Beautiful veiltail boy! He looks like a Comet :)
Welcome to the wonderful, colourful world of Bettas!
But indeed, we recommend that bettas require a minimum of 2.5 gallons, and your bowl looks to be under a gallon. It's fine for a temporary home until you can find something larger. Some cheap alternatives to tank kits could be rubbermaid or sterilite containers, often found in hardware stores, department stores or at Wal mart. I hope this helps somewhat, since he really is a gorgeous little guy and hopefully he will live a long happy life.
Last edited by fleetfish; 01-19-2011 at 03:51 PM.