Hello everyone~ I decided to join this forum after lurking around and reading a bit! I owned a betta fishie for 2 years ;.; His name was Chuu (Japanese sound effect for kiss) and I bought him at the boardwalk. I'm just being sad now cause he passed away over this weekend, due to dropsy. He did a heck of a lot of traveling with me, haha! ANYWAY.
I came home to a new betta fishie already in the tank, which was nice of my boyfriend's parents... but I'm not so sure they put him in the tank the right way. I decided to name him Bo. The cup he came in says he is a male crown tail or something like this. He is VERY small, which makes me think he is a little baby fishie? Lol. But I'm confused cause his spike-y cool red tails are kinda short, and I read online that females usually have shorter fins.
His temperature right now is I think 65 degrees, which is really cold, isn't it? I'm gonna try to buy a small tank heater tomorrow. How should I raise the temperature in the tank though? Its not very big and I know that I can't put Bo through a really big temperature change!
I was also thinking about getting Bo a buddy. Like a snail. Would that be okay? My boyfriend said a snail would also help keep the tank clean.
One last question is about the tank light. It isn't very bright. With my other fishie, Chuu, I use to leave the light on all of the time. I had a pink filter over it. For my new fishie, Bo, do I want to turn off the light at night so he has a sleeping/awake schedule like a human being? Not so sure what to do about that.
I hope I can get some answers to help my new buddy, Bo. <3