I'm new to Betta's in tanks with filters and heaters. I use to be the person who didn't know any better :/ My betta, Mr. Ed, was kept in this.
He only had one tree and a bridge in there. For awhile he was quite content, then again I'd be content if I was in anything bigger then what they are kept in for ages till someone buys them. Through him I learned a lot more about keeping Betta's. Unfortunately my knowledge was too lately learned and he died. I had purchased a 1.5 gal for him (filter and heater) and he was doing a bit better. He delighted in swimming around a bit but he didn't survive very long. I'm just glad I could let him have a good long swim before he went to fishy heaven.
With my new knowledge though I wanted to try again. By this time our walmart no longer sold fish, period. Which I was happy about... and sad. I could no longer get a betta. So after looking around I found a pet shop that had them. To my delight they were all in clean water. An only a small speck here or there of yuck. Compared to any other place I was happy. First I saw Zebo
However after peering around I then saw Eco
Fell in love with both of these guys. They both had too much spunk to just sit in a small bowl for their lives. So Bought them both. Ran to walmart the same day and bought another 1.5 gal set up so they now both have their own heated and filtered 1.5 gal set up.
Thought I was golden, the tanks ran for 24 hours with heater and filter before I let them rest in the water to get use to it. Let them out and Eco believes he is now the cats meow and Zebo is just meandering around. He adored his heater though.
Here is there new tank set ups, after a little accident with the previous plastic plants (I was ready to cry when Eco snagged his tail and Eco looked beyond insulted and has been pouting for a day can't blame him). You can see the plastic ones that snagged his tail in their pictures in the right corner. So I swapped those out with similar ones on the left. Even Zebo is happier. Then again that may be do to his cup too. When I did a 50% water change on his tank yesterday I let his cup just float around. Left came back and he had a bubble nest in there... needless to say his cup is now a permanent fixture.
(Eco's new set up. You can see where his fin ripped
(Zebo's tank, you can see his plastic cup floating)
1.5 gal is now small for my taste after being on the forum for less then a week or so. Though I can't get anything bigger untill I move. An at that point my goal is that both will have their own 10 gal tank. I'm dreaming big for them!
Untilthen I want them to live happy. So is there anyone who can see anything wrong? Comments suggestions? Anything would be greatly appreciated!