So my dad decides to inform me this morning that he has a 33g tank i can use; with a lid, heater, filter. (when he says 33g I think he meants 33L because of the measurements he gave me; which I think is about 9g.)
Which works out perfect. Get a betta and some small schooling fish. (Read that as long as they are smaller and not flashy the betta will leave them alone.) And leave the money I was gonna spend on a tank able to be spent on something else. Like plants. lol
My question tho; which schooling fish would survive best in the bettas enviroment?
Personally, I don't advise schooling fish in a ten gallon or less due to nippyness, not enough room, and/or the fact they might really stress your betta out. You could try platys, or cory cats (you could get away with a 4-6 school of pygmy corys in there), or shrimps, or snails, etc.
imperial is canadian, i got 44.9G when i calc'd with US gallons too.
And ya; I called him and asked, he said he really just guessed off the top of his head using the measurements.
Only thing now tho, is I have to wait till the weekend after xmas to get the tank. Then plant and wait a month (this is what my mom said) before putting the fish in. But if i condition the water i wouldn't have to wait that long, right?
Do you want to cycle? cycling makes your tank stable so you can safely stock your tank with fish without having to worry about giant parameter swings. It'll take about a month to do a fish-less cycle, but it'll be quicker than a fish in cycle. If you plan on stocking your tank with a good number of fish, then you'll definately want to cycle, which is actually pretty easy, I can break it down to about 7 steps if you'd like.