Okay, so I had an issue with my old tank (Eclipse Hex 5) but MarineLand is sending me a new filter/light/shield/hood.
I bought a 10 gallon that I want to divide (Mister Fishy is currently in there by himself and is ill, but once he is better I want to divide it and put another fish in there).
I'll end up with room for 2 more Bettas (The 5 gallon hex and the divided 10 with Mister Fishy getting one side of the 10).
My dad is perfectly okay with me getting more Bettas, because he thinks they're really cool and that I know enough to handle more than one, but my mom isn't.
She'll give me the "You spent $100 on your stupid fish in three months" (It was actually about $140- shhhh, don't tell her that :P) in an effort to prevent me from getting more Bettas.
How do I talk her into it? It would be my money, and actually, this is what the money went to:
$65 for tanks (The hex was a set and came with a hood, filter, etc.)
$25 for gravel
$15 for a filter
$15 for a 50 watt heater
$20 for food
$2 for Epsom salt
$7 for Maracyn Two
$10 for plants
Besides the Epsom, Maracyn, and food, none of that was specific to this fish because it's reusable.
I have enough gravel for both tanks, all I need is a heater and some plants for the hex.
How do I talk her into two more fish? I really want them (And I swear, not getting more than three total until I'm out of the house :P). It's so addicting (You all know that), but I can handle 2 water changes a week (50% for both tanks), and it's not like feeding is hard. I'd fast them all on the same day, and I can get a Kritter Keeper for a quarantine tank if one of them gets sick.
HELPPPP!!!!!!!!!! My local PetCo has some beautiful guys that are very well taken care of, and I'd like to get some when Mister Fishy gets better.