Okay the title is a little misleading, I don't have a betta with braces! BUT I had to get braces on my
lower teeth on Thursday and they were KILLING me yesterday so I decided to go to Aquatek to make me feel better.
I don't think I have to tell you guys what happened lol.
I kept being drawn to him, his cute little face was just pleading. Coincidentally, he was kept in the same large 2 gallon vase that Chiquito was when I got him there. Since yesterday I have acclimated him to my water and he is now in a 2.5 gallon aquarium with a heater and a ton of java ferns, as you'll see from the upcoming photos. I also put a stem of red lotus (I think) and a stem of anacharis in there too so he can have some floating plants. I am working on getting the temp raised, it is a new heater so I started it at 72 degrees just incase of overheating. I now know it won't over heat, so I am slowly raising it to 76, and then to 78. I plan on doing two 50%s and a 100% every week since there is no filter, do you think I could get away with one 50% and a 100% since there are plants? Anyways, here is my new little man:
PS. I love the way they keep their bettas at Aquatek. This little guy had a clump of moss and some java ferns attached to driftwood in his vase, as well as some of those glass marble things. Every betta there is in at least a beanie box with live plants, some in their own 2.5. That is why I went there, because it makes me feel good to see fish that are being treated well!