I got my first Betta fish, Panda, about 3 weeks ago and he lives in a 1.5 L jar in my bedroom. He seems healthy (according to my limited knowledge and that of my tropical fish expert housemate) and I wanted to get a good look at him for a while, whilst keeping him warm in the chilly Sydney winter, and put my desk lamp over him. He's freaking out now. I don't know if its a good thing or a bad thing that he's spazzing quite a bit as of late. I was hoping to invest in some sort of permanent lighting to keep him warm and pretty looking all the time.
I guess my questions are:
1) Is the bring lighting bad for him? Is it possible to get a heating lamp of some sort & would that be wise?
2) Does it put excess stress on him to be attacking his reflection whenever the light is on or does it give him some good fun?
Any other helpful tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. I quite like having Panda around :o)