I spent most of yesterday on bettatalk.com, reading about betta fish, as I suddenly have an interest in purchasing one as a pet. I don't have a lot of room in my room, where I'd be keeping it, but according to the site a betta fish could do well in a gallon jar as long as you didn't let food or plants rot in it, you changed the water regularly, etc.
The site also mentioned that you should always have a cover on whatever you house a betta in, as they jump. What I was wondering was, if I bought, say, a one gallon clear glass cookie jar (they had some at Target I thought would make good homes for a betta, though I could be wrong!), would keeping the lid on it so the betta doesn't jump out be a good idea? Or would it suffocate the poor little betta? I'm thinking of having the betta on my desk, so perhaps I could keep the lid off while I'm there so it can breathe and cover it while I'm out so it doesn't die on me?
What do you think? I just don't want to kill my future pet. :(