Originally Posted by Jonni
I'm new here so sorry if I keep posting in the wrong areas!
I'm going to post a picture of my tank set up..
I hope that worked...
well about the heater, does it go inside or outside of the tank? (I don't have it yet!)
I'm really worried, and I know I should get one, but I don't want to overcrowed the tank (1.5 gal) and I just want him to be happy. I didn't get the fish yet either, the tank has been running for not even 24 hours yet.
My question really is, is a heater necessary? Where can I find cheap ones? (my step mom bought the tank and the marbles and the cave thing - everything else, I think, is up to me. I have fifty dollars)
There's a PetSmart and a PetCo in walking distance from me. I have to buy a net and I guess a heater. Sorry if I sound confusing, i'm just excited and worried at the same time.
the tank looks nice! I like the little cave pot.Just keep an eye on your betta and make sure he can find his way back out.Bettas are silly.
Heaters usually go inside the tank. I think they are necessary. Betta fish are tropical fish and they like temperatures between 77-80. I am not sure which ones are best for a tank that size, but I am sure some other users here will know. I have heard good things about this one:
But, I haven't personally used that one yet.
You might want to pick up a thermometer while you're at petco so you can keep an eye on the temperature. They're about 2dollars there.
You could also get a few live plants if you wanted to..bettas love live plants to hide in... But that is up to you!
Also, getting a net is up to you as well..I personally prefer not to use a net for my fish..I am too afraid it will hurt their fins. I keep the plastic cup/bowl that my betta come in and I use that to scoop them out when I need to.
I look forward to seeing pictures of your new fish when you get him!