i been wanting a betta fish for a bit now been doing a lot of research and found your guys forums. great info here. i wanted to link what i plan on getting see what you guys think. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Tetra-Aqua...-Pets/12177653
this is the 5 gallan tank i am thinking of purchasing do you think this will be big enough? would he filter that comes in it be to strong? also i would like to add a fern or 2 and mayby later on a aferican drawf frog.... not entirely sure on this but seems like live plans is the best way to go. i am only wanting 1 betta fish by t he way. to start off on at least i may get antoher tank and another fish later on if everything works out on the first one. http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ndingMethod=rr this is the heater i am thinking about getting think it be to strong ? water condinter and gravel and so on is there anything else you guys think about i should buy? o see someone else on the forums selling gravel a filter fake plants for 20 bucks think that be a good starter for me?
Seems like a good tank to me, and 5g is plenty of room for your betta. Live plants are good, though I can't tell if the tank comes with a flourescent bulb or not. Fake plants are good as well if you don't want to go the live plants route.
I probably wouldn't put any live plants in it then, unless the tank is near a window where it can get a little natural light. If that's the case, then you'll want low light plants like anubias and java fern/moss.
Thank you so much for researching before buying your fish!! Your betta will love you for it! <3 Thank you so much! :)
If you're going for big, low maintenance live plants, I'd go with Java Ferns! I have some in my tank in my dorm, and they're doing great! I have no special lighting, I don't add plant food, nothing. They also don't need to be planted in substrate (planting them too deep can actually kill them!), and can be attached to other decorations in your tank. Very cool plants!
That's a very nice tank you've picked out, I'm sure your betta will love it! You might want to buy the tank first and get the nitrogen cycle going in it before you buy your fish, we have a sticky on it at the beginning of this section.
I wouldn't buy that heater, it's not adjustable, so you can't set it to whatever temperature you want. Some people on this forum have also had issues with those heaters, sometimes they don't even get the water above 76 degrees.
Your going to be such a great betta owner, most people don't even care to get them a big tank first and put them in small ones (like me-.-) I had mine in just 1g tanks but now my hunny's have been upgraded to a 5g tank. Your awesome!