First off thank you for these great forums ; I learned a lot about the Betta fish here even tho I had two before.
Last thursday I went out and bought a 10 gallon Tetra aquarium and some accessories. When I came home and installed everything, I noticed that the room temperature water I added to the tank would not be high enough, so the following day I went and bought a small MarineLand heater. Also decided to get a very leafy background for the aquarium... Water has been treated for chlorine, tested for PH and temperature is set to 79f... Should be good..
I have a question about the filter that came with it tho. It's the PF10 Filter, and from what I've read, Betta don't like strong currents... But the funny thing is, my first Betta, Sam, was living in a 2.5 gallon aquarium with filter and he seemed to LOVE swimming against the current at the bottom of the aquarium... The little guy would go upstream and swim swim swim than let himself go backwards, swim around the aquarium, and come back to the stream to swim against it...
Of course, he had quite a character... He once dug at the small rocks underneath a castle decoration so he could go hide inside (and scare the heck out of us because we couldn't see him at all) and one time I caught him resting on his side on the top of the pump in the aquarium, thinking he was dead... But when I went to grab him he swam away... That little guy lived for 2 years :)
So I am undecided if I should go for a less powerful filter/pump for the tank or see if my new friend will like the current...
Here's a pic of his new home (I have yet to go get him at the pet store tho, I'm thinking tomorrow... considering I setup the tank on thursday, should I still wait?)