be okay until then?
Thanks in advance for any help given.