Hey all. I have recently been thinking about setting up a small tank to house a Betta. I have not purchased the fish yet, and will not until I get the tank and have everything ready for him. It has been some years since I have owned a tank, but I do have quite a bit of experience in the aquarium hobby.
So I was at the pet store today and there where 5 gallon tank kits on sale, I just would like some imput from your experience. Will that be large enough to keep him happy? Is it best to leave him by himself or would a small catfish be okay? Not sure what species would fit, havn't really looked into it but any suggestions would be appreciated. I've also considered a larger apple snail if the fish option isn't really doable. Either way, I don't really want to get into a larger tank with alot of fish so that is not an issue. I want to stock it with live plants so he will have hiding places.
I guess all I really want to know is if this sounds acceptible or not. Any imput and advice would be appreciated.